Prof. Dr. Stéphane Burgos


Prof. Dr. Stéphane Burgos Dozent Bodenkunde

  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL
    Fachbereich Agronomie
    Länggasse 85
    3052 Zollikofen


  • Head of the Soil Use and Conservation Group

  • Field experience (soil profiles and mapping)

  • Data management and analysis (GIS, R, Python)

  • Agricultural science and interdisciplinarity


  • Soil Science I: Field description and Appraisal of Soils

  • Soil Science II: The Soil, Basis of Crop Production

  • Plant Nutrition and Fertilisation

  • Interdisciplinary excursions, synthesis module, irrigation


  • Preservation of soil fertility (erosion control, carbon management)

  • Development of mapping methods, conventionnal and digital soil mapping

  • Management of organic soils

  • Soil description and classification

  • Agricultural science

  • Soil description in the field (profiles and mapping)

  • Use of data management tools (GIS, R, Python, etc)

  • Interdisciplinarity


  • Since 2015 Professor of Soil Science School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences, Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH-HAFL)
  • 2000–2015 Professor of Soil Science Changins School of Viticulture and Enology, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland
  • 1996 Lecturer in Pedology Grangeneuve Agricultural School, Fribourg
  • 1997–2000 PhD: Genetic analysis and early testing of the specific stress tolerance of spelt. Doctoral thesis n° 13835, Natural Sciences ETH Zurich
  • 1991–1996 MSc in Agricultural Science, Crop Production ETH Zurich



  • Member of the Swiss Soil Science Society (former president)

  • Member of the Swiss Society of Agronomy

Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • French - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • German - Full professional proficiency
  • English - Professional working proficiency