Abstract submission for poster presentations still open (incl. poster slam and chance for poster awards) Early bird registration ends July, 10th!

The Leibniz ScienceCampus Phosphorus Research Rostock is pleased to host the

8th International Phosphorus Workshop (IPW8) in Rostock (Germany), September 12-16, 2016

PHOSPHORUS 2020 — CHALLENGES FOR SYNTHESIS, AGRICULTURE,
AND ECOSYSTEMS

Phosphorus (P) is of vital importance for all life on Earth. It is a major component in animal feed and plant fertilizers but, when present in excess, also a disruptive element in freshwater and marine water bodies. Today, limitations in global mineral P resources have strengthened the demand for efficient alternative P sources and for P-recycling technologies. The International Phosphorus Workshops (IPWs) are well-known for presenting the latest results of research into agricultural and environmental P cycles as well as new methods of P analysis. Recently, environmental problems arising from P surplus on the one hand side and the implications for food production posed by P deficiencies on the other have made fair and sustainable P distribution a societal challenge. Therefore, at the IPW8, P governance will be an important focus. In addition, given the research interests of the hosting Leibniz-ScienceCampus, the role of P in catalytic reactions and technical applications will debut as a workshop topic. Other topics, addressing subjects ranging from the atomic/molecular to the societal, are guaranteed to stimulate interesting and productive transdisciplinary discussions covered by the IPW8. The themes of the workshop are:

• Phosphorus cycles and fluxes in the environment
• Sufficiency and efficiency of phosphorus utilization
• Phosphorus recycling: technologies and product applications
• Syntheses of and with phosphorus- containing compounds
• The development of advanced phosphorus analysis methods
• From knowledge to action: phosphorus-related issues in politics and society
• P: speciation, application and storage
 

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Parallel Event in Rostock (in German; daytickets possible):

VDLUFA KongressVDLUFA Kongress 2016