Marta Birkas was born in Jaszapati, Hungary, in 1951. She received the Agricultural Engineering degree from Agricultural University Godollo, in 1974, and the D.S. degree from Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, in 2002. Since 1974, Birkas works at the Institute of Crop Production of Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at Szent István University Godollo, Hungary. Presently, she works as a Professor. In addition, she serves as a Course Leader of the following subjects, that is, adaptable soil tillage, soil conservation and climate stress mitigation tillage, and land use and soil tillage advices. She is mainly interested in soil tillage improvement, soil compaction occurrence and alleviation, climate stress mitigation, and carbon conservation tillage. Her other important activity is supervising Ph.D. students. Birkas is a Member of ISTRO, and she is the Chair of Hungarian Branch of ISTRO. She works as a Member of the Editorial Board at Acta Fytotechnica (Nitra, SK), Journal of Agricultural Sciences (Belgrade, SRB), Soil Forming Factors and Processes (AIC, Iasi, RO), and Crop Production (H). She has published professional soil tillage books in Hungarian and in English (Environmentally-Sound Adaptable Tillage) languages.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011