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First EUSO Stakeholders Forum - Young Soil Researchers Forum

A key element of the European Commission’s EU Soil Observatory (EUSO) is an open, inclusive and dynamic engagement among stakeholders.

To facilitate this interaction, we organized the first ever EUSO Stakeholder Forum, during which the first Young Soil Researchers Forum was arranged,. It was a 2.5 hours meeting with 4 parallel sessions targeting specific themes with a number of presentations. The planned sessions and presentations can be consulted in the EUSO Stakeholder Forum agenda.

The 4 session themes were:

  • Soil erosion
  • Soil organic carbon
  • Soil biodiversity
  • Soil monitoring and contamination

The call was open to PhD students or people who finished their PhD no longer than 3 years ago, from all over the world, with a special focus on soil research carried out in Europe.

Young Soil Researchers Forum - Presentations

Below are the presentations by the authors who gave their explicit consent to have their presentation on-line on Commission servers.

Soil erosion

  • 1. Francis Matthews, JRC, KU Leuven; Dynamic modelling of soil erosion and sediment delivery in Europe -
    2 FEBRUARY 2022
  • 2. Anita Bernatek-Jakiel, Jagiellonian University, Kraków; Susceptibility of soils to piping erosion in Europe-
    2 FEBRUARY 2022
  • 3. Simon Scheper Natural Hazards, Vienna; Risk Assessment vs Wind Erosion Modelling-
    2 FEBRUARY 2022
  • 4. Sema Kaplan, Erciyes University; Assessing the Performance of Wind Erosion Prediction Models (RWEQ & SWEEP)
  • 5. Lena Katharina, Öttl University of Augsburg; Tillage erosion as a driver of in-field biomass patterns and soil organic carbon dynamics
  • 6. Osumgborogwu Ikenna, Durham University; A multi-method approach to analyze changes in gully characteristics
  • 7. Pinar Melis, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry; Upscaling cover management factor for different land use types in semi-arid agro-ecosystems-
    2 FEBRUARY 2022
  • 8. Filippo Milazzo, University of Córdoba; The resilience of soil erosion rate under LUC and the role of the Mediterranean grassland-
    2 FEBRUARY 2022

  • 9. Tobias Koch, Agricultural Landscape (ZALF); Calibration of soil erosion models for permanent bioenergy crops
  • 10. Konstantinos Kaffas, University of Bozen-Bolzano; Event-based soil erosion and sediment yield modeling for modelling reservoir sedimentation in the Alps-
    2 FEBRUARY 2022
  • 11. Somil Swarnkar, Indian Institute of Technology; Quantifying hydrogeomorphic and climatic controls on sediment dynamics in large Himalayan basins-
    2 FEBRUARY 2022
  • 12. Simoni Alexiou, Agricultural University of Athens; Assessing soil erosion and sedimentation through high accuracy tLiDAR and UAV-Photogrammetry technique-
    2 FEBRUARY 2022
  • 13. Sophia Bahddou, Cranfield University; Effect of random and oriented soil surface roughness on water infiltration, runoff and soil loss
  • 14. Marta Basso, University of Aveiro; A modelling approach to evaluate different post-fire management scenarios-
    2 FEBRUARY 2022
  • 15. Marcos Francos, University of Salamanca; Forest management to reduce wildfire severity and avoid soil degradation in Mediterranean forests-
    2 FEBRUARY 2022
  • 16. Joana Parente, Universidade de Lisboa; Assessing the impact of wildfires on long-term erosion: LAPSUS and IC-
    2 FEBRUARY 2022

Soil organic carbon

  • 1. Anne Muntwyler, JRC and ETH Zurich; Modelling agricultural soil P dynamics in a long-term experiment of north-eastern Italy
  • 2. Simone Zepp, German Aerospace Center (DLR); Estimation of Soil Organic Carbon Contents in Croplands from SCMaP Soil Reflectance Composites
  • 3. Julia Fohrafellne,r BIOS Science Austria, Vienna; Quality assessment of meta-analyses on Soil Organic Carbon research -
    2 FEBRUARY 2022
  • 4. Laura Sofie, Harbo Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University; Changes in Danish agricultural soil SOC inventory between 2008 and 2018 -
    2 FEBRUARY 2022
  • 5. Konstantinos Karyotis, Laboratory of Remote Sensing, Spectroscopy and GIS, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; A crowdsourcing spiked bottom-up approach for Soil Organic Carbon mapping through multispectral imagery analysis -
    2 FEBRUARY 2022
  • 6. Asma Jebari, Basque Centre for Climate Change, Bizkaia; Regional modelling of Soil Organic Carbon changes and greenhouse gas emissions in grasslands associated to cattle dairy production in Northern Spain
  • 7. Elisa Bruni, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement, Saclay, GifsurYvette; Assessing the feasibility of Soil Organic Carbon stock increase in Europe with a multi-modelling -
    2 FEBRUARY 2022
  • 8. Zsófia Adrienn, Kovács Institute for Soil Sciences, Centre for Agricultural Research, Budapest; Soil organic carbon content predicting based on PRISMA hyperspectral satellite imagery and synthetized LUCAS SOIL spectral data -
    2 FEBRUARY 2022
  • 9. Melani Cortijos-López, Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología, Zaragoza; Mediterranean mid-mountain adaptation to Global Change: land management as strategy for enhancing Soil Carbon stock -
    2 FEBRUARY 2022
  • 10. Moritz Koza, Institute of Geosciences and Geography, Martin Luther University, Halle Wittenberg; Natural limitations influence the effect of tillage on aggregation in dry steppe soils
  • 11. Murphy Rachael, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin and Teagasc, Wexford; Nitrous oxide emissions determined by eddy covariance and SC methods from a grazed grassland -
    2 FEBRUARY 2022
  • 12. O’Neill Rosie, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin and Teagasc, Wexford; The effect of carbon availability on N2O emissions is moderated by soil phosphorus -
    2 FEBRUARY 2022
  • 13. Olha Khomenko, Teagasc, Wexford and Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Limerick; Phosphorus availability and dynamics in soils amended with recycled dairy processing sludge
  • 14. Dawid Kupka, Department of Forest Ecology and Silviculture, Krakow; How does climate change affect the soil organic matter of spruce stand soils?
  • 15. Maria Nolan, University of Plymouth; Multi-dimensional environmental factors drive Soil Organic Matter formation across vegetation communities in a freshwater wetland -
    2 FEBRUARY 2022
  • 16. Łukasz Musielok, Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Jagiellonian University, Kraków; Linkage between land cover change and Soil Organic Carbon sequestration in mountain ecosystems -
    2 FEBRUARY 2022

Soil biodiversity

  • 2. Linnea Smith, iDiv; Large-scale drivers of relationships between soil microbial properties and organic carbon across Europe -
    2 FEBRUARY 2022
  • 4. Sorcha R. Kelly, Teagasc, James Hutton Institute, National Uni of Ireland Galway; Soil nitrogen mineralisation, microbial community, and enzymatic activity are impacted by soil type and nutrient management-
    2 FEBRUARY 2022
  • 5. Rémy Beugnon, iDiv, Leipzig University; Tree diversity effects on litter decomposition are mediated by litterfall and microbial processes-
    2 FEBRUARY 2022
  • 10. Michael Steinwandter, Eurac Research; High alpine soil macro-invertebrates communities – First results from three elevation gradients (1500–3000 m)-
    2 FEBRUARY 2022
  • 12. Romy Zeiss, Leipzig University; Challenges and opportunities for protecting European soil biodiversity-
    2 FEBRUARY 2022

Soil monitoring and contamination

  • 1. Julia Köninger, U. Vigo, JRC; Manure management and soil biodiversity: Towards more sustainable food systems in the EU -
    2 FEBRUARY 2022
  • 5. Paul Drenning, Chalmers UT, COWI AB; Phytomanagement of Contaminated Sites-
    2 FEBRUARY 2022
  • 6. Inés Pereira-Rodríguez, U. León; Mining waste distribution in torrential wadis: analysis with sentinel-2 of Cartagena mining district-
    2 FEBRUARY 2022
  • 7. Leonidas Liakos, JRC; Challenges in geo-processing of Large scale Soil datasets. A geographer’s perspective. -
    2 FEBRUARY 2022
  • 8. Antonio Rodríguez Hernández, INIA-CISA/CSIC; Targeted monitoring of veterinary pharmaceuticals in the environment based on soil vulnerability to antibiotic-
    2 FEBRUARY 2022
  • 12. Yakun Zhang, U. Wisconsin-Madison; Spectra-informed soil profile characterization and soil classification-
    2 FEBRUARY 2022
  • 13. Giulio Genova, Free U. Bolzano; Land-use history and trace metal concentration to assess the impact of agricultural management on soilcontamination-
    2 FEBRUARY 2022