Richard H Grant

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
Curriculum Vitae 



 Why I am an applied meteorologist


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

Austin Pearson (MS)
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


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​

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

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
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
Centennial Cooperative Weather Station Comm. organized jointly by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin. and the USDA Cooperative States Research Service, 1989-1990


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

Date joined staff: August 1985