Perspectives and Challenges in Modeling Soil Processes II

Friday, 19 December 2014: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Chairs:  Harry Vereecken, Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Julich, Germany and Jan W Hopmans, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States
Primary Conveners:  Jan Vanderborght, Inst Agrosphere IBG 3, Juelich, Germany
Co-conveners:  Jan W Hopmans, Univ California Davis, Davis, CA, United States and Harry Vereecken, Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Julich, Germany
OSPA Liaisons:  Andrea Schnepf, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Agrosphere (IBG 3), Jülich, Germany

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

4:00 PM
Challenges in Developing Models Describing Complex Soil Systems
Jiri Simunek, University of California Riverside, Dept. Environmental Sciences, Riverside, CA, United States and Diederik Jacques, Belgian Nuclear Research Center, Mol, Belgium
4:15 PM
Microbial Life in Soil - Linking Biophysical Models with Observations
Dani Or, Robin Tecon, Ali Ebrahimi, Hannah Kleyer, Olga Ilie and Gang Wang, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
4:30 PM
Insights from intercomparison of microbial and conventional soil models
Steven D Allison1, Jianwei Li2,3, Yiqi Luo2, Melanie A Mayes4 and Gangsheng Wang4, (1)University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, (2)University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, OK, United States, (3)Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN, United States, (4)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
4:45 PM
Current Advancements and Challenges in Soil-Root Interactions Modelling
Andrea Schnepf1, Katrin Huber2, Betiglu Abesha2, Félicien Meunier3, Daniel Leitner4, Tiina Roose5, Mathieu Javaux3, Jan Vanderborght6 and Harry Vereecken1, (1)Forschungszentrum Jülich, Agrosphere (IBG 3), Jülich, Germany, (2)Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Juelich, Germany, (3)Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium, (4)University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, (5)University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom, (6)Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany
5:15 PM
Redefining Field Capacity: Intrinsic Criteria for Soil Internal Drainage Dynamics
Shmuel Assouline, ARO Volcani Center, Bet-Dagan, Israel and Dani Or, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
5:30 PM
Modelling infiltration processes in frozen soils
Andrew M Ireson and Lee S. Barbour, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
5:45 PM
Modelling Soil Erosion on a Global Scale – An Earth System Model Approach
Victoria Naipal1, Christian H. Reick1, Julia Pongratz1 and Kristof Van Oost2, (1)Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany, (2)Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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