Luis Bentancor

Luis Bentancor
2523 Agronomy Hall
716 Farm House Ln
Ames, IA  50011


Luis Bentancor was born and raised in Montevideo the Capital City of Uruguay. He studied Agronomy with focus on forestry in Universidad de la Republica (Montevideo, Uruguay). After that he did the Euroforester Master Program in the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Back in Uruguay, he joint the Soil and Water Department in the Agronomy Faculty (Universidad de la Republica) and he started his Master’s studies in Soil Sciences. Two years later he started to work as a teaching assistant in Edaphology and Soil and Management Conservation. In his Master thesis, he studied the nutrient extraction and energy yield in Eucalyptus dunnii evaluating different population densities and harvest systems. As a way to improve himself as a soil scientist he decided to deep in his knowledge in other disciplines and that’s why he decided to to do his PhD with Dr. Bradley Miller in the Geospatial Laboratory for Soil Informatics. His project is focused on developing a map of the depth of the A horizon, texture and organic carbon of the State of Iowa. 

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