ISMC Conference 2024

Conference Theme of ISMC 2024 会议主题
Advances in Modelling Soil System Science, Earth System Science, and Beyond
模拟土壤系统科学、地球系统科学及其更远领域的最新进展

The International Soil Modeling Consortium (ISMC) will bring together modelers and experimental soil scientists at the forefront of new technologies and approaches to characterize soils. By addressing these aims, ISMC will contribute to improve the role of soil modeling as a knowledge dissemination instrument in addressing key global issues and stimulate the development of translational research activities.

Soil is one of the most critical life-supporting compartments of the biosphere. Soil provides numerous ecosystem services such as a habitat for biodiversity, water and nutrients, as well as producing food, feed, fiber, and energy. To feed the rapidly growing world population in 2050, agricultural food production must be doubled using the same land resources footprint. At the same time, soil resources are threatened due to improper management and climate change. Soil is not only essential for establishing a sustainable bio-economy, but also plays a key role in a broad range of societal challenges, including
 • climate change mitigation and adaptation,
 • land use change,
 • water resource protection,
 • biotechnology for human health,
 • biodiversity and ecological sustainability,
 • combating desertification

Despite the many important functions of soils, many fundamental knowledge gaps remain regarding the role of soil biota and biodiversity on ecosystem services, the structure and dynamics of soil communities, the interplay between hydrologic and biotic processes, the quantification of soil biogeochemical processes and soil structural processes, the resilience and recovery of soils from stress, as well as the prediction of soil development and the evolution of soils in the landscape, to name a few. Soil models have long played an important role in quantifying and predicting soil processes and related ecosystem services. However, a new generation of soil models based on a holistic approach comprising all physical, mechanical, chemical and biological processes is now required to address these critical knowledge gaps, and thus, contribute to the preservation of ecosystem services, improve our understanding of climate-change–feedback processes, bridge basic soil science research and management, and facilitate the communication between science and society. To meet these challenges an international community effort is required, similar to initiatives in systems biology, hydrology, and climate and crop research.

The 4th International Soil Modeling Conference will be held in Tianjin from May 7th to 10th, 2024, at the Pan-Pacific Hotel Tianjin (Address: No. 1 Zhang Zi Zhong Road, Hong Qiao District, Tianjin, 300091, People’s Republic of China). The conference theme is "Advances in Modelling Soil System Science, Earth System Science, and Beyond."

国际土壤模拟协会(ISMC)致力于推动土壤实验研究与模型开发工作的融合互通,促进国内外科研工作者运用新技术、新方法探究土壤科学研究领域的关键科学问题,从而促进土壤过程模型在解决全球关键问题中发挥的关键作用。随着人类对土壤资源的需求不断增加,土壤模拟为理解土壤生态系统、预测土壤变化和优化土壤管理方面提供了强有力的工具。本次国际土壤模拟会议将聚焦于探讨和研究土壤模拟技术,以及如何利用这些技术推动全球土壤的可持续管理。会议将邀请来自世界各地的土壤科学家、农业专家、环境学者以及模型研究者,共享当前土壤模拟工作的最新研究,并探讨如何应用更加全面且精确的土壤模型,以应对全球土壤退化、气候变化以及可持续发展等重大挑战。会议致力于发展新一代土壤模型,并基于系统科学的方法,解决与土壤科学相关的科学问题,增进我们对气候变化反馈过程的理解,并促进科学与社会之间的融合。

第四届土壤模拟国际会议将于2024年5月7日-10日天津召开,会议地点为天津市泛太平洋大酒店(地址:中国天津市红桥区张自忠路1号)。会议主题是土壤模拟及其在地球系统科学中的最新进展 (Advances in Modelling Soil System Science, Earth System Science, and Beyond)

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Conference Organizing Committee of ISMC 2024 会议组织委员会
Conference Chairs Congqiang Liu (Tianjin University),Harry Vereecken (Forschungszentrum Jülich)
Executive Chairs Yonggen Zhang (Tianjin University),Lutz Weihermüller (Forschungszentrum Jülich), Yijian Zeng (University of Twente)
Conference Organizing Committee Members Yonggen Zhang (Tianjin University), Lutz Weihermüller (Forschungszentrum Jülich), Yijian Zeng (University of Twente), Martine van der Ploeg (Wageningen University & Research), Yanping Xu (Tianjin University), Xi Chen (Tianjin University), Jianzhi Dong (Tianjin University), Lichun Wang (Tianjin University), Gang Wang (China Agricultural University), Zhongwang Wei (Sun Yat-sen University), Nan Wei (Sun Yat-sen University), Zhifeng Yan (Tianjin University), Renmin Yang (Tianjin University), Yuanyuan Zha (Wuhan University), Jianchao Zhang (Tianjin University), Man Gao (Tianjin University), Yifei Zhang (Tianjin University), Wenchao Ma (Nanjing Normal University), Wenhao Shi (Tianjin University), Shiao Feng (Tianjin University), Wenjuan Chen (Tianjin University), Wenhong Wang (Tianjin University)
Previous ISMC Meetings 历届ISMC会议
The 1st ISMC Conference was held in Austin, Texas, USA, from March 29th to April 1st, 2016. The conference attracted around 200 participants from around the world.

The 2nd ISMC Conference was held at Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands, from November 5th to November 7th, 2018. The conference theme is "Advances in Soil System Simulation Research".

The 3rd ISMC Conference was held from May 18th to May 22nd, 2021, as a virtual meeting. Approximately 200 participants from around the world attended the conference.

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