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    Pedometrics timeline
    McBratney, Alex ; Gruijter, Jaap de; Bryce, Alisa - \ 2019
    Geoderma 338 (2019). - ISSN 0016-7061 - p. 568 - 575.

    Pedometrics was officially founded in 1990, but the groundwork for the field can be traced back over 100 years earlier. Since its inception there have been 12 conferences, 11 special issues in Geoderma, more than 20 best paper awards, 42 issues of the Pedometron newsletter, and 7 IUSS spin-off working groups. In 2017 soil scientists travelled to Wageningen, Netherlands, to celebrate 25 years since the first pedometrics conference. This paper briefly describes the history of pedometrics, including the early works on which the field is founded. It is divided into distinct eras: • The Early Years (pre-1980)• The Geostatistical Era (1980–2005)• The Digital Mapping Era (2005–2015)• The Global Mapping Era (2015 onwards).The paper concludes by highlighting how pedometrics has helped bring soil science to the global stage. The challenge now is to keep giving the wider world what it wants – clear and relevant data and maps, with the uncertainty quantified.

    Understanding social innovation for the well-being of forest-dependent communities : A preliminary theoretical framework
    Kluvánková, Tatiana ; Brnkaľáková, Stanislava ; Špaček, Martin ; Slee, Bill ; Nijnik, Maria ; Valero, Diana ; Miller, David ; Bryce, Rosalind ; Kozová, Mária ; Polman, Nico ; Szabo, Tomáš ; Gežík, Veronika - \ 2018
    Forest Policy and Economics 97 (2018). - ISSN 1389-9341 - p. 163 - 174.
    Forest-dependent community - SIMRA transdisciplinary framework - Social innovation - Social innovation factors
    Transdisciplinary understanding of SI in MRAs
    Kluvankova, Tatiana ; Gežik, Veronika ; Špaček, Martin ; Brnkalakova, Stanislava ; Slee, Bill ; Polman, N.B.P. ; Valero, Diana ; Bryce, Rosalind ; Alkhaled, Sophie ; Secco, Laura ; Burlando, Catie ; Kozova, Maria ; Miller, David ; Nijnik, Maria ; Perlik, Manfred ; Pisani, Elena ; Price, Martin ; Sarkki, Simo ; Weiss, Gerhard - \ 2017
    SIMRA - 53 p.
    Impact of urbanization of the proteome of birch pollen and its chemotactic activity on human granulocytes
    Bryce, M. ; Drews, O. ; Schenk, M.F. ; Menzel, A. ; Estrella, N. ; Weichenmeier, I. ; Smulders, M.J.M. ; Buters, J. ; Ring, J. ; Gorg, A. ; Behrendt, H. ; Traidl-Hoffmann, C. - \ 2010
    International Archives of Allergy and Immunology 151 (2010)1. - ISSN 1018-2438 - p. 46 - 55.
    allergic airway inflammation - cupressus-arizonica pollen - environmental-factors - 2-dimensional electrophoresis - lipid mediators - pollution - proteins - prevalence - release - urban
    Background: Epidemiologic studies reveal a dramatic increase in allergies in the last decades. Air pollution is considered to be one of the factors responsible for this augmentation. The aim of this study was to analyze the impact of urbanization on birch pollen. The birch pollen proteome was investigated in order to identify differences in protein abundance between pollen from rural and urban areas. The allergenicity of birch pollen from both areas was evaluated by assessing its chemotactic potency as well as its protein and allergen contents. Methods: Difference gel electrophoresis (DIGE) was used to analyze the pollen proteome. The chemotactic activity of aqueous pollen extracts was determined by migration assays of human neutrophils. Results: DIGE revealed 26 differences in protein spot intensity between pollen from urban and rural areas. One of these proteins was identified by de novo sequencing as the 14-3-3 protein, which resembles a stress-induced factor in other plant species. Furthermore, extracts from pollen collected in urban areas had higher chemotactic activity on human neutrophils compared to pollen from rural sites. Conclusions: The present study points to an impact of air pollution on allergen carrier proteome and release of chemotactic substances. The increment in proinflammatory substances such as pollen-associated lipid mediators might contribute to the described urban-rural gradient of allergy prevalence. Furthermore, our study suggests that allergenicity is determined by more than the sole allergen content.
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