IUBS Centenary Webinar Series: In conversation with Rattan Lal, 2020 World Food Prize Winner

To commemorate completion of 100 years of promoting excellence in biological sciences, the International Union of Biological Sciences has launched a Webinar Series bringing the best of all disciplines to discuss evolution, taxonomy, ecology, biodiversity, and other topics that represent unified biology and the topics of prime importance to address contemporary problems.

Date: 2 October 2020
: 1:00 PM GMT (6:30 PM IST)

The long-term solution to addressing global issues (e.g., climate change, hunger and malnourishment, water scarcity and eutrophication, air pollution, and dwindling of biodiversity) lies in restoring soil health and functionality and not taking soil for granted by reconnecting humanity to soil. Being a living entity, soil has rights to be protected, restored, thrive and managed judiciously.

Photo: Kenneth D. Chamberlain, Photographer, The Ohio State University

Prof. Rattan Lal

Prof. Rattan Lal is this year’s World Food Prize Awardee, a Distinguished University Professor and Director of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Centre at The Ohio State University. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University Iceland, and holds a Chair of Soil Science and Goodwill Ambassador position with Inter-American Institute of Cooperation in Agriculture, San Jose, Costa Rica. He was President of the Soil Science Society of America (2006-2008), and the International Union of Soil Sciences (2017-2018).

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