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Expert NameMr. Willem R.J. Van Cotthem
TitleHonorary Professor
InstitutionUniversité de Ghent
Telephone32 9 356 86 16
Emailwillem.vancotthem(at); willem.van.cotthem(at)
Work Experience1. Soil Conditioning: development of soil conditioners TERRACOTTEM; research projects in Senegal, 1985, Guinea, 1986, Cabo Verde, 1987 & 1989, Ivory Coast, 1993, Arizona, 1997; reforestation and horticulture, Burkina Faso 1988 (still running); horticulture, China, 1995-1999. 2. Botany: Plant morphology 1964-94, Univ. of Ghent. 3. Organizer of several scientific expeditions.
QualificationsPh. D., Plant Morphology, University of Ghent, 1969.
Number of Publications100
Awards1. Academy of Sciences of Belgium
Other Activities1. Coordinator Belgian Experts on Desertification. 2. Belgian Representative in CST of CCD. 3. Member, Academy of Sciences of Belgium. 4. President TC DIALOGUE Foundation.
Publications1. Green hope for dry regions - Flanders 7: 28-30 (1990). 2. Restoring the natural vegetation on strong eroded volcanic soils of Cape Verde (W. Africa) - Soil Technology 4:183-189 (1991). 3. Use of mini-rhizotrons to study effects of soil conditioners upon the root growth - Soil Technology 5:97-100 (1992). 4. The effect of a soil conditioning mixture on plant growth. Belg. J. Bot. 126:87-94 (1993). 5. Plant growth and absorption of nutrients to soil conditioning polymers - Belg. J. Bot. 126:173-179 (1993).
DisciplineSoil Science
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