Prof. Dr. Asia Khamzina
- CV and Downloads
- Environmental and climate change
- Ecosystem services
- Sustainable use of biological resources
- Burkina Faso
Opportunities for climate change mitigation and adaptation through afforestation of degraded lands in Central Asia (2009-2015) www.zef.de/project/agroforestry
FAO/IAEA coordinated research project “Landscape salinity and water management for improving agricultural productivity” (2013-2015) www-naweb.iaea.org/nafa/swmn/crp/swmcn-landscape-salinity.html
ZEF/CIFOR project “Mapping of forest cover in Central Asia using satellite remote sensing” (2014-2015) www.zef.de/project/forest_CA
Economic and Ecological Restructuring of Land- and Water Use in the Khorezm Region (Uzbekistan) (2002-2012) www.zef.de/proposal_khorezm.0.html
Mapping land degradation trends with medium spatial resolution optical remote sensing in arid irrigated landscapes of Central Asia (2012-2013) https://earth.esa.int/web/guest/pi-community
Analyzing the impacts of increasing pressure of climate change, economic restraints, and political transformation on agricultural production systems in the inner Aral Sea Basin, Central Asia (2011-2013) (www.planet-action.org/web/85-project-detail.php?projectID=7562).
(SS 2013-): Coordination of and lecture involvement in ARTS-BS2 course “Tropical crops and production systems” (4 SWS) at Agricultural Science and Resource Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ARTS) program, the University of Bonn (in English, M.Sc. level).
(WS 2012-): Coordination of and lecture involvement in ARTS-A3 course “Agricultural Production systems in the Tropics” (4 SWS) at the ARTS program.
(SS 2010-2012): Restoration ecology of natural and land-use systems, a course of lectures and seminars (3 SWS). Lecture involvement within the course Ecological conditions for agricultural production in the (sub)tropics at the ARTS program (in English, M.Sc. level).
(SS 2009-2012): Perennial cropping and agroforestry systems in the (sub)tropics, lectures (2 SWS) within Tropical crops and production systems course at the ARTS program.
(WS 2010-): Lecture involvement within the ZEF’s Disciplinary Course on Ecology and Resources Management (in English, Ph.D. level).
(SS 2007): Agroforestry systems and methods in agroforestry research, a course of lectures (1 SWS) at the Urgench State University, Uzbekistan (in Russian, MSc level).
Involvement in journals:
On Editorial Board of Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems; Scientific Reports; Associate Editor of Change and Adaptation in Socio-Ecological Systems (CASES);
Ad hoc referee for Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment; Agricultural and Forest Meteorology; Arid Land Research and Management; CATENA; Environmental Earth Sciences; Forest Ecology and Management; Forestry; Journal of Arid Environments; Land Degradation and Development; Quaternary International.
Olena Dubovyk. (2010-2013). Multi-scale targeting of land degradation in northern Uzbekistan using satellite remote sensing. (graduated magna cum laude). Thesis online hss.ulb.uni-bonn.de/2013/3398/3398.htm
Utkur Djanibekov (2009-2014). Trees, crops and rural livelihood: Afforestation on marginal croplands in Uzbekistan. (graduated magna cum laude). Thesis online hss.ulb.uni-bonn.de/2014/3641/3641.htm
ongoing doctoral theses
Florent Anguilles Noulèkoun (2014 –). Afforestation for rehabilitation of degraded cropland in Sudano-Sahelian zone of northern Benin.
Ephraim Sekyi-Annan (2013 –). Performance evaluation of reservoir-based irrigation schemes in in the Upper East Region of Ghana.
Holm Voigt (2011-). Quantifying water fluxes in mixed-species afforestation system in irrigated lowlands of Uzbekistan.
Begzod Djalilov (2011-). Agent-based modeling of policy impacts on farmers' adoption of afforestation on degraded croplands in Uzbekistan.
completed doctoral theses
Ph.D. theses supervised:
Tigist Araya Gessesse (2012-2016). Above- and belowground carbon stocks in semi-arid land-use systems under integrated watershed management in Gergera, Ethiopia.
Tilman Schachtsiek (2009-2014). Exploring the potential of multipurpose tree species for revegetating abandoned cropping sites in the lower Amu Darya Basin. (graduated cum laude). Ecology and Development Series 93, 124pp. ISBN 978-3-940124-46-3. Online hss.ulb.uni-bonn.de/2015/3876/3876.htm
Sophia Baumert. (2009-2014). Life cycle assessment of carbon and energy balances in Jatropha production systems in Burkina Faso. (graduated magna cum laude). Ecology and Development Series 92, 170pp. ISBN 978-3-940124-45-6. Online hss.ulb.uni-bonn.de/2014/3483/3483.htm
Dilfuza Djumaeva. (2006-2011). The effect of phosphorus amendments on nitrogen fixation and growth of trees on salt-affected croplands in the lower reaches of Amu Darya, Uzbekistan. (graduated magna cum laude). Ecology and Development Series 84, 139pp. ISBN 978-3-940124-36-4. Online hss.ulb.uni-bonn.de/2011/2596/2596.htm
M.Sc. theses supervised:
Theresa Fabian (2014). Temporal and inter-species dynamics of tree water use: Analysing sap flow data of an afforestation site in Khorezm, Uzbekistan.
Alfredo Jakob (2014). Spatio-temporal trend assessment in irrigated croplands of Central Asia using MODIS NDVI time series.
Suman Ghimire (2013). Soil carbon stocks in major agroforestry systems in northern Uzbekistan, Central Asia.
Likeyesus Abebe Gebremeskel (2012). Dynamics of soil carbon in Coffea arabica based systems following the conversion from native forest in south-west Ethiopia.
Sujan Maharjan (2012). Tree water use as determined by xylem sap flow measurements in mixed-species tree plantations grown over shallow saline groundwater table in Uzbekistan.
Martin Hallensleben (2011). Assessment of Jatropha curcas systems and their potential for rural development in Burkina Faso, West Africa.
Center for Development Research (ZEF), the University of Bonn, 2009-present, junior professor; 2008-2009, senior researcher; 2006-2008, postdoctoral guest researcher;
Institute of Water Problems of Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences, 1995-2002, junior researcher
International humanitarian organization "Medecins sans Frontieres", 2001-2002, assistant to the Operational research department
Ph.D. from the University of Bonn, 2006;
M.Sc. from Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers, Uzbekistan, 2001