Dr. Paul L.G. Vlek
Foreign Fellow, Elected 2004

Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 21 January 1948. Educated at State Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands: M.S. 1972; Colorado State University, Ph.D. 1976.

Professor (and Director 1998-2015), Division of Ecology and Natural Resources, Center for Development Research (ZEF-Bonn), University of Bonn; Concurrently, Executive Director, WASCAL (West African Science Service Center for Climate Change and Adapted Land Use), Accra, Ghana, 2010 to 2014.

Soil Scientist, Research Leader, Nitrogen Program, Director, Agro-Economic Division, IFDC, AL, USA, 1976-86; Director, International Fertilizer Development Center, (Togo) Africa, 1986-90; Professor and Director, Institute of Agronomy in the Tropics, Georg-August-University, Goettingen, Germany, 1990-98; Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Georg-August-University, Goettingen, 1994-95.

Awards/Honours: GCHERA World Agricultural Prize Laureate 2014.

Fellow: American Society of Agronomy; Soil Science Society of America; Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies; Member: Northrhine Westphalia Academy of Art and Sciences; UNESCO Professor for Central Asia on Sustainability Education; 2014; Honorary Professor, University of Galway; Honorary Doctorate, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.

Research Areas: Soil & water sciences, ecology, Natural Resource Management and Development

Address: Professor, Division of Ecology and Natural Resources, Centre for Development Research (ZEF-Bonn), University of Bonn, Walter-Flex-Strasse 3, D 53113 Bonn, Germany; [Tel: Off. (+49) 228-73-1865; Fax: (+49) 228-73-1889; Email: p.vlek@uni-bonn.de]