4th Ecology of Soil Microorganisms Conference 2022

4th Ecology of Soil Microorganisms Conference 2022

The Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences (a member of the HoliSoils consortium) is pleased to invite you to the 4th conference on the Ecology of Soil Microorganisms to be held in Prague, Czech Republic on 19-23 June 2022. This will be the fourth conference in the triennial symposium series on this topic, last organised in Helsinky in 2018. The conferences were attended by more than 400 participants from all over the world.

The conference is planned as an interdisciplinary platform that should offer as much interaction as possible between the various topics of microbial ecology. This includes questions concerning individual microbes, microbial communities as well as their interactions with the environment and other soil biota. The organisers aim to link current “omics” molecular methods, such as metagenomics, metatranscriptomics and metaproteomics, with approaches based on soil chemical and biochemical analyses, exploration of soil fauna and plant ecology.

The other important goal of the conference is a broad scope covering the ecology of all microbes: bacteria and fungi, as well as archaea and protozoa. The Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences aims to bring together experts from all these disciplines in a meeting where all can benefit from interactions and thus promote research in the field of soil ecology.

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission: March 15, 2022
  • Early bird registration deadline: March 15, 2022
  • Young scientist grants application: March 15, 2022
  • Final programme announcement: May, 2022
  • Conference June 19-23, 2022

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Forest dynamics in the Anthropocene (FORECOMON 2022)

Forest dynamics in the Anthropocene (FORECOMON 2022)

Description

Forest ecosystems play a key role in the ongoing global change as they possess a great proportion of terrestrial carbon and biodiversity. Their response to the large-scale environmental changes of our time such as anthropogenic air pollution, rising air temperatures, changing rainfall patterns, and increasing occurrence of weather extremes (drought, heat, floods, storms etc.) have crucial implications for terrestrial flora, fauna and human societies.

FORECOMON 2022 – The 10th Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Conference will take place on 30 May – 1 June 2022 and will be followed by the 38th Task Force Meeting of ICP Forests, taking place on 1 – 3 June 2022. The Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE) is the host of both events and is kindly making local arrangements. Both events will be organised as hybrid meetings to account for the possibility of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.