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The lecture day scheduled for 30 November will be postponed for an indefinite period. In the hope of achieving the widest possible in-person attendance, the new date will be rescheduled once the epidemiological situation improves significantly.

Researchers at the Institute for Soil Sciences examined soil CO2 emission (soil respiration) and its main drivers (soil temperature, soil water content and plant activity) under field conditions. The study was published in Q1 journal Soil and Tillage Research.

Through the donation of academician Tibor Jermy and his wife, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences awards the prize every year to young biologists who carry out their research work in the field of theoretical and applied zoology.

The professional evaluation committee selected Gábor Szatmári, senior research fellow of our institute, as one of the winners of the Junior Prima Award.

A 75-day pot experiment by researchers of ATK TAKI aimed to investigate the fertiliser value and organic matter replenishment capacity of digested sewage sludge and the compost and vermicompost made from it. The results were published in the Q1 journal Agronomy.

Our institute was involved in the award ceremony four times: Gábor Szatmári was awarded the Róbert Bárány Prize, while Péter Csathó, Kálmán Rajkai and Tibor Tóth were awarded the title of Research Professor Emeritus.

In a greenhouse experiment, the effect of irrigation water containing Selenium was examined on different plants in different texture of soils. The results were published in the Q1 journal Plants.

The Institute for Soil Sciences is organizing a lecture day entitled "The Role of Soils in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals" in the framework of the Hungarian Science Festival.

In collaboration with the researchers of the University of Naples Federico II, our senior scientist Brigitta Szabó analysed the efficiency of European hydraulic pedotransfer functions (PTFs) available from the literature. The results of this research was published in the Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, which is a highly ranked journal in the field of Water Science and Technology (D1).

Judit Schellenberger successfully defended her doctoral (PhD) dissertation entitled “Soil seed bank examinations in grassland types with different water regime” at MATE’s PhD School of Environmental Sciences on 30 September 2021.

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