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Division 1 (Soils in Space and Time)
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Division Chair10c1CanadaRichard HeckRichard Heck is Professor of Soils and Landscape Processes at the UofG. His research focusses primarily on quantifying soil structure, having mentored more than 150 scholars in high-resolution digital imaging/analysis of soil, and he curates the Canadian Soil Thin Section Collection. During his terms as Vice-Chair of Commission 1.1, Richard was instrumental in redeveloping its website, and refining that commission’s award procedures. He has also been active in other IUSS activities, including convening/organizing WCSS sessions. With recent developments and wide adoption of accessible web-based platforms, Richard foresees a future of broader and more effective engagement of the Division 1 community. https://ses.uoguelph.ca/people/richard-heck
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Division Chair10c2USACraig RasmussenCraig Rasmussen is a Professor of Pedology in the Department of Environmental Science at the University of Arizona with over 20 years of experience working in ecosystems ranging from Southwestern U.S.deserts to alpine forests and grasslands. He has performed extensive research on soil formation, soil organic carbon cycling and sequestration, soil mineral weathering, and predictive soil mapping. Dr. Rasmussen is an active member of the Soil Science Society of America, having served as the chair of both the Soil Mineralogy and the Pedology divisions, and currently serves on the Board of Directors representing the Fundamental Soil Science divisions.
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Craig-Rasmussen/
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Comm. 1.1
(Soil morphology and micromorphology)
Chair11c1ItalyFabio TerribileFabio Terribile (PhD, Aberdeen Univ, UK) is a full professor at Università di Napoli Federico II and the Director of a Research Centre on the Earth Critical Zone (www.crisp.unina.it). He has been President of the Italian Society of Pedology (2010-2016) and currently he chairs Commission of Soil Morphology and Micromorphology at IUSS. He is/has been active in Editorial Boards, project leader of research projects (e.g. COST, LIFE+, Horizon2020). He is also author of more than 100 publications including 75 publications on ISI journals. (h index (WoS): 23.)
His research interest spans in very different domains of soil science. During his carrier, he developed a strong interest in soil micromorphology and its application in genesis, image analysis and soil structure.
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Comm. 1.1
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Vice11v1HungaryAdam Csorba Ádám Csorba works as assistant professor at the Department of Soil Science of the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences. His teaching and research activities focus on the integration possibilities of modern, spectroscopic technologies into the workflow of soil observation. His intention is to broaden the Commission activities to digital soil morphometrics. His IUSS contributions: Secretary of the International Field Course and Soil Judging Contest (Hungary, 2015) and member of the organizing team of the 3rd International Soil Judging Contest organized in the frame of the 21st IUSS World Congress of Soil Science (Brazil, 2018).
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Chair12c1Russia
Sergey V. Goryachkin
Sergey V. Goryachkin, Prof. and Head of Department of Soil Geography and Evolution, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
Major information is here: http://igras.ru/en/staff/59
S.V.Goryachkin is the active member of the IUSS, participant of every WCSS since 1998, has been working as a vice-chair of the Commission 1.2., together with T.Scholten as a chair of the commission since 2018. We decided to keep the policy of our commission and save (or even widen) our active group of specialists, approve and confirm the Fridland’s award and plan the activity for the next period. As Thomas Scholten is close to the end of his second period being the Chair of C1.2 the Commission decided to nominate Sergey Goryachkin for the Chair. It would guarantee the continuity of the commission activity.
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Vice12v1Brasil
Eduardo Guimarães Couto
Eduardo Guimarães Couto. In 1987 assumed the position of Professor at the Federal University of Mato Grosso, teaching courses in Soil Classification and Soil Conservation. Conducting research with carbon biogeochemistry. From 2016 working with the effects of soil moisture on the emission of greenhouse gases related to the application of biochar, genesis and classification of soils in wetlands of the Pantanal, spatial variability of the soil applied in precision agriculture emission of greenhouse gases in undisturbed ecosystems and analysis of the life cycle of agriculture.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1urmWL3oLRvGi9XSNXIiMG6mFYqMfYqJ1/view?usp=sharing
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Vice12v2JapanYusuke TakataYusuke Takata is a Principal Researcher of Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization. He obtained his PhD from Kyoto University in 2007. He worked at National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences in 2007 as a Postdoctoral researcher. He had been a member of the working group of the Plan of Action for Pillar Five of the Global Soil Partnership. He is in charge of the national soil information system in Japan. He hopes to open a symposium on “state of the art soil environmental informatics”. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Takata-Yusuke-2
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Chair13c1HungaryEndre DobosEndre Dobos made a Ph.D. in Digital Soil Mapping at Purdue University, Agronomy Department, USA, in 1998 and a M.Sc. in GIS and Environmental Survey at the Technical University of Budapest, Faculty of Civil Engineering in 1996, and M.Sc. in Agronomy from the University of Agricultural Sciences at Gödöllő. He is an Associate professor at the University of Miskolc, Dept. of Physical Geography and Environmental Sciences. His educational activity covers soil science and GIS related courses. His research activity focuses on digital soil mapping, field soil mapping and interpretation, supporting precision agriculture and the development of global, small scale soil databases. He is serving as chair of the IUSS Commission 1.3. Soil Genesis.
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Vice13v1JapanYuji MaejimaYuji Maejima is a senior researcher, Division of Soil Environment Management, Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, NARO(NIAES). He got his PhD from University of Tsukuba in 1999. He worked at Research Center for Nuclear Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo in 2001-2004 as a postdoctoral researcher. Since 2004, he has worked at present institute, and has mainly worked for soil genesis and classification in Japan. He has also been the secretary general of Japanese Society of Pedology since 2016. He hopes to invite next “International Soil Classification Congress”, including a field excursion in Japan.
https://researchmap.jp/read0202197?lang=en
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Chair14c1
South Africa
Cornelius van Huyssteen
Cornie van Huyssteen is a professor at the University of the Free State in South Africa. His research focuses on the relationship between soil morphology and soil hydrology. He received his Ph.D. in 2004 at the University of the Free State. He is a member of the International Union of Soil Sciences working group for the World Reference Base and served as vice-chair of this working group from 2010 - 2018. He was president of the Soil Science Society of South Africa. He is author of 55 reviewed papers and has supervised more than 20 MSc and PhD students.
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Vice14v1SpainDavid Badía-VillasDavid Badía-Villas is a professor of Soil Science in the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of the Technological College of Huesca, University of Zaragoza. He has supervised around one hundred Final Degree, Master's and Doctoral theses. He coordinated the 27th National Meeting of the Spanish Society of Soil Science (Huesca, 2009). Current President of the Aragon Territorial Delegation of the Spanish Society of Soil Science. He is the co-author (index h= 21) of more than a hundred scientific articles (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/David-Badia-2) on the genesis and classification of soils, and the effects of fire on soil properties (https://fuegosol.weebly.com/). He is also the author of more than 30 chapter of books and apps (www.cienciadelsuelo.es (Spanish and English versions), an Interactive program for soil knowledge, and iArasol to study and classify (WRB) soils of Aragon (www.suelosdearagon.com/).
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Vice14v2JapanAkihiro ImayaAkihiro Imaya is a leader of Team of Site evaluation, Department of Forest Soils, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute. He obtained his PhD from Kyoto University in 2010. He worked at Forestry Division, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences from 2016 to 2020 as a senior researcher. He made a great contribution to the compilation of the Soil Classification System of Japan. He has worked for various projects related to soil classification and forest management in forest ecosystems including carbon sequestration in Japan, Laos and Cambodia. He hopes to open a symposium on “soil classification and management in forest ecosystems”.https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Akihiro_Imaya-2
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Chair15c1France
Alexandre Wadoux
Alexandre Wadoux graduated in Environmental Geography from the University of Angers, France, in 2012. He obtained his master degrees in soil science (Tübingen, Germany) and philosophy of science (Nantes, France). Later on, he graduated from Wageningen University (Netherlands) in 2019 with a PhD thesis entitled Sampling design optimization for geostatistical modelling and prediction co-supervised by Prof. Gerard Heuvelink and Prof. Dick Brus. These studies were undertaken within a highly competitive Marie Curie Initial Training Network (EU) programme, under which he gained experience as a visiting researcher at University of Sydney, British Geological Survey, Delft University of Technology, and Bristol University. He collaborated with institutes and universities from many countries in Europe, Asia, and America. He currently works as a research associate at the Sydney Institute of Agriculture & School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Australia.
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Vice15v1ItalySimone PrioriSimone Priori (male) is an associate Professor in Pedology at University of Tuscia (Viterbo, Italy),
He is a pedologist with experience in proximal soil sensors, digital soil mapping, soil description and classification. After Master’s degree in Geology (2004) and PhD in Earth Science (2009) at University of Siena, Italy, he was a researcher of Research Centre for Agriculture and Environment (CREA-AA), Florence, Italy, from 2012 to January 2020. He had internship experiences at University of Ghent (Belgium, 2009) and UFZ, Leipzig (Germany, 2012) focused on electromagnetic induction sensing.
He was project manager of Core-Organic+ project “RESOLVE” (2015-‘18), task leader of H2020 EXCALIBUR (2019-‘24), Italian research unit leader and WP leader of EJP-Cofund “EJP SOIL” (2019-2024, left for job moving from CREA to University). He is co-author of 33 publications in ISI journals, mainly focused on proximal soil sensing and soil-viticulture relationships. Personal website: https://sites.google.com/view/simonepriori/
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Vice15v2ChinaZhou Shi Zhou Shi is a Professor and the vice-dean for the College of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences at Zhejiang University, China. He is internationally recognized for his contributions in the theoretical, conceptual, and quantitative groundwork to measure and model soil in space and time through the development of mathematical methods and information technology. He chaired the Proximal Soil Sensing WG of IUSS (2016-2020), and currently chairing the Commission: Soil Remote Sensing and Information System of the Soil Science Society of China. He is an editor or guest editor of 10+ journals and has published 200+ journal papers and 8 books.
Homepage URL: https://person.zju.edu.cn/en/shizhou
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Comm.1.6 (Paleopedology)Chair16c1RussiaMaria BronnikovaMaria Bronnikova, Candidate of Biological Sciences (PhD), senior research scientist in Institute of Geography Russian Academy of Sciences, dpt. of Soil Evolution and Soil Geography.
Field of interests: soil morphology and micromophology, soils in space and time, paleosols, multiproxy records of environmental change, geoarchaeology. Field experience: European part of Russia, Caucasus, Kazakhstan, South Siberia, Mexico, deserts of US, Mongolia. Since 1999 participated in 9 meetings of the Commission 1.6.; co-organizer of IAG Geoarchaeological WG conference (2012), 12th International Symposium and Field Workshop on Paleopedology (2013), “Mammoth” ultra-continental WRB field workshop (2013). Chair of the IUSS Commission 1.6 Paleopedology (2018-2022), Leader of INQUA Paleopedology Working Group (2020-2023).
http://www.igras.ru/en/node/267, https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Maria-Bronnikova
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Vice16v1Mexico
Elizabeth Solleiro-Rebolledo
Elizabeth Solleiro-Rebolledo was born in Mexico City in 1963. She got her PhD in Earth Sciences at 1998. Since 1998, currently works as researcher at the Institute of Geology, at UNAM. Her main research areas are pedogenesis, paleopedology and geoarchaeology. She has published 60 papers in SCI journals, 20 papers in national journals and several book chapters. She is a co-author of the book “the Soils of Mexico”, edited by Springer. She has been and participated in several national and international projects. Nowadays she is the vice-chair of the Paleopedology Commission of the IUSS. Institutional web page: https://www.geologia.unam.mx/comunidad-igl/solleiro-rebolledo-e
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Comm. 1.6 (Paleopedology)Vice16v2ItalyClaudio ZuccaClaudio Zucca, PhD, Pedology scientist at Sassari University (Italy), has interdisciplinary research interests mainly focusing on i) soil and landscape relationships and paleosols, ii) land&soil survey, mapping and evaluation, and iii) assessment of land degradation and desertification. His studies range from micromorphology to landscape-scale modelling.
Since almost a decade he is actively working on Upper Pleistocene paleosols with an international team of pedologists and sedimentologists. He has a genuine enthusiasm for paleosols and their role in paleoenvironmental research which he considers a most challenging and exciting topic and is eager to contribute to promote paleopedology in soil and environmental sciences.
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