21.03. – 23.03.20232nd annual meetingUniversity of Hohenheim
18.04. – 20.04.2023Training course “Determination of amino sugars in soils”University of Kassel-Witzenhausen
05.06. – 07.06.2023Summer School “Modelling in biothermodynamics and systems ecology”Haus auf der Alb, Bad Urach
October 2023Workshop “Scientific writing”Thünen Institute for Biodiversity, Brunswick
20243rd annual meeting / SOMmic WorkshopTrier University

Planned events but not yet scheduled:

  • Training course “Data management with BExIS”
  • Coaching event “Equal opportunity in Science”

SoilSystems Webinar Series

The webinar series shall provide a platform for the participants of the SPP2322 SoilSystems to meet eminent scientists, to learn about their most recent advances, and to discuss results with them. The webinars shall facilitate the discussion of distinguished researchers with all scientific career levels in the SPP and shall particularly diminish inhibitions of young researchers.

Invited speakers will be distinguished scientists from different disciplines that are closely linked to the objectives of the SPP2322 SoilSystems. The webinars will focus on fundamental research and will address the topics carbon and energy fluxes, thermodynamics, microorganisms, trophic interactions, and modelling in soil systems.

The SoilSystems webinars will be held quarterly in digital format via Zoom. The access links will be distributed among the participants of SoilSystems via the internal SoilSystems mailing list. Feel free to share the link with additional members of your group. If admitted the webinars will be recorded and provided to the SoilSystems audience via the intranet. For further information, please contact Dr. Marcel Lorenz (

Upcoming Webinars
Prof. Alain F. PlanteMeasuring the energy content of soil organic matterFeb 9, 20234:00-5:30 pm CET
Past Webinars
Prof. Dr. Nieves BarrosCalculation and interpretation of soil thermodynamic properties: challenge or reality?Feb 7, 20221:00-2:30 pm CET
Assoc. Prof. Hyun-Seob SongOmics integration for predictive biogeochemical and reactive transport modelingJun 1, 20224:00-5:30 pm CEST
Dr. Arjun ChakrawalBioenergetic approaches in soil systems for studying SOM decompositionOct 6, 20223:00-4:30 pm CEST
Dr. Théodore BouchezThe microbial transition state theory for linking microbial growth rates to energy balancesDec 14, 202210:00-11:30 am CET