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  Information - SSS13 Soil structure forming processes and soil functions

Event Information
The heterogeneous structure of soil across many scales is both a
consequence of, and a prerequisite for, many critical processes regulating soil functions.

In this symposium, we seek contributions from among the following avenues of ongoing research: i) the visualization and quantification of soil structure from the pore scale to the soil profile as a prerequisite for, ii), linking structural properties to soil functions, including water flow and the transport, storage and transformations of reactive chemicals and organic matter and, iii), the understanding of soil as heterogeneous living space for organisms which is the basis for the inherent biodiversity in soil. A special focus of this symposium is on research leading to improvements in our understanding of the processes of structure formation and degradation, driven by both physical and biological agents, including manís activities, such as tillage and traffic. This is considered to be an essential step towards an integrated predictive modelling of soil systems.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
Yakov Pachepsky: "Structure and function in soil hydrology"

Rainer Horn: "Structure formation and its consequences for soil strength and mass
flow processes in unsaturated arable and forest soils"

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