Scientific Program

Final program and Abstract book, click to open.

Sunday, 25 June -  Welcome reception

Monday - Wednesday, 26-28 June - scientific presentations, poster session

Thursday, 29 June - Excursions

Instructions for presentations

Orals: Each oral presentation (except keynote speakers) will have 15 min: 12 min presentation + 3 min for questions. Please upload your presentation in the conference PC (Windows system) before your session in the morning or during coffee/lunch break. Laser pointer is available.

Posters: For each poster presentation, poster panels with 100 × 120 cm or larger will be available (portrait or landscape orientation, however please let us know if you have a landscape poster). The poster session will be in the evening of 27th June (Tue), but the posters will be displayed throughout the symposium, 26th June (Mon) - 28th June (Wed). Therefor we ask you to put up your poster as soon as possible. Please match your poster number on the poster panel with the number given in the abstract book.

For more information, please feel free to contact organizers:

Plenary Keynotes

COST invited  speaker Prof. Björn Lindahl

COST invited  speaker Dr. Arthur Gessler

COST invited  speaker Dr. Ari Laurén

COST invited  speaker Prof. Phil Ineson

Prof. dr. ir. Wim van der Putten

Prof. Daniel C Laughlin

Prof. Martin Zobel

Prof. David Eissenstat

Hands-on course "Create and manage soil biodiversity database"

Monday, 26th June 17:00-18:30

During the course you will learn how to create online soil biodiversity database with PlutoF ( We will teach you how to start new online project and workgroup, how to import and manage datasets, how to share data with other colleagues, how to export your data or making them available for the web portal, how to publish your database or parts of it directly with DOI or sending them to the online journal manuscript, and many more.

PlutoF allows to build datasets which cover at the same time different data types like genetic and taxonomic data, data on habitat, soil, PLANT ROOTS, water, etc. The same database can cover bacteria, protists, plants, animals, fungi and their interactions. Data can be accompanied with multimedia or with files in different formats. All data in your dataset are linked and therefore can be searched and exported for the analyses in different combinations. Basically all your genetic, descriptive, taxonomic information becomes non-fragmented which is ultimate idea behind of PlutoF.

You are welcome to bring your own data in CSV formats. You can start to learn and use PlutoF before you come to the course. PlutoF is freely available at

Come and learn how modern data management looks like!
Please send us an e-mail if you wish to attend the course:
More information:
Urmas Kõljalg (
Kessy Abarenkov (