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On behalf of the NZSSS 2022 Conference Committee, it is with pleasure that we announce that the Call for Abstracts is now open!

Marlborough provides a great backdrop for our conference this year – home to a diverse mix of primary production, including forestry, sheep and beef production, intensive dairy systems, horticulture and viticulture.

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

Individual (oral and poster) submissions are invited in the following subject areas (themes):

Please submit an abstract only if you intend to attend and present your abstract in person.

  • 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


  1. Read the following guidelines and requirements

  2. Upload your abstract via the online abstract portal by 14 August 2022

  3. Receive notification by email on or before 17 September 2022

  4. Register for the conference before 14 October 2022

  5. Prepare your presentation. Details will be online in due course and included in your notification email.


All authors are required to submit an abstract not exceeding 300 words. Abstracts must be submitted electronically via the abstract submission portal by 14 August 2022.

The word limit relates only to the text of the abstract and does not include title, authors and institutions. No equations or images should be included in a short abstract. Short abstracts should be written in Arial, size 11 font and be justified with single line spacing. The abstract author and title details are to be entered in the online form for automatic inclusion in the abstract upon submission.


  • All abstracts must be original work.

  • Abstracts must be free of typographical and grammatical errors and use sentence case for headings.

  • Submission acknowledges consent to publication of the abstract in the conference proceedings and via the mobile phone application.

  • The presenting author will be required to register for the conference in order to ensure their abstract(s) is included in the final program by 14 October 2022

  • All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission facility. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the conference managers

  • All abstracts must be prepared according to the abstract format and layout guidelines provided.

  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts that may be submitted by an individual.

  • The Conference Organisers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the official online submission facility or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events.

  • All abstract notifications will be emailed to the submitting authors email address that was entered at the time of submission.

  • If you experience any technical issues while submitting your abstract, please contact Lea Boodee


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
Lea Boodee, OnCue Conferences


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

Early-Bird Registrations — End 14 October


Lea Boodee, OnCue Conferences

03 928 0620

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