Submitted by The Soil Health Institute
Dr. Cristine Morgan, Chief Scientific Officer, Soil Health Institute
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., November 11, 2020 /CSRwire/ – The Soil Health Institute (SHI) today announced that the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) will recognize Dr. Cristine Morgan, Chief Scientific Officer of the Soil Health Institute, as a 2020 SSSA Fellow. The annual award is presented for outstanding contributions to soil science through education, national and international service, and research.
Dr. Morgan develops scientific strategy and implementation for SHI’s research. She holds a B.S. from Texas A&M University in Environmental Soil and Plant Sciences and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Soil Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Morgan is the Editor-in-Chief of Geoderma. Her commitment to solving soil science and agronomy problems motivated her move from academia to SHI where she works with diverse partners to shape agricultural solutions to global existential challenges. She holds adjunct faculty status at Texas A&M University, where she was a tenured professor and recognized for innovative research, translating technology to application, research in Global Soil Security, and elevating soil judging to a global competition. Dr. Morgan is a powerful advocate for soil science, serving the societies with leadership, vision, and passion.
SSSA Fellow is the highest recognition bestowed by the Society.
For more information on the 2020 awards, including award descriptions, visit: http://www.soils.org/awards/view. For more information about the Soil Health Institute, visit https://soilhealthinstitute.org/.
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The Soil Health Institute's (www.soilhealthinstitute.org) mission is to safeguard and enhance the vitality and productivity of soil through scientific research and advancement. An evolution of the Soil Renaissance, an initiative established in 2013 by the Noble Foundation and Farm Foundation to advance soil health and make it the cornerstone of land use management decisions, the Soil Health Institute serves as the primary resource for soil health information.
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