The goal of the 2nd GSBC is to bring distinguished experts from each of these research fields together to enhance our understandings of the important role of soil biodiversity on global sustainability, and to promote international collaborations on soil sustainability across hierarchical scales. It includes the following topics:
Topic-01: Sustaining the planet: soil biodiversity & sustainable development goals
Topic-02: Feeding the world: sustainable agriculture & soil biodiversity
Topic-03: Curbing climate change: global biogeochemical cycle & soil biodiversity
Topic-04: Enhancing ecosystem service: maintenance & conservation of soil biodiversity
Topic-05: Improving environmental health: soil biodiversity & environmental pollution
Topic-06: Assessing soil biodiversity: biogeography of soil biome across scales
Topic-07: linking structure and function: microbial dark matter & soil ecology
Topic-08: Deciphering feedbacks: Links between above- and belowground
Topic-09: Tracing the ecological-evolutionary dynamics: new concepts in soil biodiversity
Topic-10: Expanding the toolbox: new methods in soil biodiversity
Topic-11: Training the next generation: soil biodiversity of the future
We are striving to make this conference the best known platform for high-profile interdisciplinary meetings in the fields of soil biology and relevant disciplines.
GSBC2 is being hosted by the Soil Science Society of China (SSSC) and supported by the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS). The conference is the central congress for soil biome researchers across the world at all stages of their career to discuss the latest development in Soil Biodiversity and Global Sustainability. We look forward hosting you to continue the success of GSBC.
Attendance will be open to all and will be on a first come, first serve basis. Presentations will also be open to the public in the form of oral and poster presentations. The conference is co-chaired by Profs. Renfang Shen and Yongguan Zhu of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the leading principal investigators of China Soil Microbiome Initiative (CSMI).