Dr. P.K. Ramachandran Nair
Foreign Fellow, Elected 2001

Born in Kerala, India, on 12 March 1942. Educated at Kerala University, 1958-61, and 1966-68; Pantnagar Agricultural University, 1968-71; and Goettingen University, Germany, 1976-78; B.Sc. 1961; M.Sc. 1968; Ph.D. 1971; D.Sc. 1978.

Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Subtropical Agroforestry, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, IFAS, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA, 1987 to date.

Res. Asst, Kerala Agri. Univ., Vellayani, 1961-68; Post-Doctoral Fellow, Rothamsted Experiment Station, Herts, U.K., 1971-72; Agronomist (Soils), CPCRI (ICAR), Kasaragod, Kerala, 1972-76; Senior Humboldt Fellow, Goettingen University, Germany, 1976-78; Founder-Scientist, ICRAF (World Agroforestry Centre, CGIAR), Nairobi, Kenya, 1978-87.

Awards/Honours: ASA International Agronomy Award, 2000; SSSA International Soil Science Award, 2001; Barrington-Moore Award, Society of American Foresters, 2004; CSSA International Crop Science Award, 2004; Distinguished International Educator, University of Florida, 2004; Scientific Achievement Award, International Union of Forestry Research Organizations, 2005; Fulbright Commission Senior Specialist Award, 2005; Advisor/Mentoring Award, University of Florida, 2005 - 2006; Humboldt Prize (Research Award), Germany, 2006; Hind Rattan (Jewel of India) Award, 2010; Honorary Doctorate Degrees from: Kyoto University, Japan, 2002; University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, 2005; University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 2006, and University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2008.

Fellow: American Society of Agronomy; Crop Science Society of America; Soil Science Society of America; World Innovation Foundation, UK; American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Research Areas: Agroforestry, sustainable land-use systems

Address: Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Subtropical Agroforestry, SFRC/IFAS, University of Florida, 118 N-Z Hall, P.O. Box 110410, Gainesville, FL 32611-0410, USA; 4721 S.W 97th Terrace, Gainesville, Florida 32608-7109, USA; [Tel: Off. (+1-352) 8460880; Res. 3757828; Fax: (+1-352) 8461277; Email: pknair@ufl.edu]