PhD Summer School

Segnalato da: Giorgio Alberti

Soil, plant and biomasses in a changing environment
16-19 May 2012, Pieve Tesino (TN), Italy

Aim of the School is to offer the opportunity to PhD students to learn about different aspects related to soil and the changing environment, including climate change and the biomass, their use and treatments in a scientific challenging and stimulating atmosphere.

Summer School will be held at the Centro di Studi Alpino of the University of Tuscia (Viterbo), at Pieve Tesino (TN), via Rovigo, 7 (Phone: +30-0461-594626; Fax: +39-0461-592766

For the web site of the Center: http://www.unitus.it/centri/Centro_Studi_Alpino/Introduzione.htm

Registration Fee
Number of School participants is limited to 33 PhD students/post docs.
School fee: 250 Euro, which cover the costs from 16 May late morning (lunch is excluded) to
20 May morning (breakfast is included), i.e. lodging, meals, coffee-breaks, evening party.

Rooms are; triple (three beds, n.1), family (four beds, n.6) and sixfold (six beds, n.1); roommates will be assigned according to gender, unless otherwise specified in the registration form.
PhD students are requested to send a document attesting their status (mail gian.beone@unicatt.it; fax 0523-599217)

Preliminary scientific program

16 May 2012

afternoon: arrival and registration

15.00-15.30: Opening ceremony – Stefano Grego (DAFNE, University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy)

afternoon session: DYNAMICS OF THE AGRO-FORESTRY SYSTEM IN THE CHANGING ENVIRONMENT
Chair: Silvia Rita Stazi (DIBAF, University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy)

15.30-16.30 Paolo De Angelis (DIBAF, University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy) Climate Changes and terrestrial ecosystems: an overview

16.30-17.30 Gianluca Piovesan (DAFNE, University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy) Climate change impacts on temperate forests assessed through tree-ring networks

17.30-18.30 Team work and discussion*: Human activities and effects on agriculture and forestry*(under supervision of the chair)

17 May 2012
morning session RHIZOSPHERE MANAGEMENT AS A TOOL FOR A SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
Chair: Nicola Tomasi (DiSA, University of Udine, Italy)

8.30- 9.30 Paolo Nannipieri (DiPSA, University of Florence, Italy) Potential impact of climate changing on biochemical activities of soil

9.30-10.30 Roberto Pinton (DiSA, University of Udine, Italy) Rhizodepositions: the way out to the environment

10.30-11.00 Break

11.00-12.00 Team work and discussion*: Rhizosphere: so many achievements and even more challenges*(under supervision of the chair)

afternoon session: FOREST MANAGEMENT UNDER CLIMATE CHANGE
Chair: Alfredo Di Filippo (DAFNE, University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy)

14.30-15.30 Giustino Tonon (FaST, University of Bozen/Bolzano, Italy) management and soil organic carbon Forest

15.30-16.30 Claudio Zaccone (DiSACD, University of Foggia, Italy) Reconstructing paleoenvironmental changes using ombrotrophic bog profiles

16.30-17.00 Break

17.00-18.00 Poster presentation by PhD students

18.00-19.30 Team work and discussion*: Managing forests to reduce climate change impacts*(under supervision of the chair)

18 May 2012
morning session: PEDODIVERSITY AND SOIL BIODIVERSITY
Chair: Maria Cristina Moscatelli (DIBAF, University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy)

8.30- 9.30 Anna Benedetti (CRA-RPS, Rome, Italy) Soil microbial biodiversity in changing environment

9.30-10.30 Sara Marinari (DIBAF, University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy) Analytical tools to study pedodiversity induced by land use change and management

10.30-11.00 Break

11.00-12.00 Edoardo Puglisi (Istituto di Microbiologia, University of Piacenza, Italy) Approaching the puzzle of plant, microbes and organic matter interactions in the rhizosphere

afternoon session: AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AND ECONOMICS
Chair: Edoardo Puglisi (Istituto di Microbiologia, University of Piacenza, Italy)

14.30-15.30 Stefano Amaducci (Istituto di Agronomia, genetica e coltivazioni erbacee, University of Piacenza, Italy) Sustainable Crop Productions

15.30-16.30 Gabriele Dono (DEAR, University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy) Problems of economic impact assessment of climate change

16.30-17.00 Break

17.00-18.00 Poster presentation by PhD students

18.00-19.30 Team work and discussion*: Sustainability of primary productions: the role of agricultural chemists
*(under supervision of the chair)

19 May 2012
morning session: CARBON SEQUESTRATION IN SOIL: THE ROLE OF ORGANIC AMENDMENTS
Chair: Marco Contin (DiSA, University of Udine, Italy)

8.30- 9.30 Giovanni Gigliotti (DSAA, Univeristy of Perugia, Italy) Composting process, compost application and greenhouse gases emission

9.30-10.30 Claudio Ciavatta (DiSTA, University of Bologna, Italy) Organic and organic-based fertilizers: agro-environmental and legislative aspects

10.30-11.00 Break

11.00-12.00 Giorgio Alberti (DiSA, University of Udine, Italy) Biochar: what we know and what we do not know (but hopefully we will)

12.00-13.00 Maria De Nobili (DiSA, University of Udine, Italy) The complex effects of the addition of agricultural biomasses and biomass energy waste on soil properties and C sequestration

afternoon session: BIOFUELS AND BIOMASS CONVERSION OPTIONS
Chair: Alessandro D’Annibale (DIBAF, University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy)

14.30-15.30: Fabrizio Adani (DiProVe, University of Milano, Italy) Anaerobic Digestion, renewable nutrients and environmental impacts.

15.30-16.30: Marco Barattieri (FaST, University of Bozen/Bolzano, Italy) Biomass upgrading into gaseous and liquid fuels: thermo-chemical and biochemical processes

16.30-17.00 Break

17.00-18.00 Team work and discussion*: approaches to the upgrading of biomass wastes Biological and physico-chemical
*(under supervision of the chair)

20 May 2012
breakfast and departure