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2017 Women in Science Workshop “Connecting Mindfulness and Work-Life Balance”

This workshop (https://www.soils.org/membership/women-in-science) was taught by Sabine Grunwald.



  • Sabine Grunwald

So many awards for members of our lab group – Coooooooooooongratulations !!!

  • Carla Gavilan received the UF Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation award (2018)

  • Carla Gavilan won the best oral presentation award at the Soil and Water Science Department Research Forum, Gainesville, FL (2017)

  • Carla Gavilan received the second place in the Student Oral Competition, ASA Community “Soil Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Emissions”, Int. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Meeting, Tampa, FL (2017)

  • "Toshi" Katsutoshi Mizuta received the Quantitative Environmental Soil Science / Pedometrics Award, Soil and Water Science Department, UF (2017)

  • Carla Gavilan was awarded the Doris Earl and Verna Lowe Scholarship (2017)

  • Wade Ross received the UF Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation award (2017)



Toshi and Sabine at the IFAS-UF Graduate Student Award Ceremony. Toshi was awarded the Doris Earl and Verna Lowe Scholarship Award (photo left). Toshi and Sabine at the Soil and Water Sciences Department Award Ceremony, Fall 2017 (photo right).

  • Sabine Grunwald

Our paper was awarded the International Best Paper in Pedometrics Award (2016).

Viscarra Rossel, R.A., T. Behrens, E. Ben-Dor, D.J. Brown, J.A.M. Demattê, K.D. Shepherd, Z. Shi, B. Stenberg, A. Stevens, V. Adamchuk, H. Aïchi, B.G. Barthès, H.M. Bartholomeus, A.D. Bayer, M. Bernoux, K. Böttcher, L. Brodský, C.W. Du, A. Chappell, Y. Fouad, V. Genot, C. Gomez, S. Grunwald, A. Gubler, C. Guerrero, C.B. Hedley, M. Knadel, H.J.M. Morrás, M. Nocita, L. Ramirez-Lopez, P. Roudier, E.M.R. Campos, P. Sanborn, V.M. Sellitto, K.A. Sudduth, B.G. Rawlins, C. Walter, L.A. Winowiecki, S.Y. Hong and W. Ji. 2016. A global spectral library to characterize the world’s soil. Earth-Science Reviews. 155, 198–230. doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2016.01.012.


The journal Earth-Science Reviews has a current IF of 7.82.



Synopsis of the paper: A global team of researchers, including Dr. Grunwald, synthesized a spectral dataset (visible-/near-infrared spectra) and measured soil data to model various critical soil indicators at global scale. Big data analysis was used to develop global soil maps/models for carbon, clay, and other soil properties demonstrating the impact and mitigation potential under various change stressors, including global climate change and land use change, both causing unprecedented soil degradation.


Read also the feature in the Soil and Water Sciences Department, UF Blog: http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/swsdept/2017/05/02/global-spectral-library-characterize-worlds-soil/