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Biogeochemist , Ecologist , Soil science educator

Juan Fernando Gallardo Lancho, Spanish biogeochemist, soil science educator, ecologist. Recipient awards Spanish Ministry Agriculture, 1981, Agrarian Association, Salamanca, 1986, Fertiberia, 1998; recipient academy honor Argentinian Academy Environment, Buenos Aires, 1995.


Lancho, Juan Fernando Gallardo was born on April 18, 1945 in Caceres, Spain. Son of Fernando Gallardo Alvarez and Julia Lancho Moreno.


Degree in Chemistry, University Salamanca, 1969. Doctor of Science, University Salamanca, Spain, 1972. Doctor in Pedology, University Nancy I, France, 1974.

Specialist in humic substances, Denver Geological Survey, 1976.


Research fellow Spanish Ministry Education, Salamanca, Nancy, 1969-1975. Professor soil science University Salamanca, 1970-1978. Scientist Higher Council of Scientific Research, Salamanca, since 1975.

National Institute Scientific Research (I.N.I.C.) fellow, Portugal, 1988, 89. Fellow Royal Society London, 1980, 91, Swedish Institution, Uppsala, 1989, National Council Researchs (Canadian National Railways), Italy, 1991, National Council Scientific & Technology Researchs, Argentina, 1989, 95, 96. Fulbright fellow United States-Spain Cultural Agreement, Denver, 1976, Polish Academy of Sciences, 1990, 96.

Mexican secretary external relations, 2003, 05, 07. Vice director Institute Terrestrial Ecology (The Institution of Engineering and Technology ), Salamanca, 1991, director Institute Natural Resources and Agrobiology (I.R.N.A.), Salamanca, 1987-1990. Researcher in 7 scientific projects and 3 Cooperation in Science and Technology actions, European Union, Brussels.

Professor University Salamanca.


Member social council University Salamanca, 1985-1990. Member of Latin America Environmental Physics and Chemistry Society (president since 2003), Ibero American Society Chemical Environmental, Latin America Soil Science Society, International Society Soil Science, International Humic Substance Society, International Symposium Environmental Biogeochemistry (ISEB).


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Married Isabel Mercedes González Hernández, March 15, 1975. Children: Juan-Fernando, Alvaro-Federico, Isabel-Mercedes, Pablo Miguel.

Fernando Gallardo Alvarez

Julia Lancho Moreno

Isabel Mercedes González Hernández

Juan-Fernando Lancho

Alvaro-Federico Lancho

Isabel-Mercedes Lancho

Pablo Miguel Lancho