Young Investigator Award 2019 (2,000 CHF)
The Agronomy Editorial team is pleased to announce the launch of a prize for young investigators conducting research in the field of Agronomy.
Prof. Dr. Peter Langridge
Eligibility and Requirements:
- Ground-breaking research and a significant contribution to the advancement of the field of Agronomy.
- No more than 10 years since conferral of a PhD degree (by 30 April 2019).
List of Documents for Application:
- A Curriculum Vitae, including a complete list of publications and conference activities.
- A description of the nominee’s major research contributions over the last 5 years.
- The nominee should include a brief summary (one page) of their research interests, accomplishments, and expected benefits from attending the conference/congress.
- A letter of recommendation from a supervisor.
The award will consist of:
- A certificate;
- An honorarium of 2000 Swiss Francs (CHF);
- A 20% discount for publishing two papers in Agronomy in the future.
Please apply online (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/agronomy/awards/submit/429) before 30 April 2019. The winners will be announced on 15 June 2019.
Travel Award 2018
We are pleased to announce the two awardees for the 2018 Agronomy Travel Award for Junior Investigator:
- Dr. Christina Clarke, a Crop Physiologist from ADAS, UK, undertaking applied research in improving crop performance, specifically studying crop root systems and how increasing root biomass in deeper soil layers can be achieved with both agronomic and genetic methods.
- Dr. Evgenios Agathokleous, a Post-Doc researcher of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science at the Hokkaido Research Center, Japan, carries out research to better understand the soil-plant-atmosphere interactions, especially on plant stress under different environmental stressors such as ozone, carbon dioxide, temperature, nitrogen deposition, and soil conditions. We had many impressive applicants for this award, and we congratulate our two recipients.
More information about their programs is available on these websites:
The competition for the 2019 Agronomy Travel Award for Junior Investigator will be opened in early August 2018. Please check www.mdpi.com/journal/agronomy and follow us @Agronomy_MDPI for more information closer to this date.
An exciting new initiative launched this year by Agronomy is the establishment of the first Agronomy Outstanding Reviewer Award. It is given to gratefully acknowledge the time and energy given by reviewers in checking manuscripts submitted to Agronomy in 2017. It is due to their efforts that the high quality of the journal and quick turnaround is maintained.
The recipient was chosen by the Agronomy Editorial Team, Professor Michael J. Emes, who will receive a certificate, 500 CHF and an offer to publish one paper free of charge in Agronomy in 2019, after the normal peer-review procedure. The Agronomy Editorial Team is deeply grateful to all the reviewers for the time, energy and devotion that they have given to peer-reviews.
It is our great pleasure to announce the winner:
Professor Michael J. Emes, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada.
We are pleased to announce that the following papers were selected as the first Prize of Agronomy Best Paper Awards 2017:
Jose Ramón Acosta-Motos, Maria Fernanda Ortuño, Agustina Bernal-Vicente, PedroDiaz-Vivancos, Maria Jesus Sanchez-Blanco, and Jose Antonio Hernandez (Review) Plant Responses to Salt Stress: Adaptive Mechanisms. Agronomy 2017, 7, 18.
Available online: http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4395/7/1/18
Malin C. Broberg, Petra Högy, and Håkan Pleijel
(Article) CO2-Induced Changes in Wheat Grain Composition: Meta-Analysis and Response Functions. Agronomy 2017, 7, 32.
Available online: http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4395/7/2/32
We believe the above papers represent a valuable contribution to Agronomy and the scientific literature and warmly congratulate Dr. Jose Antonio Hernandez and Dr. Malin C. Brobergand their groups. In recognition of their accomplishment, each of the corresponding authors has the chance to publish two papers (either review papers or research articles) until the end of 2019, free of charge (1000 CHF) in Agronomy, after the peer-review procedure and the certificate.
Travel Award 2017
As the Editor-in-Chief of Agronomy, I am pleased to announce the two awardees for the 2017 Agronomy Junior Investigator Travel Awards.
Dr. Pedro Diaz Vivancos, associate researcher from the University of Murcia, Spain, carries out research to better understand the “Abiotic Stress Protection by Cytosolic Antioxidant Machinery in Plum Plants”.
Dr. Huihui Zhang, research physical scientist, water management and systems research unit, USDA-ARS, Fort Collins, CO, USA, estimates “crop water use/evapotranspiration by using remotely-sensed information from ground, airborne, and/or satellite sensors”. We had over 30 impressive applicants for this award, and we congratulate our two recipients. More information about their programs is available on these websites:
Prof. Dr. Peter Langridge
Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics,
University of Adelaide, Waite Campus, PMB 1,
Glen Osmond, SA 5064, Australia