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5 Dec


World Soil Day 2019 – ”Soils, Land Use and Climate Change”

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The Department of Soil and Environment and SLU Future Food invites you to the World Soil Day seminar! The theme of the day is “Soils, Land use and Climate Change”. World Soil Day was initiated by the UN in 2014 and is held annually on 5 December. The aim is to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources.

The program includes inspiring talks about the soil quality status and trends in Swedish soils, international perspectives on climate change and land use, climate-smart management options and effects of urbanization on soil resources.

Recent research at the Department of Soil and Environment at SLU will be presented in a poster session, and all participants are welcome to contribute with a poster. The final panel discussion will highlight important aspects on conflicts in land use planning.


Time: 2019-12-05 09:30
City: Uppsala
Organiser: The Department of Soil and Environment & SLU Future Food
Last signup date: 25 November 2019
Price: Free of charge
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MVM building, Lennart Hjelms väg 9

09:30-10:00 Coffee/tea

10:00-10:10 Introduction

10:10-10:40 How can soils contribute to meeting global challenges? Natalia Rodriguez Eugenio, Global Soil Partnership

10:40-11:10 Combating land degradation by soil management, Erik Karltun

11:10-11:50 Status of Swedish soils, Jan Eriksson & Johan Stendahl

11:50-13:20 Lunch and poster session

Loftets hörsal

13:20-13:40 Food production systems – land use, soil carbon and climate impact, Elin Röös

13:40-14:00 Interactions between soil organic carbon dynamics and soil structure – describing soil quality, Katharina Meurer

14:00-14:20 Rewetting of extracted peatlands and Sphagnum Farming, Sabine Jordan

14:20-14:50 Coffee/tea

14:50-15:10 Conflicting interests for use of agricultural soils, today and in future, Ingmar Messing

15:10-15:40 Panel discussion