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  Information - SSS22 Wildfire effects on soil organic carbon dynamics, soil degradation and soil redistribution (co-listed in BG & ERE)

Event Information
Several hundred million hectares of forest and other vegetation types are estimated to burn annually throughout the world. A further increase in the area burnt, and in some cases also in fire severity, is expected as a consequence of climate and land use changes. Some of the impacts of wildfires and associated post-fire processes on the soil system, including increased soil erodibility or nutrient losses have been key research topics for some time, while others, such as changes to the nature and amount of soil carbon, and soil mineral and organic matter redistribution patterns have seen comparatively little attention. These impacts are, however, frequently interlinked and progress in the understanding of one often translates into advances in another.
Recent catastrophic fires in Europe, Australia, North America and elsewhere have once again highlighted the need to improve and adapt our capability in predicting and addressing their on-site and off-site effects. This will only be achieved through progress in understanding the short- and long-term effects of fires in environments increasingly affected by changes in climate, vegetation cover and land management, in turn presenting us with unprecedented fire behaviour and post-fire conditions.
This session aims to facilitate exchange and accelerate progress in these fields by providing a major opportunity for cross-disciplinary exchange between researchers with a wide range of backgrounds but common interest in fire effects on the soil system. Presentations are welcome on all fire-related studies that focus on soil organic carbon dynamics, soil degradation and soil redistribution.

N.B.: As for last year, we have the Augustinerkeller (Augustinerstrasse 1) booked for Tuesday night (8 pm). The food there is traditional Viennese and the buffet incl. all drinks is only €24.50 (to be paid that evening).

We hope you will all be able to join us for a relaxed social evening.

Stefan, Artemi and Pete

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
Amongst the solicited contributors are:

Cannon Sue USA
Fox Dennis France
González-Vila F.J. Spain
Guerro Cesar Spain
Knicker Heike Germany
Mataix-Solera Jorge Spain
Neary Daniel USA
Raison John Australia
Robichaud Pete USA
Scott Andrew UK
Schmidt Michael Switzerland
Ubeda Xavi Spain

To be announced

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