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Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.nat.techn. Walter Wenzel

Institute of Soil Research
Head: Special projects with focus on research
Konrad Lorenz-Straße 24, 3430 Tulln an der Donau
walter.wenzel(at)boku.ac.at
Tel: +43 1 47654-91161

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ORCID: 0000-0001-9466-370X

Curr. Vitae

2012 - Full Professor, Soil Protection and Soil Management
2006 - Visiting Professor, Department for Agrochemistry and Plant Nutrition, Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague
2000 - 2000 Visiting Scientist, CSIRO Adelaide
2000 - 2011 Associate Professor, BOKU
1997 - Associate Professor
1995 - Habilitation, Soil science, BOKU
1991 - Associate Professor, BOKU
1990 - Doctorate, Soil science, BOKU
1990 - Research Assistant, BOKU
1987 - Master, Landscale ecology and landscape planning, BOKU

Statistik Austria, science classification

earth science; Analytical chemistry; Inorganic chemistry; Geochemistry; Ecotoxicology; Plant ecology; Remediation of contaminated sites; Recycling; Sustainable technologies; Plant nutrition; Soil science; Renewable resources; Sustainable agriculture;

Expertise

soil ecology; soil contamination and conservation; heavy metals in soils; fluor chemistry in soils; arsenic chemistry in soils; soil rehabilitation; rhizosphere ecology; phytoremediation; bioavailability of pollutants; soil management; phosphorus; Silicon biogeochemistry; Bio- and hydrochars;

Awards

2018 Innovation Award Plant Nutrition, Groupe Roullier
2010 Elsevier Frequently Cited Author Award 2007-2010 for article in Environmental Pollution 148, p. 155-165.
2010 Elsevier Frequently Cited Author Award 2007-2010 for article in Environmental Pollution 148, p. 107-114.
2009 Professor honoris causa, Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague
2002 Co-memorial medal, 50th Anniversary of the Czech Agricultrual University, Prague
1993 Bodenkulturpreis der Wiener Wirtschaftskammer
1990 Stipendium der Hrabak-Stiftung

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2017 -2019 European Science Foundation College of Expert Reviewers
expert
2009 -2011 International Society of Trace Element Biogeochemistry
auditor
2008 -2019 Scientific Board of the Lower Austrian Landscape Fund
advisory board member
2007 -2009 International Society of Trace Element Biogeochemistry (ISTEB)
member of the managing board
2007 -2011 UFT Task Force (University and Research Center Tulln)
chairman
2007 -2010 Euroleague for Life Science Universities (ELLS - Tak Force)
chairman
2005 -2006 COST Action 631 - Understanding and Modeling of Processes in the Rhizopshere Environm,ent - UMPIRE (Management Committee)
member of the commisson
2003 - Euroleague for Life Science Universities (ELLS - Task Force)
mandate as expert
2003 -2013 Austrian Association for Management of Contaminated Sites, (AAMCS)
auditor
2003 -2005 International Society of Trace Element Biogeochemistry
president
2002 -2006 Subcommission Rhizosphere, International Union of Soil Sciences
deputy head
2001 -2004 COST Action 631 - Understanding and Modeling of Processes in the Rhizopshere Environm,ent - UMPIRE (Management Committee)
chairperson
2001 -2003 International Society of Trace Element Biogeochemistry
Vice-President
2000 - Austrian Society for Soil Biology
member
1999 -2001 International Society of Trace Element Biogeochemistry
treasurer
1998 -2002 Subcommission G (Soil Remediation), International Union of Soil Science
deputy head
1998 -1999 International Society of Trace Element Biogeochemistry (ISTEB)
president
1998 -1998 International Society of Trace Element Biogeochemistry (ISTEB)
founder member
1994 - British Society of Soil Science
full member
1991 - Amerikanische Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft
full member
1990 - German Society of Soil Science
full member
1990 - International Union of Soil Sciences IUSS
full member
1985 - Austrian Soil Science Society
full member

Editorial board appointments for scientific journals

2003 - Plant Soil and Environment:
Editorial Board Member
2002 -2007 Journal of Soils and Sediments:
Editorial Board Member
2000 -2005 Journal of Environmental Quality:
1st level below top level (Associate Editor)
1997 -2015 Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science:
Editorial Board Member

Reviewer for scientific journals

2018 -2018 Earth-Science Reviews
2016 - Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems
2015 -2015 Chemosphere
2015 - Biology and Fertility of Soils
2013 -2013 Vadose Zone Journal
2013 -2013 Environmental Chemistry Letters
2013 -2015 Soil Biology & Biochemistry
2012 - Forest Ecology and Management
2012 -2012 Environmental Chemistry
2012 -2014 Environmental and Experimental Botany
2012 -2012 Forest Snow and Landscape Research
2006 -2013 Pedosphere
2006 -2019 Plant Soil and Environment
2006 -2006 Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
2005 -2018 Geoderma
2005 -2005 Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
2005 -2005 Naturwissenschaften
2005 -2005 Journal of Applied Microbiology
2004 -2013 Science of the Total Environment
2003 -2013 New Phytologist
2003 -2018 Plant and Soil
2002 -2002 Acta Biologica Cracoviensia Series Botanica
2002 -2002 Journal of Biotechnology
2000 -2013 European Journal of Soil Science
2000 -2016 Environmental Pollution
1999 -2015 Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science
1998 -2004 AGRONOMIE
1998 -2013 Journal of Environmental Quality
1993 -2004 Environmental Geochemistry and Health
1993 -2003 International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry
1993 -2003 Water Resources Research
1993 -2003 Water Research
1993 -2018 Environmental Science & Technology
1993 -2000 ADV ENVIRON RES
1993 -2000 Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica Section A-Animal Science
1993 -2015 Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science
1993 -2005 Water air and Soil Pollution

Expert for external appointment/habilitation procedures

2011 Externe Berufung: Gutachter: University of Southhampton Principal Research Fellow

Reviewer/Expert funding organizations

2018 -2019 Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft - Germany
2017 -2018 Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft - Germany
2012 - Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) - France
2006 -2006 CEU Admissions Office - Hungary
2006 - Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) - Netherlands
2005 - Academia Sinica - Taiwan
2003 -2003 Schweizer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung - Switzerland

Reviewer/Expert organization

2015 Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague (CULS), Tschechische Republik, Tschechische Republik
Projektanträge
2014 Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague (CULS), Tschechische Republik
Projektanträge
2014 Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
Begutachtung einer Dissertation
2013 Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague (CULS)
Zwei Projektreviews als Grundlage für die Vergabe interner Forschungsmittel
2013 Univeristät für Bodenkultur Wien
Graduiertenstipendium
2012 Tehran University
PhD Thesis Assessment
2012 DEPARTAMENTO DE EDAFOLOXÍA E QUÍMICA AGRÍCOLA Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
PhD Thesis Assessment
2011 Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
PhD Thesis Assessment (Dissertation Madeleine Dell´mour)
2011 Czech University of Life Sciences (CULS)
Beurteilung der Quality Assurance Mechanismen auf gesmtuniversitärer Ebene und in den Faklutäten / Departments
2010 University of Copenhagen
PhD Thesis Assessment
2009 University of Zagreb
PhD Thesis Assessment
2006 Czech University of Agriculture in Prague (CUAP)

Organizer of scientific conferences, Chairs

2019 SOIL HEALTH MANAGEMENT IN THE DANUBE REGION AND BEYOND THROUGH AGRO-ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMMES. April 9-10, 2019
Organiser
2018 European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018, Session „New and traditional soil amendments: impacts, benefits, and risks“
Member of the Organisation Committee
2018 25th CONFERENCE OF THE WORKING COMMUNITY OF THE DANUBE REGIONS, April 24-25, 2018
Organiser
2017 24th CONFERENCE OF THE WORKING COMMUNITY OF THE DANUBE REGIONS, April 26-27, 2017
Organiser
2016 23rd CONFERENCE OF THE WORKING COMMUNITY OF THE DANUBE REGIONS, April 13-14, 2016
Member of the Organisation Committee
2015 22nd CONFERENCE OF THE WORKING COMMUNITY OF THE DANUBE REGIONS, March 25-26, 2015, Tulln.
Organiser
2015 Workshop on "Agrobiology", 6th CASEE Conference, May 24-26, Nitra, Slovak Republic.
Chair (Session)
2014 Workshop on "Soil - Plant - Water Interactions", 5th CASEE Conference, May 25-27, Novi Sad, Serbia.
Organiser
2014 19th Expert Meeting of the Soil Conservation Working Group of the Danube Countries Working Community, March 26-27, 2014, Tulln.
Member of the Organisation Committee
2013 12th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE ´13), June 16-20, 2013, Athens, Georgia, USA; Member, Special Symposia Editorial Committee.
Member of the Organisation Committee
2013 Workshop on "Soil protection and the Danubean perspectives", 4th CASEE conference “Food and Biomass Production - Basis for a Sustainable Rural Development”, July 1–3, 2013, Zagreb, Croatia
Member of the Organisation Committee
2013 12th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE ´13), June 16-20, 2013, Athens, Georgia
Chair (Session)
2013 Euroleague for Life Science Universities (ELLS) Scientific Student Conference 2013, November 15-16, 2013, Vienna
Chair (Session)
2013 12th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE ´13), June 16-20, 2013, Athens
Reviewer
2013 Euroleague for Life Science Universities (ELLS) Scientific Student Conference 2013, November 15-16, 2013, Vienna, Austria; Organiser.
Organiser
2013 12th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE ´13), June 16-20, 2013, Athens, Georgia, USA; Member, International Committee.
Member of the Organisation Committee
2013 18th Expert Meeting of the Soil Conservation Working Group of the Danube Countries Working Community, April 17-18, 2013, Tulln.
Member of the Organisation Committee
2013 Special Symposium: Soil Plant and Soil – Pant – Microbial Interactions in the Rhizosphere, 12th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE ´13), June 16-20, 2013, Athens, Georgia, USA; Co-Organiser, Special Symposium.
Organiser
2013 Euroleague for Life Science Universities (ELLS) Conference 2013, November 14-15, 2013, Vienna, Austria; Organiser.
Organiser
2012 Special Symposium: Plant – Soil Interactions from the Rhizosphere to the Field Scale,
Organiser
2012 Soil Science for the Future. Conference for early-stage carrier soil scientists sponsored by the Austrian Society of Soil Science, October 19, 2012.
Member of the Organisation Committee
2012 The 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Remediation 2012, November 14-16, 2012, Vienna and Tulln, Austria; Co-organiser.
Member of the Organisation Committee
2011 Annual Meeting, European Network of Soil Alliances (ENSA)
Organiser
2011 11th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements
Member of the Organisation Committee
2007 Euroleague for Life Science Universities (ELLS) Conference 2007
Organiser
2007 Second International Congress "Arsenic in the environment: Arsenic from nature to humans" (As2)
Member of the Organisation Committee
2007 RHIZOSPHERE 2
Member of the Organisation Committee
2004 SUSTAIN LIFE - SECURE SRVIVAL
Member of the Organisation Committee
2004 RHIZOSPHERE
Member of the Organisation Committee
2004 Summer university: Soil - Plant - Microbe Interactions: Fundamentals and Applcations
Organiser
2002 1st Joint Working Group 631
Organiser
2001 The Rhizosphere - A Natural Biochemical Reactor at the Soil-Root Interface: Its Secrets and Technological Applications (during International BOKU Congress )
Organiser
1999 5th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE ´99)
Organiser
1997 International Symposium on Soil System Behaviour in Time and Space
Member of the Organisation Committee
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