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Liebig receives fellow award

Dr. Mark Liebig


Dr. Mark A. Liebig, USDA-ARS soil scientist at the Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory, received the Soil Science Society of American Fellow Award at the ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting in Cincinnati on Oct. 21 to 24.

Liebig was selected for developing tools and decision aids for designing more sustainable cropping systems through improvements in soil health, and his work with national farm organizations to encourage climate-friendly management practices throughout the United States. His research at Mandan encompasses integrated management systems, and soil quality and greenhouse gas flux evaluations of crop, grazing, biofuels. Liebig has authored over 46 scientific peer-reviewed publications and coauthored over 76.  His research has been cited in over 1604 other scientific research publications.

Liebig is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Soil Science at North Dakota State University, and serves as an Associate Editor for Soil Science Society of America Journal and Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems.