Dr. Regina Roessler

Research Assistant, Göttingen & Witzenhausen
Anschrift Animal Husbandry in the Tropics and Subtropics
Albrecht-Thaer-Weg 3
D-37075 Göttingen
Animal Husbandry in the Tropics and Subtropics
Steinstrasse 19
D-37213 Witzenhausen
Telefon Göttingen: +49 551 39-7074 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri) Witzenhausen: +49 5542 98-1280 (Wed)
Telefax +49 551 39-5587
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Curriculum Vitae

Professional career

Since July 2013: Research Assistant at the Group Animal Husbandry in the Tropics and Subtropics at the Universities of Kassel and Göttingen

2011 – 2013: Research Assistant at the Association of Techniques and Structures in Agriculture  (KTBL e.V.), Darmstadt

2008 – 2010 and 2012 – 2013 : Research Assistant at the Institute of Animal Production in the Tropics and Subtropics, Department of Animal Husbandry and Breeding in the Tropics and Subtropics, Hohenheim University, Stuttgart

1997 – 2000: Foreign Language Assistant at the Federal Foreign Office, Bonn and Berlin, and German Embassy in Niamey, Niger

Academic education

2005 – 2009: Postgraduate studies in Agricultural Sciences/Animal Breeding at Hohenheim University, Stuttgart

Title of PhD thesis:

Optimising breeding programmes with local pig breeds in North Vietnam considering functions of pigs for smallholders and logistic determinants

2000 – 2005: Diploma studies (M.Sc. equivalent) in Agricultural Biology (major subject: Animal Sciences) at Hohenheim University, Stuttgart

Title of diploma thesis:

Determining selection traits for local pig breeds in Northern Vietnam: smallholder breeding practices and trait preferences


Expertise / Research interests

  • Modeling of nutrient intakes, nutrient flows and GHG and NH3 emissions in livestock production systems (intensive and extensive production systems in temperate and tropical regions)
  • Urban and peri-urban livestock production
  • Livestock husbandry and breeding in the tropics and subtropics
  • Development of (community-based) livestock breeding programs
  • Countries: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Vietnam, Germany
  • Livestock species: Pigs, large and small ruminants, poultry


Bellwood-Howard, I., V. Häring, H. Karg, R. Roessler, J. Schlesinger, M. Shakya. 2015. Characteristics of urban and peri-urban agriculture in West Africa: results of an exploratory survey conducted in Tamale (Ghana) and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI). 38p. (IWMI Working Paper 163); DOI 10.5337/2015.214

Roessler, R., S.E. Mpouam, T. Muchemwa, E. Schlecht. 2016. Emerging development pathways of urban livestock production in rapidly growing West African cities. Sustainability 8(11), 1199; DOI 10.3390/su8111199