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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Program & Awards



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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

BonaRes Data Management Workshop – “Data Publication and Reuse”

On May 17th, 2023. TIME 15:30 – 17:30

The BonaRes and Rhizo4Bio communities are invited to attend this workshop. Anyone who has previously published or plans to publish research data in the BonaRes Repository is cordially welcome to attend. We will concentrate on the metadata description of research data, the numerous data types and formats, as well as the importance of related identifiers in boosting author visibility, data findability, and reusability.

The workshop will result in the development of a userfriendly procedure for data provision to the repository and easy navigation across the repository to improve data reuse.


Program at a glance



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.


Please note the following supplementary information on data protection: At our events we will ask you to wear a name badge.

Furthermore, it is possible that photographs or films will be taken at the events organised by us, that press will be present, that lectures will be transmitted via Skype, that there will be video conferences or livestreamings with and without recording. More detailed information is available on request and on site at the event.