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Dr Sampurno Bruijnzeel

LA SAmpurnoVisiting Senior Research Fellow

 

 

 

 

Telephone: +31 35 6950 428
E-mailsampurno.bruijnzeel@kcl.ac.uk

Department: Department of Geography

Primary Staff Sponsor: Mark Mulligan

Research Group: Affiliate to the Earth and Environmental Dynamics Research Group

Research interests:

  • Ecohydrological processes in humid tropical forests;
  • cloud forest hydrology and biogeochemistry;
  • soil and water impacts of tropical reforestation;
  • Himalayan hydrology.

Biography

L. Adriaan Bruijnzeel (a.k.a. Sampurno) is a Dutch national with >40 years of experience in forest hydrological and related research across the humid tropics. He read geology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA) gaining his BSc degree (cum laude) in 1972 followed by an MSc degree (also cum laude) in hydrology and meteorology from the same university in 1976, having taken tropical soil science as additional subject at the University of Amsterdam. That year he moved to Indonesia to conduct field research for his doctoral dissertation on the hydrology and biogeochemistry of man-made forests in Java. Combining the latter with a part-time lecturership at VUA since 1978 teaching courses in, inter alia, soil physics and forest hydrology, he completed his thesis in January 1983. Retaining a part-time position at VUA until 1991 Sampurno conducted several extensive consultancies in the 1980s including studies on erosion and sediment yield in Java, plus commissioned literature reviews on Himalayan hydrology (ICIMOD, 1989) and tropical forest hydrology (UNESCO, 1990) before effectively becoming tenured at VUA in 1991. In 2007 he was promoted to Senior Lecturer and per 2008 to Professor of Land Use and Hydrology from which position he retired per March 2015. During his last years at VUA Sampurno led its Critical Zone Hydrology Group. In 2005 he received the Busk medal from the Royal Geographical Society (UK) for his contributions to biosphere research in the humid tropics and served as guest professor in the Distinguished International Scientist programme of the University of Pennsylvania in spring 2008. Sampurno is a long-term member of several editorial boards, including the Journal of Tropical Ecology, Hydrological Processes (until 2012), Ecohydrology, and Geo_Oekologie  and acted as editor of two landmark books on Forests, Water and People in the Humid Tropics (2005) and Tropical Montane Cloud Forests (2010), both published by Cambridge University Press. He has been a member of IUCN’s Commission on Ecosystem Management since 2008 and scientific advisor to the Commonland Foundation for the regreening of degraded land since 2013. Sampurno is currently working on various publications documenting the global soil and water impacts of tropical soil degradation and reforestation as well as a new monograph on Himalayan ecohydrology.

Latest Research Outputs:

Ghimire CP, Lubczynski MW, Bruijnzeel LA., Chavarro-Rinco, D.  (2014). Transpiration, canopy conductance and decoupling coefficients of two contrasting forest types in the Lesser Himalaya of Central Nepal. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 197, 76–90. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2014.

Ghimire CP, Bruijnzeel LA, Lubczynski MW, Bonell M. (2014). Negative trade-off between changes in vegetation water use and infiltration recovery after reforesting degraded pasture land in the Nepalese Lesser Himalaya . Hydrology and Earth System Science Discussion 11: 1 – 43. DOI:10.5194/hess-18-4933-2014.

Alvarado-Barrientos MS, Holwerda F, Asbjornsen H, Dawson TE, Bruijnzeel LA. (2014). Suppression of transpiration due to cloud immersion in a seasonally dry Mexican Weeping Pine plantation. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 186, 12–25. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2013.11.002.

Vernimmen RRE, Bruijnzeel LA, Proctor J, Verhoef HA, Klomp N. (2013). Does water stress, nutrient limitation, or H-toxicity explain the differential stature among Heath Forest types in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia? Biogeochemistry 113, 385–408, DOI: 10.1007/s10533-012-9766-4.

 Research Outputs 2009 – 2013

  • Holwerda F, Bruijnzeel LA, Barradas VL, Cervantes J. (2013). The water and energy exchange of a shaded coffee plantation in the lower montane cloud forest zone of central Veracruz, Mexico. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 173, 1–13.
  • Ghimire CP, Bonell M, Bruijnzeel LA, Coles NA, Lubczynski MW. (2013). Reforesting severely degraded grassland in the Lesser Himalaya of Central Nepal: effects on soil hydraulic conductivity and overland flow production. Journal of Geophysical Research, Earth Surface, vol. 118, 1-18, doi: 10.1002/2013JF00288, 2013.
  • Beck HE, Bruijnzeel LA, Van Dijk AIJM, Scatena FN, Schellekens J, McVicar TR. (2013a). The impact of forest regeneration on streamflow in 12 meso-scale humid tropical catchments. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 17, 2613-2635.
  • Beck HE, Van Dijk AIJM, Miralles DG, De Jeu RAM, Bruijnzeel LA, McVicar TR, Schellekens J. (2013b). Global patterns in baseflow index and recession as derived from 3394 catchments. Water Resources Research 49,7843 – 7863.
  • Ghimire CP, Bruijnzeel LA, Bonell M, Coles N, Lubczynski MW, Gilmour DA (2013). The effect of sustained forest use on hillslope hydraulic conductivity in the Middle Mountains of Central Nepal. Ecohydrology, doi: 10.1002/eco.1367.
  • Ghimire CP, Bruijnzeel LA, Lubczynski MW, Bonell M. (2012). Rainfall interception by natural and planted forests in the Middle Mountains of Central Nepal. Journal of Hydrology 475, 270–280. DOI: 10.1016/j/jhydrol.2012.09.051.
  • Holwerda F, Bruijnzeel, LA, Scatena FN, Vugts HF, Meesters AGCA. (2012). Wet canopy evaporation from a Puerto Rican lower montane rain forest: the importance of realistically estimated aerodynamic conductance, Journal of Hydrology 415-416, 1-15. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.07.033.
  • Muñoz-Villers LE, Holwerda F, Gomez M, Equihua M, Asbjornsen H, Bruijnzeel LA, Marin-Castro BE, Tobon C. (2012). Water balances of old-growth and regenerating montane cloud forests in central Veracruz, Mexico. Journal of Hydrology 462-463: 53–66.
  • Pena-Arancibia JL, Van Dijk AIJM, Guerschman JP, Mulligan M, Bruijnzeel LA, McVicar T. (2012). Using multiple lines of evidence to evaluate the hydrological response to deforestation of large catchments in the dry tropics of Queensland, Australia. Journal of Hydrology 416-417, 60-71.
  • Van Dijk AIJM, Pena-Arancibia J, Bruijnzeel LA. (2012). Land cover and water yield: inference problems when comparing catchments with mixed land cover Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 16, pp. 3461-3473. DOI: 10.5194/hess-16-3461-2012.
  • Beck, H, McVicar TR, Van Dijk AIJM, Schellekens J, De Jeu RAM, Bruijnzeel LA. (2011). Global evaluation of four AVHRR-NDVI data sets: Intercomparison and assessment against Landsat imagery.  Remote Sensing of Environment 115, 2547-2563. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse2011.05.012.
  • Bruijnzeel LA, Scatena FN. (2011). Preface: Hydrometeorology of tropical montane cloud forests. Hydrological Processes 25, 319-326. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7962.
  • Bruijnzeel LA, Mulligan M, & Scatena FN. (2011). Hydrometeorology of tropical montane cloud forests: emerging patterns. Hydrological Processes 25, 465-498. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7974.
  • de Castro Andrade G, Bognola IA, Jurado Bellote AF, Franciscon L, Waterloo MJ, Bruijnzeel LA. (2011). Site evaluation and productivity of a 3-year old stand of Eucalyptus urograndis in São Paulo, Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Foresty Research 31 (68), pp. 331-346.
  • Frumau KFA, Bruijnzeel LA, Tobón C. (2011a). Precipitation measurement and derivation of precipitation inclination in a windy mountainous area in northern Costa Rica. Scientific Briefing. Hydrological Processes 25, 499-509. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7860.
  • Frumau KFA, Burkard R, Schmid S, Bruijnzeel LA, Tobón C, Calvo-Alvarado JC. (2011b). A comparison of the performance of three types of passive fog gauges under conditions of wind-driven fog and precipitation. Hydrological Processes 25, 374-384. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7884.
  • García-Santos G, Bruijnzeel LA. (2011). Rainfall, fog and throughfall dynamics in a sub-tropical ridge-top cloud forest,National Park of Garajonay (La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain). Hydrological Processes 25, 411-417. DOI: 10.102/hyp.7760.
  • Holwerda F, Bruijnzeel LA, Scatena FN. (2011). Comparison of passive fog gauges for determining fog duration and fog interception by a Puerto Rican elfin cloud forest. Hydrological Processes 25, 367-373. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7641.
  • Schmid S, Burkard R, Frumau KFA, Tobón C, Bruijnzeel LA, Siegwolf R, Eugster W. (2011). Using eddy covariance and stable isotope mass balance techniques to estimate fog water contributions to a Costa Rican cloud forest during the dry season. Hydrological Processes 25, 429-437. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7739.
  • Bruijnzeel, L.A., Kappelle, M., Mulligan, M. & Scatena, F.N. (2010). Tropical montane cloud forests: state of knowledge and sustainability perspectives in a changing world. In: L.A. Bruijnzeel, F.N. Scatena and L.S. Hamilton (editors), Tropical Montane Cloud Forests: Science for Conservation and Management. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 691–740.
  • Frumau, K.F.A., Burkard, R., Schmid, S., Bruijnzeel, L.A., Tobón, C. & Calvo-Alvarado, J.C. (2010). Fog gage performance under conditions of fog and wind-driven rain.  In Tropical Montane Cloud Forests: Science for Conservation and Management, Bruijnzeel LA, Scatena FN, Hamilton LS. (eds). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK; 293–301.
  • Holwerda F, Bruijnzeel LA, Scatena FN. (2010a). Comparison of passive fog gauges for determining fog duration and fog interception by a Puerto Rican elfin cloud forest. In Tropical Montane Cloud Forests: Science for Conservation and Management, Bruijnzeel LA, Scatena FN, Hamilton LS. (eds). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK; 275–281.
  • Holwerda F, Bruijnzeel LA., Oord AL, Scatena FN. (2010b). Fog interception in a Puerto Rican elfin cloud forest: a wet-canopy water budget approach. In Tropical Montane Cloud Forests: Science for Conservation and Management, Bruijnzeel LA, Scatena FN, Hamilton LS. (eds). CambridgeUniversity Press: Cambridge, UK; 282–292.
  • Holwerda F, Bruijnzeel LA, Muñoz-Villers, LE, Equihua M, Asbjornsen H. (2010c). Rainfall and cloud water interception in mature and secondary lower montane cloud forests of central Veracruz, Mexico. Journal of Hydrology 384: 84–96. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.01.012.
  • KöhlerL, Hölscher D, Bruijnzeel LA, Leuschner C. (2010). Epiphyte biomass in Costa Rican old-growth and secondary montane rain forests and its hydrological significance. In Tropical Montane Cloud Forests.: Science for Conservation and Management, Bruijnzeel LA, Scatena FN, Hamilton LS. (eds). CambridgeUniversity Press: Cambridge, UK; 268–274.
  • Kumaran S, Perumal B, Davison G, Ainuddin AN, Lee MS, Bruijnzeel LA. (2010). Tropical montane cloud forests in Malaysia: current state of knowledge. In Tropical Montane Cloud Forests. Science for Conservation and Management, Bruijnzeel LA, Scatena FN, Hamilton LS. (eds). CambridgeUniversity Press: Cambridge, UK; 268–274.
  • Letts MG, Mulligan M, Rincon-Romero ME, Bruijnzeel LA. (2010). Environmental controls on photosynthetic rates in lower montane cloud forest vegetation in south-western Colombia. In Bruijnzeel LA, Scatena FN, Hamilton LS. (eds.), Tropical Montane Cloud Forests: Science for Conservation and Management. CambridgeUniversity Press, Cambridge, UK; 465-478.
  • Mulligan M, Jarvis A, González J, Bruijnzeel LA. (2010). Using ‘biosensors’ to elucidate rates and mechanisms of cloud water interception by epiphytes, leaves, and branches in a sheltered Colombian cloud forest. In Tropical Montane Cloud Forest Science for Conservation and Management, Bruijnzeel LA, Scatena FN, Hamilton LS. (eds.). CambridgeUniversity Press: Cambridge, UK; 249–260.
  • Oesker M, Homeier J, Dalitz H, Bruijnzeel LA. (2010). Spatial heterogeneity of throughfall quantity and quality in tropical montane forests in southern Ecuador. In Tropical Montane Cloud Forest Science for Conservation and Management, Bruijnzeel LA, Scatena FN, Hamilton LS. (eds.). CambridgeUniversity Press: Cambridge, UK; 393–401.
  • Peña-Arancibia J, Van Dijk AIJM, Mulligan M, Bruijnzeel LA. (2010). The role of climatic and terrain attributes in estimating baseflow recession in tropical catchments. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 14: 2193–2205. DOI: 10.5194/hess-14-2193-2010.
  • Roman L, Scatena FN, Bruijnzeel LA. (2010). Global and local variations in tropical montane cloud forest soils. In Tropical Montane Cloud Forest. Science for Conservation and Management, Bruijnzeel LA, Scatena FN, Hamilton LS. (eds.). CambridgeUniversity Press: Cambridge, UK; 77–89.
  • Schmid S, Burkard R, Frumau KFA, Tobón C, Bruijnzeel LA, Siegwolf R, Eugster W. (2010). The wet-canopy water balance of a Costa Rican cloud forest during the dry season. In Tropical Montane Cloud Forest. Science for Conservation and Management, Bruijnzeel LA, Scatena FN, Hamilton LS. (eds.). CambridgeUniversity Press: Cambridge, UK; 302–308.
  • Schrumpf M, Lyaruu HV, Axmacher J, Zech W, Bruijnzeel LA. (2010). Effects of forest disturbance and regeneration on net precipitation and soil water dynamics in tropical montane rain forest on Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. In Tropical Montane Cloud Forest. Science for Conservation and Management, Bruijnzeel LA, Scatena FN, Hamilton LS. (eds.). CambridgeUniversity Press: Cambridge, UK; 491–501.
  • Tobón C, Köhler L, Frumau KFA, Bruijnzeel LA, Burkard R, Schmid S. (2010). Water dynamics of epiphytic vegetation in a lower montane cloud forest: fog interception, storage and evaporation. In Tropical Montane Cloud Forest. Science for Conservation and Management, Bruijnzeel LA, Scatena FN, Hamilton LS. (eds.). CambridgeUniversity Press: Cambridge, UK; 261–267.
  • Tobón C, Bruijnzeel LA, Frumau KFA, Calvo-Alvarado JC. (2010). Changes in soil physical properties alter conversión of tropical montane cloud forest to pasture in northern Costa Rica. In Tropical Montane Cloud Forest. Science for Conservation and Management, Bruijnzeel LA, Scatena FN, Hamilton LS. (eds.). CambridgeUniversity Press: Cambridge, UK; 502–515.
  • Tognetti S, Aylward B, Bruijnzeel LA. (2010). Assessment needs to support the development of arrangements for Payments for Ecosystem Services from tropical montane cloud forests. In Tropical Montane Cloud Forest. Science for Conservation and Management, Bruijnzeel LA, Scatena FN, Hamilton LS. (eds.). CambridgeUniversity Press: Cambridge, UK; 671–685.
  • Van der Molen MK, Vugts HF, Bruijnzeel LA, Scatena FN, Pielke Sr. RA., Kroon LJ. (2010). Meso-scale climate change due to lowland deforestation in the maritime tropics. In Tropical Montane Cloud Forest. Science for Conservation and Management, Bruijnzeel LA, Scatena FN, Hamilton LS. (eds.). CambridgeUniversity Press: Cambridge, UK; 527–537.
  • Beck, H.E., De Jeu, R.A.M., Schellekens, J., Van Dijk, A.I.J.M. & Bruijnzeel, L.A. (2009). Improving Curve-Number based storm runoff estimates using soil moisture proxies. IEEE 2, 250 – 259.
  • García-Santos, G., Bruijnzeel, L.A. & Dolman, A.J. (2009). Modelling canopy conductance under wet and dry conditions in a subtropical cloud forest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 149, 1565-1572.
  • Keesstra, S.D., Bruijnzeel, L.A. & Van Huissteden, J. (2009). Meso-scale catchment sediment budgets: combining field surveys and modeling in the Dragonja catchment, SW Slovenia. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 34, 1547-1561.
  • Malmer, A., Murdiyarso, D., Bruijnzeel, L.A. & Ilstedt, U. (2009). Carbon sequestration in tropical forests and water: a critical look at the basis for commonly used generalizations. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2406.2009.01984x.
  • Meesters, A.G.C.A., Dolman, A.J. & Bruijnzeel, L.A. (2009). Comment on “Biotic pump of atmospheric moisture as driver of the hydrological cycle on land” by A.M. Makarieva and V.G. Gorshkov, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. (2007). Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 13, 1299-1305.
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