Purdue Climate Change Research Center

Richard Grant

Contact Information

Plant & Soils 215
West Lafayette, IN 47907


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

Most Significant Publications:
Grant, R.H.; Scheidt, A.B.; L.R. Rueff. 1994. Aerosol transmission of a viable virus affecting swine: an explanation of an epizootic of pseudorabies. Int. J. Biometeorol. 38:33-39.

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

Bawhey, C.I. and R.H. Grant.  2003. Approaches to estimating soybean cultivar exposure to ambient radiation.  Agric. Forest Meteorol. 120: 161-175.

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.

Agronomy 535 - Boundary Layer Meteorology
Agronomy 536 - Environmental Biophysics
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

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

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