Entries by sabine


Recognition of journal article

The journal article Grunwald S., C. Yu and X. Xiong. 2018. Transferability and scaling of soil total carbon prediction models in Florida, USA. Pedosphere J. 28(6): 856-872. doi:10.1016/S1002-0160(18)60048-7 was recognized among the influential few studies to be featured in the Research Insight 2019 edition.


Well deserved success

Hari won the 2018 Pedometrics / Quantitative Soil Science award for his research dissertation: Setyono H.A. 2018. Soil-landscape modeling for agroecological policy development in the developing regions. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. and Toshi (Katsutoshi) Mizuta won the Williams K. Bill Robertson Graduate Fellowship 2018. — Congratulations.

Retirement dinner – Lou Ritz

Lou, well deserved retirement from UF after many years of leading the UF Center for Spirituality and Health as Director and faculty member in the Department of Neuroscience, College of Medicine. Thanks for the wonderful retirement dinner (May 2, 2018) Keep going strong! Louis A. Ritz, Ph.D.  


Farewell to May in May 2018

May – you graduated in super-speed from UF (Master in Accounting)! Thanks for all your help as Project Assistant for UF Mindfulness and the PLG lab. We wish you well in your new job and will miss you dearly.


2018 Open House PLG Lab – Photos

What a joyful Open House. Some impressions. Thanks to Kay for preparing home cooked food. Yum! The “dirt cake” in the flower pot. Delicious. Chris is making last minute preps for the Open House. Serious research chats. Relax and enjoy. Student-driven research in the PLG lab. Integral and Relational Sciences – PLG lab. STEP-AWBH Model […]

Carla Gavilan at the AGU Meeting (2017)

Carla presented her research at the AGU Meeting in New Orleans (Dec. 11-15, 2017). Her poster was focused on “Soil organic carbon variability in High-Andean ecosystems: Bringing together machine learning and proximal soil sensing.” Some heavy lifting at this flashy multi-media supported meeting.

Women in Science Workshop ASA-CSSA-SSSA Int. Meeting

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. Slides Workshop Mindfulness WLB (2017). The associated worksheet is available per request. Women in Science article (CSA News, 2018)  

World Congress of Soil Science 2018

The World Congress of Soil Science (WCSS) https://www.21wcss.org/ takes place only every 4 years and is organized by the International Union of Soil Science (IUSS). In 2018 it will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Aug. 12-17, 2018). I will serve as the Convener of the Divisional Symposium “C4.5.1. Integration of historical, philosophical and […]

2017 Graduate Student Awards

So many awards for members of our lab group – Cooooooongratulations !!! 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 […]

UF Mindfulness Day 2017 “Mind and Culture”

  Bringing mindfulness to campus and sharing mindfulness practices, experiences, and fostering dialogue was gratifying and joyful. The UF Mindfulness Day 2017 in Gainesville, FL (Sept. 25, 2017) brought about 300 students, faculty members and people from the Gainesville community together. The program included the keynote talk by Dr. Glenn Hartelius; invited guest speaker Gurudev Shri […]

2017 Pedometrics 25th Anniversary Conference

The Pedometrics Conference in Wageningen, Netherlands was special (June 26 – July 1, 2017) (PM2017 pdf). We celebrated 25 years of pedometrics. Pedometrics became a Commission of the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) in 2004 and has been growing exponentially over the past decades with focal areas in Digital Soil Mapping (DSM), Digital Soil […]

Soil Science Society of America Fellow

 (Award Press Release from SSSA) The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) announces the following 2017 award recipient to be formally presented at the SSSA Awards Ceremony on 2017-10-24 during the scientific society’s Annual Meeting in Tampa with the ceremony held at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel. The annual awards are presented for outstanding contributions to agronomy through education, national […]

Paper ranked first by Google Scholar

Our paper: van Griensven A., Meixner, T., Grunwald S.,  Bishop, T., Di Luzio, M. and Srinivasan, R. (2006). A global sensitivity analysis method for the parameters of multi-variable watershed models, J. Hydrol., 324(1-4), 10-23. was ranked first as classic paper (classic papers are highly-cited papers in their area of research that have stood the test […]

Wade’s graduation potluck party

Congratulations Dr. Wade Ross! It’s celebration time after years of hard work of research on DayCent climate change modeling and Random Forest modeling of soil carbon and net primary productivity. Some photos from our potluck party with the lab team. Wade graduated with the Ph.D. dissertation “A region-wide analysis of terrestrial carbon cycling across the […]

Ploy’s visit to Gainesville and lab group

Ploy (Pasicha Chaikaew), who graduated with a Ph.D. from UF in 2014, was visiting our lab team in Gainesville (May 8, 2017). She came a long way from Bangkok, Thailand where she works as faculty member in the Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University.  

UF Research Foundation Professor (2017 – 2020)

More wonderful news. Dr. Grunwald was awarded the UF Research Foundation Professorship. This is a three year meritorious professorship given for outstanding academic achievements by the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), University of Florida.

UF Term Professor (2017 – 2020)

Wonderful news. Dr. Grunwald was awarded the UF Term Professorship. This is a special three year  meritorious professorship given for outstanding academic achievements by the University of Florida.

Champions for Change Award (2016)

Congratulations! The UF Mindfulness team led by Dr. Grunwald was awarded the 2016 UF Champions for Change Award by the UF Office of Sustainability and the Healthy Gators Coalition. The UF Mindfulness team has been active as a change agent to co-construct a mindful UF campus.  

The 7 Biggest Problems Facing Science

What an interesting article at Vox: https://www.vox.com/2016/7/14/12016710/science-challeges-research-funding-peer-review-process. Science has pros and cons. And like any other career, a scientist faces multiple challenges, among them to acquire funding for research in a competitive world of limited funding, juggle work and life, and meet expectations to teach, advise, mentor, coach, write proposals, papers, books …., design and […]