Duration: Two and a half days. Pre-Congress excursion.
Field trip goals: Demonstrate the contribution of pedology to the paleoenvironmental/climatic study of important Late Quaternary pedo-sedimentary sequences.
Destination: Alghero and Sassari territory, northwestern Sardinia (Italy).
Soil-related topics: Soil genesis and development, pedo-sedimentary sequences, soil micromorphology.
Other multidisciplinary topics: Quaternary geology, climate change and sea level rise; archaeology.
Location: Alghero, Sardinia island, Italy
Panoramic view of Porto Palmas outcrops
Close-in view of Porto Palmas pedo-sedimentary sequence
Socio-cultural themes: Archaeology; pre-historic and historic human settlements in the beautiful Porto Conte bay under varying environmental conditions; paleoenvironmental evidence from coastal Bronze Age Nuragic site and Roman villa. Land planning and management; valorization of “geo-pedosites” having natural heritage value in the context of a protected area.
Tourism opportunities: Alghero’s renowned beaches, charming historical walled town, and