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Second Pedological days in Slovakia

16-18 June 2003

After one year the Slovakian pedologists again met in the High Tatras, Star Lesna, Congress Centrum ACADEMIA on June 16 – 18th, 2003. The meeting was second in the proposed annual meetings of Slovak scientists. Total number of participants – 98 included also the representatives from neighbouring countries (Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Poland).

Within four thematical cycles were discussed following topics:

A role of soil in a new social-political and economic conditions

Soils – progressive research methods, classification and assessment

Soil in present environmental conditions

Biomass production, its significance for soil,

with aspects to the resolutions from XVIIth Soil Science World Congress, Bangkok and newly established Day of Desertification (June 17th).

Atmosphere at the meeting was highly creative. Main discussion topics were e.g. soil quality, classification, assessment, carbon sequestration, etc. Among very actual problems belonged also the problem soil – water. Forestry pedologists presented several actual problems from the region of forest husbandry in Slovakia. Within the excursion were visited three soil profiles in toe parts of the High Tatras slopes.

Dr. Pavel Jambor PhD.
Societas pedologica slovaca
Gagarinova 10, 827 13 Bratislava
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