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Aix - en - Provence, France 22 - 25 October 2007

9th International Meeting on Soils with Mediterranean Type of Climate

International Union of Soil Sciences. IUSS - 9th IMSMTC

9th International Meeting on Soils with Mediterranean Type of Climate

International Union of Soil Sciences. IUSS - 9th IMSMTC

Aix - en - Provence, France 22 - 25 October 2007

Organization : INRA, IUSS, AFES, Europôle Méditerranéen de l’Arbois, Région PACA, CG13, AUF,Pôle de compétitivité « Gestion des Risques et Vulnérabilité des Territoires », CEREGE (CNRS, Universités d’Aix-Marseille)

Goals and objectives

The Mediterranean region is one of the most diversified regions of the world with respect to natural environment, civilizations and cultural heritages. Today population growth causes a very heavy pressure on the land leading to an extensive deterioration of soil structure and water quality, erosion, salinization, desertification, compaction, surface seeling and fertility loss. The long periods of drought in the two last decades, made the soil resources more vulnerable for degradation.

Major topics

  • The general topic will be : Human pressure and soil evolution
  • Some specific topics that are viewed in this meeting include :
    • recognition of the Mediterranean type of climatic zones ;
    • relationships towns and lands ;
    • water resources, irrigation and salinization ;
    • climate change and vulnerabillity of the landscapes
    • accomplished research and application of research results

Contact address for all correspondence
Dr Fabienne Trolard
INRA - UR Géochimie des Sols et des Eaux
Europôle de l’Arbois - BP 80 - 13545 Aix-en-Provence cedex 4 (France)
tel : +33(0)4 42 90 85 40
fax : +33(0)4 42 90 85 17
e-mail : trolard aix.inra.fr

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