Soil scientist Raúl Zornoza awarded by the European Geosciences Union


The EGU has named the 41 recipients of next year’s Union Medals and Awards, Division Medals, and Division Outstanding Young Scientist Awards. These individuals, honoured for their important contributions to the Earth, planetary, and space sciences, will receive their prizes at the 2013 EGU General Assembly taking place in Vienna on 7-12 April.

Raúl Zornoza

Dr. Raúl Zornoza has been awarded by the European Geosciences Union, which is the most important association of scientist working on the Earth System.

Raúl Zornoza (right) and Jorge Mataix-Solera (left) while soil sampling in Israel

Dr. Zornoza has strongly contributed to the advancement of the Soil Science by several studies carried out in the last decades. Raúl Zornoza is highly respected as researcher in the field of soil science and particularly regarding the development of soil quality indices by using methodologies which combine physical, chemical, microbial and biochemical soil properties. He has authored several important research articles in this area and is widely cited by other scientists. His first SCI papers date from 2006 in Soil Biology and Biochemistry, the highest impact factor journal in the area of Soil Science. From 2006 to 2012 he has published 28 international peer reviewed articles, being 24 included in the Science Citation Index (JCR), and most of them within the first quartile. Nine of those articles were directly extracted from his PhD thesis. Raúl Zornoza is a frequent invited speaker at international conferences. He is supporting the EGU and the SSS Division as oral and poster author during last years and in 2012 as co-convener in one session. In his still short by intense career, one of the main highlights is the number of stays abroad in prestigious Soil Science Departments of Universities and Research Centres. He has done research stays in Davis, California, (USA) in 2004 and 2005, Hohenheim (Germany), 2006, and in Florence (Italy) during 2008-2009.

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About Antonio

I am a Biologist (BS in 1996) and PhD in Soil Science (2000), and work teaching and researching at the University of Sevilla (Spain). My on-going work includes the study of soil degradation processes in Mediterranean areas, soil erosion and the impact of wildfires on soils.
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