Externally funded research projects:

On-going


  • Speaker: 'SIGNAL - Sustainable intensification of agriculture through agroforestry in Germany' and
    Principal Investigator: Sub-project 1.1 'Nutrient response and nutrient retention efficiencies, leaching losses, soil greenhouse gas fluxes in agroforestry and conventional systems' and sub-project 1.3 'Experimental set-up and coordination'
    Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (2018-2021) for Xenia Bischel (PhD candidate); Postdoc, Dr. Marcus Schmidt.

  • 'Nutrient response efficiency and leaching losses in newly and long-term established agroforestry versus conventional monoculture croplands'.
    Funded by the Chinese Scholarship Council (2018-2022) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF (2018-2021) for Dan Niu (PhD candidate).

  • 'Soil greenhouse gas fluxes, nutrient leaching losses and nutrient response efficiency in a large-scale oil palm plantation: conventional versus reduced management practices'.
    Funded by the Chinese Scholarship Council (2018-2022) and the German Research Foundation, DFG (2016-2019) for Guan-tao Chen (PhD candidate).

  • Principal Investigator: 'Gross rates of soil nitrous oxide emission and uptake in cropland agroforestry and monoculture systems in Germany'.
    Funded by the Chinese Scholarhsip Council (2017-2021) for Jie Luo (PhD candidate) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (2018-2021).

  • Principal Investigator: 'Soil greenhouse gas (N2O, CH4, CO2) fluxes from cropland agroforestry and monoculture systems in Germany’.
    Funded by the Chinese Scholarhsip Council (2017-2021) for Guodong Shao (PhD candidate) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (2018-2021).

  • Principal Investigator: 'Nitrogen response efficiency, soil greenhouse gas (CO2, N2O, CH4) fluxes, and leaching losses in low and high fertilizer input vegetable production systems on Andosol soil in the Philippines'.
    Funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (20017-2020) for Cecille Marie O. Quiñones (PhD candidate).

  • Co-Invistigator: 'RELIANCE: nutRiEnt Limitations In A ugaNdan tropiCal forEst' in Uganda.
    Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) (2017-2020) for Raphael Manu (PhD candidate).

  • Principal Investigator: Project A05: 'Nutrient use and retention efficiency, free-living N2 fixation and soil and tree-stem N2O and CH4 fluxes in rainforest transformation systems' of the Collaborative Research Center 990 (Ecological and Socioeconomic Functions of Tropical Lowland Rainforest Transformation Systems (Sumatra, Indonesia)).
    Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) (2016-2019) for Greta Formaglio and Josephus Adrianus Koks (PhD candidates); Postdoc, Dr. Amanda L. Matson
    [read more about CRC 990]

  • Principal Investigator: 'Nitrous oxide emissions from soils and tree stems of rainforests and cacao agroforests in the Congo basin, Cameroon'
    Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) (2017-2020) for Najeeb Al-Amin Iddris (PhD candidate).

  • Principal Investigator: 'Soil nutrient stocks and greenhouse gas fluxes from conventional and reduced impact logging of forests on highly weathered soils in Cameroon'.
    Funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (20016-2020) for Rodine Tchiofo (PhD candidate).