It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Tamás Németh, academician, university professor, former director of our institute, former Secretary General of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, on 9 May, at the age of 71.
The international sustainability competition awards researchers whose scientific achievements can contribute to solve global environmental challenges. The researcher of the Institute for Soil Sciences who won the award has published a paper on changes in organic carbon stock in soils.
Institute for Soil Sciences, Centre for Agricultural Research in close collaboration with the Geographical Institute, Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences and Forest Research Institute, University of Sopron studied the feasibility of countrywide mapping and assessment of organic carbon saturation in the topsoil using machine learning-based pedotransfer function. The research has been published with open access in CATENA.
Researchers at the Institute for Soil Sciences have developed a new national land evaluation model based on artificial intelligence. The proposed methodology can be used for integrated monitoring of biomass productivity in cadastral systems, land use planning and agricultural development programmes, among other possible applications.
The membership of the Hungarian Soil Science Society (MTT) elected a new Board of the Society. Péter László, senior research fellow of the Institute for Soil Sciences, will fulfil the position of Vice President for the next four years.