Dr. Kirsten Kienzler

Country of current residence


Current position

Head of Unit

Current institute employer

Federal Ministry of Education and Science



Website current institute
Office address

Heinemannstraße 2, 53175 Bonn

Office phone

+49 228 3821-458

Office fax

+49 228 3821-400

Previous positions

2009 - 2012 ICARDA-CAC, Program Facilitation Unit (PFU), Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Current donors

GTZ/BEAF Postdoc Stipend


Agricultural Engineer


Agronomy, plant nutrition, crop quality, crop modeling, soil science, sustainable land management, irrigation agriculture

Degrees / expertise

M.Sc. Environmental Science/Natural Resource Management (Diplom Geoökologie), University of Bayreuth, Germany

Professional experience

Soil management, erosion control, salinization, fertilizer efficiency, irrigated agriculture


Kienzler, K., J. P. A. Lamers, A. McDonald, A. Mirzabaev, N. Ibragimov, O. Egamberdiev, E. Ruzibaev, and A. Akramkhanov.  2012.  Conservation agriculture in Central Asia - What do we know and where do we go from here?.  Field Crops Research, 132   : 95-105   . Further Information


Kienzler K.M., I. Rudenko, J. Ruzimov, N. Ibragimov and J. P. A Lamers.  2011.  Winter wheat quantity or quality? Assessing food security in Uzbekistan.  Food Security, 3 (1)   : DOI: 10.1007/s12571-010-0109-9   . Further Information
Kienzler, K., N. Ibragimov and J.P.A. Lamers.  2011.  Food security: Quantity and quality matters for eating good bread in Uzbekistan.  In: Madramootoo, C., V. Dukhovny (eds.): Water and Food Security in Central Asia. NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security: Springer Science+Business Media B.V..   313-142. 


Rücker G. R., W. A. Dorigo, J. Grillenberger, K. Kienzler, N. Ibragimov, M. Schmidt and S. Dech.  2010.  Suitability of vegetation indices for monitoring leaf chlorophyll in Uzbek cotton fields using time-series of hyperspectral satellite imagery.  J. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth


Christmann S., C. Martius, D. Bedoshvili, I. Bobojonov, C. Carli, K. Devkota, Z. Ibragimov, Z. Khalikulov, K. Kienzler, H. Manthrithilake, R. Mavlyanova, A. Mirzabaev, N. Nishanov, R. C. Sharma, B. Tashpulatova, K. Toderich and M. Turdieva.  2009.  Food Security and Climate Change in Central Asia and the Caucasus.  ICARDA CAC Program, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Gupta, R., K. Kienzler, C. Martius, A. Mirzabaev, T. Oweis, E. de Pauw, M. Qadir, K. Shideed, R. Sommer, R. Thomas, K. Sayre, C. Carli, A. Saparov, M. Bekenov, S. Sanginov, M. Nepesov and R. Ikramov.  2009.  Research Prospectus: A Vision for Sustainable Land Management Research in Central Asia. Sustainable Agriculture in Central Asia and the Caucasus Series No.1.  Sustainable Agriculture in Central Asia and the Caucasus Series No.1. ICARDA Central Asia and Caucasus Program ICARDA Central Asia and Caucasus Program. Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Download [PDF]
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Further Information
Kienzler K., R. Gupta, A. Saparov, M. Bekenov, B. Kholov, M. Nepesov, R. Ikramov and C. Martius.  2009.  Conservation agriculture in Central Asia - A patchwork approach. Experiences from a multi-country research project.  Conference Proceedings "No-till with soil cover and crop rotation: A basis for policy support to conservation agriculture for sustainable production intensification", Shortandy, Kazakhstan, July 8-10, 2009, CIMMYT Kazakhstan
Kienzler, K.  2009.  Improving the nitrogen use efficiency and crop quality in the Khorezm region, Uzbekistan.  Doctoral thesis at  Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn.  Further Information
Kienzler, K..  2009.  Aktueller Zustand und Enwicklungsperspektiven der Landwirtschaft in Zentralasien (Actual status and potential perspectives for agriculture in Central Asia).  Conference Proceedings "Osteuropakonferenz “Effiziente Landwirtschaft in Osteuropa und Zentralasien: Potenzial und Märkte” in the frame of the "Agritechnica"", Hannover, Germany, November 11, 2009, DLG-Ausschuss „Internationale Partnerschaft“, Ost-Ausschuss der Deutschen Wirtschaft, VDMA Landtechnik Further Information


Kienzler, K.  2008.  “Drei Jahre Sonne, Salz und Plow“ – Doktorarbeit in Usbekistan.  Forum Geoökol, 19 (2)   . Further Information
Sommer, R., K. Kienzler, C. Conrad, N. Ibragimov, J.P.A. Lamers, C. Martius, and P.L.G. Vlek.  2008.  Evaluation of CropSyst for simulating potential yield of cotton in Uzbekistan.  Agronomy for Sustainable Development , : DOI: 10.1051/agro:2008008   .


Kienzler K., R. Eshchanov R., N. Ibragimov, J.P.A. Lamers and P.L.G. Vlek.  2007.  Reducing N-fertilizer losses to the environment in irrigated cotton production in Khorezm.  In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Scientific and Practical Bases of Improvement of Soil Fertility, Tashkent, 27-28 August 2007, 1   : 206-210   .
Kienzler, K., N. Ibragimov, J.P.A. Lamers and P.L.G. Vlek.  2007.  Influence of nitrogen sources and timing on fertilizer uptake.  In: Annual meetings abstracts [CD-ROM]. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA, Madison, WI. Download [PDF | 23.50KB]
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Kienzler, K. and C. Scheer.  2006.  Optimal water and N-fertilizer allocation for winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) in Khorezm, Uzbekistan.  Agriculture in Uzbekistan (in Uzbek)
Kienzler, K., J.P.A. Lamers, N. Ibragimov and P.L.G. Vlek.  2006.  Optimizing Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) Fertilization in the Irrigated Agriculture of the Aral Sea Basin in Uzbekistan.  <i>In</i>: Proceedings of the conference on “Prosperity and Poverty in a Globalised World – Challenges for Agricultural Research Further Information
Scheer C., N. Ibragimov, K. Kienzler and J.P.A. Lamers.  2006.  Nitrogen Gas Emission from Cotton Fields.  Agriculture in Uzbekistan (in Russian)


Kienzler, K., J.P.A. Lamers, N. Ibragimov and P.L.G. Vlek.  2005.  Quantity, quality and economics: Reviewing the use of mineral fertilizers on key crops in the Aral Sea Basin.  In: Proceedings of the XV International Plant Nutrition Colloquium, Plant Nutrition for Food Security, Human Health and Environmental Protection, Beijing, China, 14-19 September 2005
Kienzler, K., Lamers, J.P.A., Ibragimov, N., and P.L.G. Vlek.  2005.  Sustainable winter wheat production in the Aral Sea Basin: Quantity, quality and economics of mineral fertilizer utilization.  In: Proceedings of the INTAS Aral Sea Basin Water and Food Conference: Managing Water and Food Quality and Security in Central Asia, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 01-04 September 2005


Kienzler, K.  2003.  Influence of temporal variability of soil surface conditions on wind erodibility.  M.Sc. thesis at  University of Bayreuth. 

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Research themes
  • Institutions
  • Ecosystem services
Research countries
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Kyrgyzstan
Professional experience
Soil management, erosion control, salinization, fertilizer efficiency, irrigated agriculture

M.Sc. Environmental Science/Natural Resource Management (Diplom Geoökologie), University of Bayreuth, Germany

Doctoral research funded by

Robert Bosch Foundation; BMB+F / Uzbekistan Project

Cooperation partners

UNESCO, CIMMYT, ICARDA, DLR, University of Würzburg, University of Tashkent and Urgench, Cotton Research Institute Tashkent, Soil Science Institute Tashkent

Kirsten Kienzler

Former Junior Researcher

Former Division/Group:
Ecology and Natural Resources Management

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