Dr. S. Paramananthan

An authority and with experience of more than 35 years in tropical soils, Dr. Param runs his own company known as Param Agricultural Soil Surveys (M) Sdn. Bhd. He has served the Department of Agriculture as Head of Soil Survey Division and later on joined in as an Associate Professor at the Agriculture University.

Dr. Paramananthan has been a member of a number of International Soil Classification Committees. He has worked extensively in soil surveys in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak. Over the last five years he has carried out soil surveys in Malaysia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Cambodia, Madagascar and Timur Leste.

He has authored over 70 publications and is the author of the Field Legend for Soil Surveys in Malaysia which is currently being used in Malaysia. He also published the Malaysian Soil Taxonomy which unifies the soils mapped in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak into a single unified system and the Soils of Malaysia, Vol. 1.