International Conference
27–28 August 2012, Tartu, Estonia
Humus forms and biologically active compounds as indicators of pedodiversity


Keynote talks

Humus forms and topsoil classification. Where do we stand? Prof. Gabriele Broll (University of Osnabrueck, Germany)

The effectiveness of simultaneous chemical and physical analyses as a tool for the understanding of processes and mechanisms in soils. Prof. Lech Szajdak (IAFE, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)


Oral presentations

Classification of Humus Forms – the German approach. G. Milbert, G. Broll, C. Wachendorf & U. Graefe (Germany)

Biological features of soils: the unifying principles in topsoil classification. U. Graefe, G. Broll, G. Milbert & C. Wachendorf (Germany)

Humus cover and its forms’ fabric depending on pedo-ecological conditions and land-use. R. Kõlli & I. Tamm (Estonia)

Carbon stock and forest productivity planted on agricultural land. A. Karklins, I. Lipenite & M. Daugaviete (Latvia)

Stocks of organic carbon in Estonian forest site types as related to forest management. H. Tullus, K. Karoles, A. Tullus, R. Kõlli & I. Tamm (Estonia)

Organic carbon accumulation in different forest soils’ types of Estonia. E. Asi, T. Timmusk, V. Apuhtin, & R. Kõlli (Estonia)

Why humification so much differs in different environment: genesis and properties of peat humic substances. M. Klavins, O. Purmalis, J. Sire & D. Dudare (Latvia)

Distribution of organic carbon in humic and granulodensimetric fractions as influenced by sustainable soil use systems. I. Liaudanskiene, A. Slepetiene, A. Velykis & A. Satkus (Lithuania)

Antioxidative and inhibiting compounds as revealed by field ionization mass spectrometry. P. Leinweber, A. Schlichting, D. Rimmer, G. Abbott & S. Heumann (Germany)



Poster presentations

Vertical distribution of organic carbon concentration in arable soils. A. Astover & E. Suuster (Estonia)

Effect of cover crops and straw application on soil humic substances. A. Arlauskiene, A. Slepetiene & S. Maiksteniene (Lithuania)

The effect of organic mulches on the amount of organic carbon in the soil. K. Bajorienė, R. Pupalienė, A. Sinkevičienė & D. Jodaugienė (Lithuania)

Studies of acidic properties of humic acids derived from mucks under phosphates ions influence. P. Boguta & Z. Sokołowska (Poland)

The effect of spring oilseed rape crop density on plant root biomass and soil enzymes activity. R. Čepulienė, R. Velička, A. Marcinkevičienė, R. Pupalienė & R. Kosteckas (Lithuania)

The effect of plant residues and fertilization on swards productivity and on soil organic carbon content. K. Kauer, R. Kõlli, R. Viiralt, T. Köster, M. Noormets, T. Laidna, I. Keres, A. Parol, T. Varul,  A. Selge & H. Raave

Organic matter in the soils of forest lands of different ages formed on ice lake sandy deposit in Latvia. I. Kukuls, R. Kasparinskis & O. Nikodemus (Latvia)

Influence of temperature on moorsh soils at different stages of transformation as resulting from changes of optical characteristics of humic acids. I. Niemiałkowska-Butrym & Z. Sokołowska (Poland)

Decomposition of alpha-cellulose on semi-natural meadows. J. Peda (Estonia) 

The content organic carbon depending on method of soil analysis. P. Penu, T. Köster & J. Rebane (Estonia)

Comparison of different statistical models for predicting soil organic carbon stock. E. Suuster, C. Ritz, H. Roostalu, A. Astover (Estonia)

The changes of nitrate reductase activity in soil under Robinia pseudoacacia shelterbelt and adjoining cultivated field. L. W. Szajdak & W. Gaca (Poland)

Impact of solvent and properties of secondary transformed peat-moorsh soils on the rates of the dissolution of organic matter. L. W. Szajdak & M. Szczepański (Poland)

The effect of organic fertilisers on soil humus concentration in long-term field experiment. A. Toomsoo, A. Astover, E. Leedu, H. Rossner & T. Teesalu (Estonia)


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