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On behalf of the NZSSS 2022 Conference Committee, thank you to everyone who has submitted an abstract.  

Abstracts received are from a broad range of topics around our conference theme ‘Soil: Aotearoa's Most Precious Resource - Past, Present & Future' that cover the full spectrum of soil science across NZ.

  • Carbon Sequestration

  • Catchment Management

  • Climate Change/Environmental Change/Biodiversity loss

  • Contaminated Land and Waste Issues

  • Land fragmentation and versatile Soils / Productive Land Sprawl (NPS-HPL)

  • Forestry

  • Loss of productive soil

  • Nutrient management

  • Pedology

  • Soil health/quality

  • Soil Security

  • Soil Technology

  • Soil Legacy

  • SMAP / SMAP data and Mapping

  • Regenerative Agriculture

  • Viticulture


Please take the time to read these guidelines ahead of the Conference. 


General Information 

Please visit the registration desk when you first arrive at the Conference to collect your name badge and other related materials. 


Time allocated to presentation 

Each paper has been allocated 15 minutes for delivery inclusive of 3 minutes for questions/discussions. 
The programme is subject to change, therefore please ensure you check for any changes to the “programme changes” board on site which will have an up-to-date programme. 

In the interests of fairness, please ensure that you keep to your allotted time frame. It is essential that presenters keep to time across the entire programme to ensure equity for all and to allow delegates to plan the sessions they wish to attend. 
All sessions will have a dedicated chairperson who will introduce presenters to the lectern in sequence. Chairs will time presentations and provide a warning at 2 minutes remaining. 


Audio Visual Equipment 

Please load your presentation with the AV technician, please ask the registration team for directions. Presentations are required to be loaded at least 3 hours before your session. 

In the unlikely event of a technical problem, a technician will be present onsite to attend to the issue. 
Presentations requiring video can be accommodated; however, we request that you arrive on site early to confirm the details and test the facilities. 
Please note: Presenters are requested to contact us as soon as possible for requests outside of the standard AV equipment provisions. Note, additional equipment cannot be guaranteed. 


Speaker Preparation & PowerPoint Presentations 

16:9 aspect ratio is preferred to match our screens. 
Microsoft PowerPoint presentation format loaded onto a USB 


General Guidelines 
• Keep slides succinct and simple 
• Text size should not be smaller than 24 point - be brief on slides 
• Use high contrast text and plain backgrounds 


Special Effects 
Special effects should be used sparingly. Presenters wishing to use audio effects should advise the on-site audiovisual technical staff. Please do not select random transitions in the PowerPoint menu or the audience will notice the effects more than the presentation. 



All posters should be A0, and portrait orientation.  Poster boards will be located in the main catering and trade exhibitors area.  Please ensure your poster is installed by Monday 10am.  Velcro dots will be supplied to secure your poster to the poster boards. 
Your poster will stay up for the duration of the Conference.  Please take it down before Thursday 1 December 5pm
If you have any questions at all in regards to your presentation please email


Timothy Clough, NZSSS President, Lincoln University
Matt Oliver, Marlborough District Council
Anne Wecking, Tasman District Council
Leo Condron, Lincoln University
Sam Carricks, Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research
Jim Moir, Lincoln University
Jennifer Owens, Scion Research
Trish Fraser, Plant and Food
Simeon Smaill, Scion Research
Thomas Caspari, Landcare Research

Kirstin Deuss, Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research
Lea Boodee, OnCue Conferences


Abstract Submissions — Now Open
Early-Bird Registrations — July
Abstract Submissions — Close 14 August

Early-Bird Registrations — Closes 4 November


Lea Boodee, OnCue Conferences

03 928 0620

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