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The program of the International Conference and Workshop "Soil Classification: a powerful tool for planning Soil Conservation" (July 21, 2017)
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08:30 – 10:00


10:00 – 10:30

Welcome addresses

·       Dean, Faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Latvia

prof. Zaiga Krišjāne


·       Ministry of Agriculture, Republic of Latvia

Kristīne Sirmā


·       President of European Society for Soil Conservation

prof. Carmelo Dazzi


·       President of Soil Science Society of Latvia

Raimonds Kasparinskis



Plenary lectures

Chairperson: Aldis Kārkliņš

10:30 – 11:00

WRB for characterizing risks to soils, degradation of soils and protection of soils.

Peter Schad

11:00 – 11:30

Do soil classifications support the soil conservation? Current state in Central European countries.

Cezary Cabala

11:30 – 12:00

What's in a name: Can soil classification help understand/manage soil conservation?

Carmelo Dazzi

12:00 – 12:30

Soil diversity in Latvia according to genetic soil classification and WRB.

Raimonds Kasparinskis



12:30 – 12:50

Questions and discussion


12:50 – 13:30




Oral communications

Chairperson: Carmelo Dazzi

13:30 – 13:50

WRB and National soil classifications – peaceful coexistence.

Aldis Kārkliņš

13:50 – 14:10

Soil and agriculture for the future.

Augusto Zanella

14:10 – 14:30

Biological indicators of topsoil formation: A case study from forest sites in Estonia.

Ulfert Graefe, Raimo Kõlli, Gerhard Milbert, Gabriele Broll

14:30 – 14:50

Identifying intact and weakly disturbed ecosystems as urban protected areas basing on diagnostic of their soils.

Tatiana Prokofieva, Maria Gerasimova, Anna Buivolova, Anna Rakhleeva

14:50 – 15:10

Irrigated desert soils in the Tarim basin, China. How can soil classification help to detect problems and limits.

Karl Stahr, Hussein Othmanli


15:10 – 15:25

Coffee break



Oral communications

Chairperson: Cezary Kabala

15:25 – 15:45

Pedogenesis of saline soils in Vojvodina Province, Serbia.

Jovica Radica Vasin, Jordana manol Ninkov, Stanko Bratislav Milić, Snežana Petar, Jakšić, Milorad Sava Živanov, Dušana Dušan Banjac, Vladimiri Ivan Ćirić

15:45 – 16:05

Threats and challanges for sustainable soil management in Sierra Gorda and volcanic landscapes in Queretaro, Mexico.

Norma Eugenia Garcia Calderon

16:05 – 16:25

Soil erodibility differences between two contrasting landscape units of south-eastern Tanzania: implications for soil conservation.

Stefan Dondeyne, Andrew Kabanza, Didas Kimaro, Elly Kafiriti, Wouter Achten, Jozef Deckers, J. Poesen

16:25 – 16:45

Classification of anthropic soils: a quest for the very heavily amended P soils.

Jaume Boixadera Llobet


16:45 – 17:00

Coffee break



Poster session

Chairperson: Raimonds Kasparinskis

17:00 – 18:40

The role of soil factor on development of oak (Quercus robur) undergrowth within coniferous forests in boreo-nemoral zone.

Vita Amatniece, Oļģerts Nikodemus

Impact of forest land age on soil properties in glacial till upland in Vidzeme, Latvia.

Elīna Bārdiņa Oļģerts Nikodemus

Characteristics of humic substances in different soil groups (WRB) of former agricultural lands in Latvia.

Imants Kukuļs, Oļģerts Nikodemus, Raimonds Kasparinskis, Elīna Bārdiņa

The role of soil information in regional planning for resource conservation: some examples.

Stephan Mantel

Diversity of grassland soils and soil properties in local scale in long-term cultivated agricultural lands in Vidzeme upland, Latvia.

Maija Pavlovska

Link between soils and ecosystem services in grasslands within Vidzeme upland, Latvia.

Ieva Rotkovska, Raimonds Kasparinskis

Impact of afforestation on the development of the podzolization process on former agricultural lands.

Agnese Rudusāne, Nauris Rolavs, Raimonds Kasparinskis

Phytoreclamation Possibility of Restoration of Fertility Anthropogenous – Degraded Deserted-Sandy Soil, Passed in Blown Sandy Barkhans.

Rsymbetov B., Kubenkulov K., Naushabayev A.

The soil window: A tool for your study.

Maria Desamparados Soriano Soto, Laura García-España Soriano, Vicente Pons Martí, Eduardo Blasco Talaván

The problem of Retisol identification in the agrogenic landscape of Lithuania moraine highlands.

Jonas Volungevičius, Rimantas Vaisvalavičius, Kristina Amalevičiūtė-Volungė, Alvyra Šlepetienė




International Conference and Workshop "Soil Classification: a powerful tool for planning Soil Conservation" (July 21, 2017)