Rattan Lal received a Medal of Honour from the Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo in Santander, Spain, on July 24.
The medal "is for your outstanding academic merit, which comprises a long trajectory of defense of the environment and, more specifically, for the study of soil as a living body and a key element in terms of global change," Emilio Lora-Tamayo D'Ocon, rector at UIMP, wrote in a letter to Lal.
A Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science, Lal also serves as director of the CFAES Carbon Management and Sequestration Center. “I strongly believe that health of soil, plants, animals, people, and ecosystems are one and indivisible,” he said in a recent interview. For more, see: cfaes.osu.edu/stories/rattan-lal-our-soils-rock-star.