Joko Purbopuspito graduated from IPB (1986) where he studied isotopic phosphorus mobility in amended acid sulphate soils and its effects on corn growth at Delta Telang, Sumatra. He did his Master's research at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, on soil-plant interrelationships of phosphorus fractionation on Modoinding Andisols and its clove tree root distributions (1995), and his doctoral research with the Georg August University in Germany, on trace gas emission from soil of different land uses, forest and climate at Lore Lindu National Park (2005). Prior to joining CIFOR, Purbopuspito was lecturer at the Soil Science Department, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Sam Ratulangi, Manado, while assisting local governments and institutions with their regional land use planning as well as with development of sustainable management forest units.
Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Key areas of expertise
Soil chemistry and fertility, tree roots, trace gas emissions
Below-ground carbon stocks, root growth and turnover, soil gaseous emissions
English, German, Indonesian (Manadonese, Javanese, Sundanese, Batakese and Eastern Indonesian languages)
P.O. Box 0113 BOCBD