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


Research Gate



Tamale, Joseph
2022 | 2021


Tamale, Joseph, van Straaten, Oliver, Hüppi, Roman, Turyagyenda, Laban F., Fiener, Peter, Doetterl, Sebastian (2022): Soil greenhouse gas fluxes following conversion of tropical forests to fertilizer-based sugarcane systems in northwestern Uganda.
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Tamale, Joseph, Hüppi, Roman, Griepentrog, Marco, Turyagyenda, Laban Frank, Barthel, Matti, Doetterl, Sebastian, Fiener, Peter, van Straaten, Oliver (2021): Nutrient limitations regulate soil greenhouse gas fluxes from tropical forests: evidence from an ecosystem-scale nutrient manipulation experiment in Uganda.
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