The 4th edition of the Soil in the Environment conference held from 29 May to 01 June 2022 in Toruń (Poland) was attended by 35 young soil scientists from 12 countries (China, Croatia, Czechia, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland and Vietnam). Six participants from low-income and lower-middle-income countries (India, Iran, Nigeria and Pakistan) received the participation grant funded by IUSS Stimulus Fund. The conference was organized by young soil scientists from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń and Poznań University of Life Sciences. The conference was attended by Prof. Laura Bertha Reyes Sánchez, the President of International Union of Soil Sciences. Within 3 plenary sessions in total 21 talks and 11 posters have been presented. The following participants have been awarded in the plenary session: Tianjin Ren – China (1st place), Alda Vieira – Portugal (2nd place), Nina Hećej – Croatia (3rd place). In the poster session the following participants have been awarded: Bogusława Kruczkowska – Poland (1st place), Amisalu Misebo – Ethiopia (2nd place), Hanna Radziuk – Poland (3rd place). Additionally the scientific committee of the conference awarded two honourable mentions in oral and poster session, which goes to Allesandra Musso (Switzerland) and Arkadiusz Warczyk (Poland), respectively. During the closing ceremony the President of the International Union of Soil Sciences – Prof. Laura Bertha Reyes Sánchez expressed her appreciation for the high scientific level of presented talks and posters. In the summary she mentioned that the activity of young people is very important for the future of the IUSS, thus such initiatives like the SITE conference are very important and proof that such initiatives needs to be supported in the future.
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