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Commisssion 2.5, Soil chemical, physical and biological interfacial reactions

Who

Commisssion 2.5, Soil chemical, physical and biological interfacial reactions

What

Soil interfaces for sustainable development
7th ISMOM, 4th InterCongress Conference of Commission 2.5, held jointly with the annual meetings of the Canadian and Quebois societies of Soil Science.
As ever this will be a multidisciplinary meeting attracting participants from all over the world working on many aspects of interactions in soils, including innovative methodology, and the consequences for soil quality and the dynamics of nutrients and pollutants. There will be five sessions (i) Macro and micronutrient dynamics in soil; (ii) Dynamics of pollutants in soil; (iii) Soil microbiology; (iv) Organo-mineral interactions in soil; (v) Analytical and methodological advances in soil study. Keynote talks will be given by John Duxbury (Integrative Plant Science, Cornell, USA), Stephan Kraemer (Environmental Geosciences, Vienna, Austria), Beverly Hale (Environmental Sciences, Guelph, Canada), Kornelia Smalla (Epidemiology and Pathogen Diagnostics, Julius Kuhn Institut, Germany), Claire Chenu (Ecology & Environmental Sciences, Paris, France) and Peter Leinweber (Soil Science, Rostock, Germany). Registration fees are low and good-value accomodation is ensured.

We are also pleased to announce the first PM Huang award for the time in memory of that eminent scientist, first Chair of the Commission and organisor of the first ISMOM, held in Edmonton, Canada in 1992.

Benny K.G. Theng will give a Pre-Symposium Short-Course on “The chemistry of Clay-Polymer Reactions” 4th – 5th July 2015.

When & Where

Sunday, 5th July – Friday 10th July, 2015,
McGill University,
Montréal, Québec,
Canada

Soil message

We are delighted to invite you to join us in Montreal for the inter-Congress conference of the Commission, the 7th ISMOM, held this year jointly with the annual meetings of the Canadian and Quebois societies of Soil Science. Registration is now open and abstracts may be submitted.