Tyler Prize

Tyler Prize

Established by the late John and Alice Tyler in 1973, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement is the premier award for environmental science, environmental health, and energy conferring great benefit upon mankind. Director of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Diana H. Wall, PhD, was named the recipient of the 2013 Tyler Prize for her research documenting and exploring the complex and fragile soil ecosystem.

"I hope winning the Tyler Prize helps bring awareness that soil is more than dirt that feeds our crops, it also plays a major role in storing carbon globally," said Wall. "We've learned that there is an astonishing amount of life hidden underground that is critical to sustaining our planet. It is an amazing honor to receive this prestigious award and have the research results generated by my lab, students and collaborators, recognized in this way."

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