1st Working Group 3 meeting. Firelinks 6th of October
Venue: 8 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, 4th floor, Sofia
Building of the Faculty of Biology,
Sofia University (10 min walking from FNTS General Assembly meeting).
10:00-12:00. Reception of the participants.
12:00. Artemi Cerdà Firelinks. Challenges and targets.
14:00. Welcome address by WG leader Irena Atanassova
14:30. Opening by Action Chair Artemi Cerda and Action Vice Chair Stefan Doerr.
15.00. Open discussion on how to set up the work of WG3 for 4 years of Firelinks.
16:00. Coffee break.
16:30. Milestones and Deliverables for WG3. Ideas and further developments.
Venue: N. Poushkarov Institite of Soil Science, Sofia
ul. Bansko shose 7, 1331 Sofia
9:00. Irena Atanassova. Welcome and plan.
9:10. Artemi Cerdà. Road to Firelinks and soils.
9:30. Irena Atanassova. Soil chemistry and fire. Organic geochemical markers in burnt soils and
soils amended with biochar. Overview and challenges.
10:00 Lea Wittenberg. Soil physics, soil erosion and fire. Overview and
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Stefan Doerr. Soil water repellency and fire. Overview and challenges.
11:00. Soil microbiology and fire. Overview and challenges.
11:30. Open discussion. Gaps in knowledge and opportunities for research.
13:30. State-of-the-art and future challenges in forest fires effects on soils
13:30. Heike Knicker. How does pyrogenic organic matter input affect soil functions?
14:00. Agustin Merino; Stefan Doerr, Christina Santin. Innovative techniques to study SOM and
P in soils as a tool for the management of burnt areas.
14:30. Report (paper) on fire effects on soils (all participants).
Proposal for the structure of the report (all participants)
15:00. Coffee break.
15:30. Composing separate groups to discuss different sections of the report.
16:30. General discussion about the report with all participants.
17:00. Challenges and next meeting of the WG. Candidatures.
17:30. Future challenges and milestones for Firelinks (by Artemi Cerdà)