International workshop on
Development of Models and Forest Soil Surveys for Monitoring of Soil Carbon
April 5-8, 2006 at Koli, Finland
April 6-8, 2006 (arrivals and well-come reception on Wednesday evening April 5, departure on Sunday April 9)
Sessions and keynote speakers
The objective of this workshop is to assess current methodological development focused on soil carbon monitoring applicable for large-scale inventories. This workshop will evaluate and discuss possibilities to apply existing, well-validated soil carbon models, current soil surveys, knowledge on the spatial variation of soil carbon and sound statistics to monitoring changes in soil carbon on regional scale.
The workshop will compare and evaluate development of alternative monitoring methods that might be applied for regional monitoring of changes in the carbon stock of forest soil. Among other parties of the Climate Convention and signatory countries of the Kyoto Protocol, EU has commitments to report changes in the carbon stocks of forests, including the carbon stock of soils.
As none of the current national or international soil survey networks is designed for carbon inventories, there is an urgent need for reliable and effective methods to monitor soil carbon. This workshop will discuss possibilities to apply existing soil carbon/forest ecosystem models, current soil surveys, knowledge on the spatial variation of soil carbon and sound statistics to monitoring changes in soil carbon.