W. Berry Lyons

W. Berry Lyons
Director, School of Earth Sciences, Ohio State University

Berry Lyons is a Professor and the Director of the School of Earth Sciences at the Ohio State University. Lyons' research group currently conducts research on a number of topics including the biogeochemistry of Antarctic aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and how they respond to climate change, the consequences of urbanization, suburbanization and agricultural practices on water quality and quantity, and the impact of human activities on global geochemical cycles. Dr Lyons is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Geophysical Union. He is currently the Chief Officer of the GeoSciences-SSG, one of the three Standing Scientific Groups of the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research (SCAR), and is a former Director of the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State. He has won GSA's Israel C. Russell Award for lifetime innovation and service to the field of limnogeology and limnology, and is a Lowell Thomas Awardee of the Explorers Club. He is currently the International Association of GeoChemistry's Ingerson International Lecturer. Prior to his taking the position at Ohio State, he was a faculty member at the University of New Hampshire, the University of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Alabama.