SICA
SIPe
SISS

First Joint Meeting on

Soil and Plant System Sciences (SPSS 2019)

Natural and Human-induced Impacts on the Critical Zone and Food Production

Bari, Italy
23-26 September 2019

Preliminary Programme

Monday, 23 September

8:30-13:30

Registration

14:00-14:30

Opening ceremony

Session I: Natural and agricultural soil systems

14:30-15:15

Invited speaker
Takashi Kosaki, President, International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS)
Harmonization of natural and agricultural soil systems for sustaining society

15:15-16:00

Oral presentations

16:00-16:30

Coffee break

16:30-17:15

Oral presentations

17:15-18:00

Poster presentations (Session I)

18:00-19:00

General Assembly (SISS)


Tuesday, 24 September

8:30-18:00

Pedological and cultural excursion

18:30-19:30

General Assembly (SIPe)


Wednesday, 25 September

Session II: Soil pollution and food safety

9:00-9:45

Invited speaker
Fabio Terribile University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
An operational tool to challenge land take at the european scale

9:45-10:30

Oral presentations

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

11:00-11:45

Oral presentations

11:45-12:45

Poster presentations (Sessions II and III)

12:45-14:00

Lunch

Session III: Organic amendments and soil quality

14:00-14:45

Invited speaker
José María García-Mina Freire Vice President, International Humic Substances Society (IHSS)
Discriminating the action of root applied-and foliar applied-humic acid on plant growth

14:45-15:30

Oral presentations

15:30-16:00

Coffee break

16:00-16:45

Oral presentations

16:45-17:45

General Assembly (SICA)

19:30

Social dinner


Thursday, 26 September

Session IV: Plant responses to natural and human-induced drivers

9:00-9:45

Invited speaker
Philip J. White, Programme Leader, The James Hutton Institute
Improving Nutrient Acquisition by Plants from the Soil

9:45-10:30

Oral presentations

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

11:00-11:45

Oral presentations

11:45-12:45

Poster presentations (Sessions IV and V)

12:45-14:00

Lunch

Session V: Frontiers in plant and soil sciences

14:00-14:45

Invited speaker
Yiannis Deligiannakis, President, International Humic Substances Society (IHSS)
Humic-nanomaterials hybrids as fertiliser-delivery technology and antioxidants

14:45-15:30

Oral presentations

15:30-16:00

Coffee break

16:00-16:45

Oral presentations

16:45

Closing ceremony

 

Keywords/Topics: soil genesis, soil mapping, soil mineralogy, soil organic matter, climate changes, land degradation, primary production, soil use and management, C sequestration, soil ecology, etc.

Keywords/Topics: source and fate of organic and inorganic pollutants, pollutant translocation and accumulation in plants, management of polluted soils, soil reclamation, pollutant in the food chain, risk assessment, etc.

Keywords/Topics: soil organic matter, humic substances, fractionation procedures, soil amendments, fertilizers, biostimulants, chemical/biochemical/biological indicators, etc.

Keywords/Topics: plant physiology, plant phenology, phenotypic plasticity, mineral nutrition, biotic/abiotic stresses (including climate change), crop yield, plant-pathogen interactions, sustainability, etc.

Keywords/Topics: new challenges and opportunities in soil and plant sciences, nanomaterials, modelling, satellite remote sensing, smart farming, state-of-the-art analytical approaches, "omic" sciences, etc.

Field trip with morphological description of soil profiles; visit to Matera, European Capital of Culture for 2019 and UNESCO World Heritage site.