Curriculum Vitae

 

Benjamin is currently a PhD student funded by TropSOC project within DFG Emmy Noether programme. The His research project aim is to assess the effects erosion coupled with geochemistry have on plant biomass production, nutrient and carbon cycle in forest and agroecosystems of tropical Africa. In his project he tries to develop a mechanistic understanding of carbon inputs and output in tropical systems and the effects that change in soil conditions has on C allocation along different geochemical and geomorphic gradients.

 

Education

 

2018-Present:              PhD student, Institute of Geography, University of Augsburg, Germany

 

Supervisors:                Prof. Dr.Peter Fiener and Prof. Dr. Sebastian Dötterl

 

2014-2016:                 Master of Science in Agriculture Engineering, with specialization in Soil and

                                    Environment, Szent István University, Gödöllő-Hungary

 

2013-2014                   Coursework, Agricultural Resource Management, Kenyatta University, Nairobi-Kenya

  

2009-2012:                 Bachelor of Science with Honours in Soil and Environmental Management, National

                                    University of Rwanda, Butare-Rwanda

 

 

Additional courses and certificates

 

2018:                           Training course on Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, Ecole de pilotage de drone,Espace Drone, Belgium

 

2017:                           Advanced Training course on Land Remote Sensing: European Space Agency

 

2017:                           Geospatial Technologies for Agricultural statistics and Monitoring/RCMRD-Kenya

 

2016:                           Training on Water Observation and Information System (WOIS), Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development, RCMRD, NAIROBI-KENYA

 

2015:                           Environmental Informatics, Hungary

 

2015:                           Estimating GHGs and Carbon Sequestration in Agriculture, Forest and Other Land use

 

 

Current and previous funds/scholarships

 

2018-Present:              DFG Emmy Noether through the TropSOC project, PhD studies

 

2015-2017:                  ESA TigerBridge project water for agriculture, Remote Sensing data application trainings

 

2014-2016:                  KITE ERASMUS MUNDUS ACTION 2 project, Master’s studies

 

 

 

Research foci

  • Soil Organic Carbon Dynamics
  • Predictive modeling of soil and water resources
  • Remote Sensing of the landscape
  • Integrated soil fertility management

Publications

Benjamin Bukombe
2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2017

2021

Bukombe, Benjamin, Fiener, Peter, Hoyt, Alison M., Doetterl, Sebastian (2021): Carbon release from tropical forest soils informed by soil chemistry, fertility, and carbon quality derived from geochemistry of the parent material . https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-14344
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Bukombe, Benjamin, Fiener, Peter, Hoyt, Alison M., Doetterl, Sebastian (2021): Heterotrophic soil respiration and carbon cycling in geochemically distinct African tropical forest soils. https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-639-2021
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Doetterl, Sebastian, Asifiwe, Rodrigue, Baert, Geert, Bamba, Fernando, Bauters, Marijn, Boeckx, Pascal, Bukombe, Benjamin, Cadisch, Georg, Cooper, Matt, Cizungu, Landry, Hoyt, Alison, Kabaseke, Clovis, Kalbitz, Karsten, Kidinda, Laurent, Maier, Annina, Mainka, Moritz, Mayrock, Julia, Muhindo, Daniel, Mujinya, Basile, Mukotanyi, Serge, Nabahungu, Leon, Reichenbach, Mario, Rewald, Boris, Six, Johan, Stegmann, Anna, Summerauer, Laura, Unseld, Robin, Vanlauwe, Bernard, Van Oost, Kristof, Verheyen, Kris, Vogel, Cordula, Wilken, Florian, Fiener, Peter (2021): Organic matter cycling along geochemical, geomorphic and disturbance gradients in forests and cropland of the African Tropics – Project TropSOC Database Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2021-73
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Doetterl, Sebastian, Asifiwe, Rodrigue K., Baert, Geert, Bamba, Fernando, Bauters, Marijn, Boeckx, Pascal, Bukombe, Benjamin, Cadisch, Georg, Cooper, Matthew, Cizungu, Landry N., Hoyt, Alison, Kabaseke, Clovis, Kalbitz, Karsten, Kidinda, Laurent, Maier, Annina, Mainka, Moritz, Mayrock, Julia, Muhindo, Daniel, Mujinya, Basile B., Mukotanyi, Serge M., Nabahungu, Leon, Reichenbach, Mario, Rewald, Boris, Six, Johan, Stegmann, Anna, Summerauer, Laura, Unseld, Robin, Vanlauwe, Bernard, Van Oost, Kristof, Verheyen, Kris, Vogel, Cordula, Wilken, Florian, Fiener, Peter (2021): Organic matter cycling along geochemical, geomorphic, and disturbance gradients in forest and cropland of the African Tropics – project TropSOC database version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-4133-2021
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Summerauer, Laura, Baumann, Philipp, Ramirez-Lopez, Leonardo, Barthel, Matti, Bauters, Marijn, Bukombe, Benjamin, Reichenbach, Mario, Boeckx, Pascal, Kearsley, Elizabeth, Van Oost, Kristof, Vanlauwe, Bernard, Chiragaga, Dieudonné, Heri-Kazi, Aimé Bisimwa, Moonen, Pieter, Sila, Andrew, Shepherd, Keith, Mujinya, Basile Bazirake, Van Ranst, Eric, Baert, Geert, Doetterl, Sebastian, Six, Johan (2021): The central African soil spectral library: a new soil infrared repository and a geographical prediction analysis. https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-693-2021
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2020

Bukombe, Benjamin, Kidinda, Laurent, Hoyt, Alison, Vogel, Cordula, Bauters, Marijn, Wilken, Florian, Kalbitz, Karsten, Fiener, Peter, Doetterl, Sebastian (2020): Soil carbon respiration in tropical forest soils along geomorphic and geochemical gradients. https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-13609
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2019

Csorba, Adam, Szegi, Tamás, Fodor, Hella, Bukombe, Benjamin, Uwiragiye, Yves, Naramabuye, Francois Xavier, Michéli, Erika (2019): Characterization of rice agriculture in the Southern Province of Rwanda by means of microwave remote sensing. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pce.2019.02.002
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2017

Csorba, Ádám, Bukombe, Benjamin, Naramabuye, Francois Xavier, Szegi, Tamás, Vekerdy, Zoltán, Michéli, Erika (2017): Application of remote sensing data to improve the water and soil resource management of Rwanda.
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