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Rattan Lal

Rattan Lal

Rattan Lal

Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science


614 292-9069

422B Kottman Hall
2021 Coffey Rd.
Columbus, OH

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Director, Carbon Management and Sequestration Center
Adjunct Professor, University of Iceland

Signature Areas

  • Environmental quality and sustainability
  • Food security
  • Climate change and soil carbon
  • Soil degradation and restoration

Research Interests

  • Soil processes and greenhouse effects
  • Soil wetness and anaerobiosis
  • Sustainable management of soil and water resources
  • Restoration and rehabilitation of degraded soils including minelands, soil resilience, water quality, soil structure and compaction
  • Conservation tillage
  • Agroforestry
  • Tropical agriculture
  • Natural resources management with emphasis on food security and environmental quality
  • Agricultural development in the Third World

Selected Presentations

Carbon Sequestration and Climate Change. Soil as a World Heritage
presented at Balti, Moldova, May 22-23, 2012

Restoring Land Degradation by Soil Carbon Sequestration
presented at the International Congress on Land Degradation and Challenges in Sustainable Soil Management, Cesme, Izmir, Turkey, May 15-17, 2012

Soil Organic Matter Management for Sustainable Production and Climate Change
presented at the International Symposium on Mountain Resource Management in a Changing Environment, Aquatic Ecology Center, Kathmandu, Nepal, May 2-31, 2012

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