Prof. Marta Camps from NZBRC has circulated notice on an important opportunity for the NZ biochar community to engage with what should be one of our most important allies… the NZ Society of Soil Scientists. Looking at the usual list of key sponsors (below link), it is a surprise to me that we have a foot in the door… maybe this highlights the growing science consensus around the world that biochar can and should be having a place at the table regarding important issues facing the world (climate change, water management, environmental pollution, food security).
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From: Camps, Marta <M.Camps@massey.ac.nz>
Date: 3 May 2016 at 08:05
Subject: Possible Special Session on Biochar at the NZASSS Conference – Queenstown, NZ, Dec-2016
Cc: “Balwant Singh (firstname.lastname@example.org)” <email@example.com>, “Clough, Timothy (Timothy.Clough@lincoln.ac.nz)” <Timothy.Clough@lincoln.ac.nz>
Thank you for the many responses regarding the possibility of having a session on Biochar at the NZSSS conference we have had since yesterday morning. We would like to clarify that the special session topics have not yet been set, but if there were lots of abstracts on biochar, the Scientific community may decide that it is warranted a special session. We would like to encourage as many of you as possible to submit an abstract to make this happen. Thank you in advance.
Marta Camps Arbestain, Massey University
Balwant Singh, University of Sydney
Tim Clough, Lincoln University