Global Conference on Sandy Soils

Country: USA

City: Madison, Wisconsin

Abstr. due: 31.03.2020

Dates: 31.05.20 — 04.06.20

Area Of Sciences: Geology and mineralogy;

Organizing comittee e-mail:,

Organizers: University of Wisconsin-Madison


Sandy  soils  cover  approximately  900  million  ha  worldwide  particularly  in arid  or  semi-arid  regions.  There  are  extensive  areas  of  sandy  soils  under cultivation, but the soil fertility is often low. Sandy soils –as a group of soils –have received limited research attention.With increasing global pressure on land resources, marginal soils such as sandy soils are taken into production or cultivated more intensely. There is a need to quantify and understand the properties of sandy soils across the globe.
ConferenceFormat and Topics
The Conferenceformat will be symposia with several keynotes followed by 5-10 minutes presentations and ample time for discussions.
Topicsinclude:Sandy soils –distribution and formationSoil water repellency, crust, and compaction Runoff, erosion, and groundwater management Monitoring, mapping, and management of salinization Nutrient management Carbon sequestration and soil health Management and remediation of contaminants Soil water conservation and biodiversitySoil security on sandy soils
Registration fee  is  $400  (including  book  of  abstracts, morning  coffee,  lunches  and  afternoon  drinks).  Attending  the fieldtrip costs $75and the conference dinner is also $75. The dinner will be held at the Memorial Union in Madison, and will include the best dance band of the whole of Wisconsin.

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