24-28th Aug 2020

Understanding and managing mountain soils, and related ecosystem services

Understanding and managing mountain soils, and related ecosystem services

Session

Conveners: dr. Silvia Stanchi and dr. Michele Freppaz
Co-conveners: dr. Borut Vrščaj, dr. Clemens Geitner

Mountain soils perform a wide range of useful ecosystem functions and services for human beings, but at the same time are subject to several threats related with disturbances and management. The session will explore the issue of mountain soils focusing on:

– properties and functions of mountain soils

– mountain soils and ecosystem services

– mountain soils management: threats, challenges and perspectives

The session will keep a wide, transdisciplinary approach on the topics.
Deadline for abstract submission: 20th February 2020.

For further detail please visit Eurosoil 2020 webpage.

A session on mountain soils will be presented at Eurosoil 2020 (Geneva, 24-28th Aug).

The objective of Eurosoil 2020 is to bring together leading research scientists working on soil related topics and stakeholders dealing with issues of public concern, such as soil degradation and consequences of climatic changes. The important bridging role of soil practitioners to translate scientific knowledge into practice will be emphasised during Eurosoil 2020.