Breakout sessions


Annual Science Days Breakout sessions per time slot. Please keep in mind that each block – A, B and C – represents a time slot and thus 3 sessions that will be taking place simultaneously. 

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BLOK A - (9:00am - 10:45am)

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A1 - Carbon sequestration at national and European scale

  • Refining Soil Conservation and Regenerative Practices to Enhance Carbon Sequestration and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Investigating the reasons behind the choice of funding carbon sequestration initiatives in the European Union
  • Scenario modelling for assessing impacts of policy changes and socio-economic effects on ecosystem services of soils (SIMPLE) + POSTER
  • Soil Organic Carbon Sequestration Potential National Map of Türkiye
  • A new framework to estimate soil organic carbon targets in European croplands
  • Estimating the effects of different crop management options on SOC stocks and deriving emission factors – the CarboSeq approach based on European long-term field experiments
  • Soil organic carbon sequestration potential of agricultural soils in Europe (CarboSeq)

Felix Seidel (Thuenen/CarboSeq),

Sonja Keel (Agroscope/SIMPLE)

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A2 - Using participatory design for developing farmer friendly tools for soil practices and schemes.

  • Is there a Stakeholder Dialogue when looking for the integration of soil-based principles in agroecological systems?
  • Land-users' perceptions on carbon farming and related rural landscape changes
  • Fostering soil management PRACtices and uptake and developing decision support TOols through LIVing labs in EU (PRAC2LIV)
  • Testing FAO’s “TAPE” in Norway: a participatory tool for farmers, policymakers and other stakeholders
  • Does EJP SOIL have what agricultural advisors want?
  • Investigating policy pathways to enact soil-based agroecological principles in the European and Turkish farming systems
  • Stakeholders mapping and engagement on socio-ecological research
  • Stakeholder and end-user involvement in the formulation and evaluation of terminology for a comprehensive soil health framework

Sabina Asins (CSIC/Into-DIALOGUE),

Marjoleine Hanegraaf (WR/PRAC2LIV)

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A3 - Innovation and methods for data acquisition

  • Monitoring soil salinity and using proximal sensing to map soil salinity and soil texture
  • Apparent electrical conductivity across classes of soil drainage and survey conditions: what performance can we expect from EMI sensors’ response revealing soil parameters?
  • SANCHO’S THRIST, the effects of cover crops on multiple ecosystem services in woody crops of semiarid areas

Emmanuelle Vaudour (INRAE/STEROPES), Johanna Wetterlind (SLU/STEROPES)

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BLOK B - (11:15am - 1:00pm)

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B1 - Carbon sequestration and trade-offs

  • Assessing the Environmental and Productive Implications of Soil Management Strategies for Sustainable Agriculture: A Combined Process-Based Modelling and Fuzzy Logic-Based Index Approach
  • Laboratory estimates obscure the patterns of GHG emissions from agricultural soils
  • Analyzing the degree of organic matter transformation of rewetted European peatlands in the context of their greenhouse gas emission potential
  • A meta-analysis of field experiments on the effect of organic matter inputs on N2O emissions in European arable land
  • Greenhouse gas fluxes from a cultivated peatland, northern Norway–implications for climate friendly management

Felipe Bastida (CSIC/SOMMIT)

Miriam Gross-Schmoelders (AGS/INSURE)

Cristina Aponte (CSIC/TRACE-Soils)

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B2 - Closing nutrient and carbon cycles

  • Animal manure digestate and its effect on greenhouse emissions and soil microbial biomass
  • External organic matters for climate mitigation and soil health (EOM4Soil)
  • Biochar and digestate production, regulation, and value chain: the Italian case study
  • Combining chemical analysis of organic pollutants and cytotoxicity testing for studying differences between fresh and processed external organic matters
  • Bio-economy and Circular Agriculture for Soil Health (BioCASH): modelling soil health in multiple scales and connecting disciplines
  • Carbon sequestration with biochar as soil amendment
  • Anaerobic co-digestion with biochars – A way to improve carbon sequestration in soils?
  • A stocktaking of long-term field experiments in Europe dealing with the application of external organic matter (project: EOM4SOIL)

Sabine Houot (INRAE/EOM4SOIL)

Walter Rossi Cervi (WR/BioCASH)

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B3 - Indicators for soil ecosystem services

  • Soil Biological Quality index effectiveness at different reference scale
  • How to use soil threats bundles to assess the effects of climate change and land use changes at EU scale
  • Microbial diversity promotes primary productivity across contrasting land uses in European soils
  • What is a “good” soil organic carbon content?
  • Assessment of management practices to prevent soil degradation threats on Lithuanian acid soils
  • Assessing on-farm soil health indicators under Norwegian conditions

Klaus Jarosch (Agroscope/ARTEMIS),

Isabelle Cousin (INRAE/SERENA)

Stefano Mocali (CREA/MINOTAUR)

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BLOK C - (2:30pm - 4:15pm)

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C1 - Carbon sequestration, roots and amendments

  • Soil intrinsic limits for carbon sequestration due to C saturation
  • Root system architecture traits of winter wheat in a genotype x environment network across a European pedoclimatic gradient
  • Environmental conditions are ten times more important than wheat variety for arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
  • The root shoot database. What can the available literature tell us about the effect of management on the root shoot ratio (RSR)

Rebecca Hood-Nowotny (BIOS-BOKU/MaxRoot C)

Isabelle Bertrand (INRAE/MIXROOT-C)

Anna Wawra (BIOS-AGES/MaxRoot C)

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C2 - Soil biodiversity and ecosystem services

  • Sculpting the soil microbiota: role of soil management and plant diversity-based farming practices     
  • Modelling microbial and plant diversity in multi-species agroecosystems: the DIMIVEA project
  • Influence of saltwater irrigation on crops and soil microorganisms under a salinity gradient
  • Designing sustainable agrosystems by copying the biogeochemical organization of natural ecosystems
  • Early detection of microbial carbon stabilization by biomarker-SIP
  • A guideline for appropriate estimates of carbon use efficiency with the 18O method
  • Will cover crops alter microbial carbon use efficiency? First results from the Wageningen Clever Cover Cropping site
  • Validation of microbial community-level physiological profiles (CLPP) analysis in LAMMC and MBG Santiago-CSIC
  • Variation in soil bacterial community structure under different tillage intensity

Alessandra Trinchera (INRAE/AGROECOSeqC)

Sebastien Fontaine (INRAE/AGROECOSeqC)

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C3 - Sustainable soil management

  • The Importance of Data Resolution in Regional Scale Modelling for Erosion Prediction and Soil Indicators
  • An open-source metadataset of running European mid-term and long-term field experiments
  • Effect of soil tillage, cover crop and wheel load on track depth, soil penetration resistance and maize yield in the Pannonian basin in 2022
  • Policies for sustainable soil management – ambitions, knowledge gaps and incoherencies
  • Assessment of potential compaction risk of arable soils in Switzerland

Lisbeth Johannsen (BAW/SCALE)

Lorena Chagas Torres (SLU/SoilCompaC)

Loraine Ten Damme (AU/soilX)

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C4 - Work package 6

  • A review of existing soil monitoring systems to pave the way for the EU Soil Observatory
  • Collecting, harmonizing and compiling data on soil biodiversity, from European agricultural plots
  • Enabling Soil data exchange and INSPIRE data sharing in Flanders: Database underground Flanders (Regional Soil Information System)
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