Dr Vanek has a PhD in Soil Science from Cornell University and has pursued research in soil fertility, ecology, and human/environmental geography relating to smallholder farming systems in the Andean region as well as supporting research efforts in several areas of Africa.
de Valenca, Anne, Vanek, Steven John, Meza, Katherin, Ccanto, Raul, Olivera, Edgar, Scurrah, Maria, Latinga, Egbert, Fonte, Steven John, (2017) Land use as a driver of soil fertility and biodiversity across an agricultural landscape in the Central Peruvian Andes Ecological Applications 27 1138-1154
Vanek, Steven J, (2017) "Soil Health Assessment for Smallholders- Video Series" YouTube
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