Miguel A. Taboada

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Miguel A. Taboada was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1955. He received the Agronomic Engineering degree and the M.S. degree from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1979 and 1991, respectively, and the Doctoral degree from the Institut Nationale Polytechnique de Toulouse, France, in 2006. Taboada works as a Research Fellow at the Agrohydrology Unite of the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) from 1981 to 1983 and as the Ecology Chair of the Agronomy College of the UBA (FAUBA) from 1983 to 1988. Presently, he has three job positions: i) Associate Professor in soil fertility and fertilizers at the FAUBA since 1988; ii) Scientific Researcher at the National Research Council (CONICET) since 2002; iii) Director of the Institute of Soils, Natural Resources Research Center (CIRN), INTA (since December 2009). He is mainly interested in natural and man-made impacts on soil physical properties, with special emphasis on aggregation and abiotic and biotic regeneration mechanisms and soil volume changes. He has expertise in different kind of soils (e.g., grassland soils, saline-sodic soils, hydric soils, and agricultural soils) and management practices (e.g., livestock grazing, tillage, crop reotations, cover crops, and use of sludges and biosolids). Since 1999, he is responsible for the National Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Inventory of the agricultural sector of Argentina. In 2005-2007, he was a Lead Author in the International Assessment on Agriculture Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD), and from 2011 to 2014, he will be the Lead Author in the Fifth Assessment Report, Working Group II, of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (WGII-AR5, IPCC). He is a Member of the Argentine Society of Soil Science (AACS) since 1981 and the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) since 1996.

Biography Updated on 4 October 2011

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