2023 Conference Berlin

15 – 17 May 2023 | Berlin | Germany

Soil as sustainable resource

Bringing together the wide range of expertise required to direct soil management towards sustainable soil functioning

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Round Table discussion at BonaRes Conference – Soil as a sustainable resource

On May 16th, 2023. TIME 15:00 – 16:00

Soil based solutions - managing conflicting demands for soil services

A sustainable bioeconomy requires integration of soil productivity with a wide range of other soil functions including nutrient cycling, carbon storage, water retention and filtering as well as being the habitat of a myriad of organisms and enabling their activities. How can trade-offs between such services be managed? What are options for prioritization in different geographic or socio-economic settings? How do policy strategies govern the multitude of soil functions?

In this roundtable discussion, an international expert group from policy, practice, business, and research will discuss their perceptions and experiences on managing conflicting demands for soil services.

Chair: Katharina Helming (Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research)

  • Benjamin Subei, Associate Director Düsseldorf, Boston Consulting Group
  • Ivo Degn, CEO and Co-founder, Climate farmers
  • Harald Ginzky, Environment Agency Germany (UBA)
  • Gabriel Moinet, soil biology group, Wageningen University & Research


Early Career Student Oral Presentation and Poster Awards

At the conference, we will present BonaRes Early Career Student Oral Presentation and Poster Awards. Eligible are students attending the conference that

  1. are first author and personally present an oral or poster presentation at the conference;
  2. are a current undergraduate (e.g., BSc), postgraduate (e.g., MSc) student, or PhD candidate.

There will be one award for the best oral presentation and a second award for the best poster presentation.