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Ingold, M., Wachendorf, C. and Buerkert, A. 2021. Net-mineralization of organic matter and greenhouse gas emissions from Quebracho tannin-enriched manure applied to acidic and alkaline soils. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 2021, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpln.202000495

Amprako, L., Karg, H., Roessler, R., Provost, J., Akoto-Danso, E.K., Sidibe, S. and Buerkert, A. 2021. Vehicular livestock mobility in West Africa: Seasonal traffic flows of cattle, sheep, and goats across Bamako. Sustainability 13(1), 171. doi.org/10.3390/su13010171.

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. https://doi.org/10.15302/J-FASE-2021393

Diogo, R.V.V., Dossa, L.H., Vanvanhossou, F.U.S., Abdoulaye, B.D., Dosseh, K.H., Houinato, M., Buerkert, A. and Schlecht, E. 2021. Farmers’ and herders’ perceptions on rangeland management in two agroecological zones of Benin. Land 10, 425. doi.org/10.3390/land10040425

Jayakumari, R., Nidamanuri, R.R., Ramiya, A.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. doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2021.106051

Brinkmann, K., Kübler, D., Liehr, S. and Buerkert, A. 2021. Agent-based modelling of the social-ecological nature of poverty traps in southwestern Madagascar. Agricultural Systems 190, 103125. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2021.103125

Buerkert, A., Dix, B.A., Al Rawahi, M.N. and Schlecht, E. 2021. Agro‑ecological landuse transformation in oasis systems of Al Jabal Al Akhdar, northern Oman. Scientific Reports 11, 7709. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-85515-9

Goenster‑Jordan, S., Ingold, M., Jannoura, R., Buerkert, A. and Joergensen, R.G. 2021. Soil microbial properties of subalpine steppe soils at different grazing intensities in the Chinese Altai Mountains. Scientific Reports 11, 1653. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-81120-y

Beggi, F., Vadez, V. and Buerkert, A. 2021. Ammonium fertilization increases pearl millet yield by promoting early root growth, higher tillering, and water use during grain filling in a low P Sahelian soil. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 184, 123–131. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpln.202000347

Wiehle, M., Nawaz, M.A., Dahlem, R., Alam, I., Khan, A.A., Gailing, O., Mueller, M., Buerkert, A. 2021. Pheno-genetic studies of apple varieties in northern Pakistan: A hidden pool
of diversity. Scientia Horticulturae 281, 109950. doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2021.109950

Schlecht, E., Turner, M.D., Hülsebusch, C.G., and Buerkert, A. 2020. Managing rangelands without herding? Insights from Africa and beyond. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems 4, 549954. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2020.549954

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(22), 3843. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12223843

Amprako, L.K., Stenchly, K., Wiehle, M., Nyarko, G. and Buerkert, A. 2020. Arthropod communities in urban agricultural production systems under different irrigation regimes in the Northern Region of Ghana. Insects 11(8), E488. DOI: 10.3390/insects11080488.

Atiah, K., Yeboah, E., Nartey, E., Adiku, S., Lawson, D.Y.I., Häring, V., Buerkert, A. and Marschner, B. 2020. Changes in bulk and surface properties of two biochar types during 12 months of field ageing in two West-African soils. West African Journal of Applied Ecology 28(1), 61-84. www.ajol.info/index.php/wajae/article/view/199527

Buerkert, A., Fernandez, E., Tietjen, B. and Luedeling, E. 2020. Revisiting climate change effects on winter chill in mountain oases of northern Oman. Climatic Change 162, 1399–1417. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-020-02862-8

Buerkert, A. and Schlecht, E. 2020. Towards sustainable intensification of agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering 7(4), 401-405. http://journal.hep.com.cn/fase/EN/10.15302/J-FASE-2020341

Budiman, Steiner, C., Topp, C.F.E. and Buerkert, A. 2020. Soil-climate contribution to DNDC model uncertainty in simulating biomass accumulation under urban vegetable production on a Petroplinthic Cambisol in Tamale, Ghana. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 183, 306–315. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpln.201900514

Gonchigsumlaa, G., von Cramon-Taubadel, S., Nergui, S. and Buerkert, A. 2020. Competitiveness of sea buckthorn farming in Mongolia: A policy analysis matrix. Journal of Agricultural Research in the Tropics and Subtropics 121(1), 77-88. doi.org/10.17170/kobra-202004061144

Manka´abusi, D., Lompo, D-J.P, Steiner, C., Ingold, M., Akoto-Danso, E.K., Werner, S., Häring, V., Marschner, B. and Buerkert, A. 2020. Carbon dioxide and gaseous nitrogen emissions from biochar-amended soils under wastewater irrigated urban vegetable production of Burkina Faso and Ghana. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 183(4), 500-516. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpln.201900183

Nautiyal, S., Goswami, M., Nidamanuri; R.R., Hoffmann, E.M. and Buerkert, A. 2020. Structure and composition of field margin vegetation in rural-urban interface of Bengaluru, India: a case study on an unexplored dimension of agroecosystems. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 192, 520. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-020-08428-6

Habib, N.A., Müller, M., Gailing, O., Patzelt, A., Al Issai, G., Krutovsky, K.V. and Wiehle, M. 2020. Genetic diversity and differentiation of Olea europaea subsp. cuspidata in the Hajar Mountains of Oman. Genet Resour Crop Evol 68, 865-883. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10722-020-01030-2

Azmat, M.A., Khan, A.A., Khan, I.A., Buerkert, A., Wiehle, M. 2020. Morphology, biochemistry, and management of Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia L.) accessions in Gilgit-Baltistan, northern Pakistan. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics 121(2), 151–160, doi.org/10.17170/kobra-202007291507

Riad, P., Graefe, S., Hussein, H. and Buerkert, A. 2020. Landscape transformation processes in two large and two small cities in Egypt and Jordan over the last five decades using remote sensing data. Landscape and Urban Planning 197, 103766. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2020.103766

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. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12040662

Adolwa, I.S., Schwarze, S. and Buerkert, A. 2019 Effects of integrated management on yield and household income: The case of Tamale (Ghana) and Kakamega (Kenya). Ecological Economics 161, 186-192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2019.03.023.

Akoto-Danso, E.K., Manka´abusi, D., Werner, S., Häring, V., Steiner, C., Nyarko, G., Marschner, B. and Buerkert, A. 2019. Agronomic effects of biochar and wastewater irrigation in urban crop production of Tamale, northern Ghana. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 115, 231-247. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10705-018-9926-6

Akoto-Danso, E.K., Karg, H., Nyarko, G., Drechsel, P. and Buerkert, A. 2019. Virtual water flow in food trade systems of two West African cities. Agricultural Water Management 213, 760-772. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2018.11.012

Akoto-Danso, E.K., Manka'abusi, D., Steiner, C., Werner, S., Häring, V., Lompo, D.J.-P., Nyarko, G., Marschner, B., Drechsel, P. and Buerkert, A. 2019. Nutrient flows and balances in intensively-managed urban vegetable production of two West African cities. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 182, 229-243. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpln.201800339

Dao, J. Lompo, D.J.P., Stenchly, K., Häring, V., Marschner, B. and Buerkert, A. 2019. Gypsum amendment to soil and plants affected by sodic alkaline industrial wastewater irrigation in urban agriculture of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 230, 282. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11270-019-4311-x

Andriamparany, J.N. and Buerkert, A. 2019. Effect of ultrasonic dormancy breaking on seed germination and seedling growth of three wild yam species (Dioscorea spp.) from SW-Madagascar. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 66, 1167-1174. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10722-019-00779-5

Buerkert, A. and Schlecht, E. 2019. Rural-Urban Transformation: A key challenge of the 21st century. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 115, 137-142. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10705-019-10008-1

Byambaa, O., Weijers, S., Loeffler, J., Byambagerel, S., Soninkhishig, N., Buerkert, A., Goenster, S., and Simmer, C. 2019. Climate variations over the southern Altai and Dzungarian Basin region, Central Asia, since 1580 CE. International Journal of Climatology 39, 4543-4558. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.6097

Dossa, L.H., Diogo, R.V.C, Sangare, M., Buerkert, A. and Schlecht, E. 2019. Use of feed resources in intensive urban ruminant production systems of West Africa: a case study from Burkina Faso. Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology 19, 111-121. 10.5958/0974-181X.2019.00011.8

Grahmann, K., Dittert, K., Verhulst, N., Govaerts, B. and Buerkert, A. 2019 15N fertilizer recovery in different tillage-straw systems on a Vertisol in NW Mexico. Soil Use and Management 35(3), 482-491. https://doi.org/10.1111/sum.12495

Graefe, S., Buerkert, A. and Schlecht, E. 2019. Trends and gaps in scholarly literature on urban and peri-urban agriculture. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 115, 143-158. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10705-019-10018-z

Lompo, D. J.-P., Compaoré, E., Sedogo, M. P., Melapie, M., Bielders, C.L., Schlecht, E., and Buerkert, A. 2019. Horizontal flows of nitrogen, potassium, and carbon in urban vegetables gardens of Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 115, 189-199. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10705-018-9949-z

Hoffmann, E., 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), e021451. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0214511

Jordan, G., Goenster-Jordan, S., Ulziisuren, B. and Buerkert, A. 2019. Soil gaseous emissions and partial C and N balances of small-scale farmer fields in a river oasis of Western Mongolia. Sustainability 11(12), 3362. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11123362

Houessou, S.O., Dossa, L.C., Diogo, R.V.C., Houinato, M., Buerkert, A. and Schlecht, E. 2019. Change and continuity in traditional cattle farming systems of West African Coast countries: a case study from Benin. Agricultural Systems 168, 112-122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2018.11.003

Karg, H., Akoto-Danso, E.K., Drechsel, P., Abubakari, A.-H., and Buerkert, A. 2019. Food- and feed-based nutrient cycling in two West African cities. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 115, 173-188. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10705-018-9944-4

Khanal, G., Wachendorf, C., Dittert, K., Willich, M., Dietz, H., Buerkert, A. and Ingold, M. 2019. Nitrogen turnover in a repeatedly manured arid subtropical soil of Oman: Incubation studies with 15N isotopes. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 182(5), 836-845. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpln.201800340

Lompo, D. J.-P., Compaoré, E., Sedogo, M. P., Melapie, M., Bielders, C.L., Schlecht, E. and Buerkert, A. 2019. Horizontal flows of nitrogen, potassium, and carbon in urban vegetables gardens of Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 115, 189-199. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10705-018-9949-z

Lv, J., Buerkert, A., Benedict, K.B., Liu, G., Lv, C., Liu, X. 2019. Comparison of nitrogen deposition across different land use types in agro-pastoral catchments of western China and Mongolia. Atmospheric Environment 199, 313-322. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2018.11.021

Lv, C., Schlecht, E., Goenster-Jordan, S. Buerkert, A., Zhang, X., Wesche, K. 2019. Vegetation responses to fixed stocking densities in highly variable montane pastures in the Chinese Altay. Rangeland Ecology and Management 72, 812-821. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2019.05.007

Manka´abusi, D., Steiner, C., Akoto-Danso, E.K., Lompo, D-J.P, Werner, S., Häring, V., Marschner, B. and Buerkert, A. 2019. Biochar application and wastewater irrigation in urban vegetable production of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 115, 263-279. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10705-019-09969-0

Nawaz, M.A., Khan, A.A., Khalid, U., Buerkert, A. and Wiehle, M. 2019. Superfruit in the niche -underutilized sea buckthorn in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Sustainability 11, 5840.https://doi.org/10.3390/su11205840

Prasad, C.S., Anandan, S., Gowda, N.K.S., Schlecht, E. and Buerkert A. 2019. Managing nutrient flows in Indian urban and peri-urban livestock systems. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 115, 159-172. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10705-018-9964-0

Stenchly, K., Feldt, T., Weiss, D., Andriamparany, J.N. and Buerkert, A. 2019. The explanatory power of silent comics: An assessment in the context of knowledge transfer and agricultural extension to rural communities in southwestern Madagascar. PLoS ONE 14(6), e0217843. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0217843

Stenchly, K., Waongo, A., Schaeper, W., Nyarko, G. and Buerkert, A. 2019. Structural landscape changes in urban and peri-urban agricultural systems of two West African cities and its relation to ecosystem services provided by woody plant communities. Urban Ecosystems 22(2), 397-408. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11252-018-0811-5

Werner, S., Akoto-Danso, E., Manka’busi, D., Steiner, C., Häring, V., Nyarko, G., Buerkert, A. and Marschner, B. 2019. Nutrient balances with wastewater irrigation and biochar 3 application in urban agriculture of Northern Ghana. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 115, 249-262. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10705-019-09989-w

Dashzeveg, N., Vornam, B., Nergui, S. and Buerkert, A. 2018. Differentiation of Glycyrrhiza uralensis populations in the Bulgan River Basin, Western Mongolia. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 65,1857-1865. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10722-018-0656-z

Goenster, S., Jannoura, R., Jordan, G. Buerkert, A. and Joergensen, R.G. 2018. Spatial variability of soil properties in the floodplain of a river oasis in the Mongolian Altay Mountains. Geoderma 330, 99-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2018.05.028

Grahmann, K., Verhulst, N., Palomino, L.M., Bischoff, W.-A., Govaerts, B. and Buerkert, A. 2018. Ion exchange resins to estimate nitrate leaching from a furrow irrigated wheat-maize cropping system under different tillage-straw systems. Soil and Tillage Research 175, 91-100. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2017.08.013

Grahmann, K., Verhulst, N., Dittert, K., Govaerts, B. and Buerkert, A. 2018. High N fertilizer application to irrigated wheat in Northern Mexico for conventionally tilled and permanent raised beds: Effects on N balance and short term N dynamics. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 181, 606-620. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpln.201800011

Ingold, M., Khanal, G., Dyckmans, J., Wachendorf, C., and Buerkert, A. 2018. NH3 volatilization, N2O emission and microbial biomass turnover from 15N-labeled manure under laboratory conditions. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 49(5), 537–551. https://doi.org/10.1080/00103624.2018.1431271

Ingold, M., Schmidt, S., Dietz, H., Joergensen, R.G., Schlecht, E. and Buerkert, A. 2018. Tannins in goat diets modify manure turnover in a subtropical soil. Experimental Agriculture 54(5), 655-669. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0014479717000291

Jordan, G., Goenster-Jordan, S., Lamparter, G.J., Ulziisuren, B., Nergui, S., Schlecht, E., and Buerkert, A. 2018. Water use in agro-pastoral livelihood systems within the Bulgan River watershed of the Altay Mountains, Western Mongolia. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 251, 180-193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2017.09.008

Nawaz, M.A., Krutovsky, K.V., Müller, M., Gailing, O., Khan, A.A., Buerkert, A. and Wiehle, M. Morphological and genetic diversity of sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) in the Karakoram Mountains of northern Pakistan. Diversity 10, 76. https://doi.org/10.3390/d10030076

Möckel, T., Dayananda, S., Nidamanuri, R.R., Nautiyal, S., Narayanagowda, N.G., Buerkert, A. and Wachendorf, M. 2018. Multi-temporal biomass estimation of vegetable crops using unmanned aerial vehicles. Remote Sensing 10(5), 805. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs10050805

Steiner, C., Bellwood-Howard, I., Häring, V., Tonkudor, K., Addai, F., Atiah, K., Abubakari, A.H., Kranjac-Berisavljevic, G., Marschner, B. and Buerkert, A. 2018. Participatory trials of on-farm biochar production and use in Tamale, Ghana. Agronomy for Sustainable Development 38, 12. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13593-017-0486-y

Werner, S., Kätzl, K., Wichern, M., Buerkert, A., Steiner, C. and Marschner, B. 2018. Agronomic benefits of biochar as a soil amendment after its use as waste water filtration medium. Environmental Pollution 233, 561-568. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2017.10.048

Adolwa, I. S., Schwarze, S. and Buerkert, A. 2018. Best-bet channels for integrated soil fertility management along the agricultural product value-chain: Comparison of northern Ghana and western Kenya. The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension 24, 435-456. https://doi.org/10.1080/1389224X.2018.1499541

Amprako, L., Alhassan, M., Buerkert, A. and Roessler, R. 2018. Influence of dietary wood charcoal on performance, nutrient use efficiency and excreta quality of broiler chickens. International Journal of Livestock Production.

Brinkmann, K., Samuel, L., Peth, S. and Buerkert, A. 2018. Ethnopedological knowledge and soil classification in SW Madagascar. Geoderma Regional 14, e00179. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2018.05.028

Dao, J., Stenchly, K., Traore, O., Amoah, P. and Buerkert, A. 2018. Effects of water quality and post-harvest handling on microbiological contamination of lettuce at urban and peri-urban locations of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Foods 7, 206. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods7120206

Stenchly, K, Hansen, M.V., Stein, K., Buerkert, A. and Löwenstein, W. 2018. Income vulnerability of West African farming households to losses in pollination services: A Case Study from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Sustainability 10, 4253. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10114253

Manka´abusi, D., Steiner, C., Häring, V., Abubakari, A.-H., Marschner, B. and Buerkert, A. 2018. Gaseous carbon and nitrogen losses during composting of carbonized and un-carbonized agricultural residues in northern Ghana. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 181(6), 886-893. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpln.201800225

Ranaivoson, T., Rakouth, B., Buerkert, A. and Brinkmann, K. 2017. Wood biomass availability for smallholder charcoal production in dry forest and savannah ecosystems of south-western Madagascar. Journal of Arid Environments 146, 86-94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2017.07.002

Al-Rawahi, M.N., Melapie, M., Schlecht, E. and Buerkert, A. 2017. Carbon and  nutrient balances in three mountain oases of Northern Oman. Journal of Agricultural and Marine Sciences 22(1), 75-86. https://doi.org/10.24200/10.24200/jams.vol26iss1pp1-12

Abdu, N., Agbenin, J.O. and Buerkert, A. 2017. Operational speciation of cadmium, lead and zinc in undisturbed soil cores as influenced by cow dung manure. Nigerian Journal of Scientific Research 16(1), 54-59.

Adolwa, I.S., Schwarze, S. , Bellwood-Howard, I., Schareika, N. and Buerkert, A. 2017. A comparative analysis of agricultural knowledge and innovation systems in Kenya and Ghana: sustainable agricultural intensification in the rural–urban interface. Agric Hum Values 34:453–472. doi.org/10.1007/s10460-016-9725-0

Adolwa, I.S., Schwarze, S., Waswa, B. and Buerkert, A. 2017. Understanding system innovation adoption: A comparative analysis of integrated soil fertility management uptake in Tamale (Ghana) and Kakamega (Kenya). Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 34, 313-325. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1742170517000485

Diogo, R.V.C., Bizimana, M., Nieder, R., Rukazambuga Ntirushwa, D.T., Naramabuye, F.-X. and Buerkert, A. 2017. Effects of compost type and storage conditions on climbing bean on Technosols of Tantalum mining sites in Western Rwanda. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 180(4), 482-490. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpln.201600485

Goenster, S., Gründler, C., Buerkert, A. and Joergensen, R.G. 2017. Soil microbial indicators across land use types in the river oasis Bulgan sum center, western Mongolia. Ecological Indicators 76, 111-118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.01.002

Häring, V., Manka'busi, D., Akoto-Danso, E.K., Werner, S., Atiah, K., Steiner, C., Buerkert, A. and Marschner, B. 2017. Effects of biochar and waste water irrigation on soil properties in West African urban agriculture. Scientific Reports 7(1), 10738. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-10718-y

Ingold, M., Schmidt, S., Dietz, H., Joergensen, R.G., Schlecht, E. and Buerkert, A. 2017. Tannins in goat diets modify manure turnover in a subtropical soil. Experimental Agriculture 54(5), 655-669 DOI:10.1017/S0014479717000291

Roessler,  R., Amprako, L., Sayibu, A.R., Mohammed, A., Menezes, R.C., Hölscher, D., Alenyorege, B., Dei, H.K. and Steiner, C. 2017. Effects of false yam tuber meals and charcoal on broiler chicken production and blood parameters. South African Journal of Animal Science 47(6), 842-853. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/sajas.v47i6.12

Stenchly, K., Lippmann, S., Waongo, A., Nyarko, G. and Buerkert, A. 2017. Weed species structural and functional composition of okra fields and field periphery under different management intensities along the rural-urban gradient of two West African cities. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 237, 213-223. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2016.12.028

Stenchly, K., Dao, J., Lompo, D. J. P. and Buerkert, A. 2017. Effects of waste water irrigation on soil properties and soil fauna of spinach fields in a West African urban vegetable production system. Environmental Pollution 222, 58-63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2017.01.006

Selsam, P., Schaeper, W., Brinkmann, K. and Buerkert, A. 2017. Acquisition and automated rectification of high resolution RGB and IR aerial photographs to estimate plant biomass and surface topography in agro-ecosystems. Experimental Agriculture 53(1), 144-157. doi:10.1017/S0014479716000089

Kurzrock, F., Ohlwein, C., Simon, T., Byambaa, O., Buerkert, A., Goenster, S., and Simmer, C. 2017. Dynamical downscaling with COSMO and COSMO-CLM in the Sino-Mongolian Altai region. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 129, 211-228. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00703-016-0487-4

Neina, D., Buerkert, A., and Joergensen, R. 2017. Effects of landuse on microbial indices in tantalite mine soils of Western Rwanda. Land Degradation and Development 28, 181-188. https://doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2515

Lehmann, D., Brinkmann, K., Diogo, R. and Buerkert, A. 2016. Temporal and spatial change of landuse in rare metal mining areas of Central Africa. International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment 31, 519-529. DOI 10.1080/17480930.2016.1160490

Hölscher, D., Buerkert, A. and Schneider, B. 2016. Phenylphenalenones accumulate in plant tissues of two banana cultivars in response to herbivory by the banana weevil and banana stem weevil. Plants 5(3). pii: E34. DOI 10.3390/plants5030034

Al Kindi, A., Schiborra, A., Buerkert, A. and Schlecht E. 2016. Effects of quebracho tannin extract and activated charcoal on nutrient digestibility, digesta passage and faeces composition in goats. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 101, 576-588. DOI 10.1111/jpn.12461

Willich, M. and Buerkert, A. 2016. Leaching of carbon and nitrogen from a sandy soil substrate: a comparison between suction plates and ion exchange resins. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 179, 609–614. DOI 10.1002/jpln.201600036

Beggi, F., Hamidou, F., Hash, C.T. and Buerkert, A. 2016. Effects of early mycorrhization and colonized root length on low soil phosphorus tolerance of West African pearl millet. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 179, 466-471. DOI 10.1002/jpln.201500501

Fatima, G., Khan, I. A. and Buerkert, A. 2016. Socio-economic characterisation of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) growers and value chain of dates in Pakistan. SpringerPlus 5(1), 1222. DOI 10.1186/s40064-016-2855-4

Gemenet, D.C., Leiser, W.L., Beggi, F., Herrman, L.H., Vadez, V., Weltzien, E., Rattunde, F., Hash, C.T., Buerkert, A. and Haussmann, B.I.G. 2016. Overcoming phosphorus deficiency in West African pearl millet and sorghum production systems: Promising options for crop improvement. Frontiers in Plant Science, Section Crop Science and Horticulture 7, 1389. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01389

Grahmann, K., Govaerts, B., Fonteyne, S., Guzmán, C., Galaviz Soto, A.P., Buerkert, A., and Verhulst, N. Nitrogen fertilizer placement and timing affects bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) quality and yield in an irrigated bed planting system. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 106, 185-199.
DOI: 10.1007/s10705-016-9798-6

Hölscher, D., Vollrath, A., Kai, M., Dhakshinamoorthy, S., Menezes, R.C., Svatoš, A., Schubert, U.S., Buerkert, A. and Schneider, B. 2016. Local phytochemical response of Musa acuminata x balbisiana Colla cv. ‘Bluggoe’ (ABB) to colonization by Sternorrhyncha. Phytochemistry 133, 26-32.

Jordan, G., Goenster, S., Munkhnasan, T., Shabier, A., Buerkert, A., and Schlecht, E. 2016. Spatio-temporal patterns of herbage availability and livestock movements: A cross-border analysis in the Chinese-Mongolian Altay. Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 6, 12. DOI 10.1186/s13570-016-0060-2

Karg, H., Drechsel, P., Akoto-Danso, E.K., Glaser, R., Nyarko, G. and Buerkert, A. 2016. Foodsheds and city region food systems in two West-African cities. Sustainability 8, 1175. DOI: 10.3390/su8121175.

Neina, D., Buerkert, A., and Joergensen, R.G. 2016. Potential mineralizable N and P mineralization of local organic materials in tantalite mine soils. Applied Soil Ecology 108, 211-220. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2016.08.017

Neina, D., Buerkert, A., and Joergensen, R.G. 2016. Microbial response to the restoration of a Technosol amended with local organic materials. Soil and Tillage Research 163, 214-223. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2016.06.008

Noromiarilanto, F., Brinkmann, K., Faramalala, M.H. and Buerkert, A.  2016. Assessment of food self-sufficiency in smallholder farming systems of south-western Madagascar using survey and remote sensing data. Agricultural Systems. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2016.09.005

Wiehle, M., Vornam, B., Wesche, K., Goenster, S. and Buerkert, A. 2016. Population structure and genetic diversity of Populus laurifolia in fragmented riparian river gallery forests of the Mongolian Altai Mountains. Flora 224, 112-122.

Dashzeveg, N., Buerkert, A. and Wiehle, M. 2016. Morphological and genetic diversity and seed germination behavior of a snow lotus (Saussurea involucrata, Asteraceae) from the Mongolian Altay Mountains, Western Mongolia. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 64(5), 927-934. DOI 10.1007/s10722-016-0412-1

Fatima, G., Wiehle, M., Khan, I. A. and Buerkert, A. 2016. Effect of soil characteristics and date palm morphological diversity on nutritional composition of Pakistani dates. Experimental Agriculture 53(3), 321-338. DOI 10.1017/S0014479716000399

Gemenet, D.C., Beggi, F., Hash, C.T., Sym O., Sanogo, M.D., Zangre, R.G., Falalou, H., Buerkert, A. and. Haussmann, B.I.G. 2016. Towards understanding the traits contributing to performance of pearl millet open-pollinated varieties in phosphorus-limited environments of West Africa. Plant and Soil 407(1-2), 243-259.

Willich, M., Schiborra, A.K., Quaranta, L. and Buerkert, A. 2016. Effects of charcoal-enriched goat manure on soil fertility parameters and growth of    pear millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.). Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics 117(2), 323-333.

2015

Behrendt, S., zum Felde, A., De Langhe, E., AL Khanjari, S., Brinkmnn, K., Buerkert, A., 2015. Distribution and diversity of banana (Musa spp.) in Wadi Tiwi, northern Oman. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 62, 1135-1145. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10722-015-0318-3

Hanisch, S., Lohrey, C., Buerkert, A.,  2015. Dewfall and its ecological significance in semi-arid coastal south-western Madagascar. Journal of Arid Environments 121, 24-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2015.05.007

Andriamparany  J.N.,  Brinkmann, K., Whiele,  M.,  Jeannoda,  V., Buerkert,  A.,  2015.  Modelling the  distribution  of  four  Dioscorea  species  on  the  Mahafaly Plateau  of  south‐western Madagascar  using biotic and abiotic variables. Agriculture, Ecosystems and  Environment 212, 38‐48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2015.06.019

Htwe T.N., Brinkmann, K., Buerkert, A., 2015. Spatio‐temporal assessment of soil erosion risk in different agricultural zones of the Inle Lake region, southern Shan State, Myanmar. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 187, 617. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-015-4819-5

Ranaivoson, T., Brinkmann, K., Rakouth, B. and Buerkert, A. 2015. Distribution, biomass and local importance of tamarind trees in south-western Madagascar. Global Ecology and Conservation 4, 14-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2015.05.004

Lamers, J.P.A., Bruentrup, M. and Buerkert, A. 2015. Financial performance of fertilisation strategies for sustainable soil fertility management in Sudano-Sahelian West Africa 1: Profitability of annual fertilisation strategies. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 102, 137-148. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10705-015-9673-x

Lamers, J.P.A., Bruentrup, M. and Buerkert, A.2015. Financial performance of fertilization strategies for sustainable soil fertility management in Sudano-Sahelian West Africa. 2: Profitability of long-term capital investments in rockphosphate. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 102, 149-165. doi.org/10.1007/s10705-015-9671-z

Goenster, S., Wiehle, M., Predotova, M., Gebauer, J., Mohamed Ali, A. and Buerkert, A.2015. Gaseous emissions and soil fertility of homegardens in the Nuba Mountains, Sudan. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 178, 413-425. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpln.201400292

Jordan, G., Predotova, M., Goenster, S., Dietz, H., Joergensen, R.G. and Buerkert, A. 2015. Effects of activated charcoal and tannin added to compost and to soil on carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and ammonia volatilization. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 178(2), 218-228. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpln.201400233

Beggi, F., Falalou, H., Buerkert, A. and Vadez, V. 2015. Tolerant pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum L. R. Br.) varieties to low soil P have higher transpiration efficiency and lower flowering delay than sensitive ones. Plant and Soil 389, 89-108. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-014-2338-8

Ingold, M., Dietz, H., Sradnick, A., Joergensen, R.G., Schlecht, E. and Buerkert, A. 2015. Effects of activated charcoal and quebracho tannin amendments on soil properties in irrigated organic vegetable production under arid subtropical conditions. Biology and Fertility of Soils 51, 367-377. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00374-014-0982-z

Ingold, M., Al-Kindi,A., Jordan, G., Dietz, H., Schlecht, E. and Buerkert, A. 2015. Effects of activated charcoal and quebracho tannins added to feed or as soil conditioner on manure quality in organic agriculture. Organic Agriculture 5, 245-261. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13165-015-0104-8

Faust, S., Hanisch, S., Buerkert, A. and Joergensen, R.G. 2015. Soil properties under Tamarindus indica in the littoral plain of south-western Madagascar. Arid Land Research and Management 29(2), 167-179. https://doi.org/10.1080/15324982.2014.944243

2014

Cumming, G.S., Buerkert, A., Hoffmann, E.M., Schlecht, E., von Cramon‐Taubadel, S. and Tscharntke, T. 2014. Implications of agricultural transitions and urbanization for ecosystem services. Nature 515, 50‐57. DOI:10.1038/nature13945

Andriamparany, J.N., Brinkmann, K., Jeannoda, V. and Buerkert, A. 2014. Effects of socio-economic household characteristics on traditional knowledge and usage of wild yams and medicinal plants in the Mahafaly region of south-western Madagascar. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 10, 82. http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/10/1/82.

Nwe Htwe, T., Kywe, M., Buerkert, A. and Brinkmann, K. 2014. Transformation processes in farming systems and surrounding areas of Lake Inle, Myanmar during the last 40 years, Journal of Land Use Science, DOI:10.1080/1747423X.2013.878764

Brinkmann K., Fanambinantsoa N., Ratovonamana R.Y. andBuerkert A. 2014. Deforestation processes in south-western Madagascar during the past 40 years: what can we learn from settlement characteristics? Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 195, 231-243. doi:10.1016/j.agee.2014.06.008

Schlecht, E., Zaballos, L.G.H., Quiroz, D., Schulte, P. and Buerkert, A. 2014. Traditional land use and reconsideration of environmental zoning in the Hawf Protected Area, south-eastern Yemen. Journal of Arid Environments 109, 92-102. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2014.05.016

Wiehle, M., Prinz, K., Kehlenbeck, K., Goenster, S., Seilfeldin, A.M., Finkeldey, R., Buerkert, A. and Gebauer, J. 2014. The African baobab (Adansonia digitata, Malvaceae): Genetic resources in neglected populations of the Nuba Mountains, Sudan. American journal of botany 101(9), 1498-1507. DOI: 10.3732/ajb.1400198

Wiehle, M., Prinz, K., Kehlenbeck, K., Goenster, S., Mohamed, S.A., Buerkert, A. and Gebauer, J. 2014. The role of homegardens and forest ecosystems for domestication and conservation of Ziziphus spina-christi (L.) Willd. in the Nuba Mountains, Sudan. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 61(8), 1491-1506.

Goenster, S., Wiehle, M., Gebauer, J., Ali, A.M. and Buerkert, A. 2014. Carbon and nutrient fluxes and balances in Nuba Mountains homegardens, Sudan. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 100(1), 35-51. DOI: 10.1007/s10705-014-9624-y

Grahmann, K., Verhulst, N., Pena, R.J., Buerkert, A., Vargas-Rojas, L. and Govaerts, B. 2014. Durum wheat (Triticum durum L.) quality and yield as affected by tillage-straw management and nitrogen fertilization practice under furrow-irrigated conditions. Field Crops Research 164, 166-177. DOI: 10.1016/j.fcr.2014.05.002

Wiehle, M., Goenster, S., Gebauer, J., Mohamed, S.A., Buerkert, A. and Kehlenbeck, K. 2014. Effects of transformation processes on plant species richness and diversity in homegardens of the Nuba Mountains, Sudan. Agroforestry Systems 88(3), 539-562. DOI: 10.1007/s10457-014-9717-2

Ul-Allah, S., Khan, A.A., Fricke, T., Buerkert, A. and Wachendorf, M. 2014. Fertilizer and irrigation effects on forage protein and energy production under semi-arid conditions of Pakistan. Field Crops Research 159, 62-69. DOI: 10.1016/j.fcr.2014.01.003

Ul-Allah, S., Ali Khan, A., Buerkert, A. and Wachendorf, M. 2014. Socio-economic aspects of fodder production in urban and peri-urban areas of Faisalabad. Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Science 51(2), 493-500.

Raza, M.A., Younas, M., Buerkert, A. and Schlecht, E. 2014. Ethno-botanical remedies used by pastoralists for the treatment of livestock diseases in Cholistan desert, Pakistan. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 151(1), 333-342. DOI: 10.1016/j.jep.2013.10.049

Holscher, D., Dhakshinamoorthy, S., Alexandrov, T., Becker, M., Bretschneider, T., Buerkert, A., Crecelius, A.C., De Waele, D., Elsen, A., Heckel, D.G., Heklau, H., Hertweck, C., Kai, M., Knop, K., Krafft, C., Maddula, R.K., Matthaus, C., Popp, J., Schneider, B., Schubert, U.S., Sikora, R.A., Svatos, A. and Swennen, R.L. 2014. Phenalenone-type phytoalexins mediate resistance of banana plants (Musa spp.) to the burrowing nematode Radopholus similis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America 111(1), 105-110. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1314168110

Sradnick, A., Ingold, M., Marold, J., Murugan, R., Buerkert, A. and Joergensen, R.G. 2014. Impact of activated charcoal and tannin amendments on microbial biomass and residues in an irrigated sandy soil under arid subtropical conditions. Biology and Fertility of Soils 50(1), 95-103.

Al-Rawahi, M.N., Brinkmann, K., Schlecht, E. andBuerkert, A. 2014. Effects of changing water availability on land-use in irrigated mountain oases of Al Jabal Al Akhdar, northern Oman. Die Erde 145(4), 162-174.

Al-Rawahi, M.N., Predotova, M, and Buerkert, A. 2014. Nitrogen and carbon emissions from Al Jabal Al Akhdar oasis systems in northern Oman. Journal of Oman Studies 18, 13-23.

Al-Busaidi, K.T.S.,Buerkert, A. and Joergensen, R.G. 2014. Carbon and nitrogen mineralization at different salinity levels in Omani low organic matter soils. Journal of Arid Environments 100, 106-110. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2013.10.013

Rosenstock, T.S., Diaz-Pines, E., Zuazo, P., Jordan, G., Predotova, M., Mutuo, P., Abwanda, S., Thiong'o, M.,Buerkert, A., Rufino, M.C. Kiese, R., Neufeldt, H., Butterbach-Bahl, K. 2014. Accuracy and precision of photoacoustic spectroscopy not guaranteed. Global Change Biology 19(12), 3565-3567. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12332

2013

Ndoli, A., Naramabuye, F., Diogo, R.V.C., Buerkert, A. and Nieder, R. 2013. Greenhouse experiments on soybean (Glycine max) growth on Technosol substrates from tantalum mining in Rwanda. International Journal of Agricultural Science Research 2(5), 144-152.

Buerkert, A. and Schlecht, E. 2013. Agricultural innovations in small-scale farming systems of Sudano-Sahelian West Africa: some prerequisites for success. Secheresse 24, 322-329.

Siegfried, K., Dietz, H., Amthauer Gallardo, D., Schlecht, E. and Buerkert, A. 2013. Effects of manure with different C/N ratios on yields, yield components and matter balances of organically grown vegetables on a sandy soil in northern Oman. Organic Agriculture 3, 9-22.

Krug, M., Schlecht, E. and Buerkert, A. 2013. Agricultural sustainability and food security of Jhum systems in Nagaland, NE India. Outlook on Agriculture 42(2), 133-139. DOI: 10.5367/oa.2013.0121

Diogo, R.V.C., Schlecht, E., Buerkert, A., Rufino, M.C. and van Wijk, M.T. 2013. Increasing nutrient use efficiency through improved feeding and manure management in urban and peri-urban livestock units of a West African city: A scenario analysis. Agricultural Systems 114, 64-72. DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2012.09.001

2012

Lompo, D.J.P., Sangare, S.A.K., Compaore, E., Sedogo, M.P., Predotova, M., Schlecht, E. and Buerkert, A. 2012. Gaseous emissions of nitrogen and carbon from urban vegetable gardens in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 175(6), 846-853. DOI: 10.1002/jpln.201200012

Dickhoefer, U., Nagieb, M., Neutzling, A.D., Buerkert, A. and Schlecht, E. 2012. Modeling herd development and revenues for Jabal Akhdar goats under current and intensified management practices. Agricultural Systems 110, 131-141. DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2012.03.015

Abdu, N., Agbenin, J.O. and Buerkert, A. 2012. Fractionation and mobility of cadmium and zinc in urban vegetable gardens of Kano, Northern Nigeria. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 184(4), 2057-2066. DOI: 10.1007/s10661-011-2099-2

Abdalla, S.B., Predotova, M., Gebauer, J. and Buerkert, A. 2012. Horizontal nutrient flows and balances in irrigated urban gardens of Khartoum, Sudan. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 92(2), 119-132. DOI: 10.1007/s10705-011-9476-7

Sangare, S.K., Compaore, E., Buerkert, A., Vanclooster, M., Sedogo, M.P. and Bielders, C.L. 2012. Field-scale analysis of water and nutrient use efficiency for vegetable production in a West African urban agricultural system. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 92(2), 207-224. DOI: 10.1007/s10705-012-9484-2

Brinkmann, K., Schumacher, J., Dittrich, A., Kadaore, I. and Buerkert, A. 2012. Analysis of landscape transformation processes in and around four West African cities over the last 50 years. Landscape and Urban Planning 105(1-2), 94-105. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2011.12.003

Abdalla, I., Abdalla, S.B., El-Siddig, K., Moller, D. and Buerkert, A. 2012. Effects of red brick production on land use, household income, and greenhouse gas emissions in Khartoum, Sudan. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics 113(1), 51-60. DOI: 34-2012061541345

Siegfried, K., Vazhacharickal, P.J., Predotova, M. and Buerkert, A. 2012. Sorption and Desorption Characteristics of Ion Exchange Resins to Estimate Leaching Losses in the Field. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 43(7), 1065-1072. DOI: 10.1080/00103624.2012.656169

Abdu, N., Agbenin, J. and Buerkert, A. 2011. Geochemical assessment, distribution and dynamics of trace elements in contaminated urban soil under long-term wastewater irrigation in Kano, northern Nigeria. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 174, 447-458. DOI: 10.1002/jpln.201000333

Abdu, N., Agbenin, J. and Buerkert, A. 2012. Fractionation, mobility and bioavailability of cadmium and zinc in urban vegetable gardens of Kano, Northern Nigeria. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 184(4), 2057-2066. DOI: 10.1007/s10661-011-2099-2

2011

Abdu, N., Agbenin, J. and Buerkert, A. 2011. Phytoavailability, human risk assessment and transfer characeristics of cadmium and zinc contamination from urban gardens in Kano, Nigeria. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 91,  2722-2730. DOI: 10.1002/jsfa.4583

Brinkmann, K., Patzelt, A., Schlecht, E. & Buerkert, A. 2011. Use of environmental predictors for vegetation mapping in semi-arid mountain rangelands and the determination of conservation hotspots. Journal of Applied Vegetation Science 14, 17-30. DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-109X.2010.01097.x

Brinkmann, K., Dickhoefer, U., Schlecht, E. & Buerkert, A. 2011. Quantification of aboveground rangeland productivity and anthropogenic degradation on the Arabian Peninsula using Landsat imagery and field inventory data. Remote Sensing of Environment 115, 465-474. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2010.09.016

Dossa, L.H., Buerkert, A. and Schlecht, E. 2011. Cross-location analysis of the impact of households' socioeconomic status on their participation in urban and peri-urban agriculture in West Africa. Human Ecology 39(5), 569-581. DOI: 10.1007/s10745-011-9421-z

Diogo, R.V.A., Buerkert, A. and Schlecht, E. 2011. Economic benefit of gardeners and retailers from cultivating and marketing of vegetables in Niamey, Niger. Outlook on Agriculture 40(1), 71-78. DOI: org/10.5367/oa.2011.0027

Goenster, S., Wiehle, M., Kehlenbeck, K., Jamnadass, R., Gebauer, J. and Buerkert, A. 2011. Indigenous Fruit Trees in Homegardens of the Nuba Mountains, Central Sudan: Tree Diversity and Potential for Improving the Nutrition and Income of Rural Communities. Acta Horticulturae 911, 355-364. DOI: 911/911_41

Predotova, M., Kretschmann R., Gebauer, J. and Buerkert, A. 2011. Effects of cuvette surface material on ammonia, nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide and methane concentration measurements. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 174, 347-349. DOI: 10.1002/jpln.201000420

Safi, Z., Dossa, H. and Buerkert, A. 2011. Economic analysis of cereal, vegetable, and grape production systems in urban and peri-urban agriculture of Kabul, Afghanistan. Experimental Agriculture 47, 705-716. DOI: 10.1017/S0014479711000482

Safi, Z. and Buerkert, A. 2011. Heavy metal and microbial loads in sewage irrigated vegetables of Kabul, Afghanistan. Journal of Agricultural Research in the Tropics and Subtropics 112(1), 29-36. DOI: 2011101139347

Rottmann, N., Siegfried, K., Buerkert, A. and Joergensen, R.G. 2011. Litter decomposition in fertilizer treatments of vegetable crops under irrigated subtropical conditions. Biol. Fertil. Soils 47, 71-80. DOI: 10.1007/s00374-010-0501-9

Safi, Z., Predotova, M., Schlecht, E. and Buerkert, A. 2011. Horizontal matter fluxes and leaching losses in urban agriculture of Kabul, Afghanistan. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 174(6), 942-951. DOI: 10.1002/jpln.201000385

Schlecht, E., Dickhoefer, U., Predotova, M. and Buerkert, A. 2011. The importance of semi-arid natural mountain pastures for feed intake and recycling of nutrients by traditionally managed goats on the Arabian Peninsula. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 75, 1136-1146.

Siefried, K., Dietz, H., Schlecht, E. and Buerkert, A. 2011. Nutrient and carbon balances in organic vegetable production on an irrigated sandy soil in northern Oman. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 174, 678-689.

Abdu, N., Abdulkadir, A., Agbenin, J. and Buerkert, A. 2011. Vertical distribution of heavy metals in wastewater-irrigated vegetable garden soils of three West African cities. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 89(3), 387-397 .

2010

Buerkert, A., Jahn, H., Golombek, S.D., Al Rawahi, M.N. and Gebauer, J. 2010. Carbon and nitrogen emissions from stored manure and cropped fields in irrigated mountain oases of Oman. Journal of Agricultural Research in the Tropics and Subtropics 111(1), 55-63.

Buerkert, A., Dickhoefer, U., Luedeling, E., Lohrer, K., Mershen, B., Schaeper, W., Nagieb, M. and Schlecht, E. 2010. Prospects of mountain ecotourism in Oman: the example of As Sawjarah on Al Jabal al Akhdar. Journal of Ecotourism 9/2), 104-116.

Dickhoefer, U., Buerkert, A., Brinkmann, K. and Schlecht, E. 2010. The role of pasture management for sustainable livestock production in semi-arid subtropical mountain regions. Journal of Arid Environments 74, 962-972.

Diogo, R.V.A., Buerkert, A. and Schlecht, E. 2010. Resource use efficiency in urban and peri-urban livestock enterprises of Niamey, Niger. Animal 4(10), 1725-1738.

Diogo, R.V.A., Buerkert, A. and Schlecht, E. 2010. Horizontal nutrient fluxes and food safety in urban and peri-urban vegetable and millet cultivation of Niamey, Niger. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 87(1), 81-102.

Filatenko, A.A., Hammer, K., Al Khanjari, S. and Buerkert, A. 2010. New botanical varieties of Triticum from Oman. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 57(8), 1135-1139.

Hunsche, M., Buerling, K., Saied, A.S., Schmitz-Eiberger, Sohail, M., Gebauer, J., Noga, G. and Buerkert, A. 2010. Effects of NaCl on surface properties, chlorophyll fluorescence, light remission, and cellular compounds of Grewia tenax (Forssk.) Fiori and Tamarindus indica L. leaves. Plant Growth Regulation 61(3), 253-263.

Kim, J.-S., Crowley, D.E. and Buerkert, A., 2010. Bacterial communities from deep sediments of a desert oasis in northern Oman. Catena 82,102-111.

Predotova, M., Bischoff, W.-A. and Buerkert, A. 2010. Mineral nitrogen and phosphorus leaching in vegetable gardens of Niamey, Niger. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 174, 74-55.

Predotova, M., Gebauer, J., Schlecht, E. and Buerkert, A. 2010. Gaseous nitrogen and carbon emissions from urban gardens in Niamey, Niger. Field Crops Research 115, 1-8.

Predotova, M., Schlecht, E. and Buerkert, A. 2010. Nitrogen and carbon losses from dung storage in urban gardens of Niamey, Niger. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 87(1), 103-114.

Thompson, J.L., Gebauer, J. and Buerkert, A. 2010. Fences in urban and peri-urban gardens of Khartoum, Sudan. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods 19, 379-391.

Saied, A.S., Sohail, M., Gebauer, J. and Buerkert, A. 2010. Tolerance of Grewia tenax (Forssk.) Fiori to NaCl-induced salinity. European Journal of Horticultural Science 75(1), 42-50.

2009

Bernholt, H., Kehlenbeck, K., Gebauer, J. and Buerkert, A. 2009. Plant species diversity in urban and peri-urban gardens of Niamey, Niger. Agroforestry Systems 77(3), 159-179.

Brinkmann, K., Dickhoefer, U., Schlecht, E. and Buerkert, A. 2009. Vegetation patterns and diversity along an altitudinal and a grazing gradient in the Jabal al Akhdar mountain range of northern Oman. Journal of Arid Environments 73, 1035-1045.

Buerkert, A., De Langhe, E. and Al Khanjari, S. 2009. Ecology and morphological traits of an ancient Musa acuminata cultivar from a mountain oasis of Oman. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 56, 609-614.

Buerkert, A. and Schlecht, E. 2009. The biofuel debate - status quo and research needs to meet multiple goals of food, fuel and ecosystem services in the Tropics and Subtropics. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics 110(1), 1-8.

Buerkert, A., Schlecht, E., Predotova, M., Diogo, R.V.C., Kehlenbeck, K. and Gebauer, J. 2009. Determinants of sustainability in urban and peri-urban agriculture. In Brown, P. et al. (Eds.). Proceedings of the International Plant Nutrition Colloquium, University of California, Davis, USA. repositories.cdlib.org/ipnc/xvi/1431.

Formowitz, B., Joergensen, R.G. and Buerkert, A. 2009. Impact of legume versus cereal root residues on biological properties of West African soils. Plant and Soil 325, 145-156.

Moreau, M., Siebert, S., Buerkert, A. and Schlecht, E. 2009. Use of a tri-axial accelerometer for automated recording and classification of goats' grazing behaviour. Journal of Applied Animal Behaviour Science 119, 158-170.

Saied, A.S., Sohail, M., Gebauer, J. and Buerkert, A. Tolerance of Grewia tenax (Forssk.) Fiori to NaCl-induced salinity. European Journal of Horticultural Science (accepted 27.7.2009).

Schlecht, E., Dickhoefer, U., Gumpertsberger, E. and Buerkert, A. 2009. Grazing itineraries and forage selection of goats in the Jabal al Akhdar mountain range of northern Oman. Journal of Arid Environments 73(3), 355-363.

Urban, B. and Buerkert, A. 2009. Palaeoecological analysis of a Late Quaternary sediment profile in northern Oman. Journal of Arid Environments 73(3), 296-305.

Predotova, M., Schlecht, E. and Buerkert, A. 2010b. Nitrogen and carbon losses from dung storage in urban gardens of Niamey, Niger. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 87(1), 103-114.

Thompson, J. L., Gebauer, J., Hammer, K. and Buerkert, A. The structure of urban and peri-urban gardens in Khartoum, Sudan. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 57, 487-500..

Hammer K., Gebauer J., Al Khanjari S. and Buerkert A. 2009. Oman at the cross-roads of inter-regional exchange of cultivated plants. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 56, 547- 560.

Luedeling, E., Gebauer, J. and Buerkert, A. 2009. Climate change effects on winter chill for tree crops with chilling requirements on the Arabian Peninsula. Climatic Change 96 (1-2), 219-237.

Gebauer J., Luedeling E., Hammer K. and Buerkert A. 2009. Agro-horticultural biodiversity in mountain oases of northern Oman. Acta Horticulturae 817, 325-332.

Schumacher J., Luedeling E., Gebauer J., Saied A., El-Siddig K. and Buerkert A. 2009. Spatial expansion and water requirements of urban agriculture in Khartoum, Sudan. Journal of Arid Environments 73, 399-406.

Buerkert, A. and Schlecht, E., 2009: Performance of three GPS collars to monitor goats' grazing itineraries on mountain pastures. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 65, Issue 1, 85-92

2008

Al Khanjari, S., Filatenko, A.A., Hammer, K. and Buerkert, A. 2008. Morphological spike diversity of Omani wheat. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 55: 1185-1195

Urban, B. and Buerkert, A., 2008: Palaeoecological analysis of a Late Quarternary sediment profile in northern Oman. Journal of Arid Environments, 1-10, in press

Saied A., Gebauer J., Hammer K. and Buerkert A., 2008: Ziziphus spina-christi (L.) Willd.: a multipurpose fruit tree. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 55, 929-937.

Fuchs, M. and Buerkert, A. 2008. A 20 ka sediment record from the Hajar Mountain range in N-Oman, and its implication for detecting arid-humid periods on the the southeastern Arabian Peninsula. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 265 /2008) 546-558.

Luedeling, E. and Buerkert, A. 2008. Effects of land use changes on the hydrological sustainability of mountain oases in northern Oman. Plant and Soil 304, 1-20.

Luedeling, E. and Buerkert, A. 2008. Typology of oases in northern Oman based on Landsat and SRTM imagery and geological survey data. Remote Sensing of Environment 112, 1181-1195.

Sass-Klaassen, U. Leuschner, H.H., Buerkert, A. and Helle, G. 2008. Tree-ring analysis of Juniperus excelsa from the northern Oman mountains. In: Elferts, D., Brumelis, G., Gärtner, H., Helle, G. and Schleser, G.H. (Eds.) TRACE, Tree Rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology 6, 99 -108.

Amprako, Louis, 2020: Challenges to ecosystem services of sustainable agriculture in West Africa. https://hds.hebis.de/ubks/Record/HEB469809248

Khanal, Gunadish, 2019: Manure application effects on nitrogen pools in a subtropical soil of Oman. https://hds.hebis.de/ubks/Record/HEB476185831

Manka'Abusi, Delphine, 2018: Biochar effects on carbon and nutrient fluxes during compost production and and on wastewater irrigated soils in urban gardens of two West African cities. https://hds.hebis.de/ubks/Record/HEB440371872

Dao, Juliane, 2018: Effects of irrigation water quality on soil properties and crops in urban gardens of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2018021554580

Akoto-Danso, Edmund Kyei, 2017: Nutrient and virtual water fluxes of vegetable production and food distribution in two West African cities. nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2017100453543

Adolwa, Ivan Solomon, 2017: Integrated soil fertility management in eastern and western Africa: The role of knowledge and innovation systems, its adoption and impact.
http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2017013151989

Grahmann, Kathrin, 2016: Nitrogen use efficiency and optimization of nitrogen fertilizer application for stable yields and high quality of cereals grown in conservation agriculture.
http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2017012351923

Neina, Dora, 2016: Microbial response to restoration of tantalite mine soils in western Rwanda.
http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2016050450251

Ghayoor, Fatima, 2016: Diversity and nutritional properties of Pakistani dates: implications for sustainable value chain and decent living perspectives of rural households.
nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2016020949841

Jordan, Greta, 2016: Water use efficiency and management of agro-pastoral landuse systems in the Mongolian-Chinese Altay.
http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2017020852011

Hanisch, Susan, 2015: Improving cropping systems of semi-arid south-western Madagascar under multiple ecological and socio-economic constraints.
http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2015070148664

Andriamparany, Jessica, 2015: Diversity, local uses and availability of medicinal plants and wild yams in the Mahafaly region of south-western Madagascar.
http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2015083148986

Htwe, Thin Nwe, 2015: Changes of traditional farming systems and their effects on land degradation and socio-economic conditions in the Inle Lake region, Myanmar.
http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2016042250167

Beggi, Francesca, 2015: Effects of phosphorus and water stress on shoot and root growth and on mycorrhization of different pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.) varieties from West Africa.
http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2015031347670

Ingold, Mariko, 2015: Effects of activated charcoal and quebracho tannins on the turnover of goat manure in irrigated organic agriculture of the subtropics.
http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2015041548103

Willich, Melanie, 2014: Leaching of carbon and nutrients on a subtropical sandy soil from northern Oman - A comparison of methods and amendments.
http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2014110746381

Vazhacharickal, Prem Jose, 2014: Characterization of urban and peri-urban agricultural production systems and soil heavy metal signatures in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, India.

Wiehle, Martin, 2014: Effects of transformation processes in 'jubraka' agroforestry systems of the Nuba Mountains, Sudan, on plant diversity.
http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2014080845845

Gönster, Sven, 2014: Effects of transformation processes in 'jubraka' agroforestry systems of the Nuba Mountains, Sudan, on nutrient fluxes.
http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2014031945216

Formowitz, Beate, 2013: Causes of legume rotation induced yield increases in cereals grown on West African soils.
http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2013082843827

Al Busaidi, Khair Tuwair Said, 2012: Effects of Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers on Growth and Yield of Banana (Musa AAA cv. Malindi) in Oman.
http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2012120642271

Lompo, Desire Jean-Pascal, 2012: Matter flows and balances in urban vegetable gardens of Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso (West Africa).
http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2012073041537

Babiker Ahmed Abdalla, Sahar, 2012: Agricultural practices and horizontal nutrient balances in urban gardens and the alternative use of urban agriculture land in Khartoum, Sudan.
http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2012021640649

Safi, Zikrullah, 2011: Nutrient cycling and nutrient use efficiency in urban and peri-urban agriculture of Kabul / Afghanistan.
nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2011053137638

Siegfried, Konrad, 2011: Gaseous and leaching losses of carbon and nitrogen in irrigated organic farming of a coastal oasis in Oman.
http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2011031436508

Abdu, Nafiu, 2010: Availability, transfer and balances of heavy metals in urban agriculture of West Africa.

Predotova, Martina, 2009: Vertical nutrient fluxes in urban vegetable production of Niamey, Niger.
nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2010031732403

Sohail Kundi, Mohammad, 2009: Ecophysiology of seed dormancy and salt tolerance of Grewia tenax (Forssk.) Fiori and Ziziphus spina-christi (L.) Willd.
nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2009102830785

Krug, Maike, 2009: Shifting cultivation and forest resources in Nagaland, N.-E. India.
nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2010061733494

Lüdeling, Eike, 2007: Sustainability of mountain oases in Oman. Effects of agro-environmental changes on traditional cropping systems.

Kywe, Myo, 2006: Phosphorus response and amino acid composition of different green gram (Vigna radiata (L.) K.Wilczek) cultivars and green gram rotation effects on maize (Zea mays L.) growth in Myanmar.

Siebert, Stefan, 2005: Analysis of arid agricultural systems using quantitative image analysis, modeling and geographical information systems.

Nagieb, Maher, 2004: Nährstofflüsse und pflanzengenetische Ressourcen in zwei Bergoasen des nördlichen Oman.

Thein, Soe Soe, 2004: Effects of soil fertility management practices on nutrient availability and yield of rice in Myanmar.

Zermane, Nadjia, 2004: Potential of rhizobacteria to control parasitic weeds of the genus Orobance.

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Illustrated book "Mountain Oases of Oman"
Buerkert, A. & E. Schlecht (eds.) 2010. Oases of Oman: Millenia old livelihood systems at the crossroads. Second expanded edition, Al Roya Press & Publishing House, Muscat, Oman. 145 p. ISBN: 978-9948-15-510-2.
Published in English and Arabian language

English
Arabic

From the work of the DFG-funded project package:
Transformation processes in oasis settlements of Oman
(1999 - 2007)

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