Farewell to our 2019 CLIFF-GRADS Awardees

23 Aug 2019

Bertin Takoutsing and Yuri Gelsleichter, two 2019 CLIFF-GRADS Awardees, are currently completing their research stay at @ISRICorg.

Yuri Gelsleichter, from the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), and Bertin Takoutsing, from the World Agroforestry Centre (Cameroon), came to support ISRIC and work on their PhD-research during a six month stay in Wageningen. They came as visitors and leave as Friends of ISRIC. We look forward to continued collaboration.  

Yuri contributed, amongst others, to the Space-time statistical modelling of soil organic carbon project. Bertin concentrated 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.


CLIFF-GRADS Awards 2020

Three positions are available at ISRIC: #23 - Crop intensification through improved fertilizer application decision making in Ethiopia to face climate change impacts; #24 -Improved soil carbon mapping in sub-Saharan Africa to support soil fertility studies ; and, #25 - Mapping soil organic carbon change to support climate change mitigation. 

Applications close 30 September 2020 (Note: Applicants must already be registerd in a PhD programme). Click here to apply.