Goldschmidt 2018: submit abstract to Soils and the Critical Zone theme

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 08:30 to Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 08:30

Goldschmidt is the foremost annual, international conference on geochemistry and related subjects, organized by the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry. Goldschmidt 2018 will be held in Boston, Massachusetts on August 12-17, 2018.  

Submit a session or workshop by November 1, 2017. 

Consider submitting a session to the below CZ related theme:

Theme 12: Soils and the Critical Zone 

Coordinators: Gan-Lin Zhang (Chinese Academy of Science) and Kate Maher (Stanford University). 

Theme Description: Soil has been described as the heart of the critical zone because it links the aboveground and subsurface parts of the critical zone and delivers numerous ecosystem services such as biomass production and habitat, storage and transmission of water and carbon, and nutrient production and transformations. These services are at risk on a changing planet. To protect soil and critical zone relies on interdisciplinary, process- and feedback-oriented understanding. This theme invites sessions covering a range of topics including, but not limited to: soil microbiology, soil biogeochemistry, continental biogeochemical cycles, mineral and organic nutrients, clay mineralogy, surface chemistry, plant-soil interactions, and permafrost. We encourage a broad definition of soil, not limited to the root zone, and a holistic, interdisciplinary critical zone approach that emphasizes processes and feedbacks.

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