Paul M. Bertsch, director of UGA’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, received the Soil Science Research Award, a career achievement award from the Soil Science Society of America, the largest international soil science organization, with approximately 6,000 members. The award is given annually to individuals for outstanding achievements in soil science research.
Bertsch also serves on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Advanced Photon Source, the advisory board of Advances in Agronomy, and has served as an associate editor of the Soil Science Society of America Journal. He has also been appointed to the national Environmental Protection Agency task force to develop criteria for natural attenuation of inorganic contaminants. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy and of the Soil Science Society of America.
The American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America and the Soil Science Society of America are educational organizations helping their 11,000-plus members advance the disciplines and practices of agronomy and crop and soil sciences.