Georg Guggenberger, born 22 March 22, 1963. Graduated from the Universität Bayreuth, Faculty of Natural Sciences (at the present time – Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences), with MSc in Natural Sciences (1992), and PhD in Soil Science (1998), in the city of Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany. Professor in Soil Science (2002). Head for the Laboratory of Soil Biology and Soil Ecology at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, in the city of Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany (2002). Head for the Laboratory of Soil Chemistry (2008), Director for Institute of Soil Science (Institut für Bodenkunde) (since 2009 to present time) at Leibniz Universität Hannover, in the city of Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany. Expert in soil science with focus on forest and permafrost soils, soil biogeochemistry, and sustainable resource management. PI and CoPI for numerous national and international research projects focusing on biogeochemical control of organic carbon cycling in soils and sustainable soil management. Author and co-author of more than 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts, about 50 other papers, and co-author/editor for 2 books: “Humification and Mineralization in Soils" In "Microorganisms in Soils: Roles in Genesis and Functions". Soil Biol. V. 3. Springer-Verlag GmbH, Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany, 2005, and "Symptom of Environmental Change in Siberian Permafrost Region", Hokkaido University Press, Sapporo, Japan, 2006. Member of review panels of several national and international funding agencies, associate / subject editor of three scientific journals (European Journal of Soil Science) and ad-hoc reviewer of about 35 scientific journals.