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.
The latest edition of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center's (C-MASC) newsletter is now available and features articles and updates on Minister Le Foll's visit to C-MASC, Brenda Drake and Diana Donlon's visit to C-MASC and much more!
Rattan Lal, a soil scientist and director of Ohio State University's Carbon Management and Sequestration Center is quoted in a recent Ideas article written by Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow for The Boston Globe. The article, "How to solve climate change with cows (maybe)" (5/4) asks "Could better grazing patterns be the answer?"
CFAES’s Dr. Rattan Lal has been chosen as one of the first Global Dryland Champions by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. The honor, according to a letter by Luc Gnacadja of Benin, the convention’s executive secretary, recognizes “those who have made outstanding contributions to our efforts for achieving a land-degradation-neutral world.”
Ohio State University has a long history of cultivating international relationships. CFAES's Office of International Programs in Agriculture is forming a three-way partnership designed to bring together university expertise at Ohio State, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) in India and Egerton University in Kenya.