Adriano receives soil science award

Dr. Domy C. Adriano was presented the 2012 Soil Science Distinguished Service Award by the Soil Science Society of America during its annual meetings in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Oct. 21-24. Adriano is a Professor Emeritus at the Department of Crop & Soil Sciences, University of Georgia and Biogeochemist Emeritus at UGA’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory.

The basis for his award revolves around his research accomplishments to promote sustainable soil quality and sound environmental stewardship, service to the soil science profession, and educational enrichment. He is known in the tri-societies, American Society of Agronomy and the Crop Science Society of America as the main initiator in the establishment of the Environmental Quality Research Award and as founder and honorary president of the popular International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements and its parent society, the International Society of Trace Element Biogeochemistry.

He is a Fellow of the ASA and SSSA and recipient of several national and international honors and awards including the EQRA.

Adriano has lived in Aiken since 1974. He is married to Zena G. Adriano and they have four children and three grandchildren. He has been employed by SREL for 31 years and retired in 2005. He is enjoying retirement by spending time with his family, grandchildren, gardening and traveling.