Richard H. Grant
Professor of Agronomy
Department: Agronomy
Phone: 765.494.8048
Fax: 765.496.2926
Office: Plant & Soils 215

Area of Expertise: Applied Meteorology Group

See also: Dr. Grant's Field Gas Flux Facility

Curriculum Vitae   

Research Areas

Heat, mass, and momentum transfers between organisms and the atmosphere
Modeling the transport and deposition of gases and aerosols in the biosphere
Measurement and modeling of solar ultraviolet radiation distribution and effects on crops
Micrometeorological studies of greenhouse and other trace gas emissions from agricultural operations

Graduate Students​

Cheng-Hsien Lin​ (PhD)

Most Significant Publications

Grant, R.H. 1997. The partitioning of biologically-active radiation in plant canopies. Int. J. Biometeorol. 40:26-40​

Grant, R.H. and K.L. Wong. 1999. Ozone profiles over a suburban neighborhood. Atmos. Environ. 33: 51-63

Grant, R.H. and G.M. Heisler.  2006. Effect of cloud cover on UVB exposure under tree canopies: will climate change affect UVB exposure? Photochem. Photobiol. 82: 487-494

Grant, R.H.; M.T. Boehm; A.J. Lawrence and A.J. Heber. 2013. Ammonia Emissions from Anaerobic Treatment Lagoons at Sow and Finishing Farms in Oklahoma. Agric. Forest Meteorol. 180: 203-210, doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2013.06.006

Grant, R.H.; M.T. Boehm; A.J. Lawrence and A.J. Heber. 2013.  Hydrogen sulfide emissions from sow farm lagoons along a climate continuum. J. Environ. Qual. 42:1674-1683, doi:10.2134/jeq2013.04.0115

Grant, R.H.; M.T. Boehm and B. Bogan  2015. Methane and carbon dioxide emissions from manure storage facilities at two free-stall dairies. Agric. Forest Meteorol. 213:102-113, doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2015.06.008

Grant, R.H.; M.T. Boehm; A.J. Heber. 2016. Ammonia emissions from anaerobic waste lagoons at pork production operations: influence of climate. Agric. Forest Meteorol. 228, 73-84, doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2016.06.018

Grant, R.H.; R.A. Omonode. 2017. Estimation of nocturnal CO2 and N2O emissions using changes in boundary layer mass storage. Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discussions, doi.org/10.5194/amt-2017-278.​


Agronomy 399 - Climate Change in Africa
Agronomy 535 - Boundary Layer Meteorology 
Agronomy 536 - Environmental Biophysics
Agronomy 598 - Greenhouse Gas Measurement
Agronomy 635 - Micrometeorology

Professional Experience

Research Assistant Professor, SUNY-CESF, 1984-85
Visiting Professor, Agricultural University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 1994-95
Visiting Researcher, Institute for Meteorology and Climatology Research, Atmospheric Environmental Research Division, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 2010
Visiting Scientist, Emissions Characterization and Prevention Branch, Office of Research and Development, National Risk, Management Research Laboratory, US Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA, 2011

Awards and Honors

2001 Certificate of Excellence, Educational Materials Award, American Society of Agronomy
2004 Dean's Team Award, "Agricultural Air Quality Team," Purdue University, College of Agriculture
2007 Bronze Acorn Award, Purdue University
2007 Millionaires Club, Purdue University, College of Agriculture
2010 Helmholz Association Fellowship, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsrube, Germany
2012 Distinguished Professor, Mexico Academy of Sciences, Mexico City, Mexico
2012, 2015 Outstanding Academic Counselor, Purdue University Department of Agronomy
2013 Fellow, Committee on Institutional Cooperation Academic Leadership Program, Purdue University
2016 David C. Pfendler Outstanding Undergraduate Counselor, Purdue University College of Agriculture
2017-present Member, Regulatory - Technical Advisory Steering Committee, Houston Advanced Research Center.

Offices Held

Chair, Board of Directors, Global Involvement through Education (NGO), 2004-present
Chair, National Atmospheric Deposition Program (USA), 1995-1996, 2002-2003
American Meteorological Society Comm. on Biometeorol. and Aerobiol., 1986-1988
American Meteorological Society Comm. on Atmospheric Biogeosciences, 2013-present
Editorial Board of the International Journal of Biometeorology, 1994-2004
Chair, Agriculture, Forest, and Climate Study Group, Int. Society of Biometeorology, 1990-1999
Chair, UVB Effects Study Group, Int. Society of Biometeorology, 1999-2002 


B.S., Duke University
M.F.S., Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Ph.D., SUNY-Syracuse

Date joined staff: August 1985



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