SSS Soil System Sciences
The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Cosimo Brogi for the poster/PICO entitled:
Geophysics-based subsurface conceptualization for improved prediction of plant productivity beyond field scale (Brogi, C.; Huisman, J. A.; Herbst, M.; Weihermüller, L.; Vereecken, H.)
Click here to download the poster/PICO file.
Cosimo Brogi is a research assistant and PhD student at the Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institute for Bio- and Geosciences (IBG-3) Agrosphere, where he is working on his project under the supervision of Prof. J. A. Huisman. His project is part of the Transregional Collaborative Research Centre (TR32), a research institution that aims at a better understanding of the complex processes driving the soil-vegetation-lower-atmosphere-system, which is where almost all activities of mankind take place.
Within this framework, Cosimo focuses on improving the large-scale characterization of agricultural soils and on investigating the added value of such characterization. The awarded poster shows how a detailed soil map, obtained with a combination of geophysical data and soil sampling, is a valuable product in both precision agriculture and agroecosystem modelling, and thus leads to better simulations and predictions of crop productivity beyond the field scale.