An open receiver committed to soil conservation: Semblance about Dr. Mario Roberto Martínez-Menez

  • David Espinosa-Victoria Colegio de Postgraduados


Through this semblance, the Mexican Soil Science Society (MSSS), CA, offers a sincere post mortem tribute to Dr. Mario Roberto Martínez-Menez, one of its most distinguished members. Dr. Martínez-Menez was born on July 22, 1945 in Teloloapan, Guerrero, Mexico, and died on May 31, 2019 in Mexico City. Their scientific contributions are circumscribed basically within three Soil Science areas: Soil Conservation, Erosion Dynamics and Watershed Management. Besides being an excellent soil scientist, he was an outstanding football player. Dr. Martínez-Menez was one of the best open receivers of the Toros Salvajes de Chapingo team, who in 2017 entered the National Football Hall of Fame. As a testimony, his scientific legacy has been recorded in the annals of the MSSS, C.A.