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IUSS Alert 176 amendment (February 2020)


Please find below two contributions that were unfortunately missing in the IUSS Alert 176.




Conferences, Meetings and Workshops

2020

Global Conference on Sandy Soils - May 31 – June 4, 2020

Deadline for Abstracts for the for the IUSS Global Conference on Sandy Soils  is 31st March, and abstracts can be submitted here: https://sandysoils.org/submitting-an-abstract/    

The conference will focus on the following topics:

  - 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 biodiversity

  - Soil security on sandy soils

The conference will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on May 31 – June 4, 2020 and will focus on all aspects of sandy soils including its properties, distribution, and management. There will be oral and poster sessions, a one-day field trip to the Central Sands Plain of Wisconsin, and ample sessions for discussion. Registration fee is $400 (including the book of abstracts, morning coffee, lunches and afternoon drinks).

The one-day field trip costs $75. We will travel to a research station and farms in the Central Sands Plains of Wisconsin, and visit the Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. The conference dinner is $75 and will be held at the Memorial Union.

Read more: https://sandysoils.org/

For the complete list of upcoming events, please see the event calendar on the IUSS website: https://www.iuss.org/meetings-events/



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