Simposio Mundial sobre la Biodiversidad del Suelo

Poster contest

And the winners of the scientific poster contest are…

First Place: Martha Marina Bolaños-Benavides et al. (Colombia) - ‘Biodiversity of arbuscular mycorrhizae and chemical properties in soils of the Colombian coffee zone

Second Place: Ontivero R.E. et al. (Argentina) - ‘Fungal community assembly in soils of different crops farming in North Argentina’,

Third Place: Oswaldo Julio Vischi Filho et al. (Brazil) - ‘Comparison between soil biodiversity at Rio da Garça (degraded watershed) and Ribeirão Arrependido (preserved watershed)’.

From the first day of the symposium, participants were asked to give their opinion and vote for their favorite scientific poster. Along with their posters, some authors also produced a short video explaining their work. GSOBI participants selected the winners of the poster contest by voting for their favourite. The three best posters were announced on the last day of the Symposium (22 April 2021) and won GSOBI prizes.

Theme 1: State of knowledge on soil biodiversity

1. Biodiversity of arbuscular mycorrhizae and chemical properties in soils of the Colombian coffee zone

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Martha Marina Bolaños-Benavides, AGROSAVIA, Colombia

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2. Earthworm biodiversity from Hyrcanian forests: natural vs. agricultural 

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Robabeh Latif, Farhad Rejali, Atabak Roohi Aminjan, Ashraf Esmaelzad, Maria J. I. Briones, Universidad de Vigo, Spain

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3. Automatic detection of (micro)arthropods in soils

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: László Sipocz, Norbert Flórián, Centre for Agricultural Research, Hungary

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4. Modelling decomposition and microbial processes under waterlogging

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Bente Foereid, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, Norway

English

5. Kinetic diversity indices for the characterization of topsoil formation in natural and augmented ecosystems

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Masatoshi Funabashi, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Japan

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6. Microscopic “canaries in the coal mine” – environmental sequencing of microbial communities uncovers how changes in climate and land cover affect soil biodiversity and functionality

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: József Geml, Eszterházy Károly University, Hungary

English

7. A large database on functional traits for soil ecologists: BETSI

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Sophie Joimel, INRA, France

English

8. Soils of Georgia highlands and their biodiversity

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Mzia Kokhia, Ilia State University, Georgia

English

9. Earthworm diversity and soil-related processes in disturbed Caspian forest

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Yahya Kooch, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran

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10. Fungal community assembly in soils of different crops farming in the Puna (North Argentina)

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Authors: Ontivero R.E., Lumini E., Voyron S., Risio Allione L.V., Bianco P., Bianciotto V., Iriarte H.J., Lugo M.A., MICODIF, Argentina

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11. The effect of landscape slope on soil organic carbon in domazlice district in Czech Republic

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Shahin Nozari, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food, and Natural Resource, Czech Republic

English

12. Ant and termite diversity of the Colombian Amazon soils 

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Clara Peña-Venegas, Instituto Amazónico de Investigaciones Científicas SINCHI, Colombia

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13. Soil biotic component indicators in Lombardy agro-ecosystems

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Mauro Piazzi, TIMESIS Srl, Italy

English

14. Soil survey within the biodiversity monitoring south Tyrol

Year of publicationApril 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Julia Plunger, Eurac Research, Institute for Alpine Environment, Italy

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15. Biodiversity in a soil sequence under different use in an area in the interior of the Valencian community (Spain)

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Maria Desamparados Soriano Soto, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

English

16. QBS-ar in soil biodiversity monitoring: the experience of Emilia-Romagna Region

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Francesca Staffilani, Servizio Geologico, Sismico e dei Suoli, Direzione Generale Cura del Territorio e dell’Ambiente, Regione Emilia-Romagna, Italy

English

17. Biotechnological prospecting studies on microbial strains isolated from different natural biotopes in order to obtain biologically active substances and biomaterials

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Caterina Tomulescu, National Institute for Chemical-Pharmaceutical Research & Development, ICCF, Romania

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18. Microbial diversity in forest soil from Vitosha mountain

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Emiliya Velizarova, University of Forestry, Bulgaria

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19. Ecotoxicological evaluation of lead in distinct soil classes based on acute bioassays with earthworms

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Mariana Vezzone, Federal Fluminense University, Brazil

English

20. Comparison between soil biodiversity at Rio da Garça (degraded watershed) and Ribeirão Arrependido (preserved watershed)

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Oswaldo Julio Vischi Filho, UNICAMP, Brazil

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Theme 2: Soil biodiversity in action

21. How much soil biodiversity is known in Mexico?

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Isabelle Barois, Instituto de Ecología A. C., Red de Ecología Funcional, Mexico

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22. Urban and peri-urban gardening promotes urban and soil biodiversity

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Claudio Beni, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Center for Agriculture and Environment, Italy

English

23. Development of a multi-criteria evaluation of agroecological practices involving soil biodiversity, agronomic performance and farmer perception

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Laetitia Bernard, IRD UMR Eco&sols, France

English

24. Communicating the importance of soils to human health: New options and opportunities

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Eric C. Brevik, Dickinson State University, USA

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25. Effect of warming-induced shrub encroachment on soil fungal communities in Western Greenland

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Fabiana Canini, University of Tuscia, Italy

English

26. Progress in agro-environmental policy for the protection of soil biodiversity in Cuba

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: José M. Febles González, University of Havana, Cuba

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27. Yatesbury house farm is growing soil

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Richard Gantlett, University of Reading, United Kingdom

English

Poster not available

28. Utilisation of grassland vegetation is favourable to the development of earthworm communities

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Kevin Hoeffner, INRAE, France

English

Poster not available

29. The change in biological activity is a good indicator of soil organic matter change

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Zsolt Kotroczó, Hungary Department of Soil Science and Water Management, Hungary

English

30. Application of soil biological quality index to assess the sustainability of soil urban use classes: a case study

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Anita Maienza, Institute for BioEconomy, National Research Council, Italy

English

31. Vermicompositng: an alternative and complimentary eco-friendly tool for sustainable waste management and soil fertility enhancement

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Kadarkarai Murugan, Bharathiar University, India

English

32. The issue of soil pollution solved using organic farming #2: tried-out research of soil biodiversity

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Pathawit Chongsermsirisakul & Siripen Iamurai, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok and Panyapiwat Institute of Man, Thailand

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33. In vitro screening for highly effective strains of Azotobacter

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Marisa Phiromtan De Bels, Loei Rajabhat University, Thailand

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34. Thirty years of different amendment practices: effects on microbial soil turnover

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Gabriella Rossi, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Center for Agriculture and Environment, Italy

English

35. Effect of fairy ring fungi on topsoil micromorphology in Pyrenean grasslands

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Lourdes M. Salazar, University of Lleida, Spain

English

36. Marine soil biodiversity as a key factor for ecosystemic health

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Toso Yann

English

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Theme 3: Soil biodiversity shaping the future of food systems

37. Ecological intensification of Mediterranean vineyards: effects on soil conservation and economic viability

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Pilar Andrés, CREAF, Spain

English

38. Conservation of biodiversity through sustainable management of phytonematodes in soils cultivated with plantain (Musa AAB SIMONDS)

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Luis Gabriel Bautista-Montealegre, AGROSAVIA, Colombia

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39. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi mitigate drought impacts and improve nutrient status of Commiphora myrrha seedlings

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Emiru Birhane, Mekelle University, Ethiopia

English

Poster not available

40.  Ecological intensification of soil processes for agrosystem services in the tropics

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Eric Blanchart, IRD, UMR Eco&Sols, France

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41. Soil biodiversity and sustainable vineyards: hints from the analysis of microarthropod communities

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Aldo D'Alessandro, University of Camerino, Italy

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42. Phosphate solubilizing bacteria and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi differentially benefit barley and enhance phosphate contents 

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Fatima Ezzahra Chouyia, Hassan II University, Morocco

English

43. Soil biodiversity enhancement in European agroecosystems to promote their stability and resilience by external inputs reduction and crop performance increase

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: SoildiverAgro, David Fernández-Calviño, University of Vigo, Spain

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44. Effects of conservative practices on soil ecosystem of Mediterranean high-density olive orchard

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Elena Gagnarli, CREA, Italy

English

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45. Cultivation and grazing impact on extracellular enzyme activity in Alberta grasslands 

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Dauren Kaliaskar, University of Alberta, Canada

English

46. Long term impact of soil fauna conservation practices on the introduced mesofauna and soil chemical properties in rainfed agro ecosystems

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Kumar, N.G et al, University of Agricultural Sciences GKVK, Bengaluru, India

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47. LIFE ZEOWINE: ZEOlite and WINEry waste as innovative product for wine production

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: G. Masciandaro, D. Manzi, CNR-IRET, Italy

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48. Perennial energy crops and organic fertilization increase soil biological activity and soil fertility on sandy substrate

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Moritz Nabel, German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Germany

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49. Diversity and distribution of mycorrhizal arbuscular fungi associated to Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterra-nea (L.) Verdcourt) in different agro-ecological zones in Benin

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Leslie-Dolorès Raïssa Bossou, Laboratory of Soil Microbiology and Microbial Ecology, Benin

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English



50. Metabolic activity of Pseudomonas sp isolated from agricultural soils

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Antonio Rivera, Instituto de Ciencias de la Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico

English

51. Bacterial community in melon/cowpea intercropping systems with reduced nitrogen application 

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Margarita Ros, CEBAS-CSIC, Spain

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52. Effect of different inoculants in growth of solanum tuberosum and the control of rhizoctonia solani

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Patricia Verástegui-Martínez, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Peru

English

53. The interdependence of soil function and soil biological diversity: lessons from an 8-year cover crop study in semi-arid Montana, USA

Year of publication: April 2021
Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Author: Catherine Zabinski, Montana State University, USA

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