Sagar V. Krupa received his Fil-Dr. (hab.) from the University of Uppsala, Sweden in 1972. He joined the University of Minnesota, St. Paul in 1973 and is a Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology. During the last 25 years, he has conducted interdisciplinary research on atmospheric processes and their impacts on crops and forests. His recent studies emphasise the characterisation of atmospheric chemistry and modelling air pollution-vegetation effects relationships. He has published more than 120 technical journal articles and book chapters and in addition, 10 books, most recently on Elevated Ultraviolet (UV)-B Radiation and Agriculture. His textbook, Air Pollution, People and Plants: An Introduction (1997), for beginning college students, has recently been translated into Spanish. He is a Fellow of the International Air & Waste Management Association (only the second plant scientist to be so honoured) and is the first agricultural scientist to be awarded a Distinguished International Visiting Professorship by the Academy of Sciences, Mexico. He has served as the Science Co-ordinator for the $5.3 million Alberta Government-Industry Acidic Deposition Research Program in Canada, and as a technical consultant to the Committee on Protecting the Earth's Atmosphere of the German Parliament and to the UN-Food & Agricultural Organisation (FAO). He has also been involved with international research and teaching programs in Canada, Finland, Germany, Mexico, Poland, Spain and Taiwan. In addition, he has been a reviewer for a number of research programs and governmental agencies in Canada, the US and the UK. He is an Associate Editor of the journal, Environmental Pollution.
Affiliations and expertiseProfessor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, USA. Email: [email protected]