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World Soil Day

We are pleased to invite you all for the celebration of World Soil Day on 5th of December 2019, where we will have the chance to meet and spend half a day with our colleagues, to hear about the challenges regarding soil and various projects within the department, as well as different perspectives and approaches.

2019.11.14 | Camilla Brodam

Date Thu 05 Dec
Time 11:30 17:30
Location Auditoriet, AU Foulum, Blichers Allé 20, 8830 Tjele

World Soil Day was established in 2014 by the United Nations as an official anniversary to draw attention to the importance of maintaining a healthy and productive soil. The day should also be used to advocate for sustainable land resource management.

A good soil quality results in a better supply of water and nutrients for plant growth while increasing the soil's ability to transpose and retain environmentally friendly substances, thus ensuring cleaner water in streams, lakes and coastal areas. Most recently, the importance of the soil as carbon storage and climate regulator has been highlighted and the major emissions from the cultivation of carbon-rich soils have been the main focus.

In the JORD section, we have celebrated World Soil Day on 5 December for several years. This year, on the initiative of Lorraine and Saghar, we expanded the initiative to include all sections at AGRO, and as we simultaneously combine this activity with the two professor inaugural lectures, we get a really exciting day where we can find inspiration for collaborations and projects across of the sections.

We will hear short lectures on the threats to soil quality. Among other things soil erosion, which is an international focus area for this year's World Soil Day. We will also hear about some of the solutions we work with at AGRO. There will also be a poster session with 2-minute presentations of selected posters.

This year, it is possible to hear about the research laboratories at JORD and JORDNÆR, which analyses are being carried out, etc.


11:30 – 12:30                        Lunch


12:30 – 12:40                       Welcome and Opening presentation by Mogens Humlekrog Greve

12:40 – 12:50                       Soil Erosion by Nils Onnen

12:50 – 13:00                       Soil Compaction by Loraine ten Damme

13:00 – 13:10                       Soil Carbon losses by Arezoo Taghizadeh

13:10 – 13:20                       Soil Nitrogen losses in agricultural soils by Jim Rasmussen

13:20 – 13:30                       Soil Nitrogen losses in lowland soils by Rasmus Jes Petersen

13:30 – 13:40                       GHG emissions from peatland soils by Claudia Windeck


13:40 – 13:55                       Break


13:55 – 14:05                        Woodchip bioreactors by Arnaud Jeglot

14:05 – 14:15                        Soil Mapping with Deep Learning by Amélie Beucher

14:15 – 14:25                       Life Cycle Assessment and soil carbon by Marie Trydeman Knudsen

14:25 – 14:35                       Nitrogen Footprint by Morten Graversgaard

14:35 – 14:45                       Microplastic in soil by Maria Knadel and Trine Nørgaard

14:45 – 14:55                       Ecosia Search Engine by Fernanda Tahamtani

14:55 – 15:05                       Open Discussion


15:05 – 15:20                       Coffee and Cake


15:20 – 16:00                      Poster session (presentations)

15:20 – 15:30                      Soil physics lab facilities and equipment by Michael Koppelgaard

15:30 – 15:40                      Soil fertility lab facilities and equipment by Margit Paulsen and Mette Sahl

Pitch your work

15:40 – 15:42                     Effects of soil heterogeneity on the uncertainty in modelling the fate of
                                          urinary nitrogen by Iris Vogeler

15:42 – 15:44                     The unaccounted bit – Cover crops deposit C and N in the soil  
                                          by Chiara De Notaris

15:44 – 15:46                     Modelling terron units with the addition of climatic variables for Denmark
                                          by Yannik E. Roell

15:46 – 15:48                    Greenlandic Soils by Peter Jensen

15:48 – 15:50                    Policy workshop RECARE project by Mathieu Lamandé


16:00 – 16:30                   General Poster session for all the participants

16:30 – 17:00                   Discussion of Future challenges, ideas and other suggestions


17:00 -                              Closing Reception

Theme day, Agro, DCA