DYYS 2018

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Day of Young Soil Scientists 2018

Tuesday 27 February 2018
The Royal Academies of Belgium for Science and the Arts, Hertogstraat 1, Brussels

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Every year the SSSB is organizing a Day for the Young Soil Scientists. This year, the young soil scientist representatives have taken the challenge to organize a vibrating event. The main idea is that young soil scientists studying or working in Belgium (both Belgian researchers/students and foreign researchers/students working/studying in Belgium) get to know each other, learn about new research initiatives, both in Belgium and abroad, and get the chance to present results from their research.

Are you a Master thesis student, a PhD student or a young Postdoc: show us what you have in store on this interesting day!

What is new? This year, it is possible to take up a challenge to present your research in a PechaKucha format. Participants present a slideshow of maximum 20 images where each image is shown exactly 20 seconds. The perfect opportunity to be creative and efficient to tell great stories about your projects.



Scientific program:

13.30 – 13.45:    Registration and welcome coffee

13.45 – 14.15:    Keynote speaker presentation

14.15 – 14.30: “Effects of different terrace protection measures on runoff, soil and nutrient   losses in Buberuka highlands and Eastern plateau agro-ecological zones of Rwanda” by Jules Rutebuka (UGent)

14.30 – 14.40: PechaKucha “The impact of vegetation changes on soil moisture over the Dry Chaco” by Michiel Maertens (KUL)

14.40 – 14.55: “Monitoring of spatio-temporal variability of substrate moisture on green roofs with different substrates depths and link to biodiversity” by Cédric Bernard (ULiège)

14.55 – 15.05: PechaKucha “A review of Mongolian soil characteristics and its environmental issues” by Tamir Enkh-Amgalan (National University of Mongolia)

15.05 – 15.20: “Stable isotopic (2H, 18O) quantification of root water uptake distribution of tree and crop in agroforestry context” by Francoise Vanoverbeke (ULiège)

15.20 – 15.30:  PechaKucha “Does phytoliths become the main source of bioavailable Si in highly weathered soil?” by Félix de Tombeur (ULiège)

15.30 – 15.50:   Speed Poster presentation

15.50 – 16.20:   Coffee break and poster presentations

16.20 – 16.40: “Sorption of 137Cs on glauconite sands from the Neogene” by Yaana Bruneel (Belgian Nuclear Research Centre)

16.40 – 16.50: PechaKucha “Soil quality and microbial life: how sequencing can pierce the black box” by Caroline De Tender (Research Institute for Agriculture)

16.50 – 17.10: “Assessing the heavy metals pollution in soil and vegetable in Lanping lead-zinc mining areas” by Judith Deblon (ULiège)

17.10 – 17.20: PechaKucha “Study of the impact of century-old biochar on soil chemistry and nutrient cycling in soil-plant systems” by Victor Burgeon (ULiège)

17.20 – 17.40: “The effect of micro-topography on 3D electrical resistivity measurements for monitoring of soil moisture in potato fields on sandy soil” by Thibault Manhaeghe (ULiège)

17.40 – 17.50: PechaKucha “Soil processes controlling Si bioavailability by increased pH after biochar amendment” by Zimin Li (UCL)

17.50 – 18.00: Concluding remarks