Junior Post Doc
Programme Area 4 HORTSYS “Next-generation horticultural systems”
Research Group: “Controlled environment horticultural systems”
Main research interests are sustainable soil fertility/nutrient management and plant nutrition.
She has experience in interactive effects of drought and nutrient stress on plant growth, nutrient uptake by plants, contribution of arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi to plant nutrient uptake under drought stress conditions, adaptation mechanisms of plants to nutrient-poor soils, also crop fertilizer requirements. She is currently investigating the use of biochar as soil amendment and its effect on replenishing soil fertility and soil carbon.
Methodologically, Amna is experienced in plant nutrition experiments (field, greenhouse, and laboratory), soil survey for agricultural development projects (field assessments and laboratory analyses) in addition to soil microbiology techniques (AMF cultures and microscopy).
|Since July 2020||Research Associate at IGZ within “ Opening the portfolio of negative emissions technologies: A comprehensive study of social, techno-economic and ethical dimensions of biomass-based NETs in Sweden and Tanzania” under the subproject “NETs with local co-benefits in least developed countries (Tanzania)”.
|2015-2020||PhD student at IGZ. Thesis title: Mycorrhiza: A biological tool for enhancing drought tolerance in Sorghum and Okra plants.
|Research Scientist and Research Scientist at the Plant Nutrition Department, the Agricultural Research Corporation (ARC), Wad Medani, Sudan.
Apr. – Jul. 2010
|Teaching assistant at the Soil and Water Department, Colleague of Agricultural studies, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan.
|2007-2010||Soil survey (team member) at The Center for Consultancy and Feasibility Studies (CCFS), Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum and Blue Nile states, Sudan
|May 2015– 2020||PhD, life science faculty, Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institut for agriculture and horticulture, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Thesis title: Arbuscular Mycorrhiza Fungi (AMF): A biological tool for enhancing drought tolerance in sorghum and okra plants.
|2010–2013||MSc in Soil Science, Soil and Water Sciences Department, Agricultural Studies College, Sudan University of Science and Technology.
Thesis title: Characterization and Selection of Rhizobium Strains for stress conditions under Semi-arid Environment in Sudan.
|2003–2007||BSc in Soil and Water Sciences, Soil and Water Sciences Department, Agricultural Studies College, Sudan University of Science and Technology.|