Programme - 20 September
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Programme - 20 September

SOIL AND PLANT SCIENCES IN FOREST AND SEMI-NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS
After being abandoned for decades, the land used for non-food production are now experiencing new challenges, such as the enhanced pressure due to global change. They range from high-elevation ecosystems to wetlands and coastal areas, from forests and natural parks to pristine environments all over the world and provide a number of ecosystem services and need to be preserved.
Topics of the session will be: soils in forest and nature-like areas, pedogenic studies, processes caused by environmental non-anthropogenic stressors, carbon and nutrients dynamics, including lab experiments and modelling studies, plant-soil feedbacks, losses of soils, nutrients and water from these areas, assessment of the quality of forest products and biomasses and of their environmental effects.

 

08:45 - 09:15
Opening session
Opening ceremony and institutional welcome from the societies

 
09:15 - 10:45
Oral session Chairs: Tommaso Chiti, Chiara Ferré

 
09:15 - 10:00
Keynote lecture: Friederike Lang - Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg
The complexity of forests - an advantage or an obstacle for soil protection

 
10:00 - 10:15
Monitoring trends and fluxes in deposition and soil solutions through forest ecosystems in Italy
Andreetta A., Cecchini G., Marchetto A., Carnicelli S.

 
10:15 - 10:30
Effects of natural evolution and thinning on soil organic C and nutrient stock under turkey oak (Quercus cerris L.) coppice
Camponi L., Cardelli V., Serrani D., Salvucci A., Agnelli A., Roggero P.P., Cutini A., Corti G., Cocco S.

 
10:30 - 10:45
Seasonal phosphorus and nitrogen cycling in four Japanese cool-temperate forest species in Yamagata prefecture, Japan
Seidel F., Lopez M.L.C., Bonifacio E., Kurokawa H., Yamanaka T., Celi L.

 
10:45 - 11:00
Coffee break

 
11:00 - 13:00
Virtual excursion: High-elevation environments
Alpine glacial lakes and ponds, high mountain vegetation and striking, hidden soils at the LTER site "Istituto Mosso" (Monte Rosa Massif).

 
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch break

 
14:00 - 15:00
Short communications & poster open forum Chairs: Alberto Agnelli, Gloria Falsone


 
15:00 - 15:15
Coffee break

 
15:15 - 16:30
Oral session

 
15:15 - 15:30
The significance of environmental proxies from the peat bog of the centralsouthern Apennine and their implications for paleo-environmental reconstructions
Di Iorio E., Circelli L., Colombo C.

 
15:30 - 15:45
Alpine soil organic matter and climate change: the case of the upper Adamè Valley
Mascetti G., Ferré C., Gentili R., Comolli R.

 
15:45 - 16:00
Iron speciation in fine sand and fine silt and clay fractions across different land uses
Giannetta B., Plaza C., Thompson A.A., Plante A.F., Zaccone C.

 
16:00 - 16:15
Effect of primitive management (slash and burn) on soil physicochemical properties
Serrani D., Cocco S., Cardelli V., D'Ottavio P., Rafael R.B.A., FeniasseD., Vilanculos A., Giosuè C., Tittarelli F., Corti G.

 
16:15 - 16:30
Soil recovery in tropical areas affected by heavy machinery traffic for Eucalyptus plantations
Guerrini I.A., Sampaio T.F.,Roder L.R., Murgia I., Capra G.F., Ganga A.