Dr. Cornelia Rumpel is a soil biogeochemist working for the French National Research Center (CNRS) at the Institute of Ecology and Environment of Paris. Her work is concerned with the dynamics of organic matter at the molecular scale and the biogeochemical cycling of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus in terrestrial ecosystems. During her 25 years lasting carrier, she studied the origin and fate of of organic matter in several environments, ranging from soils and sediments in coal mining areas to organic matter in natural as well as managed ecosystems, including those affected by fire. Her work is dealing with temperate and tropical environments. Since a few years she is interested in the development of innovative organic amendments and smart fertilisers. She supervised 15 PhD students to successful completion of their thesis and has published more than 170 papers in international peer reviewed journals. In 2016 and 2017 she was listed as a highly cited researchers in the field of agronomy. Cornelia is engaged in the international 4 per 1000 initiative as the chair of the scientific and technical committee.