The British Society of Soil Science and Wiley are delighted to announce that the new Editor in Chief of “Soil Use and Management” is Dr Deyi Hou. Deyi officially took over the post on 1st January 2020 from outgoing Editor Professor Mike Goss who has been Editor in Chief for the last 6 years.
Deyi is a world-renowned expert on the subject of soil degradation and remediation through sustainable approaches, with interests across multiple areas of soil management. He holds degrees from Tsinghua University (China), Stanford University (US), and Cambridge University (UK), and worked as an environmental consultant in the US for nearly a decade before returning to Tsinghua University in 2015.
After his appointment Deyi commented “I am very honoured to be appointed as Editor in Chief of Soil Use and Management, one of the most prestigious international soil science journals. My aim is to help further develop the journal’s reputation for publishing the highest quality and most impactful papers in the field of soil science, with an increased emphasis on interdisciplinary studies. I hope such studies can inform policy decision making and sustainable management of soil resources, e.g. pertaining to food security, climate change, biodiversity, global health, and the UN’s sustainable development goals”
Society President, Professor Sacha Mooney from the University Of Nottingham spoke about Deyi joining the team, “Soil Use and Management has a global reputation for publishing some of the best applied research in the field of soil science. The Society is absolutely delighted to be able to attract a scientist with such an excellent international reputation as Deyi. Building on considerable editorial expertise, his vision for the future of the journal is really exciting and I know he is really looking forward to getting started!“