ISRIC welcomes two PhD-candidates for a six-month scientific training and research stay

12 Mar 2019

Yuri Gelsleichter from the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Bertin Takoutsing from the World Agroforestry Centre (Cameroon) have come to support ISRIC and work on their PhD-research during a six month stay in Wageningen. Yuri will contribute to the Space-time statistical modelling of soil organic carbon project and Bertin will concentrate on finalising the proposal and first article of his PhD-research ‘Digital soil mapping using uncertain spectral soil observations to support sustainable agricultural intensification in West and Central Africa’.

We are grateful to the CLIFF-GRADS program of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change (CCAFS) and Global Research Alliance (GRA) for financial support. The photograph shows Yuri (blue jersey) and Bertin (leather jacket) amongst ISRIC staff in the World Soil Museum.