Georg Guggenberger, born 22 March 22, 1963. Graduated from the University of Bayreuth, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Germany (1992), habilitated in Soil Science at the same faculty (1998), Professor in Soil Science (2002). Head of Soil Biology and Soil Ecology Laboratory, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (2002), Head of Soil Chemistry Laboratory, Leibniz Universität Hannover (2008), Director for Institute of Soil Science, Leibniz Universität Hannover (2009). Expert in soil science with focus on forest and permafrost soils, soil biogeochemistry, and sustainable resource management. PI and CoPI for multitude national and international research projects focusing on biogeochemical control of organic carbon cycling in soils and sustainable soil management. Author (and co-author) of about 130 peer-reviewed manuscripts, about 50 other papers, and co-author/editor for 2 books: “Symptom of Environmental Change in Siberian Permafrost Region”, Sapporo, 2006, and “Handbook of Soil Science”, Weinheim with yearly new edition (in German). Member of review panels of several national and international funding agencies, associate / subject editor of three scientific journals and ad-hoc reviewer of about 35 scientific journals.