6th International Symposium
on Soil Organic Matter

Healthy soils for sustainable agriculture: the role of SOM
3–7 September 2017 • Rothamsted Research • Harpenden (United Kingdom)

6th International Symposium
on Soil Organic Matter

Healthy soils for sustainable agriculture: the role of SOM
3–7 September 2017 • Rothamsted Research • Harpenden (United Kingdom)

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Awards

We are happy to announce the awardees for the best posters and best talks as well as the best contribution from a DAC list country and the best contribution overall.

Congratulation to all the winners, who are listed below:

Award “Best poster in session”

Session 2c – C sequestration and climate change:

A comparison of soil organic matter physical fractionation methods
By Sarah Duddigan, Chris Collins, Liz Shaw, Paul Alexander

Session 3b Spatial variability of SOM concentration, composition, and persistence:

Thermal stability of soil organic carbon does not correlate with its biological stability
By Marcus Schiedung, Axel Don, Patrick Wordell-Dietrich, Viridiana Alcantára, Petra Kuner, Georg Guggenberger

Session 4a – Mass spectrometry – The key to the soil organic matter ‘Black Box’:

Soil carbon saturation controls soil carbon decomposition and carbon retention of decomposing residues
by Maria Virginia Pravia, Debasish Saha, J. Andres Quincke, José A. Terra, Armen R Kemanian

Session 5c Biology of deep soils: The final frontier?:

Effects of root litter on carbon turnover and soil microbiology in topsoil and subsoil horizons
By Zhi Liang, Lars Elsgaard, Jørgen Olesen

Session 6a SOM decomposition: links between carbon and nutrient cycling:

Cover crop mixtures: Do they reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
By Sytske Drost, Wietse de Boer, Paul Bodelier

Session 7b Management effects on SOM and ecosystem services:

Influence of ley phase on soil carbon stocks in organic and conventionally managed crop rotation fields
By Caio Fernandes Zani, Geoffrey Abbott, Julia Cooper, James Taylor, Elisa  Lopez-Capel


Award “Best talk in session”

Session 2b Next generation SOM models:

Microbial community-level regulation explains soil carbon responses to long-term litter manipulations
By Katerina Georgiou, Rose Abramoff, John Harte, William J. Riley, Margaret S. Torn

Session 3b Spatial variability of SOM concentration, composition, and persistence:

From mountains to molecules: Insights into soil carbon dynamics
By Tessa Sophia van der Voort, Frank Hagedorn, Cameron McIntyre, Claudia Irene Zell, Timothy Eglinton

Session 4a – Mass spectrometry – The key to the soil organic matter ‘Black Box’:

Distribution and radiocarbon age of total and dissolved organic carbon under contrasting land uses in NSW Australia
By Rubeca Fancy, Brian R. Wilson, Quan Hua, Heiko Daniel, Yui Osanai

Session 5c Biology of deep soils: The final frontier?:

Deep incorporation of organic matter: The role of microorganisms in the amelioration of subsoil constraints
By Corinne Celestina, Peter Sale, Caixian Tang, Ashley Franks

Session 6a SOM decomposition: links between carbon and nutrient cycling:

Tree community modulates the effects of an invasive grass on soil carbon and nitrogen pools
Matthew Craig, Nadia Lovko, S. Luke Flory, Justin Wright, Laura Podzikowski, Richard Phillips

Session 7b Management effects on SOM and ecosystem services:

Agricultural management affects below ground carbon input estimations – consequences for soil C modelling
Juliane Hirte, Jens Leifeld, Samuel Abiven, Jochen Mayer


Award “Best from a DAC list country”

Talk:

Dynamics and fate of phosphorus in pastures soils after several years of poultry manure application
Patricia Poblete-Grant, Katherin Bobadilla, Leo Condron, Cornelia Rumpel, Rolando Demanet and María de La Luz Mora

Poster:

Soil carbon saturation controls soil carbon decomposition and carbon retention of decomposing residues
Maria Virginia Pravia, Debasish Saha, J. Andres Quincke, José A. Terra, Armen R Kemanian


Award “Best overall”

Talk:

Microbial community-level regulation explains soil carbon responses to long-term litter manipulations
By Katerina Georgiou, Rose Abramoff, John Harte, William J. Riley, Margaret S. Torn

Poster:

Cover crop mixtures: Do they reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
By Sytske Drost, Wietse de Boer, Paul Bodelier