rattan lal

  1. Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science at Ohio State, received the World Soil Prize at a ceremony on Dec. 5, World Soil Day, in Rome. (Photo: Ken Chamberlain. CFAES.)

    Ohio State Scientist Honored on World Soil Day

    Dec 5, 2018

    The way Ohio State University scientist Rattan Lal sees it, many of Earth’s biggest challenges — from growing enough food to protecting water quality to reversing climate change — have answers in the soil.

    As Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences(CFAES), Lal has spent his career working to find those answers. Along the way, he’s gained a global reputation for his research and advocacy on soil-related matters along with multiple honors and awards.

    His latest recognition, a big one, comes on an appropriate day.

    Today, Dec. 5 — designated by the United Nations as World Soil Day — Lal received the Glinka World Soil Prize in a ceremony at the Rome headquarters of the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Named for a prominent Russian soil scientist, the award is considered the highest honor in the soil science profession.

  2. Read more about Professor Lal's visit to Caney Fork Farms in the latest edition of the C-MASC newsletter. Caney Fork Farms is headquartered on former Vice President Al Gore's family farm. Professor Lal is shown alongside former Vice President Al Gore on Caney Fork Farms.

    Latest C-MASC Newsletter Available

    Nov 5, 2018

    The latest edition of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center's (C-MASC) newsletter is now available and features updates on honors, presentations and publications and much more.

  3. Visiting scholars and staff of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center. ( Photo: John Rice)

    CFAES Stories features Our Soils Rock Star – Rattan Lal

    Jun 19, 2018

    Who We Are, on the website of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, features Rattan Lal, a distinguished professor at The Ohio State University and director of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center. The story chronicles Professor Lal’s 50 years of scientific work and contributions to soil science.

  4. On a recent trip to India, Professor Lal was interviewed by television station.

    Professor Lal Featured on RSTV Eureka

    Mar 19, 2018

    While in India recently, Professor Rattan Lal was interviewed by television station Rajaya Sabha. In the interview, he spoke with T V Venkateswaran about the fundamental importance of soil and the integral relationship between the quality of soils, the health of people and the environment.

  5. Professor Rattan Lal and CMASC research are highlighted in this past Sunday's (December 3) The New York Times Sunday Review.

    Professor Lal and C-MASC In NY Times Sunday Review

    Dec 4, 2017

    Professor Rattan Lal and CMASC research are highlighted in The New York Times Sunday Review (December 3). The opinion piece, "Soil Power! The Dirty Way to a Green Planet" by Jacques Leslie discusses the scientific research and benefits of sequestering carbon in soil.

  6. SENR Professor and C-MASC Director Rattan Lal awarded Borlaug Fellowship.

    Professor Lal Awarded Borlaug Fellowship

    Sep 12, 2017

    Rattan Lal, Professor and Director, Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, School of Envrionment and Natural Resources is one of three CFAES faculty members, who have have been awarded international research fellowships through USDA's Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program. By working with a distinguished visiting international scholar from a developing or middle-income country, these CFAES faculty will broaden their own network of international collaborators as well as focus on long-term research endeavors that promote improved food security and economic growth.

  7. Rattan Lal honored by Elsevier

    Apr 10, 2017

    Rattan Lal, director of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center at The Ohio State University, was honored with the Elsevier Atlas award March 31, for his journal article “Food Security in a Changing Climate,"  published in the “Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology" journal in April 2013.

  8. Professor Lal with Ohio State University President Drake and Vice President of Research Caroline Whitacre at the 2016 Faculty Recognition Reception. Photo credit: Jodi Miller

    Professor Lal honored at faculty recognition program

    Apr 11, 2016

    Congratulations to Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of soil science in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, who was honored at a reception held on April 4, 2016, and hosted by Ohio State University President Michael Drake and Vice President for Research Caroline Whitacre. The reception was held at the university's Faculty Club and recognized Ohio State faculty members who received national or international awards during the 2015-2016 period.

  9. Professor Lal's Contributions to Field of Agricultural Sciences Recognized

    Feb 1, 2016

    Congratulations to School of Environment and Natural Resources Professor Rattan Lal, who recently made Thomson Reuters' 2015 list of Highly Cited Researchers.

  10. Professor Lal receives honorary degree from Technical University of Dresden

    Oct 31, 2015

    Professor Rattan Lal, a soil scientist and Distinguished Professor at The Ohio State University, received the honorary degree as Doctor of Natural Sciences honoris causa from the Technical University (TU) of Dresden on September 23, 2015. “With the granting of this honorary doctorate, our university honors one of the world’s most famous and globally engaged soil scientists. His research topics and spheres of activities go far beyond soil science. Of global importance are Lal’s seminal and often cited publications on the potential for carbon storage in soils connected with global change, food security in a world with growing human population, as well sustainable and integrated management of soil and water resources. Moreover, we honor a person not only of high international standing, but also with a unique and charismatic personality”, says Karl-Heinz Feger, professor at the Institute of Soil Science and Site Ecology and Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences at TU of Dresden.

     

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