Joseph Tamale M.Sc.

PhD student
Water and Soil Resource Research
Phone: +49 821 598 2289
Fax: +49 821 598 2264
Room: 1008 (B)
Visiting hours: by appointment only
Address: Alter Postweg 118, 86159 Augsburg

Curriculum Vitae

Joseph Tamale is a PhD-Student working at the University Augsburg since October 2018. In his PhD thesis he is evaluating the effects of different soil nutrient status on soil biogeochemical processes in a tropical rain forest and sugarcane plantations in Uganda (SoBio). The project is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Joseph Tamale is a Soil Fertility Scientist working with the National Agricultural Research Organization based at its Zonal Research Institute (Ngetta ZARDI) in Northern Uganda. He did his MSc. in Physical Land Resources (Soils Major) at Ghent University, Belgium with support from VLIRUOS. In his M.Sc. dissertation, Joseph did a physico-chemical, mineralogical and micromorphological characterization of landslide prone soils in Bumwalukani, Uganda where he contributed to a better understanding of these problematic soils.


since 2018    PhD student working on the SoBioGeo Individual DAAD funded project.  

2016-2018    Research Officer-Soil Fertility, National Agricultural Research Organisation, Uganda.  

2014-2017    Pedologist, National Agricultural Research Laboratories-Kawanda, Uganda  

2012-2014    MSc. Physical Land Resources (Soils Major), Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium.  

2011-2012    Professional Agricultural Advisory Service Provider, Nakasongola District Local Government, Uganda.  

2007-2010    BSc. Agricultural Land Use and Management, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Makerere University, Uganda.





Research foci

  • Soil trace gas fluxes in humid tropical forest ecosystems under elevated nutrient additions (N and P)

  • Nutrient Use Efficiency in intensively fertilized sugarcane systems with respect soil trace gas fluxes and N leaching
  • Effect of deforestation for sugarcane on C dynamics using isotopic composition (σ13C) analyses


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