U of S prof receives prominent international soil science award

On July 9, University of Saskatchewan professor Ken Van Rees was selected as a Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA).

Rees, a forest soils professor in the Soil Science Department and Director for the Centre for Northern Agroforestry and Afforestation, will be formally presented with the designation, the highest recognition bestowed by the SSSA, at an awards ceremony in 2019.

The SSSA, founded in 1936 and based in Madison, WI, is a scientific society that fosters the transfer of knowledge and practices to sustain global soils, and is the professional home for professionals dedicated to advancing the field of soil science.

Rees’ research focuses on agroforestry and biomass energy systems and their impacts on soils as well as understanding root dynamics in boreal ecosystems.

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