International workshop on

  
Koli (c) Metla/Erkki Oksanen

Development of Models and Forest Soil Surveys for Monitoring of Soil Carbon

April 5-8, 2006 at Koli, Finland

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Meeting days

April 6-8, 2006 (arrivals and well-come reception on Wednesday evening April 5, departure on Sunday April 9)

Sessions and keynote speakers

  • Session I National soil surveys in carbon monitoring - possibilities to improve current methodologies
    Keynote prof. Mats Olsson (SLU, Sweden): "National Soil Surveys in Carbon Monitoring - Possibilities to Improve Current Methodologies"
  • Session II Models in estimation of decomposition and soil carbon budget
    Keynote Dr. Jari Liski (Finnish Environment Institute): "Modelling Soil Carbon Balance at Large Scales"
  • Session III Combining models and soil surveys - advances in development of soil carbon monitoring programmes
    Keynote I Dr. Stephen Ogle (Colorado State University, USA): "Monitoring Soil C Stocks Using a Simulation Model-Based Approach - US Agricultural Lands as an Example"
    Keynote II prof. Pete Smith (University of Aberdeen, UK): "Combining Soil and Forest Models with Spatial Data Sets to Assess Climate Impacts on European Forest Soils"

Meeting programme

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.

 
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