Soil System Sciences

Antonio Jordán

Antonio Jordán is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Seville and coordinator of the MED Soil Research Group. Antonio’s research focusses on rainfall-induced soil erosion processes, the effects of wildfires on soil properties and soil degradation in Mediterranean areas. He is an active members of the Soil System Sciences (SSS) Division of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), which coordinates the scientific programme on soil sciences.

2017 SSS Best Flyer Award rules for cool conveners

2017 SSS Best Flyer Award rules for cool conveners

You have proposed a session for EGU2017. Now you have to announce it, spread it, spread it …
The best thing you can do is design a flyer. A flyer helps to send the information and that the interested people receive and understand it quickly. For several years, the SSS has organized the flyers contest, which is a way to increase the visibility of your session and have fun. This was the winner last year:

Best SSS Flyer 2016: Badlands: what's next?

Best SSS Flyer 2016: Badlands: what’s next?


This year the competition is called again. Do you want to participate? To begin, just click on the following image:



See the presentation for the 2017 SSS Best Flyer Award. Click the image to see the slideshow.


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Google Drive does not work in some countries. If this is your case, donwload the presentation as a PDF (4 MB).

Solid Earth, an open-access journal

Fabrizio Storti
Chief Executive Editor of Solid Earth
Università degli Studi di Parma

The importance of publishing open access is increasing every year in Scientific Institutions worldwide and is becoming mandatory in several research funding programmes. Many funding institutions, including ERC, are financially supporting publishing in open access journals. EGU and Copernicus launched open access publishing in 2001, well before other publishers, and this means that we have accumulated a lot of experience with making articles available open access. But not only our journals are open access, we also have a fully open, interactive review system.

Fabrizio Storti, editor in chief of Solid Earth, during fieldwork.

Fabrizio Storti, editor in chief of Solid Earth, during fieldwork.

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(Sicilian farmers look) Back to the future

(Sicilian farmers look) Back to the future

Sicilian farmers are returning to cultivate ancient seed. This is to recover the ancient wisdom that feed the island and Italy since ancient times. Giuseppe Li Rosi is a local farmer and one of the strongest supporters of the return to traditional agriculture. He has converted a property of 100 hectares to traditional farming and proudly guards three local seed varieties (“Timilia”, “Maiorca” and “Strazzavisazz”), keeping at least 10 hectares for each one. [Read More]