Nall Moonilall

PhD Student


M.Sc. in Environmental Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 2015.

B.Sc. in Environmental Studies, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, 2013.


Nall Inshan Moonilall is a second year Ph.D. student in the Environmental Science Graduate Program (ESGP) pursuing an Environmental Science degree, here at The Ohio State University. Dr. Rattan Lal serves as his advisor. Nall’s research is focused on soil health and agronomic productivity in Central Ohio. Currently, Nall is a graduate research associate (GRA) for the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) and the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center (C-MASC). Previously, Nall served as a graduate teaching associate (GTA) for the Wetland Ecology and Restoration Lecture and Lab (ENR 5250.01 and ENR 5250.02) and Introduction to Soil Science Lab (ENR 3001) within SENR.

Nall received his M.Sc. in Environmental Science from OSU in August of 2015. His Master’s thesis research focused on evaluating the impact of various amendments on soil properties and agronomic productivity in Guyana, South America. During his time in Guyana, in the summer of 2014, Nall participated in a graduate internship with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture – Guyana as a USDA – IICA – HACU Research Fellow. In addition, Nall was a GTA for the Introduction to Soil Science Lab (ENR 3001) in SENR and a GRA with C-MASC for the duration of his Master’s at OSU.

Prior to coming to OSU, Nall was at Florida International University (FIU) where he obtained his B.Sc. in Environmental Studies with focus on Agroecology. He was heavily involved in the Agroecology Program at FIU and was fully funded for his undergraduate studies with a grant as a USDA Multicultural Scholar. Nall furthermore participated in internships and undergraduate research at the USDA – ARS – SHRS in Miami and was actively involved at the FIU Organic Garden on the school’s campus.

His research interests include: soil science, agronomy, agroecology, sustainable/ organic agriculture, waste utilization, soil amendments, composting, biochar, climate change, and carbon sequestration.


Moonilall, N.I., Reed, S., Jayachandran, K. (2016). The Effects of Insect Rearing Waste Compost on Helianthus annuus and Tithonia rotundifoliaAgrotechnology, 5(2):1-5

Advisor: Dr. Rattan Lal