2011 Program Schedule Wageningen Soil Meeting

Program Schedule

Soil Science in a Changing World: Conference Schedule
18-22 September 2011
Sunday
18.00-20.00 Icebreaker and registration
Monday
7.30 Registration desk open
8.30 - 8.50 Opening address by the chair of the scientific committee Prof. dr. Peter de Ruiter
8.50 - 9.00 Short address by the Co-ordinator of the research theme "The Natural Resources Challenge" of the OECD Co-operative Research Programme on Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems
Theme 1 Global Food Security Chair: dr. ir. Prem S. Bindraban, MBA Plenary session
9.00 - 10.30 2 keynote lectures 30 minutes Keynote 1: Hans Eenhoorn (retired vice president Unilever Food, member UN Task Force on Hunger) Keynote 2: Bruce Campbell, CCAFS, Denmark
10.30 - 11.00 One minute poster pitches
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break
11.30-13.00 Parallel session with: 2 workshops or master classes 2 sessions with 6 oral presentations
13.00-14.30 Lunch with poster session.
Theme 2 Water Resources Chair: Prof. dr. ir. Leo Stroosnijder Plenary session
14.30-16.00 2 keynote lectures 30 minutes Keynote 1: Victor Jetten; ITC, Univ. Twente, The Netherlands Keynote 2: Neil McKenzie; CSIRO Land and Water, Australia
16.00-16.30 One minute poster pitches
16.30-17.00 Coffee break
17.00-18.30 Parallel session with: 2 workshops or master classes 2 sessions with 6 oral presentations
18.30-20.00 Snacks with refreshments and poster session
Tuesday
08.30 The program of the excursions on Tuesday September 20 has been defined. There will be excursions to National Park de Hoge Veluwe, Wageningse Berg and Wageningen Campus, The Netherlands Open Air Museum, an excursion about 200,000 years of landscape formation in the surroundings of Wageningen, and a geological/soil scientific excursion through the western and central part of the Netherlands. Most of the excursions will leave around 08.30 at the Hof van Wageningen and return around 18.00 hrs. Transport, coffee/tea, packed lunch and refreshments are included. You can subscribe by e-mail to wageningensoilmeeting@wur.nl or at the reception desk at the start of the conference. All excursions have a limit of the amount of participants. So we can advise you to subscribe as early as possible! The excursions will be guided by soil scientists and mainly have a scientific character; some are combined with a cultural or culinary treat. See the program and topics of the field trips of the Wageningen Soil Meeting.
19.30 Conference Diner in Hotel de Wereld, Restaurant O'Mundo
Wednesday
Theme 3: Biodiversity Chair: Prof. dr. ir. Lijbert Brussaard Plenary session
8.30-10.00 2 keynote lectures 30 minutes Keynote 1: Diana Wall; Colorado State University, USA Keynote 2: Louisa Jackson; University of California, USA
10.00-10.30 One minute poster pitches
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 Parallel session with: 2 workshops or master classes 2 sessions with 6 oral presentations
12.30-14.00 Lunch with poster session.
Theme 4: Governance and Policy Chair: Prof. dr. Mark Kibblewhite Plenary session
14.00-15.30 2 keynote lectures 30 minutes Keynote 1: Ladislav Miko; Deputy Director-General of DG Health and Consumers at the European Commission Keynote 2: Luca Montanarella; JRC, European Commision
15.30-16.00 One minute poster pitches
16.00-16.30 Coffee break
16.30-18.00 Parallel session with: 2 workshops or master classes 2 sessions with 6 oral presentations
18.00-19.30 Snacks with refreshments and poster session
Thursday
Theme 5 Climate Change Chair: Prof. dr. Rik Leemans Plenary session
8.30-10.00 2 keynote lectures 30 minutes Keynote 1: Richard Bardgett; University of Lancaster, UK Keynote 2: Wim van der Putten; NIOO, the Netherlands
10.00-10.30 One minute poster pitches
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 Parallel session* with: 2 workshops or master classes 2 sessions with 6 oral presentations
12.30-14.00 Lunch with poster session.
14.00-14.30 Closing ceremony including a concluding address by the CRP Theme Coordinator.

* The parallel sessions will include     

  • Two Master classes organized by the ISRIC on World Soil Information.    
  • Master class on quantitative water and soil characteristics calculations    
  • Master class: from soil eco-system services to monetary value.    
  • Additional master classes will be announced in due course.  

Side event: ESBN annual plenary meeting