Programme - 22 September
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Programme - 22 September

Soils in urban and industrialized areas are frequently impacted by human activities and differ substantially from natural zonal counterparts in their physical, chemical and biological features, their performed functions, and supported services.
The increasing attention towards community gardens, Nature-Based Solutions and, last but not least, the requirements of circular economy, all impinge on the use and transformation of urban and periurban land and a new paradigm for the soil-plant relationships.
The session will deal with the changes that anthropogenic activities impose on soil-plant systems within and around urban areas, in industrial settings and remediation operations, such as management and design of urban green infrastructure, waste management, water purification, reclamation and phytoremediation of contaminated soils.


09:00 - 10:45
Oral session Chairs: Marco Landi, Fulvia Tambone

09:00 - 09:45
Keynote lecture: Matthias C. Rillig - Freie Universität Berlin
The impact of global change on soil functions and microbial diversity

09:45 - 10:00
Dittrichia viscosa (L.) Greuter and Helicrysum italicum (Roth) G. Don: two interesting species for the phytostabilization of the polluted mine sites of Montevecchio (Sardinia, Italy)
Buscaroli A., Greggio N., Zannoni D., Dinelli E.

10:00 - 10:15
Comparison between Technosols and volcanic forest soils assessed with XRF and Vis-NIR spectroscopy
Napoletano P., De Marco A., Circelli L., Di Iorio E., Colombo C.

10:15 - 10:30
Effects of laboratory-simulated fires on the distribution and speciation of chromium in agricultural soils: An integrated investigation approach
Rascio I., Allegretta I., Gattullo C.E., Porfido C., Suranna G., Grisorio R., Spiers K., Falkenberg G., Terzano R.

10:30 - 10:45
Does soil bacterial and fungal alpha-diversity decrease after heavy metals addition? A meta-analysis
Signorini M., Midolo G., Cesco S., Mimmo T., Borruso L.

10:45 - 11:00
Coffee break

11:00 - 12:00
Virtual excursion: Urban environments
Soil in urban sites have high variability due to changes in soil use and management. Here, in the conversion of former industrial districts in urban parks plant selection, decontamination techniques and architectural design meet to improve city life quality.

11:50 - 12:00
Sponsor session: Dr. Daniele Bessone – ACEA Pinerolese Industriale S.p.a.
Il polo ecologico integrato ACEA: Compost e biometano dalla virtuosa trasformazione e valorizzazione del rifiuto organico urbano.

12:00 - 12:10
Coffee break

12:10 - 13:10
Short communications & poster open forum Chairs: Ignazio Allegretta, Erika Di Iorio

13:10 - 14:10
Lunch break

14:10 - 15:10
Oral session

14:10 - 14:25
The role of waste management in reducing bioplastics' leakage in the environment
Cucina M., De Nisi P., Tambone F., Adani F.

14:25 - 14:40
Influence of chemical and mineralogical soil properties on the adsorption of Sulfamethoxazole and Diclofenac in Mediterranean soils
De Mastro F., Cacace C., Traversa A., Pallara M., Cocozza C., Mottola F., Brunetti G.

14:40 - 14:55
Insights into biochar efficiency in the recovery strategies of soils polluted by herbicides or potentially toxic elements
Pinna M.V., Lauro G.P., Diquattro S., Garau M., Senette C., Garau G., Castaldi P.

14:55 - 15:10
Metal-free activated biochar as an oxygen reduction reaction catalyst in single chamber microbial fuel cells
Pepe' Sciarria T., Costa de Oliveira M.A., Mecheri B., D'Epifanio A., Goldfarb J.L., Adani F.

15:10 - 15:20
Coffee break

15:20 - 17:00
SISS plenary meeting & Ballatore award