Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Ping honored by Soil Science Society of America

Professor Chien-Lu Ping was elected a Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America at the SSSA annual meeting in Long Beach, California, Nov. 2-5. Only .3 percent of SSSA members are elected as Fellows.

Chien-Lu Ping
Ping, who has been at the University of Alaska Fairbanks since 1982, earned master's and doctoral degrees at Washington State University. He researches soil genesis and classification of permafrost-affected soils, soil organic carbon dynamics in soils of the arctic and boreal regions and soil climate and its application in land-use interpretation.

His work was broadcast nationally in 2008 when he discovered that frozen arctic soil contains nearly twice the greenhouse gas producing organic material as was previously estimated.

Further reading:

Arctic Soil May Contain Nearly Twice Greenhouse Gas Producing Material Than Previously Estimated, Science Daily, Oct. 8, 2008

Chien-Lu Ping in the field.

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