European Healthy Soils meeting: soil fertility, agriculture, environment, climate change, chemistry, biology and microbiology, biogeochemical, crop cultivation, mycorrhizae, sustainability, organic carbon capture, fertilizers, plants biostimulants, soil erosion, biodiversity, greenhouse.

The conference is now over. Thanks to speakers, participants, and sponsors for making the first edition a success!
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  • About the event
    The topic Healthy Soils is a key element of the European Soil Strategy. This first edition of the European Healthy Soils Conference Series addressed the relevance of healthy soils and soil fertility as prerequisite for a functioning society, environment, economy, and climate.
    The 3-day conference aims to brought together soil scientists, along with stakeholders from industry, agriculture, and the public sector, to discuss the maintenance of and opportunities in healthy soils. The event was co-organized by the FHNW School of Life Sciences and Agroscope, under the umbrella of the European Federation of Biotechnology divisions of Plant, Agriculture & Food and Environmental Biotechnology.


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    2022-12-15 Abstract submission and registration open
    2023-04-14 Abstract submission deadline: Speakers and workshops
    2023-05-05 Notification of acceptance: Speakers and workshops
    2023-05-31 Early-bird registration deadline
    2023-06-30 Flash poster presentation
    2023-08-15 Poster submission deadline
    2023-09-08 Registration deadline
    2023-09-13 First day of the conference
    2023-09-15 Last day of the conference


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    Axel Don

    Thünen Institute. DE.

    Sebastian Dotterl Image
    Sebastian Dötterl

    ETH Zürich. CH.

    Katie Field Image
    Katie Field

    University of Sheffield. UK.

    Giulia Gregori Image
    Giulia Gregori

    Novamont. IT.

    Niels Halberg Image
    Niels Halberg

    Aarhus University. DK

    Matthias Rillig Image
    Matthias Rillig

    Freie Universität Berlin. DE.

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    Natalia Rodriguez

    FAO. IT

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    Serenella Sala

    JRC. BE

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    Peter Schad

    TUM Sch. Life Sciences. DE.

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    Peter Wenheim

    EC, DG Res. & I. BE


    The registration is now closed.


    Abstract submission is now closed.

    Abstract guidelines and instructions


    The European Healthy Soils Conference, 1st Edition, Soil Fertility will be hosted by the School of Life Sciences at the FHNW Campus Muttenz.
    Muttenz is 7 minutes by train from Basel Main Station (Basel SBB) and the Campus is a 6-minute walk from the Muttenz train station.
    The modern FHNW Campus Muttenz hosts the School of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geomatics, the School of Life Sciences, the School of Education, and the School of Social Work and School of Engineering. This new state of the art building offers excellent amenities for a successful Symposium. We are looking forward to welcoming you here!

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    A range of sponsorship opportunities are available. If you are interested in supporting the meeting, please contact [email protected]

    We extend warm thanks to our sponsors for their generous support of European Healthy Soils 2023.

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    Conference Chairs
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    Sebastian Wendeborn

    FHNW School of Life Sciences

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    Reto Meuli


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    Thomas Gross


    Alexander Wissemeie Image
    Alexander Wissemeier

    Leibniz Universität Hannover

    Workshop Co-Organizers
    Bettina Hitzfeld Image
    Bettina Hitzfeld

    Bundesamt für Umwelt (BAFU)

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    Natalia Rodriguez Eugenio

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO UN)

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    Pascal Boivin

    HES-SO. CH



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    Sonia Thomson

    FHNW School of Life Sciences

    FHNW School of Life Sciences. Institute for Chemistry and Bioanalytics
    Hofackerstrasse 30. 4132 Muttenz, Switzerland
    [email protected]