Sevilla 2020 Training School on Soil Organic Matter and Fire

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29 March Sunday

Sevilla 2020 Training School on Soil Organic Matter and Fire

29 March 2020, 00:00 - 03 April 2020, 23:59
Instituto de Recursos Naturales e Agrobiologia de Sevilla, Av. de la Reina Mercedes 10
Sevilla, 41012 Spain

1st European FIRElinks Training School

“What does fire to Soil Organic Matter? Chemical and physical characterization of pyrogenic organic matter and its impact on soil functions”

March 29 – April 3, 2020, Seville, Spain

Vegetation fires are part of our world since geological times. Although they are devastating, they offer changes for renewal of ecological systems and landscapes. Emitting huge amounts of greenhouse gases, charcoal residues can – after their incorporated into the soils – increase the C-sequestration potential of soils. These are only a few of the many contradicting aspects of vegetation
fires that have to be understood for a comprehensive analysis of the impact of fire in a world affected by global change.
As a start, the intention of the present course is to discuss the effects on fire on the system “soil” and to obtain insights into some powerful analytical tool presently available for its characterization.
Based on this, the objective of this training course is the introduction of PhD students and post-Docs

i) into typical methods for characterizing soil properties and soil microbial activities
ii) into modern analytical tools such as spectroscopic (NMR; FTIR, IRMS) or microscopic techniques (TEM, NMR-micro imaging)

both within lectures given by experts and practical work in the lab and in the field.

Important deadlines:
15/02/2020: Abstract submission
03/03/2020: Notification of Acceptance
15/03/2020: Deadline for payment

Registration Fee: 120 € (covers participation, course material and lunch)

The FIRElinks COST Action provides scholarships for excellent young researchers. The awardees will be selected based on their abstract and the CV.

Maximal participation: 25

Application procedure:
Please send the application with
– your curriculum vitae (CV) and
– an abstract (1 page, 12 pt) explaining:
a) Why do you want to participate?
b) What do you expect to get out?
c) How will you use the information and experience that you gain?

to: cost.summerschool@gmail.com

At the meeting the own research shall be presented within a 20 min- talk

Download the training school flyer.

18:00 registration, and short tour through Seville

9h00-13h30:
– Welcome and organization of workgroups
– Introduction: What is FireLinks? (Artemi Cerda, Chair of Firelinks)
– Effect of Fire on the C/N cycling in soils? (presentations by Kajar Köster (Finnland) and Heike Knicker (Spain)
– Stable isotope ratio mass spectrometry (Jose Antonio Gonzalez Perez)
– Introduction into analytical pyrolysis, FTIR (Jose Maria de la Rosa)
13h30-14h30: lunch
14h30- 18h00:
– solid-state NMR spectroscopy (Heike Knicker)
Groupwork: Design of a project “Determination of parameters that are necessary to evaluate the impact of fire on soils” created by the student

9h00-13h30:
– Understanding the impact of wildfires on soil-vegetation dynamics, hydrological and erosional processes (Lea Wittenberg)
– Student presentation
13h30-14h30: lunch
14h30- 18h00: Lab work (in groups):
1. basic soil parameters
2. How to use FT/IR
3. Introduction into analytical pyrolysis, stable isotopes mass spectrometry
4. Solid-state NMR spectroscopy

9h00-13h30: Field trip: After Fire-management: Examples in the Sierra de Aznalcollar
13h30-14h30: lunch
14h30- 18h00:
Student presentations
Fire as part of ecological systems or to reduce negative impacts of fire (Artemi Cerda)
Discussion about Fire-management

9h00-13h30: Lab work (in groups)
1. basic soil parameters
2. How to use FT/IR
3. Introduction into analytical pyrolysis, stable isotopes mass spectrometry
4. Solid-state NMR spectroscopy
13h30-14h30: lunch
14h30- 18h00:
– Visit of the Alcazares

9h00- 13h30
– Student presentation
“press conference”: Scenario: Major forest fires occurs in the South of Spain, It is approaching small villages and an important natural park. It`s is a “man-made” fire that went out of control. At the same time there is a big demonstration “Friday for future” and a big conference called “Fire as a natural element of ecosystems”. There will be journalists, politicians, specialists and affected civilians.

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Details
Start: March 29
End: April 3
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Venue
Venue Name: Instituto de Recursos Naturales e Agrobiologia de Sevilla
Address: Av. de la Reina Mercedes 10
Sevilla, 41012 Spain
Organizer
Organizer Name: Heike Knicker Email:
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