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Staff Accomplishments

February 2015

PNNL's Qafoku Invited to Serve on Prominent Soil Science Editorial Advisory Board

The Encyclopedia of Soil Science Editor-in-Chief has invited Nik Qafoku, a scientist in the Geosciences group, to serve on the Editorial Advisor Board for the 3rd edition of the encyclopedia, scheduled to publish in early 2016. The encyclopedia covers all branches of soil science and addresses numerous challenges including soil structure, irrigation, tillage methods and mulch farming, erosion control, drainage and water table management, management of soil organic matter, and fertilizer and nutrient management.

As part of the Editorial Advisory Board, which consists of prominent world-class scholars and experts in the field, Qafoku will:

  • participate in the development of the Table of Contents through the identification of new topics,
  • recommend potential authors for entries, and
  • review and assess some entries or names of possible reviewers

Qafoku joined the Lab in 2000 and currently is involved in PNNL projects, including the EMSL Intramural and Chemical Imaging Initiative, while studying different aspects of the soil organic matter interactions with minerals, and carbon and elemental cycling in soils. He organized a well-attended special session on climate change effects on soils during the International Annual Meeting of the Soil Science Society of America in November. He also is serving on the editorial board of the Soil Science Society of America Journal, a top ranked journal in the global soil science community.

To learn more about the encyclopedia, including the Editorial Advisory Board, visit the Taylor & Francis Group website.


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