Ecology of Soil Microorganisms 2018

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17.–21.6.2018, Helsinki, Finland



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28 June THANK YOU!
Please find the pictures of the event, photos
17 June TODAY it starts.
WELCOME to the ESM 2018 Conference!
14 June Microbes news
12 June The Abstract book has been published.
12 June Guided Walks in Helsinki City Centre: Sunday 17 th June, more info
5 June Find an updated programme here.
5 June Podcast by Taina Pennanen and Johanna Vilkki: Good microbes effect on everything and they should be respected. New reasearh results open the significance of microbes. Published in Finnish.
Suomenkielinen podcast, jossa Taina Pennanen ja Johanna Vilkki kertovat, miten hyvät mikrobit pyörittävät maailmaa. Niitä kannattaisi kunnioittaa ja hyödyntää. Kuuntele.
29 May What can I do in Helsinki? Activities you will find here.
16 May Instructions for presenters you will find here.
15 May The poster session list was mixed due to a human mistake. A corrected list has been published 15th May. ESM2018 Poster sessions
30April See: Tentative schedule for the conference
      We are pleased to welcome you to the third conference on the Ecology of Soil Microorganisms to be held in Helsinki, Finland in June 2018. The previous two meetings organised in Prague in 2011 and 2015 attracted almost 500 participants from all over the world. The ESM conference is an interdisciplinary platform addressing questions related to individual microbes (bacteria, fungi, archaea, protozoa and viruses), microbial communities and their ecological networks. Modern genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic methods are linked with approaches based on soil chemical, biochemical and functional analyses, exploration of soil fauna and plant ecology.      
  We cordially invite experts from all these disciplines to join us in Helsinki to promote state-of the art research in the field of soil ecology and enjoy the northern midsummer madness!  
  Scientific Topics  
  We are seeking for scientific contributions concerning carbon and nutrient cycling, decomposition, interactions of organisms, priming, climate/environmental change, microbial diversity and functions in all ecosystems, and particularly in the arctic and peatlands.
(see: Call for abstracts)

***Confirmed speakers*** 

    Petr Baldrian (The Czech Academy of Sciences)
    Gabriele Berg (Graz University of Technology)
    Lynne Boddy (Cardiff University)
    Rachel Creamer (University of Wageningen)
    Svetlana Dedysh (Winogradsky Institute of Microbiology)
    Jan Dirk van Elsas (University of Groningen)
    Hannu Fritze (Natural Resources Institute Finland LUKE)
Marcus Horn (University of Hannover)
    Annegret Kohler (French National Institute for Agricultural Research INRA)
    Yakov Kuzyakov (RUDN University, Moscow, Russia)
            Chao Liang (Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
David Lipson (San Diego State University)
    Taina Pennanen (Natural Resources Institute Finland LUKE)
    Wim van der Putten (Netherlands Insitute of Ecology)
    Judith Sarneel (Umeå University)
    Joshua Schimel (University of California)
    Nadia Soudzilovskaia (Leiden University)
    Christoph Tebbe (Thünen Institute)
    Marja Tiirola (University of Jyväskylä)
    Eeva Vainio (Natural Resources Institute Finland LUKE)
    Yong-Guan Zhu (Institute of Urban Environment/Chinese Academy of Sciences)

  Taina Pennanen, Hannu Fritze, Petr Baldrian
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