by D G Rossiter, Chairman Pedometrics Awards Committee
Pedometrics commission of the International Union of Soil Sciences
e-mail: dgr2 AT cornell DOT edu
Dear fellow Pedometricians,
Following the successful process for Best Paper in Pedometrics 2013, won by Titia Mulder and colleagues1 , we are now ready to repeat the process for papers published in 2014. Both the 2013 and 2014 awards will be presented at Pedometrics 2015 (September, in Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain). This is a prestigious award, which recognizes work that is judged to be of importance and of excellent quality by your peers. It stimulates us all to do top-quality, influential and innovative work. The quantity and quality of work in our field is outstanding, and with this award we recognize the best, and also give the nominated papers well-deserved exposure.
Please check the procedures here.
DEADLINE: for nominations is 21-March-2015; voting will be from mid-April to mid-May.
If you are confused about what exactly is “pedometrics” for the purposes of this award, please see the definition as approved by the IUSS here.
To give you an idea of the kind of pedometrics papers I enjoyed in 2014, have in my bibliographic database, and may nominate, here are a few of them. There are surely many other worthy papers and my reading is surely not comprehensive! So we wait for your nominations!
- Bockheim, J.G., & Schliemann, S.A. 2014. Soil richness and endemism across an environmental transition zone in Wisconsin, USA. CATENA 113, 86–94.
- Brus, D.J. 2014. Statistical sampling approaches for soil monitoring. European Journal of Soil Science 65, 779–791.
- Collard, F., Kempen, B., Heuvelink, G.B.M., Saby, N.P.A., Richer de Forges, A.C., Lehmann, S., Nehlig, P., & Arrouays, D. 2014. Refining a reconnaissance soil map by calibrating regression models with data from the same map (Normandy, France). Geoderma Regional 1, 21–30.
- Hartemink, A.E., & Minasny, B. 2014. Towards digital soil morphometrics. Geoderma 230, 305–317.
- Hengl, T., de Jesus, J.M., MacMillan, R.A., Batjes, N.H., Heuvelink, G.B.M., Ribeiro, E., Samuel-Rosa, A., Kempen, B., Leenaars, J.G.B., Walsh, M.G., & Gonzalez, M.R. 2014. SoilGrids1km — Global Soil Information Based on Automated Mapping. PLoS ONE 9, e105992.
- Hughes, P.A., McBratney, A.B., Minasny, B., & Campbell, S. 2014. End members, end points and extragrades in numerical soil classification. Geoderma 226–227, 365–375.
- Lark, R.M., Rawlins, B.G., & Lark, T.A. 2014. Implications of the field sampling procedure of the LUCAS Topsoil Survey for uncertainty in soil organic carbon concentrations. p.2196.
- Lugumira, J.S., Brown, D.J., Dennison, P.E., Hansen, M.K., & Vierling, L.A. 2014. Delineating dambo catenary soil-landscape units using aerial gamma-ray and terrain data: a comparison of classification approaches. International Journal of Remote Sensing 35, 8272–8294.
- Odgers, N.P., Sun, W., McBratney, A.B., Minasny, B., & Clifford, D. 2014. Disaggregating and harmonising soil map units through resampled classification trees. Geoderma 214–215, 91–100.
- Poggio, L., & Gimona, A. 2014. National scale 3D modelling of soil organic carbon stocks with uncertainty propagation – An example from Scotland. Geoderma 232, 284–299.
- Stockmann, U., Minasny, B., & McBratney, A.B. 2014. How fast does soil grow? Geoderma 216, 48–61.
And finally a paper I am not sure is Pedometrics, but I want to draw your attention to: Oliver, M.A., & Gregory, P.J. 2014. Soil, food security and human health: a review. European Journal of Soil Science, online 22-Dec-2014.