Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: June 20, 2011
Publication Date: September 20, 2012
Citation: Karlen, D.L. 2012. The Birkás influence on international soil management research and education. In: Birkás, M., editor. Soil School: What to learn from and what to teach about soils. Gödöllo, Hungary: Szent Istvan University Press. p. 145-151. Technical Abstract: Professor, Dr. Márta Birkás invited several international colleagues to contribute chapters to a Memorial Volume reviewing soil management research conducted in Hungary and elswhere around the world. She asked each author to provide a brief account of how they had collaborated with her and to review their own research, teaching, development or other relevant activities, and achievements. This chapter chronicles more than 30 years of research conducted by the author. Key concepts include recognizing the importance of being able to frame the soil management challenge based on the spatial and temporal variability of the soil resource being studied and to see the "problem" through the eyes of the customer.