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Cosimo Brogi


M.Sc. Geology

Cosimo Brogi

Ph.D. Student in B6


FZ Jülich
Institute of Bio- & Geosciences
Agrosphere (IBG-3)

52425 Jülich


icon phone  +49(0)2461 61 96520


icon mail  c.brogi@fz-juelich.de

SFB/TR32 - Project affiliations

B6 - Geophysical characterization of patterns in functional and structural soil properties and processes

MGK - Integrated Research Training Group (IRTG)

Doctoral research topic

Project start date: 11/2015

Use of geophysical data to improve subsurface conceptualization and parameterization in soil-vegetation-atmosphere models.

Advisor: Prof. Dr. J. A. (Sander) Huisman

Other doctoral committee members: Prof. Dr. Harry Vereecken and Dr. Michael Herbst

Scientific interests

  • Spatial, Network and Geostatistical Analysis (GIS)
  • Geophysics applied to Precision Agriculture
  • Soil-Plant interaction Modelling


2011-2013: M.Sc. in geological Sciences and Technologies at the University of Siena - Department of Physical Science, Earth and Environment. Thesis title: Geomorphological and Spatial Analysis on the Problems of Health Services Distribution and Maternity Access in Iringa and Ludewa Districts (Southern Tanzania).

2006-2011: B.Sc. in Geotechnologies at the University of Siena - Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Environmental sciences. Thesis Title: La Frana di "Bomba" (Cavriglia, Arezzo), Analisi della Documentazione Storica e Studio Diacronico da Foto Aeree - The "Bomba" (cavriglia, Arezzo) Landslide, Analysis of the Historical Documentation a d Diachronic Photogeologic Study.

Work Experience

Trainee - Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission's Science Service. Institute for Environment and Sustainability (Ispra-IT).

GIS Consultant - Doctors with Africa (CUAMM), Wolisso (Ethiopia).


C. Brogi, J. A. Huisman, S. Pätzhold. C. von hebel, L. Weihermüller, M. S. Kaufmann, J. van der kruk, H. Vereecken (2018). Large-scale soil mapping using multiconfiguration EMI and supervised image classification. Geoderma. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2018.08.001

C. von Hebel, M. Matveeva, E. Verveij, P. Rademske, M. S. Kaufmann, C. Brogi, H. Vereecken, U, Rasher, J. van der Kruk (2018). Understanding Soil and Plant interaction by Combining Ground-Based Quantitative Electromagnetic Induction and Airborne Hyperspectral Data. Gephysical Research Letters. DOI: 10.1029/2018GL078658.

P. Fogliati, M. Straneo, C. Brogi, P. L. Fantozzi, R. M. Salim, H. M. Msengi, G. Azzimonti, G. Putoto (2015). How can childbirth care for the rural poor be improved? A contribution from spatial modelling in rural Tanzania. PLoS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.phone. 0139460


Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award. European Geoscience Union (EGU) Vienna 2018.


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