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researcher , Soil scientist

Ildefonso Pla, Spanish soil scientist, researcher. Achievements include development of methodologies and models for evaluation and prediction of soil degradation processes by erosion and salinization under tropical and subtropical conditions.

Background

Pla, Ildefonso was born on April 15, 1938 in San Martivell, Girona, Spain. Son of Ildefonso Pla and Josefina Sentís.

Education

Degree in agronomy engineering, University Central Venezuela, Maracay, 1960. Master of Science in Soil Science, University California, Riverside, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy in Soil Science, University California, Riverside, 1968.

Career

Instructor University Central Venezuela, 1960—1963, assistant professor, 1963—1968, full professor, 1969—1995. Professor University Lleida, since 1996. Visiting professor Polytechnic University Valencia, Spain, 1974—1975, Ghent (Belgium) University, 1975, 1990—1990, University Buenos Aires.

Consultant Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, since 1977. Member International Board Soil Research and Management, Bangkok, 1988—1994. Director College Soil Physics International Center Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of methodologies and models for evaluation and prediction of soil degradation processes by erosion and salinization under tropical and subtropical conditions.

Membership

Master: Latin America Society Soil Science (president 1986-1988, Honorary award 2004), International Soil Conservation Organization 1985-1987, World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWC) (honorary. Vice president 1985—2006). Member: Soil Science Society of America (correspondent), Venezuelan Society Soil Science (honorary).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Bowling, tennis, travel, photography.

Connections

Married Silvana Nacci, April 30, 1987. Children: Ildefons, Carlos Alfonso, Claudia, Javier, Beatriz Josefina.

father:
Ildefonso Pla

mother:
Josefina Sentís

spouse:
Silvana Nacci

child:
Ildefons Pla

child:
Carlos Alfonso Pla

child:
Claudia Pla

child:
Javier Pla

child:
Beatriz Josefina Pla