The Pedometrics Commission has three awards to recognize the best papers in the field, up-and-coming talents, and pedometricians that significantly contributed to the advancement of pedometrics as a scientific discipline. These are:

  1. The Best Paper in Pedometrics (yearly),
  2. The Richard Webster medal (every 4 years), and
  3. The Margaret Oliver Award for Early-Career Pedometricians (every 2 years).

The Pedometrics Awards Committee is comprised of previous Richard Webster medal winners and early career scientist. They are chosen as to result in a fair gender balance and geographical spread. The current committee members are:

  • Murray Lark, University of Nottingham, UK (Chairman)
  • Sabine Grunwald, University of Florida, USA
  • Gerard Heuvelink, ISRIC World Soil Information and Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • Yang Lin, Nanjing Normal University, Peoples’ Republic of China
  • Alessandro Samuel-Rosa, Federal University of Technology, Paraná, Brazil
  • Uta Stockmann, CSIRO, Australia

Previous Pedometrics Awards Committee members

Period – 2018

  • David G. Rossiter, Cornell University, USA and ISRIC-World Soil Information, The Netherlands (Chairman)
  • Sabine Grunwald, University of Florida, USA
  • Alex McBratney, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Margaret Oliver, University of Reading, UK
  • Lin Yang, Nanjing University, Peoples’ Republic of China