William Berry Lyons, Earth Sciences

Berry Lyons, distinguished professor with the School of Earth Sciences at Ohio State, is an internationally renowned researcher and scholar in environmental geochemistry. His research focuses on how climate change influences global environmental cycles, ecosystems and geobiology, specifically in polar regions of the world. His research has had global impact in a variety of scientific disciplines including biogeochemistry, ecology, oceanography, environmental science, climate science, urban geochemistry and science education.

Lyons work has appeared in over 250 prestigious publications including Nature, Science, Geology and the Journal of Geophysical Research. He has authored two books and 51 book chapters.

He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Geological Society of America, the American Geophysical Union and The Explorers Club. He received a Fulbright Fellowship from the U.S. State Department, the Congressional Antarctica Service Medal and the Geological Society of America Israel C. Russell Award.