World Soils and their Assessment 2015

Introductory / refresher course on soils of the world and their assessment (more information about the ISRIC Spring School)

Who is it for: Soil and environmental scientists, students, professionals in natural resources management and planning.

REGISTRATION HAS BEEN CLOSED.


PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

Daily programme:

 

DAY 0 (OPTIONAL, Friday, 15 May):

 

Block Topic Type / Room Lecturer
15.30 - 16.15 Introduction to soils and their properties Interactive lecture
Gaia 2
S. Mantel, T. Caspari
16.15 - 16.30 Coffee break    
16.30 - 17.15 Introduction to soils and their properties Interactive lecture
Gaia 2
S. Mantel, T. Caspari

 

DAY 1 (Monday, 18 May): World Reference Base for Soil Resources

 

Block Topic Type / Room Lecturer
8.30-9.00 Registration and Coffee Hall Gaia building  
9.00 - 9.45

Official Opening of the ISRIC Spring School 2015

Group photo

Lecture
Gaia 1

B. Kempen, R. van den Bosch (ISRIC director)

9.45 - 10.30 Introduction round participants / Short History of soil classification systems

Interactive                     ATLAS 3

S. Mantel + all
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break    
11.00 - 12.30 Introduction to WRB concepts and terminology Lecture
ATLAS 3
T. Caspari
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch    
13.30 - 15.00 Soils of the World

Guest lecture               ATLAS 3

prof. dr. ir S. Deckers (KU Leuven)
15.00 - 15.30 Coffee break    
15.30 - 17.30 Soils of the World

Interactive guest lecture
ATLAS 3

prof. dr. ir S. Deckers (KU Leuven)

 

DAY 2 (Tuesday, 19 May): Applying the World Reference Base for Soil Resources

Block Topic Type / Room Lecturer
9.00 - 10.30 Introduction to global soils in the World Soil Museum. Discuss the broad distribution of soils in the world Interactive lecture WSM S. Mantel
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break    
11.00 - 12.30 Field description of soils Lecture / exercise WSM T. Caspari
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch    
13.30 - 15.00 Applying the World Reference Base for Soil Resources (WRB) Exercise WSM S. Mantel, T. Caspari, J. Leenaars, N. Batjes
15.00 - 15.30 Coffee break    
15.30 - 17.30 Applying the World Reference Base for Soil Resources (WRB) Exercise WSM S. Mantel, T. Caspari, J. Leenaars, N. Batjes
19:00 - 22:00 Dinner in the town (Colors World Food restaurant)    

 

DAY 3 (Wednesday, 20 May): Field visit landscape and soils in the vicinity of Wageningen

Block Topic Type / Room Lecturer
9.00 - 17.00 Field excursion (lunch in the field). Practice in soil geography, soil description and soil classification in the field at various sites in the vicinity of Wageningen Exercise S. Mantel, T. Caspari, G. van Lynden, N. Batjes

 

DAY 4 (Thursday, 21 May): Sustainable soil management and planning

Block Topic Type / Room Lecturer
9.00 - 10.30 Soil nutrient management Exercise
Forum PC 0629
Marius Heinen (WUR)
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break    
11.00 - 12.30 Soil nutrient management Lecture                      Henk van Reuler (WUR)
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch    
13.30 - 15.00 Soil degradation and conservation Lecture
Lumen 1
G. van Lynden
15.00 - 15.30 Coffee break    
15.30 - 17.30 Soil degradation and conservation

Exercise
Orion PC 8045        

G. van Lynden

 

DAY 5 (Friday, 22 May): World soil databases

Block Topic Type / room Lecturer
9.00 - 10.30 World soil databases Lecture
Lumen 1
N. Batjes
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break    
11.00 - 12.30 Gridded soil information at the global scale Lecture
Lumen 1
J. Mendes
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch    
13.30 - 14.30 Digital soil resource inventories: status and prospects

Guest lecture
Gaia 1+2

dr. D.G. Rossiter
14.30 - 15.30 Course evaluation and closing

Interactive
Lumen 1

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