Soil Mapping for a Sustainable Future - Scientific Committee

 

Chair: Dominique Arrouays - Chair of the GlobalSoilMap Working Group of the International Union of Soil Sciences - Past member of the IPCC (Nobel Peace Prize, 2007). Three best papers in Pedometrics (2008, 2010, 2019). Gold medal of the French Academy of Agriculture (2014). Past member of the ITPS of the UN-FAO Global Soil Partnership (2013-2015). Chair of the GLADSOILMAP Consortium. Cited by Food-Tank among the 13 most influential soil scientists from around the globe working to better understand soils and promote practices for maintaining healthy, fertile lands (2017). Top 2% of global researchers (Stanford list). Member of the Editorial boards of: Geoderma, Geoderma Regional, Remote Sensing, Frontiers in Soil Science, Soil Security. Editor-in-Chief of the French Journal of Soil Science. More than 200 referred journal articles. - INRAE, InfoSol, France.

Co-chair: Laura Poggio - Chair of the Digital Soil Mapping Working Group of the International Union of Soil Sciences since 2016 - Best paper in Pedometrics (2016) - Member of the editorial boards of: Geoderma, Geoderma Regional. Leader of the world program “SoilGrids” - Laura is working on the development of modelling approaches for new mapped soil products (properties and functions) to support sustainable land management in a changing climate. She is chair of the EGU SSS10: Metric, Informatics, Statistics and Models in Soils. Member of the GLADSOILMAP Consortium.  ISRIC - World Soil Information, The Netherlands. 

Members in last name alphabetical order:

Kabindra Adhikari is a soil scientist, and has published more than 50 journal articles related to digital soil mapping (DSM) with an h-index of 22, developed the national DSM products in Denmark for the GlobalSoilMap.net project, actively involved in developing DSM in Nepal. Geoderma best Review Paper awardee 2016, Co-editor of book “Remote Sensing of Soils: Mapping, Monitoring and Measurement” by Elsevier Publications. Associate Editor in Pedometrics, Section of Frontiers in Soil Science, PeerJ, and Agronomy journals, Guest Editor of Special Issue "Recent Advances in Soil Monitoring and Mapping in Agriculture Systems" of Agronomy, Guest Editor of Special Issue "Digital Soil Mapping for Agri-Environmental Management and Sustainability" of Land - USDA - Agricultural Research Service, USA.

Songchao Chen - Best Paper in Pedometrics 2019. Dan Yaalon Medal of the best young scientist of the International Union of Soil Sciences 2022. He has published more than 70 journal articles with an h index of 35. Member of the Editorial boards of Geoderma, Associated Editor in Pedometrics Section of Frontiers in Soil Science, Guest Editor of Remote Sensing. -  ZJU-Hangzhou Global Scientific and Technological Innovation Center, China.

Subramanian Dharumarajan - Senior Scientist is pioneer of digital soil mapping in India. Actively involved in developing digital soil mapping products for India at different levels using novel approaches. He has handled various projects financed by French Natural Research Agency, World Bank, MOEF&CC, Dept. of Space (Govt. of India) and State Planning Commission in various capacities. More than 80 research papers in peer reviewed journals and received various national and international awards such as Indian Council of Agricultural Research (New Delhi)-outstanding scientist award, Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists (Dehradun)-young scientist award, Indian Society of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning ( Nagpur)-Young scientist award and Endeavour Fellow (Australia). Leader- IndianSoilGrids Working Group, Lead editor of book “Remote Sensing of Soils: Mapping, Monitoring and Measurement” by Elsevier Publications - National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, Bangalore, India.

Gerard Heuvelink - Special professor in Pedometrics and Digital Soil Mapping at Wageningen University (NL), visiting professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing, China). Past chair of the Pedometrics Commission of the IUSS (2003-2006), former president of the Netherlands Soil Science Society (2004-2007). Winner of the best pedometrics paper award in 2006 and 2017. Recipient of the Richard Webster medal of the Pedometrics Commission in 2014 and of the Peter Burrough medal of the International Spatial Accuracy Research Association in 2020. Chair of the Organizing Committee of the 25-th anniversary Pedometrics Conference in Wageningen in 2017. Recognized by the Web of Science Group as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2019 and 2020. Deputy Editor of the European Journal of Soil Science, Editorial Board member of Geoderma, Spatial Statistics, Journal of Integrative Agriculture, and International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation.

Zamir Libohova - Secretary of the Digital Soil Mapping Working Group of the International Union of Soil Sciences. Chair of the Digital Detection, Interpretation, and Mapping of Soil and Landscape Properties Working Group (S835) and Soil Geomorphology Committee (S835) of the Pedology Division of the ASA-CSSA-Soil Sci Soc. America. Member of the editorial boards of: Agronomy, Frontiers in Soil Science, Geoderma Regional, Remote Sensing. Member of the GLADSOILMAP Consortium - United States Department of Agriculture, ARS, USA.

Budiman Minasny - Past Chair of the Pedometrics Commission of the International Union of Soil Sciences. Two best papers in Pedometrics (2001 & 2014). Recipient of Richard Webster Medal 2022. Highly cited researcher from 2019 to 2021 (Clarivate Web of Science). Top 2% of global researchers (Stanford list). Australian field leader in Soil Sciences 2020 by The Australian newspaper. Published more than 240 refereed journal articles with an h index of 81. His work has a global impact on the causes and controls of soil carbon and the potential of soil carbon sequestration to mitigate climate change. Editor in Chief of Geoderma. Member of the editorial board of: Geoderma Regional. Member of the GLADSOILMAP Consortium - The University of Sydney, Australia.

Vera Leatitia (Titia) Mulder - Past Chair of the Pedometrics Commission of the International Union of Soil Sciences. Current general board member of the Dutch Soil Science Society. Best paper in Pedometrics (2013). Geoderma best paper (2013). Pedometrics Margaret Oliver Medal (2019). Associate editor European Journal of Soil Science and Frontiers in Soil Science, Editorial board member of Geoderma Regional. Member of the GLADSOILMAP Consortium. Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

Anne Richer-de-Forges - Co-editor of the book “GlobalSoilMap. Basis of the Global Spatial Soil Information System” (2013) Taylor&Francis. Lead editor of the book “Global Soil Security. Towards more science-society interfaces” (2019) Taylor&Francis. - Co-editor-in chief of the French Journal of Soil Science. Scientific Officer of the GLADSOILMAP Consortium - INRAE France.

Pierre Roudier - Vice-Chair of the Global Soil Map Working Group of the International Union of Soil Sciences, Council Member of the New Zealand Soil Science Society. Principal Investigator at the Centre of Research Excellence Te Pūnaha Matatini since 2013. Best paper in Pedometrics (2016). Member of the editorial boards of: Geoderma, Geoderma Regional, Frontiers in Soil Science. Advisory Board Member, Commission 1.5: Pedometrics, IUSS. Member of the GLADSOILMAP Consortium - Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, New Zealand. 

Alexandre Wadoux - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow (2023-2025). Chair of the Pedometrics Commission of the International Union of Soil Sciences. Pedometrics. Pedometrics Margaret Oliver Medal (2021). Associate Editor in the European Journal of Soil Science. Member of the editorial boards of Geoderma and Soil Security. The University of Sydney, Australia.