Professor Dr. Jerzy Weber, PhD was born in 1947. He graduated from the University of Wroclaw, Poland in 1972, having a master degree in geology. Since 1973 he has been working as an assistant, assistant professor and professor at the Institute of Soil Science and Environmental Protection of the Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences. In 1978 he defended a PhD thesis on "Genesis and properties of soils derived from serpentinites of Lower Silesia", then in 1995 he has habilitated on the basis of the dissertation “Submicromorphological properties of soils affected by emissions of copper smelters". In 2005 he obtained a title of professor in a field of agriculture. From 2006 till 2017 he was a head of the Institute of Soil Science and Environmental Protection. After retirement in 2018, he was established a leader of the consortium working on the research project “Spectroscopic and chemical properties of soil humin fraction in relation to their mutual interaction with pesticides”, and he is still involved in research activity. Professor Weber was a President of the following scientific societies: Soil Systems Sciences Division (SSS) of the European Geosciences Union (2003-2005 and 2005-2007); International Humic Substances Society (2008-2010); Polish Humic Substances Society (2011-2015); and International Society for Environmental Biogeochemistry (2015-2017). He is or was an associated editor of the following journals: eEarth (2005-2009); Journal of Geochemical Exploration (from 2012); Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis (from 2017). He is a topical editor of SOIL (from 2014), and a member of the Editorial Committee of the Pedosphere (from 2010). As a result of his research work he has published over 200 scientific publications dealing with soil science and environmental protection.
Research interest of professor Jerzy Weber are changes of soil processes and properties under the influence of anthropogenic activity, with special emphasis on the role of soil organic matter, especially humic substances, as well as research on soil mineralogy and generally soil properties.