1-03-2012 - Wageningen University, part of Wageningen UR, has appointed Dr Pablo Tittonell as Professor of Farming Systems Ecology with effect from 1 March 2012. He succeeds Ariena van Bruggen, Professor of Biological Farming Systems, who left for the US in 2009.
Pablo Adrián Tittonell (Argentina, 1971) studied in Wageningen and Lomas de Zamora (Buenos Aires), Argentina. He was awarded a PhD with honours in 2007, specialising in production ecology. In 2009, he attained the French title HDR (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches), which enables him to supervise PhD candidates as part of his research duties. Up until recently, Tittonell was researcher and team leader at CIRAD (Centre de coopération International en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement) in Montpellier, a prestigious French research institute for the tropics. The main focus of his research at CIRAD was on smallholders in Africa. Tittonell was stationed in Zimbabwe, but his team also worked in West-Africa, Brazil and Vietnam.