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BON Co-Leads

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Carlos GuerraGerman Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Diana H. WallSchool of Global Env. Sustainability, Colorado State University

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global

BON Statistics

Realm studied
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Gender Balance

56.8%
Male

36.9%
Female

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111 BON Members

Soil BON
First name Last name Institute Country or Region Realm studied Earth Observation Working Group Observation Network
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Lucie ZingerEcole Normale Supérieure

Country or Region: France
Realm studied: Marine, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Carlos GuerraGerman Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Aimee ClassenUniversity of Vermont

I am an ecosystem, soil and global change ecologist and my work focuses on how shifting biotic (e.g., biodiversity) and abiotic (e.g., temperature) factors impact ecosystem function.
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Simone CesarzGerman Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied: Central and Western Europe
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Arturo AriñoUniversity of Navarra

Working on global-scale assessments of biodiversity data. Director of the Department of Environmental Biology. Interested in patterns.
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Diana H. WallSchool of Global Env. Sustainability, Colorado State University

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Deeksha KrishnaFiji National University

My primary and key research interest focuses on how climate affects agriculture, soil and ecosystem function. I am currently using a large variety of statistical tools and packages, including data assimilation (also known as inverse analysis).
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Jaime RodriguezCooperativa Cientifica Boliviana

Country or Region: Bolivia
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South America
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Maria J. I. BrionesUniversity of Vigo

Country or Region: Spain
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Central and Western Europe
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Lukas Martinelli Soil Science Society of America

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied:
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Nataliya RybalkaUniversity of Göttingen, Experimental Phycology and Culture Collection of Algae (SAG)

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Freshwater, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Erica LuminiNational Research Council (CNR), Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection -IPSP

I am an environmental microbiologist: focus on plant-soil microbial interactions/symbioses,impact on plant growth; meta-barcoding of soil microbiota in natural ecosystems and agricultural environments.
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Anton PotapovUniversity of Göttingen, Institute of Zoology and Anthropology

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied:
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Alokendu PatnaikWageningen Environmental Research

I would describe myself as a realistic optimist, practical and caring person. I have am a fast learner and adapt to challenges effectively. I am very social and inclusive person.
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Miriam Muñoz-RojasUniversity of New South Wales

Country or Region: Australia
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Aidan KeithCentre for Ecology & Hydrology

Country or Region: United Kingdom
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied: Central and Western Europe
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Nicolas FaninINRAE

Country or Region: France
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Central and Western Europe
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Maria TsiafouliAristotle University

I'm mainly investigating the effects of climate change, human activities and agricultural land use on soil biodiversity. I’m interested in revealing links among soil biodiversity and ecosystem services.
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Alberto OrgiazziJoint Research Centre

Country or Region: Italy
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Eastern Europe, Central and Western Europe
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Fernando MaestreUniversity of Alicante

Country or Region: Spain
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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César MarínO'Higgins University

Dr. Ecology/Evolution. Posdoctoral Researcher in the University of O'Higgins, Chile. Soil Ecologist. Founder of the South Amrican Mycorrhizal Research Network. See cesar-marin.com
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Erin CameronSaint Mary's University

Country or Region: Canada
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Nico EisenhauerGerman Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Manuel Delgado-BaquerizoRey Juan Carlos University

Soil ecologist. Microbial ecologist.
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Ika DjukicThe Swiss Federal Institute for Forest Snow and Landscape Research WSL

My research interest is in the interdisciplinary understanding of ecosystem processes in changing environment. I am coordinating the global litter decomposition initiative, TeaComposition.
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Clara Peña-VenegasAmazon Institute for Scientific Research SINCHI

I am a soil microbiologist and I work in the Amazon region of Colombia studying arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and soil macrofauna.
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Jessica DuchicelaUniversidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE

Country or Region: Ecuador
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Jorge Ari NoriegaLos Andes University

I am a community ecologist working in functional ecology in the Tropics and Palearctic region. I use dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) as an indicator tool to quantify ecosystem services and environmental impact caused by humans.
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Camille TruongUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Country or Region: Mexico
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied: South America, Carribbean, Mesoamerica, North America
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Sidney SturmerFURB - Universidade Regional de Blumenau

I am a taxonomist of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and curator of the International Culture Collection of Glomeromycota (www.furb.br/cicg). Research focus on AMF systematics, biogeography and diversity.
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Yves Hermandez TchiechouaPan-African University

PhD candidate in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. Currently I am working arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and their benefits in ecosystem.
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Michael SteinwandterEurac Research

Soil Ecologist / Soil Biologist / Hiking Guide / Environmentalist
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József GemlEszterházy Károly University

I am a soil microbial ecologist, the group leader of the Environmental Microbiome Research Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Eszterházy Károly University. I have studied the spatial and temporal compositional dynamics fungal and bact
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Alan StapletonSt Breward Wildlife & Conservation Group

Country or Region: United Kingdom
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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José a. CarreiraJaen University

Lecturer in ecology at University of Jaén. My research focuses on the effects of perturbations (climate and land-use changes, atmospheric deposition, wildfires, soil pollution) on the biogeochemistry and dynamics of Mediterranean forests.
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George BrownEmbrapa Forestry/ Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR)

I am a soil ecologist, specializing on earthworms, their biodiversity, ecology, impacts on soil and their response to soil management, mainly in Brazil.
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Brajesh SinghWestern Sydney University

My research identifies the quantitative relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem functions and how natural/anthropogenic pressures such as land-use change and climate change affects these.
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Renato ChiarelliArtista Naturalista

Sou artista plastico com especialidades em Solos ( terra ). produzo minhas obras com diversos tipos de Solos da America do Sul, especialmente das regiões brasileiras.
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Elizabeth BachThe Nature Conservancy

I am the Ecosystem Restoration Scientist at Nachusa Grasslands (The Nature Conservancy, Illinois Chapter). I work with scientists, land managers, and stewards to holistically investigate questions about tallgrass prairie restoration ecology.
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David ElliottUniversity of Derby

Soil microbial ecologist focusing on drylands and peatlands. Interest in big data approaches in long-term ecology and ecosystem assessment.
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Pablo García-PalaciosRey Juan Carlos University

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Susana C. GonçalvesCFE - Centre for Functional Ecology - University of Coimbra

Country or Region: Portugal
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: East Africa and adjacent islands, Central and Western Europe
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Colin AverillETH Zürich

Country or Region: Switzerland
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Lur EpeldeNeiker-Tecnalia Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development

Country or Region: Spain
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Basque Country
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Andrew GonzalezMcGill University

Country or Region: Canada
Realm studied: Freshwater, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Steve WakelinScion

Environmental microbiology with focus on soil biology and ecosystem functions.
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Maria Laura MorenoCONICET (UNJU))

My current research focuses on how anthropogenic disturbances affect soil biota and ecosystems processes where they are involved.
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Zoë LindoUniversity of Western Ontario

Soil ecologist working in forests and peatlands in Canada.
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Juha AlataloQatar University

I work on above and below ground biodiversity in Alpine Sweden and in Drylands/Mangrove in Qatar.
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Byron AdamsBrigham Young University

Evolutionary Ecologist working on soil microinvertebrates
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Olaf SchmidtUniversity College Dublin

Country or Region: Ireland
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Central and Western Europe
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Andrew BarnesUniversity of Waikato

Country or Region: New Zealand
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Oceania
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Andy TaylorThe James Hutton Institute

I am a fungal ecologist who uses a wide range of approaches to answer ecological questions about the roles of fungi in the environment. I specialise in the characterisation of soil fungal communities.
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Nathaly R. Guerrero RamírezGeorg-August-Universität Göttingen

Country or Region: Germany
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied:
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Keren Yanuka-GolubWeizmann Institute of Science

Country or Region: Israel
Realm studied: Marine, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied: Mediterranean
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Frederic Bonoul'Institut de Recherches Halieutiques et Océanologiques du Bénin (IRHOB)

I am physical Oceanographer researcher, with emphasis in CO2 cycle, Ocean Acidification, climate changes.
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Amos Kabo-BahUniversity of Energy and Natural Resources

Dr. Kabo-bah is currently a Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) – Sunyani-Ghana. Formerly, he was the Head of Department for Energy and Environment
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Andres GarrizIIB INTECH (CONICET-UNSAM)

Leading a project focused on soil microbiomes and their impact on the development of soil-borne phytopathogens.
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Dinh NguyenInstitute of Ecology and Biological Resources (IEBR)

i am studying on soil ecology in Vietnam.
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Antonietta La TerzaUniversity of Camerino

Country or Region: Italy
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: N.A.
Geographic zone studied: Central and Western Europe
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María Gómez-BrandónUniversity of Vigo

Microbial Ecologist in natural and anthropogenic environments.
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Antonis ChatzinotasHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)

Microbial ecologist studying bacteria, protists & viruses in microbial food webs. Interested in their interactions in the context of global change. Soil, freshwater, host-associated microbiomes.
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Phuong DaoUniversity of Toronto

Phuong Dao is currently a PhD candidate in physical geography in the Department of Geography & Planning with a collaborative specialization in Environmental Studies in the School of the Environment, University of Toronto.
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Bruna WinckUFRGS - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

I am agronomist with a pHd in Soil Science. Currently, I have a postdoctoral position in Ecology and my works are focused on evaluating the effect of disturbances on soil biodiversity and functioning.
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Duc Anh NguyenInstitute of Ecology and Biological Resources (IEBR)

Specialist on soil invertebrates in Vietnam, and Southeast Asia.
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Beat FreyThe Swiss Federal Institute for Forest Snow and Landscape Research WSL

Microbial ecologist; soil ecologist.
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Tine GrebencSlovenian Forestry Institute

Senior researcher at the public research institute, mainly working with (forest) soil biodiversity, mycology, ecology, ectomycorrhiza, fungal (molecular) diversity, taxonomy & phylogeography
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Avinash VanjareAhmednagar College

I am Assistant Professor in Zoology teaching UG and PG students.I study Rotifers and other aquatic invertebrates, biodiversity of temporary habitats (rocky outcrops) and The Northern Western Ghats.
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Ahmad MahdaviUniversity of Tehran

Insect/environmental toxicologist,helping people,environment and wildlife against toxic compounds for 2-3 decades, using Big Data,Geodata for conservation of biodiversity and computational toxicology.
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Paula ArribasConsejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

arthropod mesofauna, high throughput sequencing, phylogeography, community phylogenetics, phylogenomics, biogeography.
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Joseph OloukoiAfrican Regional Institute for Geospatial Information Science and Technology (AFRIGIST)

Country or Region: Nigeria
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: West Africa
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Larisa KhaninaInstitute of Mathematical Problems of Biology RAS (IMPB RAS)

Country or Region: Russia
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Eastern Europe
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Mohamed A. M. Abd ElbasitARC Soil, Climate & Water

Country or Region: South Africa
Realm studied: Freshwater, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South Africa, East Africa and adjacent islands, North-East Asia
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Chidimma UmeoguNnamdi Azikiwe University

A geospatial analyst and environmentalist with interest in the application of Geospatial techniques in vegetation sensitivity to environmental factors.
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Eric Von WettbergUniversity of Vermont

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Tati Suryati SyamsudinInstitut Teknologi Bandung

I am lecturer in General Ecology, Soil Ecology, Environmental Impact Assessment at School of Life Sciences and Technology, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) - Indonesia.
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Domenico Marcelo RafaeleFederal University of Santa Maria

Country or Region: Brazil
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied:
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Hamaad AhmadUniversity of Agriculture, Faisalabad

Working on degraded soils ,water and air quality using GIS techniques
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F. M. AminuzzamanSher-e-Bangla Agricultural University (SBAU)

Country or Region: Bangladesh
Realm studied:
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Geographic zone studied:
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Cahyo RahmadiResearch Center for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences

working on soil and cave invertebrates, know a piece of Collembola.
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Fatima MusaForestry Research Institute of Nigeria

I am a PhD student at the Universiti Putra Malaysia.
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Petr BaldrianInstitute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences

I am interested in the contribution of microorganisms (bacteria and fungi) to ecosystem processes in various ecosystems. Another topic is the biodiversity, biogeography and ecology of fungi.
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Karin JacobsStellenbosch University

I am a mycologist by training and have a keen interest in the fungal biodiversity of the fynbos region in South Africa. Our particular focus is soil communities, and the impact of plant invasion.
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Barnabás KovácsSzent István University

Country or Region: Hungary
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied: Eastern Europe, Central and Western Europe
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Hannah KaruriUniversity of Embu

Country or Region: Kenya
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: East Africa and adjacent islands
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Chandresh BoradAnand Agricultural University

Country or Region: India
Realm studied: Freshwater, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South-East Asia
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Valeria FaggioliInstituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria

Soil ecologist and agronomist. I study mycorrhizae and soil microbiomes in pursuit of agricultural sustainability.
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Rodica PenaReading University

I am interested in the soil, root, and root-associated fungi, primarily mycorrhizal fungi. My research focuses on fungal spatial community ecology and biodiversity-ecosystem function relationships.
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Campbell AkujobiThe Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO)

I am an Associate Professor of microbiology in Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. I have interest in microbe-plants interaction in the soil especially to enhance plant growth
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Raquel Alvarez CcosccoUniversidad Nacional Agraria La Molina

Country or Region: Peru
Realm studied: Freshwater, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: South America
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Camila Duarte RitterUniversity of Duisburg-Essen

I am a biologist with focus on the ecology of Amazonia. I did my PhD at the University of Gothenburg d I working with the hidden diversity of the Amazon using environmental DNA.
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Pilar AndrésCREAF

Country or Region: Spain
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Mesoamerica, Central and Western Europe
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Fatima MoreiraFederal University of Lavras

Country or Region: Brazil
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Razafindrakoto MalalatianaRadioIsotopes Laboratory (LRI), University of Antananarivo

Research interests: Taxonomy and Ecology of earthworms; Soil ecological function and soil functional biodiversity (activity of soil organism); Agroecology, soil restoration
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Balaram MohapatraIndian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay)

I am Balaram, an Environmental Microbiology-Ecology enthusiast, studying the genomics and physiology of xenobiotics (aromatics, oil components, and plastics) degrading soil bacterial candidates for enhanced bioremediation options.
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Isabelle BaroisInstituto de Ecología A.C.

Country or Region: Mexico
Realm studied:
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Geographic zone studied: North America
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Oguz Can TurgayAnkara University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition

A research and teaching associate in Ankara University Turkey studying in soil ecology and specificially interested in changing soil microbial diversity in relation to agricultural and environmental issues
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Valeriy GrekovUkrainian Center of Soil Ecology

Country or Region: Ukraine
Realm studied: Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Eastern Europe
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Marisa Phiromtan De BelsLoei Rajabhat University

I am passionate about soil microorganisms, biofertilizers, and their effect on the growth of plants.
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Jonathan ReadyFederal University of Pará

Current large projects focus on assessing baselines and impact associated trends in biodiversity in Amazonia and marine food webs using metabarcoding.
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Adrian FerreroBiome Makers Inc.

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied: N.A.
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Chukwudi NzoiwuNnamdi Azikiwe University

Country or Region: Nigeria
Realm studied: Freshwater, Terrestrial
Earth Observation Approach: Remote Sensing, In Situ
Geographic zone studied: West Africa
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Silvia Aguero AguilarInstituto de Biologia del Suelo Sac

Biologist, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. My Investigation line is at the native flora of coast hills and highland soils.
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David KnaebelUnited States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service

I am the National Program Leader for Soil Biology in USDA-ARS
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Francois BuscotHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)

I am a soil microbial ecologist, mainly interested on the impact of land use and abovegroung biodoversity on strcutrue and function of soil microbial communities. I have a particular interest on mycorrhizal symbiosis and the holobiont of oak trees.
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Zachary SenwoAlabama A&M University

Country or Region: USA
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach: In Situ
Geographic zone studied: Global
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Elly Paul TomasDepartment of Agriculture Regional Field Office 12

I'm a soil chemist.
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Aldis ButlersLatvian State Forest Research Institute

PhD student working on soil GHG flux measurements
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Jude MaulUnited States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service

Research Ecologist with the United States Department of Agriculture.
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Sergio de los Santos VillalobosInstituto Tecnológico de Sonora

Our scientific work is focused on the study of microbial ecology, plants x microorganisms x soil interactions, production of microbial inoculants, plant breeding, and agro-systems conversation by using isotopic techniques.
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Komi AssigbetseInstitut de recherche pour le développement (IRD)

Country or Region: France
Realm studied:
Earth Observation Approach:
Geographic zone studied: West Africa