Seeking and maintaining high editorial standards of scientific manuscripts is an important responsibility. This task can be accomplished only with the advice and input from a large number of colleagues who are invited to review submitted papers. Their critical comments and helpful suggestions have played a major role in making Vadose Zone Journal a success. Members of the VZJ Editorial Board want to express their appreciation to the following individuals who helped review manuscripts in 2016. We extend our apologies and thanks to any reviewer whose name may have been inadvertently omitted from this list.

Akagawa, S., Cryosphere Engineering Lab., Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan

Arthur, E., Aarhus Univ., Dep. of Agroecology, Tjele, Midtjylland, Denmark

Assouline, S., Bet Dagan, Israel

Attenborough, K., The Open Univ., Milton Keynes, UK

Babcock, R., Univ. of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

Baille, W., Ruhr-Univ. Bochum, Bochum, Germany

Baroni, G., Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany

Bayabil, H., Prairie View A&M Univ., Prairie View, TX

Bechtold, M., Thünen Institut, Braunschweig, Germany

Bekele, D., Univ. of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia

Bell, J., NOAA, Asheville, NC

Benson, C., Madison, WI

Berg, A., Univ. of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada

Berli, M., Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas, NV

Biswas, A., Univ. of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada

Boaga, J., Univ. of Padova, Padova, Italy

Bodner, G.

Bogena, H., Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany

Boll, J., Pullman, WA

Bottcher, J.

Brangarí, A., Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Brennwald, M., Eawag, Dubendorf, Switzerland

Bristow, K., CSIRO Land and Water, Townsville, QLD, Australia

Brocca, L., National Research Council, Perugia, Italy

Brunner, P., CHYN, UniNe, Neuchatel, Switzerland

Caldwell, T., Univ. of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Capowiez, Y., INRA, Avignon Cedex 09, France

Carter, J., U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA

Chavez, J.

Chen, L., AECOM Technology Corp., Clifton, NJ

Christ, J., US Air Force Academy, USAF Academy, CO

Coppola, A., Univ. of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy

Cosh, M., USDA–ARS, Beltsville, MD

Costabel, S., Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Berlin, Germany

Couvreur, V., Univ. Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Culver, D.

Czigany, S., Univ. of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary

Dahlke, H., Univ. of California, Davis, CA

Daigh, A., North Dakota State Univ., Fargo, ND

Daly, K., Southampton, UK

Das, D., Loughborough, UK

de Jong van Lier, Q., Univ. of Sao Paulo, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil

de Rooij, G., Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Halle (Saale), Germany

Deb, S., Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, TX

Demirkanli, I., Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA

Di Pietro, L., INRA, Avignon, France

Diamantopoulos, E., Institut für Geoökologie, Braunschweig, Germany

DiCarlo, D., Austin, TX

Dunbar, J., Baylor Univ. College of Arts and Sciences, Waco, TX

Durner, W., TU Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

Dusek, J., Ceske Vysoke Uceni Technicke v Praze, Praha, Czech Republic

Elsen, E., Alterra–Wageningen Univ. and Research, Wageningen, the Netherlands

Eng Choon, L., Nanyang Technological Univ., Singapore, Singapore

Evans, T., Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR

Faimon, J., Masaryk Univ., Brno, Czech Republic

Fank, J., Joanneaum Research, Graz, Austria

Farmer, C.

Flammini, A.

Flury, M., Washington State Univ., Puyallup, WA

Fredlund, D., Golder Associates, Redmond, WA

Fritz, K.

Furman, A., Technion, Haifa, Israel

Gan, Y., University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Gerhard, J., Western Univ., London, ON, Canada

Germann, P., Univ. of Bern, Bolligen, Switzerland

Ghanbarian, B., Wright State Univ., Dayton, OH

Ghezzehei, T., Univ. of California, Merced, CA

Goldberg, S., USDA–ARS, Riverside, CA

Graf, T., Leibniz Univ. Hannover, Hannover, Germany

Graham, D., DHI Group, Horsholm, Denmark

Green, C., US Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA

Green, T., USDA–ARS, Fort Collins, CO

Groh, J., Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich, Germany

Grunewald, E., Vista Clara Inc., Seattle, WA

Gulley, J., Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL

Gurdak, J., San Francisco State Univ., San Francisco, CA

Gustafsson, J., Swedish Univ. of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

Haghverdi, A., Univ. of California, Riverside, CA

Hamamoto, S., Saitama Univ., Saitama, Japan

Hammecker, C., IRD, Montpellier Cedex 2, France

Hausner, M., Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas, NV

Hayashi, M., Univ. of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

Heinen, M., Alterra, Wageningen, the Netherlands

Heitman, J., Raleigh, NC

Holden, P.

Hopmans , J., Davis, CA

Hu, W., Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Hunt, A., Wright State Univ., Dayton, OH

Iden, S., Braunschweig Technical Univ., Braunschweig, Germany

Ippisch, O., TU Clausthal, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany

Jackson, R., Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA

Jacques, D., Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie, Mol, Belgium

Jalali, M.

Jarvis, N., SLU, Uppsala, Sweden

Javaux, M., Univ. Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Jerszurki , D., Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Sede Boqer Campus, Midreshet, Israel

Jougnot, D., UPMC, Paris

Kammerer, G., Univ. fur Bodenkultur Wien, Wien, Austria

Kampf, S.

Kandelous, M., Univ. of California, Davis, CA

Katuwal, S., Aarhus Univ., Tjele, Denmark

Keiluweit, M.

Kelleners, T., Laramie, WY

Keller, T., Agroscope, Zürich, Switzerland

Kluitenberg, G., Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS

Knappett, P., Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX

Knight, J., Sydney, NSW, Australia

Koestel, J., Uppsala, Sweden

Kool, D., Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

Kozlowski, T., Politechnika Swietokrzyska, Kielce, Poland

Krounbi , L., Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY

Kurtzman, D., ARO, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel

Kurwadkar, S., California State Univ., Fullerton, CA

Kurylyk, B.

Lakshmi, V., Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Lamorski, K., Institute of Agrophysics PAS, Lublin, Poland

Lefebvre, R., INRS Eau Terre et Environnement, Quebec, QC, Canada

Leitner, D., Linz, Austria

Leterme, B., Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie, Mol, Belgium

Li, X., Beijing, China

Lin, H., Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA

Lockington, D., Brisbane, Australia

Looms Zibar, M., Univ. of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Lopez Periago, J., Univ. of Vigo, Ourense, Spain

Lu, N., Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

Manning, A.

Martinez, G., USDA–ARS, Beltsville, MD

Mboh, C., Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms Univ., Bonn, Germany

McCartney, J., Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO

McCray, J., Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

McKay Fletcher, D., Univ. of Southampton, Southampton, UK

McMahon, P., U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO

Meheust, Y., Univ. Rennes 1, Rennes, France

Menon, M., Univ. of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Mohnke, O., RWTH Aachen Univ., Aachen, Germany

Molenat, J.

Moradi, A., Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

MORARI, F., Univ. of Padova, Legnaro, Padova, Italy

Mueller, M., Univ. of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Mumford, K., Queen’s Univ., Kingston, ON, Canada

Nachshon, U., ARO, Bet Dagan, Israel

Nasta, P., Univ. Federico II, Portici, Italy

Neuweiler, I., Univ. of Hannover, Hannover, Germany

Nguyen, F., Univ. of Liege, Liege, Belgium

Nobes, D., East China Univ. of Technology, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China

Norgaard, T., Århus Univ., Tjele, Denmark

Norouzi, H.

Ochsner, T., Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, OK

Pachepsky, Y.

Paradelo, M., Aarhus Univ., Tjele, Denmark

Parkin, G., Univ. of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada

Partington, D., Adelaide, SA, Australia

Pelletier, M., USDA–ARS, Lubbock, TX

Petri, B., Integral Consulting Inc., Louisville, CO

Petric, M., ZRC SAZU, Postojna, Slovenia

Pettinelli, E.

Phelan, T.

Pianella, A.

Pierret , A., IRD, Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Pollacco, J.

Porta, G., Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy

Priesack, E., Helmholtz Zentrum München Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH), Neuherberg, Germany

Ramos, T., Univ. de Lisboa, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisboa, Portugal

Ramsburg, A., Tufts Univ., Medford, MA

Reichardt, K.

Robinson, D., Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Bangor, Gwynedd, UK

Robinson, J., Rutgers Univ., Newark, NJ

Rojas, E., Univ. Autonoma de Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico

Rolle, M., Danmarks Tekniske Univ., Lyngby, Denmark

Romano, N., Univ. of Napoli Federico II, Portici, Italy

Rony, W.

Rosenfeld, C., Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Ross, P., Townsville, QLD, Australia

Rothfuss, Y., Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany

Rucker, D., Tucson, AZ

Rudiyanto, R., Institut Pertanian Bogor, Bogor, Indonesia

Sadeghi, M., Utah State Univ., Logan, UT

Saito, H., Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology, Fuchu, Japan

Saito, T., Tottori, Japan

Sakaki, T., Nagra, Wettingen, Switzerland

Schack-kirchner, H.

Scheuermann, A., Univ. of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Schlüter, S., Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research, Halle, Germany

Schnepf, A., Jülich, Germany

Schwartz, R., USDA–ARS, Bushland, TX

Seltzer, A., Univ. of California, San Diego, CA

Seyfried, M., USDA–ARS, Boise, ID

Shin, Y., Kyungpook National Univ., Daegu, Korea

Si , B., Univ. of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Šimůnek, J., Univ. of California, Riverside, CA

Skaggs, T., US Salinity Lab., USDA–ARS, Riverside, CA

Skierucha, W., Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Lublin, Poland

Smits, K., Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

Sohrt, J., Freiburg, Germany

Son, K., City College of New York, New York, NY

Stonestrom, D., US Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA

Sun, Y., Beijing, China

Suzuki, K., Yokohama, Japan

Szypłowska, A., Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Lublin, Poland

Temimi, M., City Univ. of New York, New York, NY

Thompson, D., Canadian Forest Service, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Torres, R., Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Tracy, S., Nottingham

Trakal, L.

Troch, P., Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Tuller, M., Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Turk, J., Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Galloway, NJ

Turkeltaub, T., Midreset Ben-Gurion, Israel

Van Dam, J., Wageningen Univ. and Research Centre, Wageningen, the Netherlands

van der Ploeg, M., Wageningen Univ., Wageningen, the Netherlands

van Genuchten, M., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Vanderborght, J., Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany

Vereecken, H., Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany

Vetterlein, D., UFZ, Halle, Germany

Vithanage, M., Inst. Fundamental Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Vogel, H., Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Halle, Germany

Wang, K., Xi’an, China

Wang, T., Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Watanabe, K., Tsu, Japan

Wayayok, A., Univ. Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Wehbe, Y., Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Masdar City, United Arab Emirates

Wei, X., College of Earth and Environment, Lanzhou Univ., Lanzhou, Gansu, China

Weihermüller, L., Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany

Weisbrod, N., Ben Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Midreshet Ben Gurion, Israel

Weller, U., Helmholtz-Zentrum fur Umweltforschung UFZ, Leipzig, Germany

Wendroth, O., Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Wessolek, G., Technical Univ. of Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Woo, M., Scarborough, ON, Canada

Wood, C., Institute for Environmental Research, Adelaide, SA, Australia

Wynne, J., Flagstaff, AZ

Young, K., York Univ., Toronto, ON, Canada

Young, M., Univ. of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Youngs, E.

Zhang, Y., Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Zhao, C., Central South Univ., Changsha, Hunan, China

Zhao, Y., College of Resources and Environmental Science, Yangling, Shaanxi, China

Zheng, W., Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE

Zhou, L., Hohai Univ., Nanjing, China

Zuecco, G., Univ. of Padova, Legnaro, Italy

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