The Margaret Oliver Award, 2023.

The Margaret Oliver Award is made biennially by the Pedometrics Commission of the International Union of Soil Sciences. The award is named in honour of Professor Margaret Oliver, and to mark her particular commitment to developing and supporting young pedometricians. The award is made to an early-career scientist, active in pedometrics and in promoting and supporting the discipline who, at the time of nomination had held the degree of PhD for less than six years. 

The Pedometrics Commission of the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) is delighted to announce Dr. Yuxin Ma as the recipient of the 2023 Margaret Oliver Prize.

Dr. Yuxin Ma, a distinguished researcher at Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research, has been recognized for her outstanding contributions to the field of pedometrics, demonstrating leadership and service. With a PhD from the University of Sydney in 2020, Dr. Ma has made significant strides in integrating pedology and digital soil mapping. Her innovative use of mechanistic models to decipher soil formation in multiple dimensions showcases her versatility and creative approach in pedometrics. Dr. Ma’s impactful career, spanning various academic and institutional environments in the People’s Republic of China, Australia, and New Zealand, has established her as a respected colleague and integral team member. Her dedication and active involvement in the Pedometrics Commission highlight her commitment to advancing soil science.

Yuxin was nominated for the award by David Rossiter.

The Pedometrics Commission

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