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Portrait: Senthil-Kumar Selvaradjou
Senthil-Kumar Selvaradjou graduated
from the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, in India, conducting
MSc research on investigating the effect of different manure-fertilizer
impact on Potassium dynamics in the soils of long-Term Fertilizer
Experiment (Permanent Manurial Experiment) studies under rice
monoculture. His Ph.D. research was orientated to detailed investigation
on the occurrence of Nutrient imbalance and develop apt ameliorative
management strategies for Grapevines (Vitis vinifera Var.) and
Turmeric (Curcuma longa. Var.) crops using DRIS, MDRIS, CND approaches.
In 2001, he had a short stay in the Horticultural Research Institute
of Tamil Nadu in India as Research Associate leading the soil
health monitoring team concerned to the crops of higher altitude.
He joined European Commission - Joint Research Centre as a post-doctoral researcher in 2004 working closely with the research team on European Soil Information System (EUSIS). Sentil left the Commission in 2007.
He is involved in developing new tools for the implementation of digital soil functional mapping within the EuSIS, developing an European Digital Archive on the Soil Maps (EuDASM) of the world and developing an up-dated pan-European soil erosion risk assessment at different map scales.
He is in close cooperation and support with the team members of:
1. Technical Working groups involved in Thematic Strategy for soil protection in identifying the major soil threats to soils of Europe,
2. World Reference Base (WRB),
3. Soil and Terrain Database (SOTER),
4. European Soil Bureau Network (ESBN),
5. Effective dissemination of scientific information to the research community through European Soil Portal, etc..
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