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Articles/Abstracts:

 
Esther Amler et al.:

Definitions and Mapping of East African Wetlands: A Review.

published in: Remote Sensing - 2015, 7(5), 5256-5282

Carmen Anthonj:

Wetland-related Diseases, Health Risk Perceptions and Behaviour in Ewaso Narok Swamp, Kenya

published in: WHO CC Newsletter Water & Risk, 24, 2016, 8-10

Carmen Anthonj et al.:

Water, sanitation and hygiene in wetlands. A case study from the Ewaso Narok Swamp, Kenya.

published in: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health - 2016, 219(7/A), 606–616

Mathias Becker:

Wetlands in East Africa: Reconciling future use with environmental protection.

published in: Tielkes, E and Fernandez, R. (eds.) Management of land use systems for enhanced food security: conflicts, controversies and resolutions. Cuvellier Verlag, Göttingen, 2015, 347

Kai Behn et al.:

Monitoring wetland vegetation regeneration in an inland valley in Uganda.

published in: Tielkes, E and Fernandez, R. (eds.) Management of land use systems for enhanced food security: conflicts, controversies and resolutions. Cuvellier Verlag, Göttingen, 2015, 91

Sonja Beuel et al.:

A rapid assessment of anthropogenic disturbances in East African wetlands.

published in: Ecological Indicators, Vol. 67, 2016, 684-692

Sonja Beuel et al.:

Analyse von on-site und off-site Faktoren der hydrologischen Feuchtgebietsde-gradation in Ostafrika

published in: Forum für Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, Vol. 35.15, Hennef 2015, 171-180

Clemens Greiner:

Disputing the Floodplains: Institutional Change and the Politics of Resource Management in African Wetlands.

published in: International Journal of the Commons 7(2), 2013, 579-581.

Fridah Kirimi et al.:

Influence of Vegetation Cover on the Oh Soil Moisture Retrieval Model: A Case Study of the Malinda Wetland, Tanzania.

published in: Advances in Remote Sensing, 5, 2016, 28-42

Julius Kwesiga et al.:

Nutrient management strategies for rice production in the Kilombero floodplain of Tanzania.

published in: Tielkes, E and Fernandez, R. (eds.) Management of land use systems for enhanced food security: conflicts, controversies and resolutions. Cuvellier Verlag, Göttingen, 2015, 119

Constanze Leemhuis et al.:

East African wetland-catchment data base for sustainable wetland management

published in: Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences, 374, 2016, 123–128

Matian van Soest:

Small scale farming and malaria in Uganda: the ambivalent role of wetlands

published in: WHO CC Newsletter Water & Risk, 24, 2016, 11-13

Susanne Ziegler et al.:

Potential of agronomic management options on rice productivity in valley swamps of Uganda.

published in: Tielkes, E and Fernandez, R. (eds.) Management of land use systems for enhanced food security: conflicts, controversies and resolutions. Cuvellier Verlag, Göttingen, 2015, 303 (full paper version available at ISBN 978-3-7369-9092-0)

   

Presentations:

 
Miguel Alvarez et al.:

Database on wetland vegetation in East Africa
presented at: 13th meeting on vegetation databases - Vegetation Databases and Ecological Restoration, Institute of Hydrology (BFG) in Koblenz, Germany, 24–26 February 2014

Carmen Anthonj et al.:

WASH in Wetlands. Where do we stand?
presented at: 2016 UNC Water & Health Conference: Where Science meets Policy in Chapel Hill, USA, 10 – 14 October 2016

Carmen Anthonj et al.:

Gesundheitsverhalten und Nutzung von Gesundheitsversorgung im Ewaso Narok Swamp, Kenia
presented at: Annual Meeting AK MedGeo in Remagen, Germany, 6 – 8 October 2016

Carmen Anthonj et al.:

Wasser und Gesundheit als Forschungsschwerpunkte am GeoHealth Centre
presented at: Forum Wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs am Dies Academicus der Universität Bonn, 25 May 2016

Carmen Anthonj et al.:

Die Auswirkungen von Feuchtgebieten auf den Nexus von Wasser und Gesundheit
presented at: Deutscher Kongress für Geographie 2015 Stadt Land Schaf(f)t – Land Schaf(f)t Stadt in Berlin, Germany, 1-6 October 2015

Carmen Anthonj & Sophie-Bo Heinkel et al.:

Feuchtgebiete in Ostafrika – Gesundheitsrisiko und Beitrag zum Wohlbefinden
presented at: Deutscher Kongress für Geographie 2015 Stadt Land Schaf(f)t – Land Schaf(f)t Stadt in Berlin, Germany, 1-6 October 2015

Carmen Anthonj et al.:

Estimating water-related health risks in East African wetland ecosystems
presented at: 16th International Medical Geography Symposium in Vancouver, Canada, 5–10 July 2015

Carmen Anthonj et al.:

Health risk assessment in wetlands – the case of a Kenyan floodplain
presented at: 7th International Water and Health Seminar in Cannes, France, 29 June – 1 July 2015

Carmen Anthonj et al.:

Die Auswirkungen von Wetlands auf den Nexus von Wasser und Gesundheit. Eine Fallstudie aus Ruanda
presented at: Jahrestagung des AK Medizinische Geographie (DGfG) 8. Humboldtsteiner Tage in Remagen, Germany, 9-11 October 2014

Mathias Becker et al.:

Wetland research: Concepts for interdisciplinary and cross-scale integration.
presented at: Tropentag, Berlin, Germany, September 16-18, 2015

Mathias Becker et al.:

Agricultural use and vulnerability of small wetlands
presented at: Tropentag, “Agricultural development within the rural-urban continuum”, Stuttgart, Germany, September 17-19, 2013

Kai Behn et al.:

A vegetation‐based index of biotic integrity applied to riparian vegetation in East Africa
presented at: 14th Meeting on Vegetation Databases, “Vegetation Databases and Inference of Ecological Processes”, Oldenburg, Germany, March 4-6, 2015

Sonja Beuel et al.:

Development of hydrogeological conceptual models of wetlands in data scarce regions, the Kilombero floodplain, Tanzania and the Namulonge valley, Uganda.
presented at 25. Tagung der Fachsektion Hydrogeologie in der DGGV, Karlsruhe, 13-17 April 2016

Sonja Beuel et al.:

Analyse von on-site und off-site Faktoren der hydrologischen Feuchtgebietsdegradation in Ostafrika
presented at: Tag der Hydrologie 2015, Bonn, 19-20 März 2015

Sophie-Bo Heinkel et al.:

Von Wasser und Emotionen – Wie ein Feuchtgebiet das emotionale Wohlbefinden seiner Anwohner beeinflusst
presented at: Annual meeting of the AK Medizinische Geographie 8. Humboldtsteiner Tage in Remagen, Germany. 6 – 8 October 2016

Sophie-Bo Heinkel et al.:

Place attachment as basic condition for wellbeing and life satisfaction in Africa
presented at: 18. International Conference on Positive Psychology and Wellbeing in London, UK. 23. – 24. Juni 2016

Sophie-Bo Heinkel et al.:

Emotion matters - The meanings of a wetland in Uganda
presented at: 17. European Chapter Meeting of the Society of Wetlands Scientists in Potsdam, Germany. 17 – 20 May 2016

Sophie-Bo Heinkel et al.:

Ortsbezogenes Wohlbefinden und Raumwahrnehmung im Ökosystem “Wetland” in Uganda
presented at: Deutscher Kongress für Geographie 2015 Stadt Land Schaf(f)t – Land Schaf(f)t Stadt in Berlin, Germany, 1-6 October 2015

Sophie-Bo Heinkel et al.:

Place-related well-being of people being attached to wetlands in Wakiso District, Uganda
presented at: 16th International Medical Geography Symposium in Vancouver, Canada, 5–10 July 2015

Sophie-Bo Heinkel et al.:

Ortsbezogenes Wohlbefinden als lokaler Motor für die Nachhaltigkeit von Aktivitäten zum Umweltschutz – eine Fallstudie zu Feuchtgebieten in Uganda
presented at: Jahrestagung des AK Medizinische Geographie (DGfG) 8. Humboldtsteiner Tage in Remagen, Germany, 9-11 October 2014

Laura Heiß et al.:

Assessment of hydrogeological setting and water quality in relation to agricultural production in an Ugandan wetland.
presented at: 11th International Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment, Kampala, Uganda 24-28 October 2016

Laura Heiß et al.:

Hydrogeochemical evolution of subsurface water in a valley bottom wetland, Uganda.
presented at: 25. Tagung der Fachsektion Hydrogeologie in der DGGV, Karlsruhe, 13-17 April 2016

Fridah Kirimi et al.:

Land use and land cover dynamics assessment at different spatial and temporal scales – Kilombero Catchment, Tanzania
presented at: 11th International Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment, Kampala, Uganda, 24-28 October 2016

Constanze Leemhuis et al.:

East African wetland-catchment data base for sustainable wetland management
presented at: International Conference Water Resources Assessment and Seasonal Prediction, Koblenz, Germany, 13 – 16 October 2015

Constanze Leemhuis et al.:

A rapid tile approach for wetland degradation assessment in East Africa
presented at: International Wetlands Conference Huesca, Spain, 14-18 September 2014

Constanze Leemhuis et al.:

WETLANDS in EAST AFRICA - Reconciling future food production with environmental protection
presented at: GWSP International Conference, “Water in the Anthropocene“ in Bonn, Germany, 21-24 May 2013

Moses Muriuki et al.:

Land cover changes and effects on hydrology in Ewaso Narok wetland, Laikipia County, Kenya
presented at: 11th International Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment, Kampala, Uganda 24-28 October 2016

Magdalene Mutumi Mwangi et al.:

Time preference and resource use behavior by wetland users: The case of Ewaso Narok wetland, Kenya
presented at: Second SAED International Conference Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, November 29-December 01, 2016

Kristian Naeschen et al.:

Regional scale wetland-catchment interactions in East Africa
presented at: 12. PhD candidate Workshop “AG-HydMod“. Munich, Germany, May 28-29, 2015

Stefan Sieber & Mathias Becker et al.:

Wetland research: GlobE: a research initiative on food security in Africa.
presented at: First International Conference on Global Food Security, Leeuwenhorst, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, September 29-October 2, 2013

Frank Thonfeld et al.:

Fusion von RapidEye-Zeitreihendaten mit UAV-Daten - Untersuchungen im Kilombero-Feuchtgebiet nahe Ifakara (Tansania).
presented at: 7th RESA Workshop, 29.–30. April 2015, Bonn, Germany

Johanna Treidl:

How to load a marshland on a plane and export it to Europe. Rwandan farmers' experiences with marshland policies and private investors.
presented at: DVLP PHD-Seminary The production of subjectivity under neo-liberal governance, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, April 14-15, 2016

Matian van Soest:

GlobE - Wetlands in East Africa: Chances and Challenges of Wetland Agriculture.
presented at: Anthropology of and for River Deltas, GSSC, University of Cologne, Germany, August 23-24, 2016

Matian van Soest:

Malaria and health-seeking among wetland users in central Uganda: notions of time and temporality
presented at: MAYS conference in Lisbon, Portugal, June 23-24, 2016

   

Posters:

 
Miguel Alvarez et al.:

Typology and assessment of wetlands
presented at: PLANT 2030 Status Seminar 2015, Kongresshotel Potsdam, Germany, March 4-6, 2015

Esther Amler:

Getting on the track of potential food baskets: A multitemporal satellite data analysis to develop an inventory of East African wetland
presented at: 2nd International Workshop on Temporal Analysis of Satellite Images, Stockholm, Sweden June 17-19, 2015

Esther Amler:

A remote sensing based inventory of East African wetlands
presented at: ESA Data User Element (DUE) - Mapping Water Bodies from Space in ESA Frascati, Italy, March 18-19, 2015

Esther Amler et al.:

Assessment of condition, change and potential of East African wetlands for food security
presented at: 2nd Open Science Meeting - Land transformations: between global challenges and local realities in Berlin, Germany, 19-21 March 2014

Esther Amler et al.:

The contribution of multisensor satellite data to a systematic sampling strategy of East African wetlands
presented at: First joint Workshop of the EARSeL Special Interest Group on Land Use & Land Cover and the NASA LCLUC Program - Frontiers in Earth Observation for Land System Science, Department of Geography of Humboldt-Universität in Berlin, Germany, 17-18 March 2014

Mathias Becker et al.:

Central field experiments
presented at: PLANT 2030 Status Seminar 2015, Kongresshotel Potsdam, Germany, March 4-6, 2015

Mathias Becker et al.:

Wetlands in East Africa
presented at: PLANT 2030 Status Seminar 2015, Kongresshotel Potsdam, Germany, March 4-6, 2015

Mathias Behangana et al.:

Biodiversity and indicators of change
presented at: PLANT 2030 Status Seminar 2015, Kongresshotel Potsdam, Germany, March 4-6, 2015

Kai Behn et al.:

Regeneration dynamics in floodplains: plant species guilds in the Kilombero Floodplain, Tanzania
presented at: European Conference of Tropical Ecology, Brussels, Belgium. February 6-10, 2017

Kai Behn et al.:

Flora and Vegetation in East African Wetlands in the Context of Land Use Changes
presented at: Tropentag, Vienna, Austria, September 18-21, 2016

Kai Behn et al.:

Monitoring Wetland Vegetation Regeneration in an Inland Valley in Uganda
presented at: Tropentag, Berlin, Germany, September 16-18, 2015

Kai Behn et al.:

Assessment of floristic and structural variables of vegetation: the impact of agricultural use in East African wetland ecosystems
presented at: 13th meeting on vegetation databases - Vegetation Databases and Ecological Restoration, Institute of Hydrology (BFG) in Koblenz, Germany, 24–26 February 2014

Sonja Beuel et al.:

Linkages between groundwater and agricultural production in a Ugandan wetland.
presented at: 43nd IAH Congress, Montpellier, France, September 25-29, 2016

Sonja Beuel et al.:

Groundwater – wetland interactions in the northeastern Kilombero catchment, Tanzania.
presented at: 42nd IAH (International Association of Hydrogeologists) Congress Aqua 2015, Hydrogeology: Back to the Future!, Rome, Italy, September 13-18, 2015

Volker Ermert et al.:

Climate variability and scenarios
presented at: PLANT 2030 Status Seminar 2015, Kongresshotel Potsdam, Germany, March 4-6, 2015

Sabine Fiedler & Nicolas Brüggemann et al.:

Soil attributes and dynamics
presented at: PLANT 2030 Status Seminar 2015, Kongresshotel Potsdam, Germany, March 4-6, 2015

Bisrat Gebrekidan et al.:

The Dynamics of Land-use Change in Kilombero Valley Floodplain: Characterization of Agents.
presented at: Tropentag 2016, Vienna, Austria, September 18–21, 2016

Clemens Greiner et al.:

Socio-economic dynamics in and beyond wetlands
presented at: PLANT 2030 Status Seminar 2015, Kongresshotel Potsdam, Germany, March 4-6, 2015

Collins Handa et al.:

Traditional uses of weed flora by local communities in agriculturally used wetlands of East Africa
presented at: Tropentag, “Agricultural development within the rural-urban continuum”, Stuttgart, Germany, September 17-19, 2013

Paul Kiepe et al.:

Boosting Africa`s rice sector
presented at: PLANT 2030 Status Seminar 2015, Kongresshotel Potsdam, Germany, March 4-6, 2015

Fridah Kirimi et al.:

Preliminary soil moisture retrieval results from TerraSAR-X Satellite Images in Ifakara (Tanzania)
presented at: TerraSAR-X /TanDEM science team meeting 2016, German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, October 17-20, 2016

Fridah Kirimi et al.:

Tropical Wetland Monitoring using RapidEye and Sentinel 1 Satellite Images in Ifakara (Tanzania)
presented at: Living Planet Symposium 2016, Prague, Czech Republic, May 9-13, 2016

Fridah Kirimi et al.:

Mapping of East African Wetlands using Multisensor Remote Sensing
presented at: Living Planet Symposium 2016, Prague, Czech Republic, May 9-13, 2016

Fridah Kirimi et al.:

Wetland Dynamics using RapidEyeTasseled Cap Coefficients
presented at: 4. gemeinsame Jahrestagung des AK Fernerkundung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie, Universität Bonn, Germany, September 24-25, 2015

Fridah Kirimi et al.:

Multiscale mapping of East African wetlands using multi sensor remote sensing
presented at: 4. gemeinsame Jahrestagung des AK Fernerkundung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie, Universität Bonn, Germany, September 24-25, 2015

Julius Kwesiga et al.:

Nutrient Management Strategies for Rice Production in the Kilombero Flood Plain in Tanzania
presented at: Tropentag, Berlin, Germany, September 16-18, 2015

Julius Kwesiga et al.:
Integrated Nutrient Management for Sustainable
Rice Production in Rainfed Kilombero
Floodplains, Tanzania

presented at: Workshop of the Right Livelihood College, "Food security and sustainable agriculture: The future of smallholder farmers?", Center for Development Research, Bonn, Germany, May 30 – June 4, 2015
Daniel Kyalo Willy:

Economics and ecosystem services
presented at: PLANT 2030 Status Seminar 2015, Kongresshotel Potsdam, Germany, March 4-6, 2015

Matthias Langensiepen et al.:

Modelling concept
presented at: PLANT 2030 Status Seminar 2015, Kongresshotel Potsdam, Germany, March 4-6, 2015

Constanze Leemhuis et al.:

Water dynamics at multiple scales
presented at: PLANT 2030 Status Seminar 2015, Kongresshotel Potsdam, Germany, March 4-6, 2015

Andreas Müller et al.:

Usability of a UAV for wetland mapping - Results from a flight campaign in East Africa
presented at: 3. gemeinsamer Workshop der AKs Auswertung von Fernerkundungsdaten der DGPF e.V. Fernerkundung der DGfG e.V., "Vom Potential zur Lösung", TU Berlin, Germany, October 9–10, 2014

Kristian Naeschen & Geofrey Gabiri et al.:

Hydrological modeling on multiple scales in a data scarce catchment in East Africa
presented at: Water Resources Assessment & Seasonal Prediction, Koblenz, Germany, October 13-16, 2015

Andrea Rechenburg et al.:

Human health in wetlands
presented at: PLANT 2030 Status Seminar 2015, Kongresshotel Potsdam, Germany, March 4-6, 2015

Patrik Veltins et al.:

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in temporary settlements of farmers in the Kilombero floodplain,Tanzania
presented at: 18th International Symposium on Health-Related Water Microbiology WaterMicro2015 in Lisbon, Portugal, September 13-19, 2015

Susanne Ziegler et al.:

Potential of Agronomic Management Options on Rice Production in Valley Swamps of Uganda
presented at: Tropentag, Berlin, Germany, September 16-18, 2015

   

PhD theses:

 

 in preparation
   

Master theses:

 
Henrik Bours Irrigation Water Requirements in the Ewaso Narok Swamp in Laikipia, Kenya Using the CropWat Model and their Influence on Downstream River Discharges (Radboud University – Prof. Dr. Toine Smits, University of Duisburg-Essen - Dr. Gabriele Berberich)
Tilmann Christoph Brunnberg Pest Screening in Smallholder Tomato Production: Comparison of Occurrence and Impactof Root-Knot Nematodes (Meloidogyne sp.) on Tomato Production on Wetland Soils of Ewaso Narok at Different Stages of Cultivation (University of Bonn – Prof. Dr. Florian Grundler, Kenyatta University Nairobi - Dr. George M. Kariuki)
Michael Fuh Implications of iron-toxic conditions on some contrasting rice genotypes at the reproductive stages (University of Bonn – Prof. Dr. Mathias Becker)
Tina Geißler Hydrochemical characterization of the northeastern Kilombero catchment around Ifakara, Tanzania (University of Bonn – Prof. Dr. Barbara Reichert)
Gesa Heinichen Water use related conflicts and resource management around a small wetland in central Kenya (Ewaso Narok, Laikipia) (University of Cologne – Prof. Dr. Michael Bollig)
Kornelia Kleißler Assessment of areal drivers and pressures determining wetland degradation in East Africa (University of Bonn – Prof. Dr. Bernd Diekkrüger)
Katharina Liedtke Geochemical and hydrogeological characterization of the northeastern Kilombero catchment around Ifakara, Tanzania (University of Bonn – Prof. Dr. Barbara Reichert)
Yasmin Krohm Seasonal soil N dynamics and contribution of valley slopes to matter fluxes in wetlands of Uganda. (University of Bonn – Prof. Dr. Barbara Reichert & Prof. Dr. Mathias Becker)
Piotr Przysucha Assessment of hydro-physical properties and development of a "false chronosequence" of anthropogenic influenced soils in wetland regions of Namulonge, Uganda (University of Bonn – Prof. Dr. Bernd Diekkrüger)
Bernd Schnäbeli Tomatenanbau in Namulonge/Uganda: Pflanzenschutzpotentiale durch Sortenwahl (University of Bonn - Prof. Dr. U. Köpke & Dr. Daniel Neuhoff)
Patrik Veltins Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Assessment of temporary settlements in the Kilombero floodplains, Tanzania (University of Cologne – Prof. Dr. Michael Sturm & University of Bonn – Dr. Andrea Rechenburg)
Martin Ziegler Survey and Analysis of the Soil Moisture Dynamics in a Wetland (University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal – Prof. Dr. Frido Reinstorf & University of Bonn – Prof. Dr. Bernd Diekkrüger)
   

Books:

 
Mathias Becker, Miguel Alvarez, Kai Behn, Bodo M. Möseler, Collins Handa, Helida Oyieke, Salome Misana, Neema Mogha:
Small wetlands in East Africa: A field guide to the representative flora. 2014. Selbstverlag, Bonn. Germany. 202 pp.  ISBN 978-3-00-047349-4.
   

Reports:

 
GlobE-Wetlands
Annual progress report (January 2015 – December 2015)
GlobE-Wetlands
Annual progress report (January 2014 – December 2014)
GlobE-Wetlands
Annual progress report (July 2013 – December 2013)

Shared data set:

 
Alvarez, Miguel et al.
EA-Splist: Species list of East Africa (version for turboveg 2.118)
Alvarez, Miguel et al.
EA-Splist: Species list of East Africa (version for taxlist package)
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