ELS 2014 - The Earth Living Skin: Soil, Life and Climate Changes

The first Conference organized under the auspices of the Soil System Sciences (SSS) Division of the European Geosciences Union.
When 21 Sep, 2014 11:00 PM to
25 Sep, 2014 12:00 AM
Where Castellaneta Marina (TA), Italy
Contact Name
Contact Phone +39 0805218556
Attendees scientists, researchers
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 The Conference

The Conference Series set  up the ambitious goal of studying soils as the main environmental interface where atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and geosphere design and model incredible living systems with time. ELS 2014 aims to gather the thoughts and the findings of scientists coming from all the different disciplines related to the soil systems: soil science, geomorphology, biogeochemistry, hydrological sciences, climatology and natural hazards only to mention the main ones. Scientists and researchers with a temporary or consolidated interest for these fields of science are warmly invited to participate to this Conference, to bring their knowledge or their doubts, thus contributing to create a permanent forum of stimulating scientific debates.

 Session Programme

ELS01 Water and sediment connectivity research: how can we move forwards?

ELS02 Our soils : primary production and trace gas household under changed climate

ELS03 Modelling soil processes at large scales

ELS04 Plant and soil interaction in a changing climate

ELS05 Cross-disciplinarity essential for managing contaminant microbial transfer in the vadose zone

ELS06 Sustainable orchard management to face climatic changes

ELS07 DOM as a regulator of contaminants behavior in soils

ELS08 Ecology and biogeochemistry of organic-carbon-rich soils in a changing world

ELS09 Bioindicators of soil quality

ELS10 Organic Farming as a strategy to mitigate greenhouse gases and to adapt to climate change

ELS12 Engineered Nanoparticles Input in Soils and Sediments: Analysis, Fate and Impact

ELS13 Development of the first soil on the Earth

ELS14 Soil organic carbon fluxes under perennial energy crop systems

ELS15 Alluvial soils, riverine geomorphic processes and plant succession: the interlinked functioning of fluvial landscapes.

ELS16 The Biochar Effect along the soil-rhizosphere-plant-atmosphere continuum

ELS17 Living humus: understanding and classifying soil networks

ELS18 Biogeoceonetic and global functions of soil

ELS19 Soil remediation - Novelties and integration of techniques

ELS20 New developments and applications of synchrotron-based techniques to study biotic and abiotic systems at the Earth’s surface

ELS21 Earth Fire System: The role of fire on Earth, hazards, the anthropocene and in deep times

ELS22 Influence of past and present hillslope processes on soil genesis and properties

ELS23 Permafrost-affected soils of high latitudes in a changing world

ELS24 Climate change and school comunity environmental education

ELS25 Geogenic Arsenic in The Soils and Aquifers: Causes and Environmental Impacts

ELS26 Paleosols and Paleoclimate: Deciphering the Earth Skin Archives

ELS27 Pyrogenic organic carbon as a tool for soil fertility and carbon sequestration


  • From 3 December 2013 to 15 February 2014: Submission of Abstracts
  • 28 February 2014: Deadline for abstracts acceptance
  • 30 April 2014: Deadline for payment of early package fee
  • 31 August 2014: Deadline for payment of late package fee
  • 22-25 September 2014:  Conference

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