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U.S. National Committee for Soil Sciences

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP

Chair

Asmeret Asefaw Berhe
Assistant Professor
Soil Biogeochemistry School of Natural Sciences
University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Rd.
S&E Bldg., RM 302
Merced, CA 95343
Tel: (209) 228-4712
Fax: (209) 724-4459
Email: AABerhe@UCMerced.edu                                                                                  

Past Chair

 

Donald Sparks 
S. Hallock du Pont Chair
Professor of Plant and Soil Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Director, Marine Science and Policy
Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN) 
531 South College Ave., 152 Townsend Hall
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716-2170
Phone: (302) 831-6378 or (302) 831-4335 or 2739
Fax: (302) 831-0605
Email: dlsparks@udel.edu                                             


Committee members

 


 
Colin Campbell          
Senior Research Scientist
METER Group
2365 NE Hopkins Court
Pullman, WA 99163 
Tel: (509) 332-2756; Fax: (509) 332-5158
Email:  colin.campbell@decagon.com

 
Randy Dahlgren        
Professor and Chair
Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
Director, Kearney Foundation of Soil Science
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
Tel: (530) 752-3073; Fax: (530) 752-1552
Email: radahlgren@ucdavis.edu

 Shannon Gomes
Crop Consultant
Cedar Basin Crop Consulting
2258 Silent Brook Road
Decorah, IA 52101
Tel: (319) 404-2631
E-mail: cbcc@earthlink.net

 James Tiedje head shot SOILS

James Tiedje  
University Distinguished Professor and Director
Center for Microbial Ecology
Michigan State University
540E Plant and Soil Sciences Building,
East Lansing, MI 48824
Tel:   517-353-9021
Email: tiedjej@msu.edu

 Rodrigo Vargas
Assistant Professor
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
531 South College Avenue
146 Townsend Hall
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716-2170
Tel: (302) 831-1386
E-mail: rvargas@udel.edu

 Baoshan Xing head shot SOILS

Baoshan Xing

Professor, College of Natural Sciences
Stockbridge School of Agriculture
410 Paige Laboratory
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
Tel: (413) 545-5212
Fax: (413) 577-0242
E-mail: bx@umass.edu

Ex-Officio Members

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Ex Officio SSSA Representative
Harold van Es
Professor, Soil and Crop Sciences Section
Cornell University       
1005 Bradfield Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-1901
Tel: (607) 255-5629
E-mail: hmv1@cornell.edu                        

 Rattan Lal head shot SOILSIUSS President
Rattan Lal
Professor of Soil Sciences and Director
Carbon Management and Sequestration Center
The Ohio State University
OAREDC/FAES, 422B Kottman Hall
2021 Coffey Road
Columbus, OH 43210-1085
Tel: (614) 292-9069
Fax: (614) 292-7162
E-mail: lal.1@osu.edu

Society Liaisons

 
Geological Society of America
Martin Goldhaber
Research Chemist
Senior Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey
W 6th Ave. Kipling St.
Lakewood, CO 80225
Tel: (303) 236-1521
Fax: (303) 236-1425                                                              

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
Ron Checkai
Environmental Toxicology Branch Chief
U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center
RDCB-DRT-E E3150
5183 Blackhawk Road
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5424
Tel: (410) 436-2129; Fax: (410) 436-7274
Email:Ronald.T.Checkai.Civ@mail.mil                                                           

Soil Ecology Society
Roman G. Kuperman 
Environmental Toxicologist  
U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center
RDCB-DRT-E E564
5183 Blackhawk Road
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5424
Tel: (410) 436-4697; Fax: (410) 612-5399
Email: roman.g.kuperman.civ@mail.mil                                                            

Ecological Society of America
Patrick Megonigal
Senior Scientist and Curator
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
P.O. Box 28
647 Contees Wharf Road
Edgewater, MD 21037
Tel : (443) 482-2346 ; Fax: (443) 482-2380
Email: megonigalp@si.edu                                                             

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American Geophysical Union
Kate Lajtha
Professor, Biogeochemistry
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
3059 Agricultural and Life Sciences Building
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR
Tel: (541) 737-5674
Email: kate.lajtha@oregonstate.edu                                                          

Staff

Ester Sztein
Assistant Director
Board on International Scientific Organizations (BISO)
The National Academies
500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Tel: (202) 334 3049; Fax: (202) 334-2231
E-mail: esztein@nas.edu

Pam Gamble
Program Associate
Board on International Scientific Organizations (BISO)
The National Academies
500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Tel: (202) 334-2688; Fax: (202) 334-2231
E-mail: pgamble@nas.edu

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