Thematic Event on soil health from a forest land-use perspective – Virtual event
Considering the role of soils in mitigating climate change, the European Union has commissioned new soil directives with a new soil deal for Europe where 100 living labs focusing on soil health and different land uses will be established. Forestry is a vital economic activity for many nations and is also highly reliant on soils, which is a vital component for regulating ecosystem processes. As part of the soil awareness campaign, this event will focus on understanding the interactions between forestry and soil properties directly and indirectly. The event explicitly addresses two objectives of the EU Mission: A Soil Deal for Europe: prevent erosion and improve soil structure to enhance biodiversity.
We would like to initiate discussions about how the concepts of soil health and living labs could be understood and applied within forestry and across forested landscapes.
In this event, we will focus on:
how impacts of forestry on soils are intensified across geographical locations where soils become more susceptible to e.g. soil erosion in semi-arid and dry areas;
how to address the monitoring of soil indicators considering rotation periods (short 20-23 years vs long 50-70 years) and difference in forest management practices (mixed vegetation vs mono cultures).
The agenda can be viewed here.
This compelling fifth thematic event in a series of six European-wide events are conducted entirely online.
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