The Asteroids, Comets, Meteors 2020 conference (ACM 2020)

Country: USA

City: Flagstaff, Arizona

Abstr. due: 31.03.2020

Dates: 14.06.20 — 19.06.20

Organizing comittee e-mail: https://www.hou.usra.edu/meeting_portal/

Organizers: Lunar and Planetary Institute, USA

 

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.
Conference Format and Topics
The Conference format will be symposia with several keynotes followed by 5-10 minutes presentations and ample time for discussions.
Topics include:
Sandy soils –distribution and formation
Soil 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.

Conference Web-Site: https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/acm2020/