Baoshan Xing, professor of environmental and soil chemistry in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, has been elected a fellow of both the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) and the American Society of Agronomy (ASA).
Members of each society nominate worthy colleagues based on their professional achievements and meritorious service. Only 0.3 percent of each organization’s active and emeritus members may be elected fellows.
Xing joined the faculty in 1996. His research focuses on contaminant fate in soils and natural organic matter chemistry.
The SSSA is a progressive, international scientific society that fosters the transfer of knowledge and practices to sustain global soils. Based in Madison, Wis., SSSA is the professional home for more than 6,000 members dedicated to advancing the field of soil science. It provides information about soils in relation to crop production, environmental quality, ecosystem sustainability, bioremediation, waste management, recycling and wise land use.
ASA is a scientific society that helps its more than 8,000 members advance the disciplines and practices of agronomy by supporting professional growth and science policy initiatives, and by providing quality, research-based publications and a variety of member services.
The newly elected fellows of the SSSA and ASA will be formally recognized during their annual meetings from Oct. 21-24 in Cincinnati.