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Lydie-Stella KOUTIKA
Née à Pointe-Noire (Congo-Brazzaville)
Nationalité : Congolaise (Brazzaville)
Adresse actuelle: B.P. 4895, Pointe-Noire, Congo (Brazzaville)
Téléphone : (242)-440-92-64/ (242)-559-37-47/ (242)-695-84-40
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Site web: http://www.lskoutika.com

Education

1992-1996 : Ph.D. Program in Géosciences (Soil Science) at the Centre de Pédologie Biologique, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy, France, associated with Université Henri Poincaré Nancy I. Topic: “Dynamics of organic matter in relation to chemical and structural soil properties under rain forest and pastures of increasing age in Eastern Amazon Basin (State of Pará, Brazil)”.
Supervised by Prof. F. Andreux.
1991-1992 : Degree of Advanced Studies (Diplôme d’Études Approfondies-DEA) in Géosciences (Soil Science) at the Centre de Pédologie Biologique, CNRS, Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy, France, associated with University Henri Poincaré Nancy I. Topic: “Impact of deforestation on soil organic matter degradability: succession of forest-pastures in Brazilian Amazonia”.
Supervised by Prof. F. Andreux.
1986-1991 : Degree of Agricultural Engineer with specialization in Agrochemistry and Soil Science at Timiriazev Agricultural Academy, Moscow, Russia. Topic: “Influence of macro- and oligo-elements on the growth and development of apple trees and the functional diseases they cause”.
Supervised by Dr. D.I. Naoumov.
1985-1986 : Russian language as a foreign program at the Agricultural Institute of Kichinev, Moldavia.
1982-1985 : High School Diploma (Baccalauréat D ‘Biology’) at Lycée de la Libération, Brazzaville, Congo.



Professional experience

July 2009- up to date:Rothamsted International Fellow at Rothamsted Research, Soil Science Department, Harpenden, Herts, UK. Topic: “Improving of soluble fertilizer phosphate (P) utilization in highly P-fixing African soils through the soil microbial biomass”.
August 2007- June 2009: Poil Scientist Environmentalist Consultant at Environnement Plus Office (Studies of environmental impacts during On Shore Oil Exploration and Exploitation e.g., Seismic studies, pipeline establishment etc…). Pointe-Noire, Congo..
January 2007- June 2007: Soil Scientist Consultant at Conservation de la Faune Congolaise (Réhabilitation des terres agricoles dégradées et lutte contre la pauvreté dans les villages de l’aire conservée des communautés d’Ibolo-Koudoumou, District d’Epéna). Brazzaville, Congo.
January 2005- December 2006: Writing up of scientific papers.
November 2003- November 2004: Postdoctoral Research at Université Libre de Bruxelles Belgium, Laboratoire de Génétique et Ecologie Végétales. Topic: “Soil organic matter assessment under the invasive plants Prunus serotina, Solidago gigantea, Heracleum mantegazzianum, and Fallopia japonica” sponsored by ‘Research in Brussels’ (Brussels Capital Region Government).
January 2002 – September 2003: Voluntary work at Institute de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) in Pointe-Noire, Congo-Brazzaville.
April 1998-October 2000: Supervisor of Soil Organic Matter Laboratory – IITA-Humid Forest Eco-regional Centre, Yaoundé, Cameroon.
November 1997-October 2000: Postdoctoral Research at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in the Resource and Crop Management Division at the Humid Forest Eco-regional Centre (HFC), Cameroon. Topic: “Crop yield in relation to soil organic matter status and fallow type in the forest margins benchmark of southern Cameroon”.
January-October 1997: Postdoctoral Research at Wageningen Agricultural University (Department of Terrestrial Ecology and Nature Conservation), the Netherlands. Topic: “Turnover of 14C-labelled plant material in earthworm-produced macroaggregates in sandy and clayey soils as influenced by enchytraeids”.

June 1993-June 1996: June 1993-June 1996: Doctoral Research in Soil Science at the Centre de Pédologie Biologique CNRS, Nancy, France.

Training

April-May 1993: Training session in Soil Science at the Centro de Energia na Agricultura Nuclear (CENA) Piracicaba-USP-Sao Paulo, Brazil.
January-June 1992: Training session in Soil Science of Degree of Advanced Studies (DEA) at the Centre de Pédologie Biologique, CNRS, Nancy, France.
February-May 1991: : Training session in Soil Science at the Agricultural Academy of Timiriazev, Moscow, Russia.
June 1990: Training session of technical practices in Soil Science at Dokuchaev Institute, Moscow, Russia.
June-July 1989: Practical training session in Agronomy on a farm in Russia.



Administrative experience

March 1998-October 2000:As coordinator of funds for soil organic matter study at IITA-HFC in southern Cameroon.

 



Areas of expertise

Soil quality assessment in different ecosystems.
- Soil organic matter dynamics and management in different ecosystems (forest, pasture, planted and natural fallow, cropping systems and natural areas); Relationships between Soil organic matter, soil properties and crop yields interactions in agricultural systems.

 



Computer literacy

March 1998-October 2000:As coordinator of funds for soil organic matter study at IITA-HFC in southern Cameroon.

 



Language proficiency

Intenational Speaking Writing Understanding

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Miscellaneous

Sport and Recreational activities: Gymnastics, jogging, classical music, modern music and billiards.
Writing:
- R.I.e.R: Rêves, Illusions et Réalité (under Stella Samba dia Ndela pseudonym) 387 p. ISBN: 2-7481-4190-3, Editions le Manuscrit, Paris.
- Piégés par les préjugés (under Stella Samba dia Ndela pseudonym) 319 p. ISBN: 2-7481-5628-5, Editions le Manuscrit, Paris.
- L’amour triomphe (under Stella Samba dia Ndela pseudonym) 254 p. ISBN: 2-7481-5628-5 & 13 9782748170146, Editions le Manuscrit, Paris.
- L’engrenage (under Stella Samba dia Ndela pseudonym). 297 p. ISBN 2-7481-7016-4 & 13 : 9782748170177, Editions le Manuscrit, Paris.



Supervision of scientific research

Engineer degree

Djoufack S.D. (1998-1999). Université de Dschang, Cameroun. “Evaluation de la qualité des sols sous deux types de jachères dans six villages du Sud-Cameroun par fractionnement de la matière organique (cas du Calliandra calothyrsus et du Chromolaena odorata)”.
Meuteum Kamga J.G. (1998-1999). Université de Dschang, Cameroun. “Evaluation de la qualité des sols par la minéralisation du C et N sous différents types de jachères (Sud du Cameroun)”.



Sponsored research and development activities

Involved as Post doctoral fellow for a year in Research in Brussels-2003 project (RIB 2003/013) “Impacts of the exotic invasive plants Solidago gigantea, Prunus serotina, Heracleum mantegazzianum and Fallopia japonica on soil organic matter”.
Principal Investigator of “Crop yields in relation to soil organic matter status and fallow type in forest margins benchmark, southern Cameroon” funded by IITA for 3 years.
Involved as PhD student fellow for 2 years in CEE-STD2 Project NO TS 22*-F (SMA) “Dynamics of soil organic matter in the Amazon ecosystem and after deforestation: basis for efficient agricultural management”.

 
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