The 21st World Congress of Soil Science (https://www.21wcss.org/) will be held in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. This year’s theme “Soil Science: Beyond food and fuel” is an invitation to answer questions like: How to feed a hungry planet? How to fuel an energy-hungry planet? How to quench a thirsty planet? How to clean up our polluted planet? How to reach a balance between protection of biodiversity and sustainable land management for agriculture production? These, among many other questions, are subjects related to the multiple functions of soil.
The Croplands Research Group will hold their tenth annual meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 11-12 August.
The meeting will be hosted by Brazil, at Embrapa Soils (Rio de Janeiro, Rua Jardim Botanico n 1024), and will be held alongside the 21st World Congress of Soil Science (https://www.21wcss.org/).
The São Paulo School of Advanced Methane Science is offering a course for graduate students and early career scientists. Priority will be given to candidates currently enrolled in graduate programs (Masters/MSc and Doctoral/PhD) and for recent recipients of graduate degrees.
The proposed school program will cover the areas of methane science that have resulted in the most important recent advances. Topics include the global methane budget and the impact of methane on climate; the molecular and cellular biology that underlies the flux of methane into the atmosphere; the ecology of methane; and the course applications of recent discoveries, in fields ranging from agriculture to engineering to medicine. The daily schedule is organised to allow lectures, debate, and group course discussion as well as student presentations and poster sessions.
Click here for more information and to apply. Applications close 30 June 2018.