University of California, Riverside

Environmental Sciences

Albert L. Page

Albert L. Page

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Professor, Emeritus

Academic Degrees:

  • B.A., 1956, Univ. of California, Riverside (Chemistry)
  • Ph.D., 1960, Univ. of California, Davis (Soil Science)


  • Soil chemistry
  • Ion-exchange equilibria
  • Biogeochemistry of trace elements

Professional Service - Soil Science Society of America (SSSA):

  • Chair, SSSA Membership Committee, 1963-66.
  • Chair, div. S-2,Soil Chemistry, 1969-70.
  • Member, Board of Directors, SSSA, 1992-95.
  • Associate editor, Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 1969-72.
  • Member, Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. Editorial Board, 1969-72.
  • Chair, Workshop on Utilization, Treatment and Disposal of Waste on Land, 1985.
  • Editorial Committee: Methods of Soil Analysis, Part 3 Chemical Methods. 1996.
  • Nominee, President, SSSA, 1996.

Service in Associated Societies:

  • Agronomic Education Committee, American Society of Agronomy (ASA), 1964-68.
  • Information Retrieval Committee, ASA, 1968-74.
  • Executive Committee, California Chapter ASA, 1984-88.
  • Associate Editor, Jour. Environ. Qual., 1974-78.
  • Editorial Board, Jour. Environ Qual., 1974-78.
  • Associate Editor, Advances in Environmental Science, 1987-92.
  • Associate Editor, Environmental Reviews, 1992-present.
  • Editorial Board, Science of the Total Environment, 1979-83.
  • Board of Directors, 1980-83, President, 1983-84, Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health.
  • Editor, Methods of Soil Analysis, ASA Monograph 9, Part 2.
  • Consultant, Science Advisory Board, US EPA 1985-93.
  • Science Advisory Committee, US EPA, NE Hazardous Substances Research Committee, 1991-present.

Honorary Positions and Awards:

  • Fulbright Fellowship, 1966-67.
  • Guggenheim Fellowship, 1966-67.
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, University of California, 1976.
  • Fellow, American Society of Agronomy, 1976.
  • Fellow, Soil Science Society of America, 1976.
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1996.
  • Environmental Quality Research Award, American Society of Agronomy,1985.
  • Distinguished Service Award, US Department of Agriculture, 1991.
  • Environment Award, Association of Metropolitan Sewage Agencies, 1992.
  • Alumni University Service Award, Univ. of California, 1994.
  • Distinguished Service Award, Soil Science Society of America, 1998.
  • Distinguished Service Award, Univ. of California, Riverside, 2001.

Contributions to Human Welfare Through Professional Activities:

  • Teaching and research have contributed to a better understanding of the impact of trace element contamination of soils on human and ecosystem health. Contributed to four Council for Agricultural Science and Technology task force reports. Service to four National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences committees, Chair of one. Contributed to the organization and conduct of National and International Workshops/Symposia.

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