Nelson Walter Osorio0000-0002-0654-1399
Nelson Walter Osorio holds the Ph.D. degree in soil science (soil microbiology) from the University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii, USA, in 2008, the M.S. degree in soil science (soil fertility) from the same university, in 2000, and the Engineer degree in agronomy from the National University of Columbia, Bogotá, Columbia, in 1990. Since 1992, he had a full-time position as a Professor in soil sciences at the same university. He has a two-way appointment consisting of 50% research, 25% teaching, and 25% extension/administration. He enjoys teaching soil sciences courses: plant-soil nutrient management (undergraduate) and environmental soil biotechnology (graduate). He also conducts research with students, mostly graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D. degrees levels). Currently, he is a Member at the Soil Science Society of America, Crop Science of America, American Society of Agronomy, and Soil Science Society of Colombia. His extension activities are focused on supporting the soil laboratory through which farmers can characterize their soils and establish rational practices of soil management. He is interested in the integrated management of soil fertility and plant nutrition. Osorio focuses his research on the study of the effectiveness of mycorrhizal fungi and phosphate solubilizing microorganisms to enhance plant phosphate uptake and growth in soils with different mineralogy, particularly in highly weathered soil of the tropics and in those derived from volcanic ash.
Biography Updated on 25 February 2014