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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SESSION DESCRIPTIONS AT A GLANCE

Session 1: Global perspectives (invited speakers only)

Session 2: Modelling SOM: From soil pore to climate change
2a: Soil self-organisation
2b: Next generation SOM models
2c: C sequestration and climate change

Session 3: Methods 1: Visualising SOM
3a: Visualising SOM at the soil pore scale
3b: Spatial variability of SOM concentration, composition, and persistence
3c: Mapping and monitoring of soil organic matter

Session 4: Methods 2: Quantifying pools and fluxes of SOM
4a: Mass spectrometry – The key to the soil organic matter ‘Black Box’
4b: What is humified organic matter?
4c: Organic nutrients?

Session 5: Soil Health 1: Biological interactions
5a: Ecosystem engineers
5b: Hot moments, hotspots and hotspheres
5c: Biology of deep soils: The final frontier?

Session 6: Soil Health 2: The role of decomposition
6a: SOM decomposition: links between carbon and nutrient cycling
6b: Managing soil organic matter decomposition and stabilization for carbon sequestration and improved soil health
6c: SOM in rice paddy systems

Session 7: SOM as natural capital
7a: National and international SOM policy
7b: Management effects on SOM and ecosystem services
7c: Incorporating SOM into farming system evaluation