The Conference Awards include the best oral presentation of a paper and the best poster display at the national conference to candidates less than 35 years of age and the Johan Bouma Award. Awards are made on the basis of the most effective communication of the presenter's work to a scientific audience at each National Soils Conference.

Award Winners

Year Award Winner Year Award Winner
2000 A. Dowley (poster)    
2000 L. Burkitt (oral)    
2000 Y. Li (oral)    
2002 L. Clark (oral)    
2004 L Sullivan (oral)    
2004 T. Baisden (poster)    
2006 A. Kinsela (oral)    
2006 Y. Ma (poster)    
2006 R. Doyle (oral)    
2006 L Loganathan (poster)    
2010 V. Wong (oral u35)    
2010 J. Coad (poster u 35)    
2010 J. Hirth (poster)    
2010 D. Field (oral o35)    
2010 L. Abbott (Johan Bouma)    
2012 L. Fisk (oral u35)    
2012 J. Scarrow (poster u35)    
2012 (oral)     
2012 T. Overheu (poster o35)    
2012 Henry Janzen (Johan Bouma)    
2014 Z Weng (u35 oral)     
2014  Ashleigh Broadbent (poster u35)     
2014  A.Biggs (poster o35)    
2014  C.Butterly (oral o35)     
2014  - (Johan Bouma)    

Conditions of the Award

Description

The Society shall make awards on the basis of the most effective communication of the presenter’s work to a scientific audience at each national conference of Soil Science Australia. The Conference Awards include;

Most meritorious oral presentation given by an early career soil scientist who are either currently undertaking, or have completed, their tertiary studies since the last Soil Science Australia conference, consisting of a certificate and a sum of money determined by Federal Council.

Most meritorious poster presentation given by an early career soil scientist who are either currently undertaking, or have completed, their tertiary studies since the last Soil Science Australia conference, consisting of a certificate and a sum of money determined by Federal Council.

Most meritorious oral presentation given by a scientist not eligible for award  6.7.1.1.1 consisting of a certificate.

Most meritorious poster presentation given by a scientist not eligible for award 6.7.1.1.2  consisting of a certificate.

Johan Bouma Award for the best oral presentation integrating hard and soft sciences consisting of a certificate.

Federal Council will determine and provide the certificates and funds for the Soil Science Australia Conference Awards.

Award Committee

The Conference Awards Committee shall organise the judging of all posters and presentations eligible for the Award.

The Conference Awards Committee will be constituted and appointed by the Conference Convenor prior to the National Soils Conference.

The Conference Awards Committee will be chaired by a Member of the Conference Award Committee with representation from each Branch of the Society. 

Federal Council may at any time disband and reconstitute the Conference Awards Committee.

Conditions

The Conference Awards are open to all soil scientists entering an abstract or poster at the National Soil Conference.  In the event of a Joint Australian New Zealand national soil conference the conference awards 6.7.1.1, 6.7.1.2, 6.7.1.3 and 6.7.1.4 will be restricted to Australian soil scientists or soil scientists working in Australia.

The work presented may be under joint authorship but the presenter must be the senior author.

Nomination Process

Authors must indicate their interest in a conference award(s) when registering their abstract and poster for the conference.

Award Presentations

The decision of the Conference Awards Committee shall be considered final.

The conference awards shall be presented by the Federal President or conference convenor or proxy at the close of each national conference held by Soil Science Australia or national conference held jointly with the New Zealand Society of Soil Science.

 

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Soil Science Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that serves as the peak body for soil scientists across Australia, and seeks to advance soil science in the professional, academic and technical fields.  It is a member of the International Union of Soil Sciences

 

Awards

Visit Awards Page or download application forms below

J.A. Prescott Medal of Soil Science

J.K. Taylor, OBE, Gold Medal in Soil Science

Australian Society of Soil Science Inc Publication Medal

C.G. Stephens PhD Award in Soil Science

L.J.H Teakle Award

Contacts

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