Conference Awards

Soil Science Australia holds a national conference every two years and provides a range of awards and support associated with the national conference.

Soil Science Australia Conference Presentation Awards

Conference awards include the best oral presentation of a paper and the best poster display for students, early career, and experienced soil scientists. Awards are made on the basis of the most effective communication of the presenter’s work to a scientific audience as follows:

  • most meritorious oral presentation given by an early career soil scientist who is either currently undertaking, or has completed, their tertiary studies since the last Soil Science Australia conference, consisting of a certificate and a sum of money.
  • most meritorious poster presentation given by an early career soil scientist who is either currently undertaking, or has completed, their tertiary studies since the last Soil Science Australia conference, consisting of a certificate and a sum of money.
  • most meritorious oral presentation given by a scientist not eligible for award the oral presentation award above, consisting of a certificate.
  • most meritorious poster presentation given by a scientist not eligible for the poster presentation award above, consisting of a certificate.
  • Johan Bouma Award for the best oral presentation integrating hard and soft sciences consisting of a certificate.

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 are open 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/or poster for the conference.

Awards Presentation

The conference awards are presented by the Federal President or conference convener 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 Sciences.

Student Conference Support

Support will be provided for a number of students to attend the 2018 soils conference. Students must apply for support through their branch and must have been a member of Soil Science Australia for at least one year. Application forms will be available in the year of the conference.

World Congress of Soil Science Support

Support will be provided to assist members attend the Brazil and United Kingdom World Congress of Soil Science. Applicants are required to have been a member of Soil Science Australia for at least four years. Application forms will be available in the year of the Congress.

Soil Science Australia will also support attendance by a national soil judging team at the World Congress of Soil Science. More information will be available in the year of the Congress.

Student Soil Judging Teams Support

Soil Science Australia supports National Soil Judging Competition teams in the year of a national conference. Applicants applying for either a state or university team should be financial members of Soil Science Australia. Application forms will be available in the year of the conference.

Conference Award Winners

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

2018 Patrick Filippi (under 35 Poster)
2018 Sally McIntosh (over 35 poster)
2018 Ivana Oliver (under 35 Oral)
2018 Michael Rose (over 35 Oral)
2018 Kanika Singh (combined hard/soft science)
2016 Cameron Ollsen (Best Student Presentation)
2016 Colin Rivers (Best Poster)
2016 Olivia Cousins (Best Student Poster)
2016 Mario Fajardo (John Bouma Award)
2014 Z Weng (u35 oral)
2014 Ashleigh Broadbent (poster u35)
2014 A.Biggs (poster o35)
2014 C.Butterly (oral o35)
2012 L. Fisk (oral u35)
2012 J. Scarrow (poster u35)
2012 T. Overheu (poster o35)
2012 Henry Janzen (Johan Bouma Award)
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 Award)
2006 A. Kinsela (oral)
2006 Y. Ma (poster)
2006 R. Doyle (oral)
2006 L Loganathan (poster)
2004 L. Sullivan (oral)
2004 T. Baisden (poster)
2002 L. Clark (oral)
2000 A. Dowley (poster)
2000 L. Burkitt (oral)
2000 Y. Li (oral)