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Joel Pedersen receives early-career award

Joel Pedersen of the College’s soil science department received the 2006 Early Career Professional Award from the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America, during their annual meetings, Nov. 12–16.

Pedersen is an assistant professor in the Department of Soil Science. He earned his B.S. degree from University of California-Irvine, his M.S. degree at California Institute of Technology, and his doctorate at University of California-Los Angeles. Pedersen has expertise in the fate, transport, and bioavailability of organic toxicants and novel pathogens in terrestrial and aquatic environments. His research focuses on the environmental transmission of prion diseases and the mobility and bioavailability of antibiotics in soils and subsurface environments.

The Early Career Professional Award recognizes a professional who has made an outstanding contribution in Agronomy, Crop Science and/or Soil Science within seven years of completing their terminal degree (B.S., M.S., or Ph.D.).

ASA, CSSA, and SSSA are educational organizations helping their 11,000+ members advance the disciplines and practices of agronomy, crop, and soil sciences by supporting professional growth and science policy initiatives, and by providing quality, research-based publications, and a variety of member services.