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Dr. Cristine Morgan, Soil Health Institute Chief Scientific Officer, Named Soil Science Society of America Fellow

Published 11-11-20

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.

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