M.Sc. Benjamin Bukombe


PhD Student

Tel.: +49 821 598 - 2298
Fax: +49 821 598 - 2264
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Benjamin Bukombe is a PhD student funded by DFG TropSOC project. In his research project, Benjamin is trying to understand the effects of erosion and geochemistry on nutrients cycles and biomass production in tropical forest and agroecosystems with a specific focus on carbon. In the course of his project, he will assess carbon inputs patterns and release and the effects that change in soil conditions has on plant biomass allocation strategies across different geochemical systems of the tropical Africa.

In 2014, he was awarded a scholarship for his master program by KITE-Erasmus Mundus through ACP region and EU partnership. His master project was based on understanding the spatial distribution of soil organic carbon in Gӧdöllő hilly region, Hungary. He got his master’s degree at Szent István University in Hungary, with major specialization in soil science.

His research interests includes:

  1. Soil organic carbon sequestration and stabilization process
  2. Integrated soil fertility management
  3. Soil geography
  4. Modelling soils in the landscape
  5. Remote sensing of the landscape

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