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horticulturist

Saúco Víctor Galán, Spanish horticulturist. Achievements include research in collection, conservation and utilization of banana, mango and other mangifera species; research in increase of productivity and evaluation of plant material in several tropical fruits. Member of Spanish Society Horticultural Science (president 1996—2003, vice president since 2003).

Background

Galán, Saúco Víctor was born on December 5, 1946 in Cádiz, Spain. Son of Juan Galán Pérez and Isabel Saúco Gabaldón.

Education

Degree in Agronomy Engineering, University Madrid, 1970. Master of Science in Horticultural, University Honolulu, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, University Cordoba, Spain, 1981.

Career

Researcher Centro Regional de Investigacion y Desarrollo Agratio II-Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agrarias, La Lagun Tenerife, Spain, 1971—1973, researcher, head department horticultural, 1974—1978, researcher, head department fruit culture, 1978—1980, Centro de Investigacion y Tecnologia Agraria, La Lagun Tenerife, 1980—1984, researcher, head department tropical fruits, 1984—1995, Instituto Canariode Investigaciones Agrarias, 1995—2005. Chairman Commission on Tropical and Subtropical Horticultural ISHS, 1998—2002, chairman section tropical and subtropical fruits, since 2002. Coordinator Mediterranean Selected Fruits Network/Food and Agriculture Organization (of the United Nations), 1995—1998, Red Mundial de Frutos Tropicales/Food and Agriculture Organization (of the United Nations)/United Nations, 1999—2000.

With Spanish Military, 1970.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in collection, conservation and utilization of banana, mango and other mangifera species. Research in increase of productivity and evaluation of plant material in several tropical fruits.

Membership

Member of Spanish Society Horticultural Science (president 1996—2003, vice president since 2003).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Tennis, reading, chess, swimming.

Connections

Married Ana Luisa González Reimers. Children: Victor, Laura.

father:
Juan Galán Pérez

mother:
Isabel Saúco Gabaldón

spouse:
Ana Luisa González Reimers

child:
Victor Galán

child:
Laura Galán