Best Paper Award

The Division honors the authors of SSSAJ manuscripts published within the Division of SSSAJ during the last seven years that have had exceptional impact on the scientific community. Selection is based on a rigorous evaluation of how the manuscript has advanced knowledge in the profession, the effectiveness of communication, originality, and impact measured by number of citations and downloads.


Best Paper Awards

Year Authors/Title Citation
2015 Alexandra N. Kravchenko and G. Phillips Robertson. Whole-profile soil carbon stocks: The danger of assuming too much from analyses of too little

Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 75:235-240 (2011)

2014 Denis Angers and Nikita S. Eriksen-Hamel. Full-inversion tillage and organic carbon distribution in soil profiles; a meta-analysis. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 70:1569-1578 (2008)
2013 Emily Marriott and Michelle Wander. Total and labile soil organic matter in organic and conventional farming systems. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 70:950-959 (2006)
2012 Humberto Blanco-Canqui and Rattan Lal. No Tillage and Carbon Sequestration: An On-farm Assessment. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 72:693-701
2011 Keith E. Saxton and Walter J. Rawls. Soil Water Characteristic Estimates by Texture and Organic Matter for Hydrologic Solutions. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 70:1569-1578
2010 Karolien Denef, Johan Six, Roel Merckx, and Keith Paustian. Carbon Sequestration in Microaggregates of No-Tillage Soils with Different Clay Mineralogy. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 68:1935-1944 (2004)  
2009 Ardell D. Halvorson, Brian J. Wienhold, and Alfred L. Black. Tillage, Nitrogen, and Cropping System Effects on Soil Carbon Sequestration. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 66:906-912 (2002) 
2008 Tristram O. West and Wilfred M. Post. Soil Organic Carbon Sequestration Rates by Tillage and Crop Rotation: A Global Data Analysis. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 66:1930-1946 (2002)
2004 X.C. Zhang, M.A. Nearing, V.O. Polyakov, and J.M. Friedrich. Using Rare-Earth Oxide Tracers for Studying Soil Erosion Dynamics Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 67:279-288 (2003) 
2003 James A. Entry, Robert E. Sljka, and Glenn E. Shewmaker. Management of Irrigated Agriculture to Increase Organic Carbon Storage in Soils. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 66:1957-1964 (2002)
2002 P.D. Hallett, T. Baumgartl, and I.M. Young. Subcritical Water Repellency of Aggregates from a Range of Soil Management Practices. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 65:184-190 (2001)


Best Paper Award Committee: Hero Gollany (Chair), Mark Liebig, DeAnn Presley, Francisco Arriaga, Maria Lucia Silveira, Michael Castellano.