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Chair of Soil Science Department


Dean of Graduate Studies


Assistant Professor of Soil Physics

State University of Sao Paulo




Soil Science
University of Sao Paulo

PhD. Degree
Soil Science
University of Guelph , Canada.

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Alvaro Pires da Silva

Prof. Dr. Alvaro Pires da Silva received a B.S. in Agronomy from the Federal University of Bahia (1981), Brazil.He attended graduate school at University of Sao Paulo where he received a M.S. in Soil Science (1984).He got his PhD. Degree in Soil Science (1995) at the University of Guelph, Canada.He was appointed Assistant Professor of Soil Physics at the State University of Sao Paulo (UNESP, 1986-1989).He moved (1989) to the "Luiz de Queiroz" College of Agriculture of the University of Sao Paulo (ESALQ/USP) where he was appointed Associate Professor (1998) and Full Professor (2006).Dr. Alvaro Pires da Silva is author or co-author of 37 scientific journal publications in the ISI Web of Science with H index=10.He was the Dean of Graduate Studies at ESALQ/USP (2005-2007).He currently serves as Chair of Soil Science Department at the ESALQ/USP.Dr. Alvaro Pires da Silva maintains an active research and teaching program focusing on Soil Physical Quality for Crop Growth.Additional information can be found at Dr. Alvaro Pires da Silva website http://www.esalq.usp.br/pesquisa/detalhe_i.php?id=5

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Brazil Partner: Professor Alvaro Pires da Silva, College of Agriculture, University of São Paulo

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