The DYSS was a success with 37 participants and 14 new members! In total 14 oral presentations and 15 posters, accompanied by flash presentations and lively discussion in interaction with the audience.
Mr. Jacques Kilelawho was awarded for the best oral presentation, entitled “Effect of organic amendment on the physicochemical characteristics of tailing and root development of tree species, fifteen years after planting”.
Ms. Andrea Cecere was awarded best poster presentation, entitled “Impacts of soil conductivity on plant transpiration regulation under drought”
Congratulations to both and to all other high quality presentations. A few more impressions of the day below and we hope to see many of you all next year!
Venue: Royal Academy, Hertogstraat 1, Brussels – The Rubens auditorium (Oral presentations) & The Atrium (Posters & coffee)
Register for the DYSS 2022 and meet your fellow soil scientists. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to exchange, learn and network.
The book of abstracts is now available!
- A full day of talks and poster presentations by young soil scientists
- Keynote speaker Jean-Thomas Cornelis – “Pedology, a key discipline if we are to harness all the complexity of soil-root-plant interactions to build resilient ecosystem”
- Best oral presentation and best poster receive awards and a priceless 😉 SSSB-knife!
- Coffee breaks & sandwich lunch incl. in registration fee
- Extra workshop (to be confirmed) on work/life balance
Program: SSSB – Day of the Young Soil Scientists
* 8.30 onwards — Doors Open
* 8.45 – 9.00 — Registration
* 9.00 – 9.15—Welkom
– Prof. Karen Vancampenhout (KU Leuven) – President of SSSB
* 9.15 – 10.30 — Oral Presentations
– 9.15 – 9.30 : Marie Dincher – Importance of particles in the input-output budget of major elements in humus of a beech forest
– 9.30 – 9.45 : Lin Wang – Effects of treated wastewater irrigation on soil quality
– 9:45 – 10:00 : Klara Dvorakova – Improving soil organic carbon predictions from Sentinel 2 soil composites by assessing surface conditions and uncertainties
– 10:00 – 10.15 : Florence Tan – Evaluating the large-scale applicability of hillslope sediment connectivity models
– 10.15 – 10.30 : Mekonnen Getahun – Soils and vegetation of the Afro-Alpine vegetation belts of East African rift valley system: a literature review
* 10.30 – 11.15 — Coffee Break + Posters (incl. poster tour)
* 11.15 – 12.15 — Oral Presentations
– 11.15 – 11.30 : Philippe Roux – Influence of warming on ecosystem elemental budget, an Ecotron experiment.
– 11.30 – 11.45 : Haichao Li – Soil textural control on moisture distribution at the microscale and its effect on organic matter mineralization
– 11.45 – 12.00 : Ine Rosier – Modelling the effects of vegetated landscape elements on the rainfall-runoff behaviour of agricultural catchments
– 12.00 – 12.15 : Jacques Kilela – Effect of organic amendment on the physicochemical characteristics of tailing and root development of tree species, fifteen years after planting
* 12.15 – 13.15 — Lunch Break + Posters (incl. poster tour)
* 13.15 – 13.45 — Key Note Presentation
– Prof. Jean Thomas Cornelis (University of British Columbia) – Former president of SSSB
Pedology, a key discipline if we are to harness all the complexity of soil-root-plant interactions to build resilient ecosystems
* 13.45 – 15.00 — Oral Presentations
– 13.45 – 14.00 : Ioanna Panagea – Can we reverse the negative effects on topsoil structure and organic carbon caused by inversion tillage? Analysis of long-term experiments in Europe
– 14.00 – 14.15 : Junwei Hu – Do belowground herbivorous and bacterivorous microfauna influence plant growth independently?
– 14.15 – 14.30 : Lin Lin – Visual assessment of soil structural quality across soil textures and compaction levels – examination of profile walls vs. intact soil cores
– 14.30 – 14.45 : Zimmin Li – Aggregation reduces the release of bioavailable silicon from allophane and phytolith
– 14.45 – 15.00 : Florian Lauryssen – Estimation of the natural background of phosphate in a lowland river using tidal marsh sediment cores
* 15.00 – 15.30 — Coffee Break + Posters
* 15.30 – 16.30 — Workshop : Mental Health
– Merel Ackx – Career Development Advisor KU Leuven
* 16.30 – 17.00 — Closing & Drink
Abstract submission – closed
Any contribution related to soil science
Add future challenges dealing with your field of expertise at the end of both your abstract and presentation and present your perspectives
- There is no limit to the number of poster presentations! M.Sc. thesis students are warmly encouraged to make a poster on their actual thesis work, with special attention to the research question they are trying to answer + the methods of their research.
Title, Authors , Abstract max 400 words – use this template
Communication preference (Poster/Oral)
- Deadline: 11/03/2022
- Submission: send your abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org use the following template: