am a soil scientist. My undergraduates was in soil survey and tropical
agriculture and I hold a MSc in soil science and plant nutrition from Wageningen
University and a PhD from Reading University. In August 2011 I'll start
working as a professor of
soil science at the Department of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin
- Madison, USA.
Since January 2011, I
IUSS Secretary General. I was the IUSS
Deputy Secretary General from 2002 to 2010, and amongst others I was responsible for the IUSS website, IUSS
Alerts and Bulletin. The website has over 140,000 visits per year.
I am a joint editor-in-Chief of
editor of the
World Soils Book Series and
Progress in Soil
Science - both published by Springer.
my current position, I was senior soil scientist at ISRIC - World Soil
Information in Wageningen, Netherlands (1999-2011) and
lecturer in soil science at the University of
Technology in Papua New Guinea (1995-1998) and worked several years as soil surveyor and soil
fertility specialist in
and for the
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in