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José Alexandre Melo Demattê


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Full Professor at the University of São Paulo, Campus Escola Superior de Agricultura "Luiz de Queiroz", Department of Soil Science, in Remote Sensing Applied to Soils (Pedology). Referenced as one of the 100,000 most cited researchers in the world in 2019 (also appears on the 2020, 2021 lists). Graduated in Agronomy (Federal University of Lavras, 1990), Master's and Doctorate in Soils and Plant Nutrition (ESALQ/USP, 1992, 1995), Associate Professor 1, 3 (1999, 2012). Post Doctorate at INPE (1995-1998), University of Arizona USA (1998), INRA-France (1998), CSIRO-Australia (2010), University of California-Davis (2014), Texas AM University-College Station (2014) and University of Tel Aviv (2023). CNPQ researcher since 1997 (Currently 1B). Teaches the disciplines of Soil Technology (Undergraduate), Remote Sensing Applied to Soil Survey (Postgraduate), Geoprocessing and Remote Sensing Applied to Land Use Management and Planning (Specialization). In practice, it has already mapped more than 15,000,000 hectares at the different ultra-detailed, detailed, semi-detailed, reconnaissance and exploratory levels. He has already mapped soils in Paraguay, Colombia, Mexico, Ghana and Angola. He evaluated more than 230,000 augering points and 7500 trenches, including management and environmental issues, in 22 states of the federation. He taught approximately 7000 hours at undergraduate level, 2760 at postgraduate level and 720 at specialization level, teaching a total of approximately 8336 students (all levels). He guided (all types counted) 366 students. He published 302 scientific articles in magazines and 230 in events. Associate editor of the Brazilian Journals of Soil Science, Brazilian Cartography, Geoderma Regional, Remote Sensing, Scientific Report and Geoderma. Coordinator of the Remote Sensing and Geoprocessing Laboratory Applied to Soil and Land Use Planning. As a member of research groups: European Geoscience Union; World Soil Spectroscopy Group; Digital Soil Mapping; Digital Soil Morphometrics; Pedometrics; Brazilian Digital Soil Mapping Network; Soil survey and mapping; Precision agriculture. As Group Coordinator: Soil Reflectance Spectroscopy in Brazil (CNPq), Geotechnology Research Group in Soil Science (Geocis) and Global Soil Satellite Sensing Group (GOSSATS). Involved in research focused on soils and production based on geotechnologies remote sensing, geoprocessing, soil survey and mapping, digital mapping, precision agriculture, land use planning, management and production environments. Currently it focuses on soil health, carbon and productivity. Coordinator of the ESALQ Spectroscopy Laboratory (Premium Level-Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO); National and International Course (ProBASE, Brazilian Program for Soil Analysis via Spectroscopy-ASA, Agriculture, Soil, Environment); Brazilian Spectral Library (with more than 60 researchers from all states); Coordinates mapping around the world (with researchers from 4 continents). As a member: Pronasolos Group (Embrapa), World Soils (European Space Agency), Proantar, Soil Spectral Library of the World (FAO), SoilSpec4GG Group (Soil Spectroscopy for Global Good). Participates in the Pro-Antarctic mission. He has already taught courses in Israel and Russia. Participates in the GHG REGISTRY foundation, in the implementation of carbon credit control around the world. Currently coordinates a thematic project on soil health/FAPESP, Carbono Brasil/volunteer, Solos do mundo-volunteer. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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