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12.05.2017

Virtual Issue: Advances in Phosphorus Research in Forest Ecosystems - now avialable online

 

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The Journal of  Plant Nutrition and Soil Science has compiled a virtual issue 'Advances in Phosphorus Research in Forest ecosystems'  consisting of  12 research articles published in frame of the SPP 1685 during the first funding period.

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01.11.2016

SPP 1685 -Kick-off meeting 2nd phase 2016

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The Kick-off meeting of SPP1685 was held October 17-19, 2016, at the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing (Bavaraia).

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10.10.2016

OP2016 - Talks available on YouTube

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Following on from the successful meeting held in Panama in 2013, the Organic Phosphorus workshop 2016 took place 5th - 9th September 2016 in the Lake District, England. The workshop brought together soil, water, plant and environmental scientists to study and share ideas and innovation on the subject of “Organic Phosphorus in the Environment: Solutions for Phosphorus Security”. The SPP 1685 was represented by several members presenting their work.

Most tals are now available on the YouTube Channel 'OP2016'.

For futher information on the workshop please visit: OP 2016.

 
31.09.2016

Special Issue - Plant and Soil: Phosphorus in Soils and Plants - Facing  Phosphorus  Scarcity

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Phosphorus is a fundamental nutrient for primary productivity of ecosystems and agricultural production, but its misuse impacts agricultural sustainability and has important environmental consequences. Access to global reserves of phosphate rock is politically sensitive and economically challenging. Phosphorus accumulates in agricultural soils, representing a financial loss to farmers and increasing the risk of loss to water. The challenges facing phosphorus sustainability are varied, but many solutions are to be found in the plant–soil system.

Special Issue Plant and Soil.

 
 
20.09.2016

IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress 2017 (Freiburg, Germany) - SPP 1685 session on forest floor

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The congress provides a platform for the exchange of scientific knowledge across all scientific disciplines relevant in forest research and is open to all scientists regardless of their current affiliation to IUFRO. Abstracts highlighting innovative, interdisciplinary research approaches and the transfer of scientific knowledge on critical global forest-related challenges to national and international policy agendas are encouraged.

Topic 18: "Forest floor matters – The pivotal role of a forest compartment in danger of extinction" is organized in the framework of SPP 1685.

Submit your abstract now at IUFRO 2017 - Abstract submission.

For futher information please visit IUFRO 2017 - Theme 5.

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15.07.2016

New open positions for PhD students

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For further information please visit Open positions.

 
11.07.2016

Anticipated "Kick-off-meeting" - 2nd Phase (internal)

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The anticipatied kick-off-meeting of the second funding periode of the priority programme will take place in October 17 - 19, 2016 in Bavaria at the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing. Members of the first and the second phase are invited to take part.

After the kick-off meeting we will have an excursion to our calcareous study sites "Achenpass" and "Tuttlingen" (September, 19 - 21, 2016).

Further information regarding the meeting and the excursion will follow in August 2016.

 
31.01.2015 SPP1685 presented in uni'wissen
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uni'wissen is the research magazine of the University of Freiburg. The magazine provides an inside look at fascinating research being conducted by outstanding scholars in Freiburg. 

You can read the article here!

 

Dates & Events

 

IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress

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September 19-22, 2017
Freiburg (Germany)

This Congress provides a platform for the exchange of scientific knowledge across all scientific disciplines relevant in forest research and is open to all scientists regardless of their current affiliation to IUFRO. Abstracts highlighting innovative, interdisciplinary research approaches and the transfer of scientific knowledge on critical global forest-related challenges to national and international policy agendas are encouraged.

The Congress Scientific Committee invites submissions of abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress, “Interconnecting Forests, Science and People”. 

Topic 18: "Forest floor matters – The pivotal role of a forest compartment in danger of extinction" is organized in the framework of SPP 1685.


Submit your abstract now at IUFRO 2017 - Abstract submission.

For futher information please visit IUFRO 2017 - Theme 5.

 

Deadline for abstract submission: November 30, 2016.

 

SPP 1685 - Annual Meeting 2017 (internal)

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October 9-11, 2017 
Evang. Tagungsstätte Hofgeismar (Germany)

 

 

IsoCycles 2017 - International Conference on Light Isotopes of Nutrients

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October 15-20, 2017
Monte Verità - Ascona (Switzerland)

The improvement of analytical techniques and the substantial increase in the number of laboratories with the instrumentation required to perform isotopic measurements have boosted the number of studies using stable isotopes.
Stable isotopes of C, N, and S, and recently of oxygen (O) bound to P in phosphate, are powerful tools to trace sources, track transfers, and understand abiotic and biological processes and transformations of nutrients in the environment. However, although the biogeochemical cycles of individual nutrients are closely coupled, only a limited number of studies has attempted to combine stable isotope analyses of multiple nutrient elements.
This combination of stable isotope analyses offers new opportunities to better understand the drivers and consequences of changes in nutrient stoichiometry across ecosystems. Advancing a coupled stable isotope research agenda in the important area of nutrient biogeochemistry is the opportunity we seek to exploit through the proposed conference. 


This conference is the fruit of the joint effort of an international team of researchers from different fields, but all working with stable isotopes.

The scientific committee is composed by Emmanuel Frossard, Astrid Oberson and Federica Tamburini (Soil and plant nutrition, ETH Zurich), Ben Surridge (Aquatic ecosystems, Lancaster University), Samuel Abiven (Soil science, University of Zurich), Carsten Schubert (Surface waters, EAWAG Kastanienbaum), Daren Gooddy (Groundwater processes, British Geological Survey), and Rolf Siegwolf (Ecosystem fluxes, PSI). Organization by Paolo Demaria (Demaria Event Management, Zurich).

 

For futher information please visit

www.plantnutrition.ethz.ch/isocycles2017.html

Deadline for abstract submission: June 23, 2017.

 

Leopoldina-Symposium: Earth surface shaping by bio c processes

 

February 21-24, 2018 
Leopoldina Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften, Halle (Germany)

In this symposium international speakers will review how organisms not only respond to the Earth’s surface, but also directly modify and control it to promote their own persistence. Plants and animals can directly control the uxes of energy and ma!er that underlie biogeochemical cycles, gas uxes, sediment transport and form new habitats. Recent recogni on of bio c interac ons with Earth surface processes has led to a new Geoscience paradigm: The Earth’s surface is not only the product of tectonic forces (mountain building) and climate (destroying relief by weathering and erosion), but also through bio c processes that are ac ve over micro- to macroscopic scales. Biota moderates tectonic and climate controls on surface processes and is an equally important player in shaping the Earth.
This symposium will review the findings that triggered this paradigm shift, for example that 1) the actvity of biota extends to great depth (the “deep biosphere”); 2) soil development is related to plant diversity and burrowing animals; 3) plants diverge the ow and evapora on of water; 4) higher plants can induce the uptake of mineral nutrients that vastly exceeds the rock weathering of these elements; 5) vegetation moderates soil erosion; 6) large river oodplains are stabilized by plants.
The symposium will combine geoscience, soil, ecology, hydrology, and geobiology research to discuss how new developments in each of these fields should be employed to quantify the entire chain of Earth surface processes in uenced by bio c ac vi es, and how these developments can be used to form predictions of global change.