Dr. Joselito Arocena

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Dr. Joselito Arocena

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  • Dr. Joselito Modancia (Lito) Arocena

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March 5, 1959 - December 20, 2015


Joselito Modancia Arocena immigrated to Canada from the Philippines as a student. He had a master's degree from the University of the Philippines, a licentiate in soil science from the State University of Ghent (Belgium), and a doctorate in soil genesis and classification from the University of Alberta.

An internationally-known soil researcher, Arocena was a founding member of UNBC and became its first Canada Research Chair in 2001. He was also one of 10 faculty who founded the Natural Resources & Environmental Studies Institute (NRESi). As of December 2014, he had authored 105 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, 56 of which held the names of NRESi as co-authors.


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Professor, University of Northern British Columbia (1994-2015)

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Created 7 Jan. 2020 by KS.


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