Pierre Roudier is a Scientist in the Soils and Landscapes Team at Manaaki Whenua — Landcare Research in Palmerston North. His research interests include quantitative soil science (pedometrics), Antarctic science, remote sensing, spatial modelling, and applied machine learning. He has a passion for soils (all soils!), one of our most precious and limited resources. He is involved in different working groups within the International Union of Soil Science, and is involved in the GlobalSoilMap initiative.