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Charles Rice

Kansas State University Director
Charles Rice

Charles Rice, Kansas State University, is a distinguished professor of soil microbiology, and has conducted long-term research on soil organic matter dynamics, nitrogen transformations and microbial ecology. Recently, his research has focused on soil and global climate change, including C and N emissions in agricultural and grassland ecosystems, and soil carbon sequestration and its potential benefits to the ecosystem. Rice earned his bachelor's from Northern Illinois University and his doctorate from the University of Kentucky. He joined the Kansas State University faculty in 1988 and was promoted to associate professor in 1993 and to professor in 1998. He was named a university distinguished professor in 2009.