Land Degradation and Challenges in Sustainable Soil Management

Venue: AltınYunus Resort & Thermal Hotel

Location: Izmir, Turkey

Event Date/Time: May 15, 2012 End Date/Time: May 17, 2012
Early Registration Date: Jan 15, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 01, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Feb 15, 2012
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Organizing International Soil Science Congresses is a long established
custom of the SSST, the first of which was held in 1998 in zmir. The 2nd
congress was held in Konya in 2000, which dealt with desertification. The 3rd
congress was organized by Onsekiz Mart University in Çanakkale, 2002. The 4th
congress was held in Erzurum in 2004, organized by the Atatürk University, the
5th congress was held in 2006 in Sanlıurfa organized by the Harran University
and the 6th congress was organized by the Adnan Menderes University in Aydın,
2008. The 7th and the latest International Soil Science Congress was organized
by Ondokuz Mayıs University in Samsun in 2010.
The Soil Science Society of Turkey and Ege University, Faculty of
Agriculture, Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition are glad to invite the
former ICLD scientific community to this important international event which will
combine the science of land degradation and desertification with traditional soil
science research, including various topics of interest such as soil genesis,
classification, soil physics, chemistry, biology/microbiology and mineralogy, as
well as modern techniques of modeling or digital soil mapping.
This conference follows the good tradition created by the five previous
International Conferences on Land Degradation (ICLD) was organized by the
Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey in 1996, the next was organized by the Thai
Department of Land Development, Khon Kaen, Thailand in 1999, the next was
organized by Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (Embrapa) in
cooperation with the Secretariat for Sustainable Development of the Ministry of
Environment and the Institute of Agronomy in Campinas, Sao Paolo, Brazil in
2001, the next was held in Cartagena, Spain 2004, organized by the Technical
University of Cartagena-Murcia and the latest was organized by the CIHEAM
Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari, Bari, Italy 2008. On average, each of
the previous conferences was attended by more than 200 people from various
countries around the world.
Main topics of the congress
Land degradation, remediation and reclamation
Policies for soil health management in agriculture
Soil genesis and classification
Geo-spatial/Remote Sensing technologies for soil management
Soil and water conservation
Carbon sequestration and management
Soil and water pollution
Wetland soils and climate change
Nutrient management for soil sustainability, ood security and human health
Soil properties and modeling
Deforestation, overgrazing and desertification
Socio-economic aspects of sustainable land/soil management
Impact of climate change on soils

For further information please contact:
Congress secretary
Phone: +90.232.311 15 10/+90.232.311 26 82
Fax : +90.232.388 92 03
Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition,
Faculty of Agriculture,
Ege University
35100 Bornova-Izmir/TURKEY


Additional Information

Registration For registration please visit Until January 15th, 2012 Turkish Soil Science Society Non Members:75 € Turkish Soil Science Society Members: 50 € student:25 € After January 15th, 2012 Turkish Soil Science Society Non Members:85 € Turkish Soil Science Society Members:60 € student:30 € Registration fees are paid by all Congress participants entitling: · Participation at the Congress · Proceedings and information material · Coffee and tea · Gala dinner · Technical excursion If the number of registered oral presentations is high, organizers reserve the right of selection. Official Languages The official language of the conference is English. Important Dates Title registration until September 15, 2011 Abstract submission until November 01, 2011 Notification of acceptance January 15, 2012 Deadline for submission of full paper and registration fee February 15, 2012