Gábor Szatmári, Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Soil Mapping and Environmental Informatics, Institute for Soil Sciences, has won the "National Champion" title at the Frontiers Planet Prize competition. The Frontiers Research Foundation, which was founded in Lausanne, Switzerland, launched the competition. The main mission of the non-profit organisation is to accelerate scientific solutions for healthy lives on a healthy planet.
The Hungarian winner was selected by the international jury based on the recommendations of the Presidential Committee for Sustainable Development of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Participants had to submit a peer-reviewed article in a scientific journal published no more than two years ago. In the award-winning paper, published in the journal Geoderma in 2021, the soil organic carbon stock change at multiple scales was investigated using advanced statistical approaches.
More information on the website of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences