Mauricio P. F. Fontes
Mauricio P. F. Fontes currently is a Professor of soil mineralogy and chemistry at the Soil Science Department of Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He received the B.S. degree in agronomy and the M.S. degree in soil fertility from Universidade Federal de Viçosa in 1974 and 1979, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from North Carolina State University in 1988 under the supervision of Professor Sterling Weed. He was a Visiting Scholar in 1993-1994 at the University of California, Berkeley, working with Professor Garrison Sposito, in 2000-2001 at the Lehrstuhl für Bodenkunde, Technische Universität München, Weihenstephan, working with Professor Udo Schwertmann, and in 2009-2010 at Stanford University, working with Professor Scott Fendorf. Fontes has more than 30 years of teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in soil genesis, soil chemistry, and soil mineralogy. His research interests are in the area of pedology with emphasis on mineralogy and chemistry of highly weathered and developed soils and heavy metals behavior in soils, waters, and plants, within the environmental pollution contextualization. Fontes has around 100 published peer-reviewed papers, and he is a reviewer for many international journals. He was an Associate Editor of the Brazilian Journal of Soil Science, and, presently, he is a member of several scientific societies.
Biography Updated on 1 November 2011