Ken Giller

Ken Giller's picture
Title: 
Prof.
Full name: 
Ken Giller
First Name: 
Giller
Surname: 
Ken

History

Member for
7 years 3 months
Function: 
Chairman, Steering Comittee
Institute: 
Wageningen University and Research centre (WUR)
Department: 
Plant Production Systems
Address: 
Droevendaalsesteeg 1
Postcode or zip: 
6708 PB
City: 
Wageningen
Country: 
The Netherlands
Phone: 
+31 (0)317 485818
Fax: 
+31 (0)317 484892
Career: 

Ken Giller is Professor Plant Production Systems at Wageningen University, Department of Plant Sciences. He leads a group of scientists with profound experience in systems analysis and simulation modelling of scenarios of change. Ken’s research has focused on nitrogen in tropical legumes and he is author of the standard text “Nitrogen Fixation in Tropical Cropping Systems” that was published in second edition in 2001 by CAB International. Currently he is scientific leader of the interdisciplinary project "Competing Claims on Natural Resources: Overcoming Mismatches in Resource Use from a Multi-Scale Perspective (http://www.competingclaims.nl/)”, and he led the EU-funded project on "Exploring tradeoffs around farming livelihoods and the environment: the AfricaNUANCES framework (http://www.africanuances.nl/)" from 2004-2008. Ken was formerly Professor of Soil Science at the University of Zimbabwe (1998-2001). Prior to that he held a personal professorship at the University of London (Wye College). He has worked extensively in tropical regions of South and South-east Asia, Latin America and Africa, but his focus for the past 25 years has been on smallholder farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa. Ken has supervised some 68 PhD students, including > 30 from Africa. He has 5 books, more than 250 papers in peer-reviewed, international journals and over 70 book chapters.