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Norgrove Lindsey


Dozentin für tropischen Pflanzenbau


Abteilung Masterstudien

Curriculum vitae

Academic education

1989 – 1992Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Pure and Applied Biology, University of Oxford, UK



1999PhD in tropical agrisilviculture, Life Sciences, King's College, University of London, UK. Crop, weed and soil responses to tree density and implications for nutrient cycling in a tropical agrisilvicultural system

Professional experience

Since 2017

Lecturer in Tropical Crop Production

Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH – School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL

2013 – 2015Marie Heim-Vögtlin Fellow. Institute of Biogeography, University of Basel, Switzerland . Assessing long-term changes in soil and plant community dynamics in tropical agroforestry systems
2008 – 2012Global Director, Invasive Species. CABI, Switzerland
2004 – 2007Junior research group leader, Institute of Plant Production & Agroecology in the Tropics & Subtropics, University of Hohenheim, Germany (based at IITA Cameroon). Land degradation /developing rehabilitation techniques for tropical landscapes
2001 – 2004Cacao agroecologist.  Sustainable Tree Crops Programme., International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Cameroon
2000Volunteer scientist, IITA Cameroon
1995 – 1999Ph.D. Fellow in tropical agroforestry, IITA, Cameroon

Main areas of research and teaching

  • Tropical crop production
  • Tropical agroforestry, particularly cacao, 
  • Shifting cultivation and smallholder farming in the humid tropics
  • Tropical soil management
  • Bioenergy (Jatropha curcas)
  • Tropical soil macrofauna
  • Sub-Saharan Africa


More detailed CV (pdf)

List of publications (pdf)


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