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International Congress on the occasion of the International Year of Soils 2015 and the 350th. Anniversary of the Christian Albrechts University zu Kiel.
Soil Functions and Climate Change - do we underestimate the consequences of new disequilibria in soil properties? - SUSTAIN –

08.30 - 10.00 am:

Registration and coffee

10.00 - 12.00 am:

Opening ceremony 

10.00 -10.30 am:

Welcome addresses:

Prof. Dr. Rainer Horn, President IUSS

Prof. Dr. Lutz Kipp, President of the Christian Albrechts University, Kiel

Prof. Dr. Eberhard Hartung, Dean of Agricultural and Food Nutrition Sciences Faculty, CAU

10.30 - 10.45 am:

Dr. Robert Habeck, Ministry of Energy Changes, Agriculture, Environment and Rural Regions, Schleswig-Holstein

10.45 - 11.15 am:

Prof. Dr. Nicole J. Moreau, ICSU, Paris: "An introduction to the International Council for Science: Strengthening International Science for the Benefit of Society"

11.15 - 12.00 am:

Keynote: L. Montanarella; Italy; European Commission - DG JRC: Soils within the post 2015 sustainable development agenda

12.00 am - 01.00 pm:



Chance to demonstrate a mobile Fieldpenetrometer (UGT)

01.00 pm – 01.30 pm:

Introduction by the Poster presenters in front of their posters: Posters I - III

Session I: Soil structure and pore rigidity effects as prerequisites for quantification of physicochemical processes - Effects of availability and accessibility on local disequilibria

Chair: Rainer Horn, CAU Kiel

01.30 - 02.15 pm:

Keynote: Henry Lin; USA: A New Kind of Physics for Understanding Soil Architecture and Preferential Flow across Scales

02.15 - 02.35 pm:

Gerke, H.; Germany: “Physical non-equilibrium processes in soil at local and larger scales”

02.35 - 02.55 pm:

Peth, S.; Germany: In-situ evaluation of soil structure dynamics as a function of mechanical and hydraulic stresses

02.55 - 03.15 pm:

Valle, S.R., Carrasco, J., Dörner, J., Zeballos, F., Moreno, M., Pereira, M.; Chile: Soil quality assessment under different use intensities and their seasonal changes in volcanic soils of the southern Chile

03.15 - 03.35 pm:

Bachmann, J., S.K. Woche und M.-O. Goebel; Germany: SOM-affected physical and chemical behavior of pore interfaces: Analysis, alteration, and relevance for physical soil functions

03.35 - 04.00 pm:

Coffee break


Chance to demonstrate a mobile Fieldpenetrometer (UGT)

Chair: Stephan Peth, Kassel; Germany

04.00 - 04.45 pm:

Keynote: Xinhua Peng, Nanjing; China: Soil structure and its functions in ecosystems

04.45 - 05.05 pm:

Rainer Duttmann, Michael Kuhwald, Rolf Gabler-Mieck; Germany: Detection of soil compaction patterns at the field scale using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

05.05 - 05.25 pm:

J.L. Flores Fernández, K.v. Wilbert, J. Schäffer und P. Hartmann; Germany: Techniques to accelerate the natural regeneration of compacted forest soils

05.25 - 5.45 pm:

Zúniga, F., Valle, S., Pino, M., Thiers, O. Dörner, J.; Chile: Morphological and chemical characterization of three soils with different levels of iron cementation

05.45 - 06.05 pm:

B. Houskova; Slovakia: Impact of alternative cultivation methods on soil structure

07.00 pm:

Reception (charge for free)


Chance to demonstrate a mobile Fieldpenetrometer (UGT)