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Independent experts nominated by country party

Osvaldo A. Fernandez

First name
Osvaldo A.
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Other Disciplines
Natural Resource Management
Agricultural Sciences
Plant Science
UN languages spoken


Geographical Focus
Job function
Director/Consultant Professor
Research Center for Semiarid Lands
Telephone number
54 91 861117/521127
Work experience
- Director of several research projects financed by national grants. One of them included the labor of about 20 researchers._x000D_
- Counterpart of a project (US$ 450.000) financed by the Commission of European Community. Subject: aquatic weed management in irrigation districts of Buenos Aires and Rio Negro 1992-1996.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
* Agricultural Engineer, University of Buenos Aires, 1952._x000D_
* M.Sc., University of Toronto, Canada, 1962._x000D_
* Doctor of Philosophy, Rangeland Ecology, Utah State University, USA, 1974.
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Fernandez, O., Boo, M. and Sacnhez, L. South American Shrublands. McKell Ed. The bIol and Utilz. of Schrubs. Academic Press 1989-1995._x000D_
2. Fresnillo Fedorenko, D.E., Fernandez, O.A. and Busso, C. Shedeffect of water stress on top and root growth in Medicado Minima Jour. Arid Env. 29:47-54._x000D_
3. Klich, M.G., N.G. Didone and Fernandez. Response of Spirodela intermedia to osmotically indiced water stress. Aquatic Botany 55:107-114._x000D_
4. Montani, T. Busso, C. and Fernandez, O. 1996 Production and nitrogen cycling in an ecosystem of Eragrostics curvula in semiarid Argentina I Acta Ecologica 17:151-162 (also II)._x000D_
5. Fernandez, O. and Busso, C. 1997. Arid and Semi-arid Rangelands: Two-thirds of Argentina. Actas Rangeland Desertification International Workshop, Islandia.
Other activities
1. Director of 10 postgraduate thesis works_x000D_
2. Member, American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science_x000D_
3. meber of several Argentine Associations
1. Corresponding Member, National Academy of Agronomy, 1989._x000D_
2. Konex Award, 100 best figure of the last decade in Science and Technology, 1993._x000D_
3. Invited by the China Academy of Science, 35 days for talks and research._x000D_
4. Member, International So
Organisation name
Universidad Nacional del Sur
Organisation street address
Organisation city
Bahia Blanca
Organisation country