Scientist Profile

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William L. De Los Santos

Expertise: Crop Yield Forcasting, Crop Modelling and Decision Support Systems, Climate Variability - Cropping Systems Studies, Agronomy

Affiliation

Head (Assistant Professor 7), Crop Production and Management Division, UPLB Department of Agronomy, UPLB, Los Baños, College, Laguna

Association

    • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, Member
    • Gamma Sigma Delta, The Honor Society of Agriculture, Member
    • Phi Sigma. The Biological Science Honor Society, Member
    • International Erosion Control Association, Member
    • Soil and Water Conservation Society, Member
    • American Society of Agronomy, Member
    • Crop Science Society of the Philippines, Member
    • Weed Science Society of the Philippines, Member

Employment

    • Dept. of Agronomy, University of the Philippines, Los Ba?os, Laguna, Assistant Professor, 1998-2000
    • Dept. of Agronomy and Soils, Auburn University, Alabama, USA, Graduate Research Assistant, 1994-1998
    • Dept. of Agronomy, University of the Philippines, Los Ba?os, Laguna, Instructor, 1988-1993

Award

    • Outstanding Young Scientist (Agronomy and Soils), NAST, 2003
    • UPLB Outstanding Teacher Award (Biological Sciences), University of the Philippines at Los Banos, 2002
    • Research Fellowship-Advanced Training Institute on Climate Variability and Food Security, Lamont-Dohery Earth Observatory, Columbia University, 2002
    • Travel Award - Global Environmental Change and Food Systems (GECaFS) Conference, National Academy of Science, Washington, DC, 2001
    • UP International Publication Award, UP System, 2000
    • Research and Travel Grant to Study Pasture Production in Northern Territory & Queensland, Australia, Australia-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce (Philippines), 1999
    • UP Development Fund Faculty Grant Recipient, UP System, 1999
    • Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (Cert. No. 1650), International Erosion Control Association & the American Soil & Water Conservation Society ( the fi, 1998
    • Thrill of Achievement Scholarship Award, International Erosion Control Association, Reno, Nevada,USA, 1998
    • First Place, Oral Presentation Competition, American Society of Agronomy Graduate Student Competition, Southern Branch, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 1997
    • 2nd Poster Presentation (Science Division), Auburn University Graduate Student Research Forum, Alabama, USA, 1996
    • Philippine Ambassador of Goodwill (GSE) to Rhineland, Germany, Rotary International, 1994
    • UP Investment Portfolio Faculty Grant Recipient, University of the Philippines System, 1992
    • Graduate cum laude, University of the Philippines, Los Baños, 1988
    • Albino Z. Sycip Memorial Scholarship Grant Recipient, UPLB Undergraduate Scholarship, 1987
    • Scholarship Grant Recipient, Asian Development Bank, 1986
    • La Suerte Cigar & Cigarette Company Scholarship Grant, UPLB Undergraduate Scholarship, 1985
    • UP College of Agriculture Special Undergraduate Scholarship Grant Recipient, UPLB Undergraduate Scholarship, 1984

Research

    • Trends in Forage Resource Utilization and Smallholder cattlle Production in pagsanjan, Laguna [Completed]
    • Multi Location CERES-MAIZE Input Parameter Generation for Hybrid and Open-Pollinated Corn [Completed]
    • Trends in Agronomic Characters of Released Corn Varieties in the Philippines [Completed]
    • Corn Production Systems in the Top Twenty Corn Producing Provinces in the Philippines. [Completed]

Papers Presented

    • Simulating Possible Planting Windows for Corn during El Ni?o in the Philippines, 32nd Crop Science Society of the Philippines Annual Scientific Conference
    • Variability of Simulated Corn Yield as Influenced by El Ni?o, Asian Agriculture Congress
    • Corn Industry of the Philippines, 32nd Crop Science Society of the Philippines Annual Scientific Conference
    • Runoff and Erosion as Influenced by Grazing Pressure, 28th Annual International Erosion Control Association Conference and Trade Exposition
    • Mitigation of CO2-greenhouse Gas Production in Philippine Agriculture , 4th International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) Asia Scientific Conference and General Assembly, Tagaytay City, Philippines
    • Variability of Simulated Corn Yield as Influenced by El Ni?o, Asian Agriculture Congress
    • Surface Runoff and Erosion as Influenced by Grazing, American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE, International Annual Meeting)

Education

    • Auburn University, Alabama, USA, Ph.D. (Major: Agronomy and Soils) (Minor: Environmental Studies, 1998
    • University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna, M. Agr. (Agronomy, Cropping System), 1992
    • University of the Philippines at Los Ba?os, College, Laguna, B.S. Agriculture (cum laude), 1988

Publication

    • Lansigan, F.P., de los Santos, W.L., Coladilla, J.O., (2000) Agronomic impacts of climatic variability on rice production in the Philippines
    • Agriculture, Ecosystems, & Environment (Elsevier, The Netherlands) Volume 82
    • de Los Santos, W.L. (Co-author), (2000) The Philippines recommends for pasture and forage crops
    • Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development, DOST
    • Pitts, W.E., Yoo, K.H., Miller-Goodman, M.S., de los Santos, W.L., Yoon, K.H., (1999) WEPP and GLEAMS simulations of runoff and soil loss from grazed patures in Southeastern United States
    • Journal of Environmental Science Health Volume A34, No. 7
    • de los Santos, W.L., Miller, M.S., Yoo, K.H., Pitts, W.E., (1997) Measured vs. predicted erosion from grazed pastures and implications for water quality
    • Agronomy Abstracts, American Society of Agronomy, Madison, WI.
    • Pitts, W.E. Yoo, K.H. Miller-Goodman, M.S. de los Santos, W.L., (1997) Runoff, erosion and water quality detriment evaluated in grazing studies.
    • Highlights of Agricultural Research, Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station Volume 44
    • Lansigan, P.F., de los Santos, W.L., Perez, R.E., de Asis, A.M., (2000) Corn productivity in the Philippines
    • Philippine Journal of Crop Science Volume 25( Supp.)
    • de los Santos, W.L., Miller, M.S., Yoo, K.H., Pitts, W.E., (1996) Sediment and nutrient runoff from grazed pastures as influenced by forage canopy characteristics
    • Agronomy Abstracts, American Society of Agronomy Madison, WI.

Trainings

    • Training Course on Technologies for Improved Production of Processed Rice Products, 1999 My 24-26, University of the Philippines Los Banos, College, Laguna, Philippines
    • International Workshop on Working with Farmers: The Key to Adoption of Forage Technologies, 1999 O 12-15, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
    • 1st Asia-Pacific Conf. on Ground & Water Bioengineering for Erosion Control & Slope Stabilization, -, -
    • Sediment and Erosion Control Professional Development Course, 1998 Mr 17-18, Montgomery, AL, USA
    • Implementation of a Successful Stormwater Management Program IECA Annual Convention, 1998 F 18, Reno, NV, USA
    • Design, Construction and Monitoring of Wetlands IECA Annual Convention, 1998 F 17, Reno, NY, USA
    • Oil on Soil Workshop American Society of Agronomy Annual Convention, 1996 N 3, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    • Water Erosion Prediction (WEPP) in Forests Workshop, 1996 Ag 20-22, Auburn, AL, USA
    • 21st IATSS Forum on the Role of Science and Technology & Culture in the Process of Modernization, 1993, Suzuka, Japan
    • Regional Training Workshop on Mechanization for Small Farms, 1992 Jl 6-17, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
    • FAO/UNDP International Training Course on Seed Post-Harvest Handling, 1989 O 17 O- N 17, University of the Philippines Los Banos, Philippines