SOILS ROTORUA 2024: Weaving Soil Science Across Cultures & Environments, A Joint NZSSS and SSA Conference, December 2-5th, 2024, Rotorua Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, New Zealand

On behalf of the Joint NZSSS & SSA 2024 Conference Committee, it is with pleasure that we announce that the Call for Abstracts is now open!

​We welcome a broad range of abstracts around our conference theme “Weaving soil science across cultures & environments”.

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.


  • Development & implementation of soil and land policy
  • Soil security
  • Soil Monitoring
  • Degraded soils, their effects, and rehabilitation
  • The role of soil in human health and well-being
  • The value of urban soils
  • Erosion
  • Applied agricultural soil management
  • Sustainable forestry soils
  • Soil biology & biodiversity
  • Soil biogeochemistry
  • Soil physics
  • Soils in a changing climate
  • Technological advances in lab and field measurement
  • Pacific islands soil management
  • Soils in the landscape
  • Soil data and information systems
  • Soil science education, outreach and professional development
  • Integrating indigenous soil knowledge


  1. Read the following guidelines and requirements
  2. Upload your abstract via the online abstract portal by 15 August 2024
  3. Receive notification by email on or before 15 September 2024
  4. Register for the conference before 20 October 2024
  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 15 August 2024.

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 2024
  • 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

Abstract submissions open 1 April 2024

Abstracts close 15 August 2024

Notifications sent by 4 Sept 2024


Registrations 10 May 2024

Early bird Ends 20 October 2024

For more information please click the link!