Sunday 26.8.2012
17:00-19:00 Registration    
19:00-21:00 Welcome reception by the Town of Vaasa    
Monday 27.8.2012
8:00-12:00 Late registration at Congress venue    
8:45-9:45 Opening session. Chair: Peter Österholm (Finland) Country Title
8:45-8:55 Peter Österholm, Chair of the WG AS Soil, IUSS    
8:55-9:10 Ville Keskisarja, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry    
9:10-9:15 Keijo Nenonen, Chair of the organizing committee, Geological Survey of Finland    
9:15-9:50 Sullivan, L.A. Southern Cross University, Australia Australia Acid sulfate soils and their management: a global perspective
9:50-10:15 Coffee break    
10:20-12:00 Processes: sulfur. Chair: Leigh Sullivan (Australia)     
10:20-10:50 Fanning, D. S. Rabenhorst, M. C., Wagner, D. P., Lowery, D. & James, B. R. USA Rethinking sulfidization and the role of hydrogen sulfide
10:50-11:10 Wallace, L., McPhail, D.C., Fitzpatrick, R.W., Welch, S., Kirste, D., Beavis, S. & Lamontagne, S. Australia Sulfur reduction and oxidation processes, from wetland scale to micro scale, in an inland acid sulfate soil of the lower Murray-Darling River floodplains, Australia
11:10-11:30 Nowak, P., Węgrzynowicz A., Jakubiec, K. & Chmielewski, T. Poland Pyrite oxidation and inhibition in relation to the problem of acidity generation in acid sulfate soils
11:30-11:50 Wu, X., Wong, Z.L., Sten, P.,  Engblom, S., Österholm, P.  & Dopson, M. Finland/China/UK Microbial Populations in Acid Sulfate Soils: Potential Role in Metal and Acid Release
11:50-12:00 Discussion    
12:00-13:00 Lunch break    
13:00-17:00 Processes: metals and arsenic. Chair: Pawel Nowak (Poland)     
13:00-13:30 Åström, M. Sweden/Finland Metal contamination of estuaries and the inner archipelago in western Finland
13:30-13:50 Nieminen, T.M., Turunen, M., Derome, K., Lindroos, A-J. & Merilä, P. Finland Elevated sulfate and trace element concentrations in soil solution of an acid sulfate forest soil 
13:50-14:10 Nystrand, M. & Österholm, P. Finland The impact of extreme acidity on metal speciation in a Boreal river system
14:10-14:30 Jacks, G., Mörth, M., Slejkovec, Z. & Nilsson, E. Sweden Arsenic cycling in areas with sulfidic metasediments, N. Sweden
14:30-15:00 Coffee break    
  Processes (continued). Chair: Tiina Nieminen (Finland)    
15:00-15:30 Fitzpatrick, R.W., Baker, A.K.M., Shand, P., Merry, R.H., Grealish, G. & Mosley, L.M Australia New approaches to understanding pedogenic pathways that contribute to evolution models for predicting soil change across time and space in inland Acid Sulfate Soils
15:30-15:50 Creeper, N. L., Shand, P., Fitzpatrick. R. W. & Hutson, J. Australia Behaviour of Iron, Aluminium and other selected metals following the rewetting of Inland Acid Sulfate Soils containing sulfuric material
15:50-16:10 Virtanen, S., Simojoki, A. & Yli-Halla, M. Finland Aluminium and iron concentrations in pore water of an acid sulfate soil –soil response to waterlogging 
16:10-16:30 Hongmei Wang, Deng Liu, Hailiang Dong, Jerry M. Bigham & Olli H. Tuovinen China Bioreduction of Fe(III)-bearing minerals commonly found in acid sulfate soils
16:30-17:00 Discussion of processes    
17:00-17:20 Introduction of the Mid-conference excursion on Tuesday    
Tuesday 28.8.2012
8:00-20:00 Mid-conference excursion to Söderfjärden and Risöfladan    
Wednesday 29.8.2012
8:30-9:30 Biota. Chair: Mats Åström (Sweden)    
8:30-8:50 Karjalainen, A.K., Wallin, J., Järvistö, J., Schultz, E. & Vuori, K.-M. Finland Ecotoxicological risk assessment of Ostrobothnian river estuaries affected by acidity and metals leached from acid sulfate soils
8:50-9:10 Toivonen, J. & Österholm, P Finland Intensified land use on acid sulfate soils as a trigger for fish kills in an embanked freshwater reservoir in mid-western Finland
9:10-9:30 Taskinen, J., Berg, P., Saarinen-Valta, M., Välilä, S., Mäenpää, E., Myllynen, K. & Pakkala, J.  Finland Sensitivity of the endangered freshwater pearl mussel, Margaritifera margaritifera, to pH, iron and aluminium in an acid sulfate soil river
9:30-10:00 Coffee break    
10:00-12:00 Soil characteristics, classification, mapping. Chair: Rob Fitzpatrick (Australia) ?    
10:00-10:25 Yli-Halla, M., Räty, M. & Puustinen, M. Finland Varying depth of sulfidic materials: challenge to sustainable management
10:25-10:45 Edén, P., Rankonen, E., Auri, J., Yli-Halla, M., Österholm, P. Beucher, A., & Rosendahl, R. Finland Definition and classification of Finnish Acid Sulfate Soils
10:45-11:05 Beucher, A., Martinkauppi, A, Österholm, P. , Fröjdö, S. & Edén, P. Finland Artificial neural network for acid sulfate soil mapping: Application to Sirppujoki River catchment, south-western Finland
11:05-11:25 Sohlenius, G., Lax,K., Persson, L. &  Bastani, M. Sweden Sulfidic sediments and acid sulfate soils in Sweden
11:25-11:45 Moreton R., Parkinson R., Webb M., Kidd D. & Grose C. Australia Tasmanian Acid Sulfate Soils Information (TASSI) Project
11:45-12:05 Akpan-Idiok, A.U.  & I. E. Esu, I.E. Nigeria Morphological Characteristics and Classification of Mangrove Swamp Soils in Cross River State Estuary, Southeast Nigeria
12:05-13:05 Lunch break    
13:05-16:30 Public seminar: Sustainable land use of acid sulfate soils - stakeholders' view. Chair: Pertti Sevola and Esa Koskenniemi (Finland)     
13:05-13:15 Opening of the Public seminar: Pertti Sevola    
13:15-13:45 Robert G. Quirk, Mike D. Melville, Ian White, Ben C.T. Macdonald, Annabelle .F. Keene & Tim. G. Zwemer Australia Integrated Management of Acid Sulfate Soils Improves Drainage, Water Quality, Sugarcane Yields and Cuts Inputs
13:45-14:10 Mats Nylund Finland What can the Finnish farmers do for wise use of acid sulfate soils?
14:10-14:40 Coffee break    
14:40-15:00 Powell B., Williams J. & Moreton R. Australia Implementing a national strategy to manage acid sulfate soils - the Australian experience.
15:00:15:20 Vehanen, T., Vuori, K.-M., Sutela, T., Aroviita, J., Karjalainen, S.-M. & Teppo, A. Finland Ecological impacts of acid sulfate soils on river biota in Finnish rivers
15:20-15:40 Edén, P., Auri, J., Rankonen, E., Martinkauppi, A., Österholm, P., Beucher, A., & Yli-Halla, M. Finland Mapping Acid Sulfate Soils in Finland – methods and results
15:40-16:00 Österholm, P. & Rosendahl, R. Finland By-pass flow prevention on farmlands with controlled drainage 
16:00-16:30 Discussion    
16:30-17:30 Poster session (open to public session participants)   Poster presentations
Thursday 30.8.2012
9:00-12:00 Management of AS soils. Chair: Robert Quirk (Australia)     
9:00-9:20 Saukkoriipi, J., Martinmäki, K., Marttila, H., Heikkinen, K., Tammela, S., Tertsunen, J., Tolkkinen, M., Ihme, R. & Klöve, B. Finland Assessing the origin of the acidity in a humic boreal river draining peatlands and sulfide-bearing soil materials 
9:20-9:40 Shand, P., Grocke, S., Fitzpatrick R.W., Merry, R.H., Thomas, M. & Creeper N. Australia Mobilization of acidity and metals during refilling of a dried wetland: a comparison of laboratory and field data
9:40-10:00 Barnett, E., Mosley, L. , Jolley, A.M., Seaman, R., Higham, J. & Beal, A. Australia Managing acid sulfate soil risks and impacts in the Lower Lakes of the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia, during extreme drought
10:00-10:30 Coffee break    
  Management (continued). Chair: Mark Dopson (Sweden)    
10:30-11:00 Österholm, P., Virtanen, S., Uusi-Kämppä, J., Rosendahl, R., Westberg, V., Mäensivu, M., Ylivainio, K., Yli-Halla, M.& Turtola, E. Finland Minimizing sulfide oxidation on acid sulfate farmlands by enhanced controlled drainage and subsurface irrigation
11:00-11:20 Uusi-Kämppä, J., Mäensivu, M., Westberg, V., Regina, K., Rosendahl, R., Virtanen, S., Yli-Halla, M., Ylivainio, K., Österholm, P. & Turtola, E. Finland Greenhouse gas emissions and nutrient losses to water from an acid sulfate soil with different drainage systems
11:20-11:40 Lukiwati,D.R., Kristanto, B.A.& Surahmanto Indonesia Direct application of phosphate rock in combination with fertilizers from different source to improve maize production in acid soil 
11:40-12:00 Mosley, L.M., Fitzpatrick, R., Bonten, L.T.C. & Groenenberg, J.E. Australia A new 1D biogeochemical model framework for assessing and managing acid sulfate soil risks 
12:00-12:20 Discussion    
12:20-13:20 Lunch break    
13:20-14:40 Poster session    
14:40-15:00 Coffee break    
15:00-16:00 Management: GHG. Chair: Esa Koskenniemi (Finland)     
15:00-15:20 Šimek, M., Virtanen, S., Simojoki, A., Krištůfek, V. & Yli-Halla, M. Czech/Finland Microbial community in boreal acid sulfate soil: vertical distribution, activity assessment, and potential for greenhouse gas emissions
15:20-15:40 Enio Kang M.S.K., Shamshuddin, J., Fauziah, C.I. & Husni, M.H.A. Malaysia Properties of carbon dioxide emission from Sulfihemists in the Kelantan Plains, Peninsular Malaysia
15:40-16:00 Simojoki, A., Virtanen, S. & Yli-Halla, M. Finland Nitrous oxide emissions from acid sulfate soil at high and low groundwater level in a lysimeter experiment
16:00-17:00 Closing session. Chair: Leigh Sullivan (Australia) and Mats Åström (Sweden)    
  Outcome of the conference    
17:00 -  Meeting of the Acid Sulfate Soil Working Group of the International Union of Soil Sciences    
Friday 31.8.2012 and Saturday 1.9.2012
  Post-conference excursions    


Poster presentations

Poster table Authors   Title
1 Fitzpatrick, R.W., Baker, A.K.M., Shand, P., Merry, R.H., Grealish, G. & Mosley, L.M. Australia New approaches to understanding pedogenic pathways that contribute to evolution models for predicting soil change across time and space in inland Acid Sulfate Soils
2 Edén, P., Rankonen, E., Auri, J., Yli-Halla, M., Österholm, P. Beucher, A., & Rosendahl, R. Finland Definition and classification of Finnish Acid Sulfate Soils
3 Akpan-Idiok, A. U. & Esu, I.E. Nigeria Characteristics, Uses and Management of Potential Acid Sulfate Soils for Rice Production in Niger Delta Region of Nigeria
4 Pousette, K. & Knutsson, S. Sweden Study of a sulfide soil deposit at a road construction in Sunderbyn, near Luleå in the north of Sweden
5 Orndorff, Z.W. & Daniels, W.L.  USA Fifteen years of mapping, characterizing and remediating acid sulfate soils in Virginia, United States
6 Lahdenperä, A-M. & Ikonen, A.T.K. Finland Sea bottom sediments developing into future soils at Olkiluoto, a spent nuclear fuel repository site
7 Aroka, N., Norrlin, J., Sohlenius, G. Uhlbäck, J. & Wåhlén, H. Sweden Identification and Classification of Acid sulfate Soils in northern Sweden
8 Taskinen, J., Berg, P., Saarinen-Valta, M., Välilä, S., Mäenpää, E., Myllynen, K. & Pakkala, J.  Finland Sensitivity of the endangered freshwater pearl mussel, Margaritifera margaritifera, to pH, iron and aluminium in an acid sulfate soil river
9 Hudd, R., Toivonen, J. & Österholm, P. Finland Larval crash in a coastal burbot (Lota lota L.) stock caused by acid sulfate runoff in an embanked archipelago and estuary area in the Baltic Sea
10 Elisa, A.A., Shamshuddin, J.  , Fauziah, C.I. & Roslan, I. Malaysia Utilization of an acid sulfate soil in Malaysia for rice cultivation
11 Epie K.E., Virtanen, S. , Lammi, A., Simojoki, A. & Stoddard, F. Finland High moisture acid sulfate soil effects on reed canary grass
12 Suomela, R., Yli-Halla, M., Auri, J. & Joki-Tokola, E. Finland Subsurface Irrigation and Controlled Drainage in Reducing the Acid Discharge to Siikajoki River in Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland
13 Rautio, L. M., Sierla, J., Keskisarja V., Nyroos, H. & Sevola, P., Finland Guidelines for Mitigation of the Negative Effects of Acid Sulfate Soils until the year 2020 – a Finnish National Strategy 
14 Westberg, V., Mäensivu, M., Teppo, A., Riihimäki, J., Rautio, L. M., Sevola, P., Koskenniemi, E, Storberg, K.-E., Bonde, A. & Vuori, K.-M. Finland Acid sulfate Soils as a Dilemma for Reaching Good Ecological Status in Surface Waters
15 Mulvey P. & Stuckey M., Indonesia Oxidation without neutralisation can be managed – providing you control the rate.’ Broad-acre agricultural development on acid sulfate soil in south-east Asia (Sumatra, Indonesia)
16 Seaman, R. Australia Consequences of reduced water flows to the Lower Murray region
17 Wichmann, A. & Ovaskainen, J. Finland Peat production on sulfide soil – Case Linnunsuo in Eastern Finland
18 Saarinen, T., Mohammadighavam, S., Marttila, H. & Kløve, B. Finland Impacts of peatland forestry ditch maintaining operation on runoff water quality derived from soil sulfide-bearing sediments - how to avoid acid surges?
19 Tertsunen, J., Tammela, S., Tuohino, J., Saukkoriipi, J., Marttila, H., Heikkinen, K., Martinmäki, K. & Yrjänä, T. Finland Developing a method to decrease acidity and concentrations of soluble metals in surface waters originating from organic acid or sulfate rich drainage areas
20 Yu, C.X., Virtasalo, J., Peltola, P., Österholm, P., Ojala, A. & Åström, M. Finland Enrichment and speciation of metals in estuarine sediments affected by acid sulfate soils in Western Finland
21 Boman, A., Åström, M.E. & Öhlander, B. Sweden Can Zn isotopes be used for tracing acid sulfate soil discharge?
22 Yvanes-Giuliani Y., Fink D., Rose J., Waite T.D. & Collins, R.N. Australia Labile and Exchangeable metal concentrations in Australian coastal acid sulfate soils: mechanisms controlling metal mobility
23 Rosendahl, R., Lall, K.-E., Engblom, S., Stén, P. & Österholm, P. Finland The Risöfladan Experimental Field for Chemical Precision Treatment of Acid sulfate Soils
24 Hopgood, M.J. Sweden Environmental impact of an ASS landfill on the chemical properties of a recipient river
25 Autiola M., Hakanen T. , Kaarakainen V., Lindroos N., Mäkelä, A. & Ratia, K. Finland Excavation practices in sulfide clay areas, in project Highway No. 8 Sepänkylä bypass Vaasa-Mustasaari
26 Stroud, J.L. & Collins, R.N.  Australia Arsenic and trace metals in acid sulfate environments
27 Turunen, M. & Nieminen, T.M. Finland Speciation of trace metals in soil solution of an acid sulfate forest soil by DGT method 
28 Eriksson, Lars G Sweden Leaching test for characterization of Sulfur Rich Soils
29 Stén, P., Engblom, S., Heikkilä, S., Andersson, T. & Nowak, P. Finland Column Leaching Experiments on Acid sulfate Soils from the Risöfladan Experimental Field   (Vasa, Finland)
30 Saukkoriipi, J., Österholm, P., Heikkinen, K., Postila, H., Kunnas-Hiltunen, S., Karppinen, A., Wichmann, A., Klöve, B. & Ihme, R. Finland Management of Sulfide induced Acidity in Peat Harvesting (SuHE); Methods for predicting and managing acidic loads to waters from peat extraction areas
31 Kosunen, M., Virtanen, S. & Tattari, S. Finland Modelling the efficiency of drainage practices at present and future climate scenarios on acid sulfate soils in Finland.