Donald L. Sparks to give Leo M. Walsh Distinguished Lecture in Soil Science – April 24

Donald L. Sparks will give the annual Leo M. Walsh Distinguished Lecture in Soil Science on Wednesday, April 24 at 3:30 pm in 270 Soils Building. His presentation is entitled “Impact of a Changing Environment on Soil Chemical Processes.” A reception will follow the lecture in the Jackson-Tanner Commons.

Sparks is the Director of the Delaware Environmental Institute, Unidel S. Hallock du Pont Chair of Soil and Environmental Chemistry, and Francis Alison Professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Delaware at Newark. He is internationally recognized for his research in the areas of kinetics of soil chemical processes, surface chemistry of soils and soil components using in situ spectroscopic and microscopic techniques, and the physical chemistry of soil potassium. He is the author, coauthor or editor of 441 publications including 14 edited books, 59 book chapters and 264 refereed papers. He is the author of three widely adopted textbooks, Kinetics of Soil Chemical Processes and Environmental Soil Chemistry (1st and 2nd editions).

The lecture series is made possible by the generosity of Leo M. Walsh and the Leo M. Walsh Distinguished Lecture in Soil Science Fund.