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Puneet Srivastava, professor of ecological engineering in Auburn University’s Department of Biosystems Engineering, has been named the Butler-Cunningham Eminent Scholar in Agriculture and the Environment at Auburn following an internal search. College of Agriculture Dean and Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station Director Bill Batchelor said Srivastava assumed the three-year appointment March 1.

Only the third Auburn faculty member to be awarded the prestigious honor since its establishment in 1990, Srivastava will be responsible for developing strong research, education and extension programs that integrate agricultural and environmental issues to improve the quality of life in rural and urban communities. His programs may target agriculture’s effects on water quality and biological diversity, environmental education and enhancement of ecological stability in areas such as forests, parks or communities.

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