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Laurent Bock

First name
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Other Disciplines
Soil Science
UN languages spoken


Job function
Faculté Universitaire des Sciences agronomiques
Telephone number
32 81 622538/622543
Work experience
1. Professor (Full time "chargé de cours") since 1996. Head of the unit "Géopédologie" (FUSAGx) - Global staff : ~20._x000D_
2. Scientific field of specialization: Setting up of regional/local soil reference systems based on an explicative field and laboratory strategy (concept of minimum data set). Thematic research and stratified options for soil map applications (concepts of production, envirrronment and land management). Soil fertility evaluation, monitoring and restoration (concept of soil quality indexes). Soil organic matter status and evolution with respect to land use and farming systems. Choices, harmonization and quality control in soil analysis._x000D_
Professional career:_x000D_
1973-1975: Junior lecturer ("Assistant") in the Soil Science Dept of the National Institute of Agronomy (INA) - Algiers aunder an Algerian Contract._x000D_
1975-1977: Junior lecturer in the same department for the Belgian Cooperation and the Faculty (FUSAGx)._x000D_
1977-1978: Researcher in the Soil Science Unit of t
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
1972 : "Ingénieur Agronome" (5 years), orientation soil science (first promotion), Faculté Universitaire des Sciences agronomiques de Gembloux (FUSAGx)_x000D_
1972 : Certificate of the Belgian General Administration for Cooperation to Development (AGCD)_x000D_
1983 : "Docteur en Sciences Agronomiques" (Ph.D.), FUSAGx
Publication titles
- Final year project and Ph.D. thesis distributed in Algeria, France, Italy, Morocco, Spain, Tunisia._x000D_
- Papers (14) concerning the Algerian (subtropical) experience (5), the interpretation of soil analysis for an integrated approach in a national park - Zaïre (1) characterization of the Guinean (tropical) environment (3), Soil map of Belgium (2), organic matter and soil conservation in temperate environment (2) and a personal methodological reflection._x000D_
- Editorial work (3) including a synthesis of 2 EC workshops (207 pages), a bulletin (300 pages) about a meeting on land management, the soil chapter (123 pages) of the State of the Walloon Environment:_x000D_
- Reports on overseas missions (7) with three for FAO_x000D_
- Reports of (iner)national meetings (6)_x000D_
- Press Conferences (2)_x000D_
- Scientific posters and those for extension purposes (10)_x000D_
- Field guides and excursion reports (5)_x000D_
- Consultancies and administrative reports (numerous).
Other activities
Participation in scientific meetings: this point involves some twenty international conferences with an active participation for half of them._x000D_
Professional visits abroad._x000D_
Scientific societies: First vice-chairman of the Belgian Soil Science Society, Administrator of the Rural Engineering Society (1989-1993), Member of the International Soil Science Society, the European Soil Conservation Society, the French Soil Science Society and different Belgian Committees..._x000D_
Other scientific activities: Project management, scientific evaluation, paper referee._x000D_
Services at community level.
Organisation name
Faculté Universitaire des Sciences agronomiques de Gembloux (FUSAGX)
Organisation street address
Bat.G1 Systèmes Sol-Eau_x000D_
Avenue Maréchal Juin 27, B-5030
Organisation city
Gembloux (FUSAGX)
Organisation country