Soil Resources of European Volcanic Systems

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Agust. 2005


Andosol Symposia at the                                     
World Conference of Soil Science
(WCSS; 2006, USA)

The next World Conference of Soil Science (WCSS) will be in Philadelphia, USA, July 9-15 2006 (see www given below).  The Congress decided to devote a special symposium to volcanic soils.  The session is titled ôAndisols and Related Soilsö, 1.3PA (Poster Symposia).

It is intended to address the latest information on Andisol genesis, processes, interactions between organic matter and short range order minerals, analytical problems, regional distribution, and landscape relationships.  It will include influences of human activity, and consequences for soil protection, land use planning and management.

Deadline for abstracts has been extended to December 1.

The symposium will be convened by Olafur Arnalds, Peter Buurman and Reinhold Jahn.  We urge all interested in volcanic soils of the world to participate.

For more information, contact see:

June. 2004

All the abstracts from the conference are now available in Rala Report no. 214

Nov. 2003

Akureyri - Egilsstadir, Iceland
June 4 - 8, 2004

Nov. 2002
Picture gallery from the Azores meeting in October 2001has been added to the website.

Sept. 2002
Picture gallery from the Hungary meeting in September and the France meeting in June 2001 have been added to the website.

Sept. 2002
Pictures from the Greece profiles have been added to the website


New!  Attention to members of Cost-622.  
Please check if your mail address is correct in the participants list.

Created by EG and OA Edited by Olafur Arnalds for the COST –622 group.
Agricultural Research Institute of Iceland.
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Last modified 16 August 2005 by EG