Thomas Borch recognized for outstanding contributions to agronomy

Posted: November 9th, 2015

Borch_2015Borch is the 2015 recipient of the Marion L. and Chrystie M. Jackson Soil Science Award.  He and fellow award winners will be recognized during the scientific society’s International Annual Meeting, Nov. 15-18, 2015. The annual awards are presented by the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) for outstanding contributions to agronomy through education, national and international service, and research.

This award is designed to recognize a mid-career soil scientist who has made outstanding contributions in the areas of soil chemistry and mineralogy. This award is supported by gifts from Dr. and Mrs. Marion L. Jackson to the Agronomic Science Foundation and administered by the Soil Science Society of America. The award consists of a certificate and $3000 honorarium.

Borch is internationally recognized as an authority on soil and water processes that affect the fate and transport of emerging contaminants, metals and soil organic matter (SOM). He currently studies the potential environmental impacts of energy production including hydraulic fracturing and uranium mining as well as molecular mechanisms responsible for sequestration of SOM.

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