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Centennial Celebration and Congress of the International Union of Soil Sciences
Biology and Fertility of Soils Award to Best Poster

The Award: The best poster presented by a young scientist in sessions whose scientific area is covered by the journal.

The Prize: The winner will receive free online access to the journal for 12 months and a book of choice worth EUR 150,00 on the platform.

A young scientist is 35 years old or younger scientist presenting the poster as a junior author at the Centennial Celebration and Congress of the International Union of Soil Sciences.

The topics participating are:

129617 Soil Health from multiple perspectives

129627 Plant-soil-microbe interactions in the rhizosphere and their potential to address global agricultural changes

131303 Soil organic matter transformation, stabilization, and storage

133548 Microbiome as a common thread from soil to human health. Interaction, impact and role of soil-plant-human microbiome as a new challenge of innovative agriculture and quality food

133729 Nitrogen use efficiency as influenced by the microbiome

131145 Dynamics and functions of soil organic matter under new traditional amendments

131649 The centrality of organic carbon in balancing the multifunctional nature of soils for sustaining human and planetary health

132182 Soil microbiomes-Importance for climate resilient future, degraded lands restoration and plant health control

132261 Ecosystem services provided by nematodes and other soil invertebrates and specific protection goals

133435 Optimization of plant-soil-microbe interaction under crop diversification

133530 Soil degradation control, remediation and reclamation

133547 Land use changes impact on soil health

133566 Soil fauna as a tool to improve soil health assessment

133568 Managing soil carbon and nitrogen for climate-smart and sustainable agriculture

133571 Contaminants of emerging concerns in soil: occurrence, fate and transport, toxicity and remediation

133576 Soil N2O emissions: understanding the underlying mechanisms and assessing the impact of management strategies

133577 Sustainable soil management and agronomic practices for carbon farming: challenges and opportunities

133578 Soil carbon farming practices in the agriculture and forestry sector

133583 Soil carbon sequestration and land use change

133598 Anthropogenic drivers of soil biodiversity, its function and feedback to changes

133610 Characterizing and selecting soil health indicators at various scales

133613 Advances in soil health monitoring

133622 Soil organic matter stability as key driver to soil carbon sequestration

133628 Micro- and nanoplastics (MNPS) in soil ecosystem

The Chairmen of each of the above mentioned sessions will nominate the best poster of the specific session presented by a young scientist. Then a 4 members committee nominated by the Editor-in-Chief of the journal and the Organiser of Congress will choose the best poster among  the overall nominations

Judging criteria
1) Content (relevant, original, up to date, etc.)
2) Experimental plan and techniques (controls, replicates, the accuracy of the used techniques, etc.)
3) Presentation (design, clarity, etc.)

The weighting of criteria:
1) 50%
2) 25%
3) 25 %

Committee members of Biology and Fertility of Soils:
Paolo Nannipieri - Editor in Chief of Biology and Fertility of Soils
Prof Giacomo Pietramellata - Manager Editor of Biology and Fertility of Soils, University of Firenze
Prof Magda Frac - Polish Academy of Sciences
Daniel Said Pullicino - University of Torino
Prof Feike Dijkstra - The University of Sydney