Articles | Volume 3, issue 3
SOIL, 3, 153–159, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-3-153-2017
SOIL, 3, 153–159, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-3-153-2017

Forum article 13 Sep 2017

Forum article | 13 Sep 2017

How Alexander von Humboldt's life story can inspire innovative soil research in developing countries

Johan Bouma

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ED: Publish as is (21 Aug 2017) by Kristof Van Oost(Executive Editor)
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Alexander von Humboldt was an inspiring scientist in the early 1800s, traveling widely, making many measurements, and linking different scientific disciplines while keeping an eye open to the needs of society. This is particularly relevant today in our information society, and researchers in developing countries are advised to follow the von Humboldt example when planning their future research.