Nilantha Hulugalle is a Soil Scientist with more than 30 years experience in humid and semiarid environments of the tropics and subtropics. He obtained the Ph.D. and B.S.A degrees (with honors) from Latrobe University in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Currently, he is employed by NSW Department of Primary Industries and based at Australian Cotton Research Institute, near Narrabri (from 1992 to date). Previously, he was employed by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture from 1983 to 1991 with postings in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Burkin Faso. Dr. Hulugalle was also a Visiting Fellow at World Vegetable Centre (previously Asian Vegetable Research and Development Centre), from June to September 2007 and conducted research into tsunami-affected soils of Aceh province, Indonesia, while located in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Moreover, he has been working as an Adjunct Associate Professor at School of Environmental and Rural Science, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia, since September 2009. His research interests include the following areas: soil and water conservation and management; hydrological processes in irrigated and dryland farming systems; organic matter management, dynamics, and carbon sequestration in soil; dryland and irrigated farming and cropping systems of humid to semiarid tropics and subtropics (tillage, rotation and stubble management systems, soil amendments); soil quality (sodicity, salinity, interactions between soil biology, physics, and chemistry).
Biography Updated on 13 July 2011