Reviewer Board (68)

Members of the reviewer board are selected from all Soil Syst. reviewers for regularly providing timely high quality reports on submitted manuscripts. Responsibilities of reviewers are available here.

Dr. Karen A. Thompson
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Program Coordinator, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, Trent School of the Environment, Trent University, 1600 West Bank Drive, Peterborough, ON, K9L 0G2, Canada
Interests: the role of soil microbial communities in ecosystem functioning, including SOM stability and GHG fluxes; microbial measures as biological indicators of soil health; The functional resilience and recovery of soil microbial C- and N-cycling communities to agricultural management, industrial disturbance, climate change, and land use change
Dr. Waqar Ahmad
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School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Sydney Institute of Agriculture, THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, Room 117, 1 Biomedical Building (C81), ATP, NSW, Australia
Interests: Evidence-based Research, Soil Security, Social Surveys, Development, Food and Nutrition Security, Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management, Climate Change and Agricultural Development- Sustainable Development Goals
Professor Changwoo Ahn
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Department of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University, Fairfax Campus, Fairfax, USA
Interests: Ecological functions of freshwater wetlands, wetland creation and restoration, restoration ecology of wetlands, water quality role of wetlands (nutrients), soil physicochemistry, wetland mitigation banks, design elements for urban wetlands, treatment wetl
Dr. Samuel N. Araya
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Earth System Science Department, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
Interests: soil science; machine learning; spatial analysis
Dr. Doreen Babin
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Institute for Epidemiology and Pathogen Diagnostics, Braunschweig, Germany
Interests: molecular analysis of structure and diversity of soil and rhizosphere microbial communities; ecology of soil microorganisms and plant pathogens; fate of organic pollutants in soil; evaluation of effects of agricultural management practices on microbial communities, plant and soil health, soil suppressiveness
Dr. János Balogh
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Institute of Biological Sciences, Szent István University, 2100 Gödöllő, Hungary
Interests: carbon cycling; soil respiration; photosynthesis; GHG emission; crop- and grasslands
Dr. Krishna Bhandari
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Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, USA
Interests: soil microbial ecology; soil health; insect pollinator; cropping-livestock systems
Dr. Igor Bogunovic
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Department of General Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb, Svetosimunska cesta 25, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: soil management; land use; soil degradation; soil tillage; soil physics; soil compaction; soil erosion; spatial analysis; GIS; spatial mapping
Dr. Gilberto Bragato
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CREA — Research Centre for the Soil–Plant System, Via Trieste 23, 34170 Gorizia, Italy
Interests: soil and environmental surveys; planning and implementing sampling strategies for environmental researches; field and laboratory techniques for soil physics, soil chemistri and hydrology; statistical and geostatistical analyses for soil and environmental researches
Dr. Paul Brewer
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Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, United States
Interests: terrestrial biogeochemistry, soil Eh controls and impacts, forest gas flux, interaction of microbial community and habitat with ecosystem function, urban gas flux, soil C storage, nutrient cycling, metagenomics, agricultural biogeochemistry, open science
Dr. Alessandro Buscaroli
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Interdepartmental Research Centre for Environmental Science – CIRSA, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Via S. Alberto 163, 48123 Ravenna, Italy
Interests: surveys and characterization of soils in different environmental contexts; study of total, pseudo total and bioavailable contents of soil elements in relation to contamination phenomena; tudy on the phytostabilization and phytoextractive capacity of herbaceous species for use in land reclamation interventions (phytoremediation); study of soils in coastal environments in relation to salinization and submersion processes (Wassents); influence of salt wedge intrusion on soil characteristics and crop productivity; role of soil in the dispersion of pollutants in life cycle assessment (LCA) analysis; study of carbon stock variations in soils in relation to different management strategies; characterization of digestates and biochar derived from different biomasses for their use in agriculture; territorial transformations and GIS
Dr. Ken Byrne
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Department of Biological Sciences, School of Natural Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Interests: greenhouse gases; carbon sequestration; CO2 sequestration; ecosystems; forestry; environmental science; carbon cycle
Dr. Yury Chendev
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Institute of Earth Sciences, Belgorod State University, Pobeda Street 85, 308015 Belgorod, Russia
Interests: soils and other components of the environment changes in the time by the influence of natural and anthropogenic factors
Professor David Chittleborough
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Pedology and Biogeochemistry, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia and Pedology and Biogeochemistry, School of Science & Engineering, The University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, Queensland, Australia
Interests: Soil and environmental science; Soil management on water quality; Reafforestation; Ecohydrology; Soil biogenesis
Dr. Shree Dangal
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The Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, MA, USA
Interests: ecosystem ecology; soil carbon; global environmental change; sustainable natural resource management; earth system modeling
Dr. José María De La Rosa
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Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiología de Sevilla, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (IRNAS-CSIC), Av. Reina Mercedes, 10, 41012 Seville, Spain
Interests: soil organic matter; pyrolysis; C stabilization; biochar; biogeochemistry; paleoclimate; environmental reconstruction
Dr. Anna De Marco
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Department of Pharmacy, University Federico II of Naples, Via Fonseca 12, 80135 Naples, Italy
Interests: various aspects of the Soil Ecology in forest ecosystems and in the Mediterranean Maquis, with particular attention to the decomposition of organic matter and microbial activity
Dr. Tamer Elbana
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Plant, Environmental Management, and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Interests: Modeling chemical mobility in soil, heavy metals pollution, and land and water resources management
Professor J. (Joana) Falcao Salles
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University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Interests: Microbial community ecology, microbial diversity, invasion ecology, functional diversity, ecosystem functioning, soil microbiology, metagenomics, microbiome
Dr. Andrea Ferrarini
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Department of Sustainable Crop Production, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Via Emilia Parmense, 84, 29122, Piacenza, Italy
Interests: soil quality; soil biochemistry and microbiology; sustainable agricultural practices; bioenergy crops; soil-plant relationships; sustainable agroecosystems management
Dr. Vilim Filipović
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Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb, Svetošimunska cesta 25, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: Water flow and solute transport processes in soils; Environmental monitoring for soils and water; Vadose zone processes – soil physics; Nutrient and pesticide leaching and modeling; Unsaturated soil hydraulic properties estimation; Transport Processes in one and multi dimensions with various equilibrium and nonequilibrium processes in variably saturated porous media
Dr. Rubén Forján
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INDUROT and Environmental Technology, Biotechnology and Geochemistry Group, Campus de Mieres, Universidad de Oviedo, 33600 Mieres, Asturias, Spain
Interests: soil pollution; environmental geochemistry; biochar; site remediation; nanoparticles; by-products; phytoremediation
Dr. Nathalie Fromin
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CNRS–7 rue du Four Solaire 66120 Odeillo,France
Interests: Soil microbial ecology, biodiversity, plant-microorganism interactions, above-belowground interactions, carbon and nutrient cycling, global change, functional diversity, soil organic matter
Dr. Giovanni Garau
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Università degli Studi di Sassari, Sassari, Italy
Interests: Agricultural Biochemistry, Soil Chemistry, Environmental Risk Assessment of Chemicals
Dr. Stephan Glatzel
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Department of Geography and Regional Research, Geoecology Group, Faculty of Geosciencs, Geography and Astronomy, University of Vienna, Althanstr. 14, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Interests: Soil Science and Environmental Science
Dr. Tomasz Głąb
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Department of Machinery Exploitation, Ergonomics and Production Processes, University of Agriculture in Krakow, ul. Balicka 116B, 31-149 Krakow, Poland
Interests: soil physics; soil water retention; grassland; organic soil amendments; rhizosphere; organic farming
Dr. Javier Gonzalez
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United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory, West Lafayette, IN, 47904, USA
Interests: assessment of conservation practices on soil and water quality; influence of soil amendments including gypsum and manure on soil and grain quality; soil organic matter formation and stabilization and nutrient cycling; holistic solutions to remove contaminants of environmental concern (CEC) from water
Dr. Feth-el-Zahar Haichar
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Ecologie Microbienne (LEM), Villeurbanne, France
Interests: Mechanisms involved in the regulation of denitrifying genes expression in the rhizosphere and impact of secondary metabolites of Fallopia on denitrification process inhibition; Plant-bacteria interaction in the rhizosphere
Professor Dafeng Hui
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Department of Biological Sciences, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN 37209, USA
Interests: carbon cycle, climate change, ecosystem modelling, ecosystem response, nitrogen and ecosystems, nitrogen cycling
Professor Raimundo Jiménez-Ballesta
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Department of Geology and Geochemistry, Universidad Autónoma, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: cartography of soils; soil genesis and classification; Soil contamination; soil quality
Dr. Manuel Jordán
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Department of Agrochemistry and Environment, Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Avd. Universidad s/n, 03202 Elche (Alicante), Spain
Interests: mineralogy; soils; Clays; wastes; ceramics
Dr. Tanka P. Kandel
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Noble Research Institute, LLC, OK, USA
Interests: agroecology; Crop Management; nutrient cycling; Greenhouse gas emission; bioenergy crops
Dr. Amit Kumar
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Leuphana University of Lüneburg – Faculty of Sustainability, Chair of Ecosystem Functioning and Services, 21335, Lüneburg, Germany
Interests: rhizosphere biogeochemistry; root traits; plant-soil feedbacks effects; intercropping and crop rotation; rhizosphere priming effects; soil organic matter decomposition and flux partitioning; use of stable and radioactive isotopes(14C, 33P, 15N, δ13C)
Professor Jolanta Kwiatkowska-Malina
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Warsaw University of Technology, Department of Spatial Planning and Environmental Sciences, Pl. Politechniki 1, 00-661 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: soil science; environmental technology and protection of soil; Soil Remediation; dynamics and sources of soil organic matter; properies of soil organic matter; including humic substances with the sound international reputation
Dr. Dane Lamb
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Global Centre for Environmental Risk Assessment, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
Interests: environmental soil chemistry; toxicology; waste management
Dr. Karolina Lewińska
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Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences, Department of Soil Science and Remote Sensing of Soilsul, Bogumiła Krygowskiego 10, 61-680 Poznań, Poland
Interests: soil; environment; Agriculture; environmental pollution; environmental impact assessment; water quality; soil analysis; environmental monitoring; environmental analysis; wastewater treatment
Dr. Bernhard Lucke
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Institute of Geography, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Wetterkreuz 15, 91058 Erlangen, Germany
Interests: Landscape ecology, soil science, geomorphology, geoarchaeology, environmental management
Dr. Todd P. Luxton
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United States Environmental Protection Agency, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, OH 45224, USA
Interests: transformation and fate of engineered nanomaterials; impacts reservoir management on mercury cycling and formation of methyl-mercury; use of metal stable isotopes for contaminant source identification and fate/transformation of contaminants; beneficial reuse of industrial waste by-products for remediation efforts, and; metal immobilization in contaminated soils through soil amendments
Dr. Martin Maier
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Chair of Soil Ecology, Institute of Forest Science, University of Freiburg, Freiburg 79098, Germany
Interests: soil physical processes and trace gases
Professor Azim Mallik
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Department of Biology, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Canada
Interests: Disturbance ecology, Allelopathy, Riparian ecology, Restoration ecology
Dr. Piero Manna
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Institute for Mediterranean Agriculture and Forest Systems (ISAFOM)-Italian National Research Council (CNR), Via Patacca 85, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
Interests: applied Pedology (soil sampling and description, field measurements); soil hydrology (field sampling, measurements, monitoring); hydrological modelling (in particular soil-plant-atmosphere system modelling); Land Evaluation with traditional and hybrid approaches (modelling application); Geostatistics (spatial interpolation of environmental variables); GIS application; viticultural zoning; development of Spatial-DSS (Decision Support Systems)
Dr. Hirohiko Nagano
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Institute for Space–Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Aichi 464-8601, Japan
Interests: the response of soil greenhouse gaseous dynamics to environmental changes caused by on-going climate change
Dr. José Ramón Olarieta Alberdi
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Department of Soil Science and Environment, Engineering School of Agriculture (ETSEA), University of Lleida, Lleida 25198, Spain
Interests: soil survey; land evaluation; forest soils
Dr. Rock Ouimet
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Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec, Direction de la recherche forestière, Complexe scientifique, 2700 rue Einstein, Québec, QC G1P 3W8, Canada
Interests: forest soils; tree nutrition; acid rain; climate change; monitoring
Prof. Dr. Christopher Oze
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Geology Department, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA 90041, USA
Interests: My research has revolved around ultramafic and mafic rocks and the processes that these rocks undergo as they make their way to the surface
Dr. Holger Pagel
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Institute of Soil Science and Land Evaluation, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
Interests: measurement and modelling of processes in soil systems; environmental fate and risk assessment of chemicals
Dr. Stefan Patzold
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Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation (INRES), Soil Science and Soil Ecology, University of Bonn, Germany
Interests: Principles of Soil Science; Soil Classification and Mapping; Methods for Soil Assessment; Sensor application in soil science
Dr. Łukasz Pawlik
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University of Silesia in Katowice, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Institute of Earth Sciences, 41200 Sosnowiec, Poland
Interests: geomorphology; geoinformation; biogeomorphology; soil geomorphology; forest geomorphology
Dr. Sofia I.A. Pereira
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Universidade Católica Portuguesa, CBQF - Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina – Laboratório Associado, Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Rua Diogo Botelho 1327, 4169-005, Porto, Portugal
Interests: main research area: Environmental and Agricultural biotechnology; research interests are mainly focused on: the use of bioinoculants (mycorrhiza fungi, rhizo/endophytic bacteria) to increase plant growth and resilience to biotic and abiotic stresses, the development of bioinoculant formulations and delivery systems, mic
Dr. Carles M. Rubio
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Parc Tecnològic del Valles Av. Universitat Autonoma 23, 08290 Cerdanyola del Valles, Spain
Interests: mechanical properties; laboratory analysis; soil physics; sensor measurements; thermal properties; hydraulic properties; pedotransfer functions; hydrology models; land use and vegetation cover changes; hydrologic catchments; hysteresis behavior; geomorphology; sediments; erosion; wildland fire; burnt soil; ash; polymers; biopolymers; materials engineering; nanoparticles; graphene; aerogels; heat transfer; concrete
Dr. Sergio Saia
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Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA) Research Centre for Engineering and Agro-Food Processing (CREA-IT) Via della Pascolare, 16 - 00015 Monterotondo Scalo (Roma) - Italy
Interests: Agronomy; arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis; Sustainability; plant physiology; metabolomics; soil enzymology; mass spectrometry; field; greenhouse; intercrop; N2 fixation; organic ag.; N use efficiency; medicinal plants; wheat; Legumes
Dr. Magdi Selim
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School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
Interests: reactive chemicals and water flow in unsaturated and saturated soils; water management of irrigation and drainage systems; spatial and temporal variability of soil physical properties; and chemical and physical processes governing the interactions and transport of solutes in the root zone; best management practices (BMPs) of applied chemicals to soil; runoff and subsurface water losses; and total maximum daily load (TMDL); implementation and monitoring of management approaches to identify sources of pollutants at the watershed level
Dr. Giorgio Senesi
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CNR, Istituto per la Scienza e Tecnologia dei Plasmi (ISTP) - sede di Bari, Via Amendola 122/D, 70126, Bari, Italy
Interests: laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy applied to environmental materials (minerals, gems, rocks, soils), fertilizers, plants and cultural heritage; laser-matter interaction; laser spectroscopy; morphological characterization techniques (AFM, SEM, TEM) and nanocrystalline diamond films
Professor Adriano Sofo
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Department of European and Mediterranean Cultures: Architecture, Environment, Cultural Heritage (DiCEM), University of Basilicata, Via Lanera 20, 75100 Matera, Italy
Interests: Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry; Environmental Botany; soil ecology
Dr. Francesco Spinelli
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Department of Agricultural Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum—University of Bologna, viale Fanin 46, 40127 Bologna, Italy
Interests: Plant pathogen interactions: molecular, physiological and histological responses of the fruit trees to pathogen attacks; Biological role of the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as signalling molecules in the plant ecological interactions; Characterizatio n of VOCs emitted by infected plants as a tool for early diagnosis of plant diseases; Itergrated crop managment; Influence of agricultural practices on the ecological and pathological interactions among fruit trees, microorganisms and insects; Crop qua lity and post harvest managments; Role of plant hormones and bioregulators in fruit tree sustainable productions; Breeding of pears for improve quality and resistance against E. amylovora
Dr. Siobhan Staunton
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Eco&Sols, INRAE, IRD, Cirad, SupAgro, Université de Montpellier, Montpellier, France
Interests: fate of radionuclides, reactions of trace metals in soil, the consequences of the interactions between proteins and soil organo-mineral surfaces
Dr. Piergiorgio Stevanato
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Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals, and Environment—DAFNAE, University of Padova, Viale dell’Università 16, 35020 Legnaro (Padova), Italy
Interests: PCR; DNA; Genetic Analysis; genotyping; genomics; Genetics; plant genetics; plant breeding; plant biotechnology; soil
Dr. Karolina Tahovská
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Department of Ecosystem Biology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Branišovská 31, 37005 České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Interests: soil microbial ecology; human impact on soil C and nutrient cycles; acidified and N saturated soils (ecosystem N retention); mountain and primeval soils; stable isotopes; nutrient availability – monitoring using in situ soil ion exchangers
Professor Ana M. Tarquis
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Department of Applied Mathematics, ETSIAAB, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Av. Complutense s/n, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: soil; signal processing; image processing; signal, image and video processing; soil analysis; statistics; Agriculture; Crop Production; environment; Probability
Dr. Ehsan Tavakkoli
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NSW Department of Primary Industries, Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650, Australia
Interests: Nutrient cycling in soil systems; Growth and yield of cereal crops in relation to environmental stresses; High throughput plant imaging for the measurements of the phenotype of plants automatically and non-destructively; Contaminant assessment and remediation of nanoparticles; Synchrotron techniques in biogeochemistry; Combined quantitative techniques for geochemical and mineralogical analyses using XRD, XRF, DTA/TGA, IR and mineral magnetic techniques; Colloidal characterisation and DGT analysis; Chemistry and physics of saline-sodic soils; Silicon and phosphorus interactions in soil solution; Plant photosynthesis and water use efficiency under stressed conditions
Dr. Vishal Tripathi
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Institute of Biology, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Interests: land restoration; biomass; bioenergy; circular economy; UN-SDGs; plant-microbe interactions
Dr. Radim Vácha
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Research Institute for Soil and Water Conservation, Žabovřeská 250, 15627 Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: soil contamination by risky elements and persistent organic pollutants; risk assessment; Soil Remediation; soil protection
Dr. John T. Van Stan
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Geology and Geography, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30458, USA
Interests: Hydrology; plant-soil interactions; canopy soils; soil-plant-atmosphere continuum; soil organic matter; precipitation partitioning; stemflow; throughfall; evaporation; litter decomposition
Dr. Tamas Varga
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Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 3335 Innovation Blvd, Richland WA 99354, US
Interests: x-ray diffraction; X-ray tomography; crystallography; solid state chemistry/physics; thermodynamics
Dr. Daoyuan Wang
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Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Interests: soil carbon sequestration; soil microbial ecology; climate change
Professor Joann Whalen
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McGill University, Macdonald Campus, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Canada
Interests: soil fertility and soil ecological health of agroecosystems
Dr. Brian Wilson
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School of Environmental and Rural Sciences, University of New England, Armidale, NSW 2351, Australia
Interests: plant:soil interactions; soil carbon/soil organic matter distribution and cycling; management effects on soil carbon and soil condition; measurement and estimation of soil carbon; soil organic matter dynamics in native and restored systems; organic amendments and soil condition
Dr. Wei Zhang
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Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Environmental Science & Policy Program, Michigan State University, 1066 Bogue ST RM A516, Plant & Soil Sciences Building, East Lansing, MI 48824-1325, USA
Interests: Hydrology; soil physics; colloidal and interfacial science; environmental nanotechnology; Contaminant Fate and Transport; antibiotic resistance
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