List of Publications

Managing Soil DroughtSoil and Drought Basic Processes

Books Edited

  1. Lal, R. (Ed) 2023. Soil and Drought: Basic Processes. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, USA. pp. 306. ISBN: 9781032286747
  2. Lal, R. (Ed) 2024. Managing Soil Drought. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, USA. pp. 440. ISBN 9781032352404

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Ahmad, N., A.L. Virk, A.-S. Nizami, R. Lal, S.X. Chang, et al. 2024. Carbon trade-off and energy budgeting under conventional and conservation tillage in a rice-wheat double cropping system. Journal of Environmental Management 351: 119888. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2023.119888
  2. Ahmad, N., A.L. Virk, A.-S. Nizami, R. Lal, S.X. Chang, et al. 2024. Carbon trade-off and energy budgeting under conventional and conservation tillage in a rice-wheat double cropping system. Journal of Environmental Management 351: 119888. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2023.119888.
  3. Bajgai, Y., R. Lal, and K. Lorenz. 2024. On-farm conservation agriculture practices effects on soil health and agronomic productivity in the Midwestern USA. Advances in Agronomy. Academic Press. 
  4. Lal, R. 2024. Unleashing AI: Revolutionizing 21st Century Agriculture. Agriculture World (April 2024 Edition), pp. 10-13. 
  5. Thompson, M. L., Grunwald, S., Jones, S. B., Lal, R., Skinner, P., & Zhang, W. (2024). Society-to-society collaboration between the United States and China: A path forward. Perspectives of Earth and Space Scientists, 5, e2024CN000238. 
  6. Tomaz, A. R., de Oliveira Ferreira, A., Lal, R., Amado, T. J. C., da Silva, B. O. T., da Silva, W. R., Fracetto, F. J. C., Inagaki, T. M., Freire, Maria Betânia Galvão dos Santos, & Nunes, E. O. S. (2024). Can natural undisturbed revegetation restores soil organic carbon to levels under native climax vegetation under tropical semiarid climate? Land Degradation & Development, 1–11. 
  7. Xin Z., R.C. Li, W.X. Liu, W.S. Liu, Y.H. Xue, R.H. Sun, Y.X. Wei, Z. Chen, R. Lal, Y.P. Dang, Z.Y. Xu, H.L. Zhang. 2024. Estimation of crop residue production and its contribution to carbon neutrality in China, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Volume 203, 107450, ISSN 0921-3449,  

Chapters in Multi-Authored Books

  1. J.C.M. Sá, T.J.C. Amado, A.O. Ferreira, R. Lal. 2024. Soil Organic Carbon Restoration as the Key Driver to Promote Soil Health in No-Till Systems of the Tropics. Chapter 3. In: Mendes, I.C., M.R. Cherubin. Vol. 3. Soil health and Sustainable Agriculture in Brazil. Wiley, ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Books. ISBN: 978-0-891-18743-

Keynote Presentations


  1. Lal, R. 2024. Sustainable Management of Soil Health and Agriculture for Addressing Global Issues of 21st Century. 2024 Winter Enrichment Program, KAUST, Jedda, Saudi Arabia, 9th January, 2024. 

  2. Lal, R. 2024. International Climate Talk with the Science Museum Group. Science Museum UK Climate Talks, 24th January, 2024. 
  3. Lal, R. 2024. Neglected and Under-Utilized Crop Species for Food and Climate Security. ICARDA, AgMIP and UM6P Conference on NUS in the MENA Region, ICARDA, Rabat, Morocco, 5-6 February, 2024. 
  4. Lal, R. 2024. Managing Soil Functions Under Changing Climate for Achieving Right to Culturally Desirable, Adequate, Safe, and Nutritious Food. Int. Conference on “Food Justice from a Human Rights Perspective: Challenges of Reality and Future Stakes”, Doha, Qatar, 6-7 February, 2024. 
  5. Lal, R. 2024. Soil Carbon Farming. Bottom Line Ag Summit: The Currency of Carbon, Bismarck, South Dakota, 21st February, 2024. 
  6. Lal, R. 2024. Managing Soil Health for Advancing Food and Nutritional Security. 20th International Congress of Soil Science, Soil Science Society of Pakistan and Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, 20-22nd February, 2024. 
  7. Lal, R. 2024. Managing Soils to Mitigate Abiotic Stresses on Crops for Enhancing Productivity and Environmental Sustainability. Natl. Conference on Novel Strategies for Mitigating Biotic and Abiotic Stresses on Crops: ICAR/NISBM & Amity University, 28-29th February, 2024. 
  8. Lal, R. 2024. Agriculture, Food Security, Soil Health and Global Warming. Public Lecture at the Moldova Academy of Sciences, 5th March, 2024. 
  9. Lal, R. 2024. Reducing Emissions and Sequestering Carbon in India’s Dairy Farms. Mr. Verghese Kurien Commemoration Speech, 50th Dairy Industry Conf., Hyderabad, India, 4-6th March, 2024. 
  10. Lal, R. 2024. Sustainable Agriculture and Soil Management for Climate and Food Security. Ellis Lecture I for faculty, Kansas State University, 26-27th March, 2024. 
  11. Lal, R. 2024. Soil and the Global Carbon Cycle. Ellis Lecture II for graduate students, Kansas State University, 26-27th March, 2024.  
  12. Lal, R. 2024. Why Carbon Farming? Co-PIs Annual Conference, Kansas State University, 27-28th March, 2024.  
  13. Lal, R. 2024. Issues and Comments in C-Farming. C-Farming Workshop, Kansas State University, 28th March, 2024. 
  14. Lal, R. 2024. Carbon Farming: A New Crop. Carbon Academy: Extension Workshop, Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory, OSU, 10th April, 2024. 
  15. Lal, R. 2024. Role of Small Landholder Farmers in Carbon Sequestration in the Americas. 1st Meeting of Leaders of Rurality of the Americas: “Strengthening Rurality through Sustainable, Resilient, and Inclusive Production”. IICA, San Jose, Costa Rica, 17th April, 2024.