Activities

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Activities

Educational Concept and Planning

ITCER bases its training program on international lecturers who volunteer their specific expertise on certain cutting-edge methods of environmental research to students from Kenya and its neighboring countries. ... more

Programme

The academic learning program envisaged is in three parts, as we will offer the following.

  • Teaching modules ... more
  • One-day educational seminars ... more
  • Selected scientific presentations ... more
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ENVISAGED TRAINING ON RESEARCH AREAS OF INTEREST

ITCER courses provide training and knowledge in vegetation science and conservation, plant pathology and parasitology, omics-based microbial ecology, soil science and hydrology, biological informatics and data management, GIS analysis, and remote sensing.

  • Biodiversity and Conservation ... more
  • Soil and Water Conservation ... more
  • Plant Pathology ... more
  • Environmental Data Management ... more

Selected Specific Topics to be Explored and Taught

  • Rhizosphere interactions impacting plant response to drought in semiarid environments
  • Soil and plant-associated mycobiomes — structures and interactions
  • Complex, adaptive responses of plants to changing environmental conditions
  • The economic importance of insects in agricultural systems
  • Interactions between ecosystem functioning and socio-economic needs of local communities
  • The role of secondary metabolites in plant health and defense mechanisms

Apply for an Event

(Functional as soon as training courses and research projects are announced)

Ongoing Research Projects

A number of research projects are being established. One is underway since January 2023.

Recent Publications

  • Gkoutselis, G.M., Rohrbach, S., Harjes, J., Brachmann, A., Horn, MA., Rambold, G.: Plastiphily is linked to generic virulence traits of important human pathogenic fungi, Communications Earth & Environment (2024). doi:10.1038/s43247-023-01127-3
  • Kinge, T.R., Jefwa, J.M., Houdanon, R.D., Milenge, H.K., Abdel-Azeem, A.M., Gryzenhout, M., Triebel, D., Weibulat, T., Rambold, G.: Management and publication of scientific data on traditional mycological and lichenological knowledge in Africa, Lichenologist (2023). doi:10.1017/S0024282923000294
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