Joselito M. Arocena
Joselito M. Arocena is a soil scientist whose research interests revolve around biogeochemical processes with emphasis on mineral transformation in soil microenvironments (e.g., rhizosphere or the soil influenced by organisms and plant roots) and their application to various disciplines such as environmental science, nutrient cycling, landscape evolution, archaeology, limnology, and engineering. He is one of the founding faculty members of the University of Northern British Columbia and advocates the interdisciplinary ethos in research. Past and present collaborators, students, and researchers in his research activities come from Belgium, Canada, China, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Iran, The Netherlands, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and Uganda. He was appointed as a Guest Professor at the Technical University of Munich (Germany) in 2001 and a Professor Invitado at the Technical University of Cartagena (Spain) in 2007-2008. Selected editorial experiences include Associate Editor for the Journal of Environmental Quality and the Canadian Journal of Soil Science, and he is at the Editorial Boards of Applied and Environmental Soil Science and two other on-line journals. Currently, he is a Professor and the Canada Research Chair in Soil and Environmental Sciences at UNBC. He holds Ph.D. (U Alberta - Canada), Licentiate (U Ghent-Belgium), M.S., and B.S. degrees (University of the Philippines at Los Baños).
Biography Updated on 3 February 2010