The Board of the Estonian Academy of Sciences confirmed the appointment of academician Kalle Kirsimäe as the new editor-in-chief of the Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences. He has been associated with the journal since 2007, initially as an associate editor, and now takes over the editorial leadership from Olle Hints, who served as the editor-in-chief since 2019.
Kalle Kirsimäe is a professor of geology and mineralogy at the University of Tartu and has been a member of the Estonian Academy of Sciences since 2018. His primary research focus revolves around the early development of the Earth’s atmosphere-hydrosphere and the reconstruction of related material cycles. In addition, he is involved in applied research projects under the RESTA initiatives, which investigate the potential of Estonian phosphorite, rare metals used in batteries metals, and rare earth element resources.
Kalle Kirsimäe has been a member of Academia Europaea since 2022, a member of the Council of the Estonian Geological Survey since 2022, and a member of the editorial board of the journal Oil Shale since 2013.