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Gene Kelly, Colorado State University

Dr. Kelly is a Professor of Pedology and Department Chair, Soil and Crop Sciences. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from CSU and his Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley.  Dr. Kelly conducts research and lectures nationally and internationally on various aspects of soils as related to global change issues and C sequestration. His scientific specialization is in Pedology and Geochemistry with primary interests in the biological weathering of soil and the use of soils to reconstruct ancient climates and biogeochemical cycles. His current research is centered in South Africa and focuses on the evolution and fundamental role of grasslands in global biogeochemical cycles. He serves as an advisor to the United States Department of Agriculture with the National Cooperative Soil Survey and several major research programs. He is a Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America.