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Chawla, S., Morrison, T.H., and Cumming, G.S. 2024. Actor Resistance Influences Effectiveness of Ostrom’s Design Principles for Governing Contested Landscapes. International Journal of the Commons 18(1), 351-368. DOI: 10.5334/ijc.1242.


Preusse, V., Nölke, N., Wollni, M. 2024. Urbanisation and adoption of sustainable agricultural practices in the rural-urban interface of Bangalore, India. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. DOI: 10.1111/cjag.12355.


Preusse, V., Santos-Silva, M., Steinhübel, L., Wollni, M. 2024. Covid-19 and agricultural labor supply: Evidence from the rural-urban interface of an Indian mega-city. Agribusiness: An International Journal. DOI: 10.1002/agr.2189.3.


Almawazreh, A., Uteau, D., Subbarayappa, C.T., Buerkert, A., Lehmann, S., and Peth, S., 2024. Modeling N fertilisation impact on water cycle and water use efficiency of maize, finger-millet and lablab crops in S-India. Vadose Zone Journal, 17923584. DOI: 10.1002/vzj2.20319.


Reichenbach, M., Mech, A. Pinto, A., Malik, P.K., Bhatta, R., Sven König, S., and Schlecht, E. 2024. Differences in enteric methane emissions across four dairy production systems in the urbanizing environment of an Indian megacity. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems 7, 1204218. doi: 10.3389/fsufs.2023.1204218.


Michels, M. and Mußhoff, O. 2023. Drip Irrigation in Bengaluru: Evaluating gender's moderating effect on farmers’ intention to adopt drip irrigation. Applied Economics Letters, DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2024.2328725


Chen, R.S., Berthelsen, A.L., Lamartinière, E.B., Spangenberg, M.C., and Schmoll, T. 2023. Recognizing and marshalling the pre-publication error correction potential of open data for more reproducible science. Nature Ecology and Evolution 7, 1597-1599.


Mullakkalparambil-Velayudhan, S., Sejian, V., Devaraj, C., Ruban, W., Kadam, V., König, S. 2023. Novel insights to assess climate resilience in goats using a holistic approach of skin-based advanced NGS technologies. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 24, 10319. doi: 10.3390/ijms241210319


Mullakkalparambil-Velayudhan, S., Alam, S., Yin, T., Brügemann, K., Sejian, V., Schlecht, E., König, S. 2023. Unravelling the genomic association for milk production traits and signatures of selection of cattle in a harsh tropical environment. Biology 12, 1483. doi:10.3390/biology12121483.


Mullakkalparambil-Velayudhan, S.M., Alam, S., Yin, T., Brügemann, K., Buerkert, A., Sejian, V., Bhatta, R., Schlecht, E., and König, S. 2023. Selective sweeps in cattle genomes in response to the influence of urbanization and environmental contamination. Genes 14(11), 2083. DOI: 10.3390/genes14112083.


Marcacci, G., Westphal, C., Rao, V.S., Kumar, S.S., Tharini, K.B., Belavadi, V.V., Nölke, N.,
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Marcacci, G., Devy, S., Wenzel, A., Rao, V.S., Kumar, S.S., Nölke, N., Belavadi, V.V., Tscharntke, T., Grass, I., and Westphal, C. 2023. Direct and indirect effects of urbanization, pesticides and wild insect pollinators on mango yield. Journal of Applied Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.14476.


Nölke, N., Fehrmann, L., Plieninger, T., and Kleinn, C. 2023. Categorization of green and grey infrastructure complexity in the rural–urban interface of Bengaluru, India: an unsupervised volumetric approach with relevance for urban quality. Urban Ecosystems 26, 161-172.


Alam, S. Mullakkalparambil Velayudhan, S. Kumar Dey, D. Adilieme, C., Malik, P.K., Bhatta, R., König, S., and Schlecht, E. 2023. Urbanisation threats to dairy cattle health: Insights from Greater Bengaluru, India. Tropical Animal Health and Production 55, 350. DOI: 10.1007/s11250-023-03737-7.


Sourav, S.K., Subbarayappa C.T., Hanumanthappa D.C., Mudalagiriyappa, Vazhacharickal, P.J., Mock, A., Ingold, M., and Buerkert, A. 2023. Soil respiration under different N fertilization and irrigation regimes in Bengaluru, S‑India. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. DOI: 10.1007/s10705-023-10311-y


Buerkert, A., Piepho, H.-P., Sourav, S.K., Hoffmann, E., Vazhacharickal, P.S., Subbarayappa, C.T. and Wachendorf, M. 2023. Agricultural intensification effects on spatial growth variability of staple crops in South India. Field Crops Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.fcr.2023.109032.


Hoffmann, E.M., Schareika, N., Dittrich, C., Schlecht, E., Sauer, D., and Buerkert, A. 2023. Rurbanity: A concept for the interdisciplinary study of rural-urban transformation. Sustainability Science 18, 1739-1753. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-023-01331-2


Wenzel, A., Grass, I., Raj, V., Nölke, N., Subramanya, S.R., and Tscharntke, T. 2023. High losses of farmland birds and potential biocontrol along an urbanization gradient in a tropical megacity. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 354(3), 108571.


Lakshmisha, A. and Thiel, A. 2023. Legitimacy, shared understanding and exchange of resources: Co-managing lakes along an urban-rural gradient in Greater Bengaluru Metropolitan Region, India. Environmental Management 71, 523-537. DOI: 10.1007/s00267-023-01795-z


Thapa, P., Torralba, M., Bhaskar, D., Nagendra, H., and Plieninger, T. 2023. Green in grey: ecosystem services and disservices perceptions from small- scale green infrastructure along a rural-urban gradient in Bengaluru, India, Ecosystems and People 19(1), 2223307. DOI: 10.1080/26395916.2023.2223307


Jiang, T., Freudenberg, M., Kleinn, C., Ecker, A., and Nölke, N. 2023. The impacts of quality-oriented dataset labeling on tree cover segmentation using U-Net: A case study in WorldView-3 imagery. Remote Sensing 15(6), 1691.


Purushotham, A., Aiyar, A., and von Cramon-Taubadel, S. 2023. Processed foods, socio-economic status, and peri-urban obesity in India. Food Policy 117, 102450. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodpol.2023.102450.


Simpkins, C.E., Hanß, S., Spangenberg, M.C., Salecker, J., Hesselbarth, M.H.K., and Wiegand, K. 2022. spectre: An R package to estimate spatially-explicit community composition using sparse data. Ecography 12, e06272.


Mullakkalparambil-Velayudhan, S., Brügemann, K., Shahin, A., Yin, T., Devaraj, C., Sejian, V., Schlecht, E., König, S. 2022. Molecular, physiological and hematological responses of crossbred dairy cattle in a tropical savanna climate. Biology 12(1), 26. doi: 10.3390/biology12010026.


Alam, S., Schlecht, E. and Reichenbach, M. 2022. Impacts of COVID-19 on small-scale dairy enterprises of an Indian megacity – insights from Bengaluru. Sustainability 14.4, 2057.

Marcacci, G., Grass, I., S Rao, V., Kumar, S., Tharini, K.B., Belavadi, V., Nölke, N., Tscharntke, T. and Westphal, C. 2022. Functional diversity of farmland bee communities across rural-urban landscapes in a tropical megacity. Ecological Application e2699, 1-18.

Steinhübel, L., Wenzel, A., Hulamani, P., von Cramon-Taubadel, S. and Mason, N.M. 2022. Effects of local farm management on wild bees through temporal and spatial spillovers: evidence from Southern India. Landscape Ecology 37.10, 2635-2649.

Yousefian, N., Wenninger, E. and Dittrich, C. 2022. Shifts in food consumption practices among middle-class households in Bengaluru, India. Sustainability 14.13557.

Reiner, D., Spangenberg, M.C., Grimm, V., Groeneveld, J. and Wiegand, K. 2022. Chronic and acute effects of imidacloprid on a simulated BEEHAVE honeybee colony. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 41.9. 2318-2327.

Wijesingha, J., Astor, T., Nautiyal, S. and Wachendorf, M. 2022. Features and spatial patterns of an agricultural landscape along an urban-rural gradient. Research Square.


Wegmann, J., Hermann, D., and Musshoff, O. 2022. Assessing risk attitudes and time preferences on the rural–urban interface of Bengaluru, India. Agricultural Finance Review 82(5), 828-846.

Moran-Rodas, V.E., Preusse, V. and Wachendorf, C. 2022. Agricultural Management Practices and Decision-Making in View of Soil Organic Matter in the Urbanizing Region of Bangalore. Sustainability 14.10, 5775.

Wenzel, A., Grass, I., Pannure, A., Nölke, N. andTscharntke, T. 2022. Wild bees benefit from low-level urbanization and suffer from pesticides in a tropical megacity. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 336, 108019.

Divakara, B.N., Nikhitha, C.U., Nölke, N., Tewari, V.P. and Kleinn, C. 2022. Tree Diversity and Tree Community Composition in Northern Part of Megacity Bengaluru, India. Sustainability 14.3, 1295.


Plieninger, T., Thapa, P., Dhanya, B., Nagendra, H., Torralba, M. and Zoderer, B. 2022. Disentangling ecosystem services perceptions from blue infrastructure around a rapidly expanding tropical megacity . Landscape and Urban Planning 222, 104399.

Nölke, N., Fehrmann, L., Plieninger, T. and Kleinn, C. 2022. Categorization of Green and Grey Infrastructure Complexity in the Rural-Urban Interface of Bengaluru, India; an unsupervised volumetric approach with relevance for urban quality. Research Square.

Mullakkalparambil Velayudhan , S., Brügemann , K., Pinto, A., Yin, T., Reichenbach, M., Sejian, V.,  Bhatta, R., Schlecht, E. and König, S. 2022. Effects of heat stress across the rural-urban interface on phenotypic trait expressions of dairy cattle in a tropical savannah region. Sustainability 14.9, 458.

Lakshmisha, A. and Thiel, A. 2022. Bridging actors and their role in co-managing lakes: Cases from Greater Bengaluru Metropolitan Region (GBMR). Sustainability 14.10, 5865.

Goswami, M. and Nautiyal, S. 2022. Role of traditional ecological knowledge on field margin vegetation in sustainable development; a study in a rural-urban interface of Bengaluru. Trees, Forests and People 8, 100207.

Nidmanuri R.R., Jayakumari R., Ramiya A.M., Astor T., Wachendorf M., and Bürkert A. 2022. High-resolution multispectral imagery and LiDAR point cloud fusion for the discrimination and biophysical characterisation of vegetable crops at different levels of nitrogen. Biosystem Enginieering 222, 177-195. doi:10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2022.08.005.

Nguyen, T.T., Hoffmann, E. and Buerkert, A. 2022. Spatial patterns of urbanising landscapes in the North Indian Punjab show features predicted by fractal theory. Scientific Reports 12, 1819.

Purushotham, A., Mittal, N., Ashwini, B.C., Umesh, K.B., von Cramon- Taubadel, S. and Vollmer, S. 2022. A quantile regression analysis of dietary diversity and anthropometric outcomes among children and women in the rural–urban interface of Bangalore, India. Food Policy 107, 102216.


Mullakkalparambil-Velayudhan, S., König, S., Sejian, V., Malik, P.K., Nair, M.R.R., De França Carvalho Fonsêca, V., Campos Maia, A. S., Bhatta, R. 2021. Climate resilient dairy cattle production: Applications of genomic tools and statistical models. Frontiers Veterinary Science 8, doi: 10.3389/fvets.2021.625189


Marcacci, G., Westphal, C., Wenzel, A., Raj, V., Nölke, N., Tscharntke, T. and Grass, I. 2021. Taxonomic and functional homogenization of farmland birds along an urbanization gradient in a tropical megacity. Global change biology 27.20, 4980-4994.

Pinto, A., May, K., Yin, T., Reichenbach, M., Malik, P.K., Roessler, R., Schlecht, E. and König, S. 2021. Gastrointestinal nematode and Eimeria spp. infections in dairy cattle along a rural-urban gradient. Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports 100600.

Reichenbach, M., Pinto, A., König, S., Bhatta, R. and Schlecht, E. 2021. Dairy production in an urbanizing environment: typology and linkages in the megacity of Bengaluru, India. Plos one 16.8, e0255791. pone.0255791

Reichenbach, M., Pinto, A., Malik, P.K., Bhatta, R., König, S. and Schlecht, E. 2021.Dairy feed efficiency and urbanization – A system approach in the rural-urban interface of Bengaluru, Inida. Livestock Science253, 104718.

Kulkarni, T., Gassmann, M., Kulkarni, C.M., Khed, V. and Buerkert, A. 2021. Deep drilling for groundwater in Bangalore: A case study on the city's over-exploited hard-rock aquifers. Sustainibility 13(21), 12149

Buerkert, A., Ganeshaiah, K.N. and Siebert, S. 2021. Water use in human civilizations: An interdisciplinary analysis of a perpetual social-ecological challenge. Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering,

Jayakumari, R., Nidamanuri, R.R., Anandakumar, M., Astor, T., Wachendorf, M. and Buerkert, A. 2021. Multi-temporal estimation of vegetable crop biophysical parameters with varied nitrogen fertilization using terrestrial laser scanning. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 184, 106051.

Nölke N. Continuous urban tree cover mapping from Landsat imagery in Bengaluru, India. Forests. 2021; 12(2), 220.

Thapa, P., Torralba, M., Buerkert, A., Dittrich, C. and Plieninger, T. 2021. Ecological and social outcomes of urbanization on regional farming systems: A global synthesis. Ecology and Society 26(3), 24.

Wijesingha, J., Dayananda, S., Wachendorf, M., and Astor, T. 2021. Comparison of spaceborne and UAV‐borne remote sensing spectral data for estimating monsoon crop vegetation parameters. Sensors 21, 2886.

Yousefian, N., Soubadra Devy, M., Geetha, K. and Dittrich, C., 2021. Lockdown of farmers markets in Bengaluru: Direct marketing activities and potentials for rural-urban linkages in the food system. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development 10, 2.


Zihui, Z., Kleinn, C. and Nölke, N. 2020. Assessing tree crown volume—a review. Forestry 94(1), 18-35.

Astor, T., Dayananda, S., Nidamanuri, R.R., Nautiyal, S. and Wachendorf, M. 2020. Vegetable crop biomass estimation using hyperspectral in situ and RGB 3D UAV data. Agronomy 10(10), 1600.

Bareuther, M., Klinge, M. and Buerkert, A. 2020. Spatio-temporal dynamics of algae and macrophyte cover in urban lakes: A remote sensing analysis of Bellandur and Varthur wetlands in Bengaluru, India. Remote Sensing 12, 3843.

Bettin, J. and Wollni, M. 2020. Environmental concern and urbanization in India: Towards psychological complexity. Sustainability 12, 10402.

Brinkmann, K., Hoffmann, E. and Buerkert, A. 2020. Spatial and temporal dynamics of urban wetlands along a rural-urban gradient in an Indian megacity over the past 53 years. Remote Sensing 12, 662. DOI:10.3390/rs12040662

Erler, M. and Dittrich, C. 2020. Middle class, tradition and the Desi-realm discourses of Alternative Food Networks in Bengaluru, India. Sustainability, 12(7):2741.

Erler, M., Keck, M., Dittrich, C. 2020. The changing meaning of millet: Organic shops and distinctive consumption practices in Bengaluru, India. Journal of Consumer Culture. 1-19.

Mittal, N. and Vollmer, S. 2020. Double burden of malnutrition in Bangalore, India. Hidden Hunger and the Transformation of Food Systems. Biesalski, H.K. (Ed.), World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics 121,138-148.

Nautiyal, S., Goswami, M., Nidamanuri, R.R., Hoffmann, E., Buerkert, A. 2020. Structure and composition of field margin vegetation in the rural-urban interface of Bengaluru, India: A case study on an unexplored dimension of agroecosystems. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 192, 520.

Pinto, A., Yin, T., Reichenbach, M., Bhatta, R., Malik, K.P., Schlecht, E. and König, S. 2020. Enteric methane emission of dairy cattle along rural-urban gradients in the rising megacity Bangalore in India. Agriculture 10(12), 628.

Pinto, A., Yin, T., Reichenbach, M., Bhatta, R., Schlecht, E. and König, S. 2020. Phenotypic dairy cattle trait expressions in dependency of social-ecological characteristics along rural-urban gradients. Sustainability 12(21), 9021.

Schroeder, J., Jannoura, R., Beushcel, R., Pfeiffer, B., Dyckmans, J., Murugan, R., Channavar, S., Wachendorf, C., and Joergensen, R.G. 2020. Carbon use efficiency and microbial functional diversity in a temperate Luvisol and a tropical Nitisol after millet litter and N addition. Biology and Fertility of Soils 56, 1139-1150.

Steinhübel, L. and von Cramon-Taubadel, S. 2020. Somewhere in between towns, markets and jobs – Agricultural intensification in the rural–urban interface. The Journal of Development Studies 57(4), 669-694.

Steinhübel, L., Wegmann, J., Musshoff, O. 2020. Digging deep and running dry – The adoption of borewell technology in the face of climate change and urbanization. Agricultural Economics.

Wenzel, A., Grass, I., Belavadi, V.V., Tscharntke, T. 2020. How urbanization is driving pollinator diversity and pollination - a systematic review. Biological Conservation 241, 108321.

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Bettin, J. and Wollni, M. 2019. Environmental concern, income, and nature experience in India . Sustainability 11, 346.

Jha, R.K., Nils Nölke, B.N. Diwakara, V.P. Tewari and Christoph Kleinn. 2019. Differences in Tree Species Diversity along the Rural-Urban Gradient in Bengaluru, India. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 46, 126464.

Dayananda, S., Astor, T., Wijesingha, J., Thimappa, S.C., Chowdappa, H.D., Mudalagiriyappa, Nidamanuri, R.R., Nautiyal, S. and Wachendorf, M. 2019. Multi-temporal monsoon crop biomass estimation using hyperspectral imaging. Remote Sensing 11, 1771. DOI

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Freudenberg, M., Nölke, N., Agostini, A., Urban, K., Wörgötter, F. and Kleinn, C. 2019. Large scale palm tree detection in high resolution satellite images using u-net. Remote Sensing 11(3), 312. DOI

Hoffmann, E.M., Konerding, V., Nautiyal, S. and Buerkert, A. 2019. Is the push-pull paradigm useful to explain rural-urban migration? A case study in Uttarakhand, India. PloS one 14(4), e0214511. DOI

Ludwig, B., Murugan, R., Parama, V.R.R., Vohland, M., 2019. Accuracy of estimating soil properties with mid-infrared spectroscopy: Implications of different chemometric approaches and software packages related to calibration sample size. Soil Science Society of America Journal 83(5),1542-1552.

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Wegmann, J. and Mußhoff, O., 2019. Groundwater management institutions in the face of rapid urbanization – Results of a framed field experiment in Bengaluru, India. Ecological Economics 166, 106432. DOI


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