Publikationen zu Madagaskar und SuLaMa




  • Feldt T (2017) Increasing environmental awareness using comic-style illustrations as a visual communication tool, Madagascar. In: Liniger HP, Mekdaschi Studer R, Moll P, Zander U (Eds.) Making Sense of Research for Sustainable Land Management. Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Switzerland and Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research GmbH – UFZ, Leipzig, Germany, pp. 235–238.
  • Feldt T, Antsonantenainarivony O, Schlecht E (2017) Feed selection on dry rangelands in southwestern Madagascar: Implications for ruminant nutrition in view of ecological and social challenge. Journal of Arid Environments 144, 81-90. (Paper online)
  • Fritz-Vietta N (2017) Rapid and Participatory Rural Appraisal Study (MARP). In: Liniger HP, Mekdaschi Studer R, Moll P, Zander U (Eds.) Making Sense of Research for Sustainable Land Management. Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Switzerland and Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research GmbH – UFZ, Leipzig, Germany, pp. 239–242.
  • Fritz-Vietta N, Tahirindraza HS, Stoll-Kleemann S (2017) Local people's knowledge with regard to land use activities in southwest Madagascar – Conceptual insights for sustainable land management. Journal of Environmental Management 199, 126-138. (Paper online)
  • Goetter JF, Kobbe S, Fricke R, Kübler D (2017) Sustainable propagation of the fodder tree Euphorbia stenoclada (“samata”). In: Liniger HP, Mekdaschi Studer R, Moll P, Zander U (Eds.) Making Sense of Research for Sustainable Land Management. Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Switzerland and Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research GmbH – UFZ, Leipzig, Germany, pp. 227–230.
  • Hänke H, Barkmann J (2017) Insurance function of livestock: Farmer’s coping capacity with regional droughts in south-western Madagascar. World Development 96, 264-275. (Paper online)
  • Hänke H, Barkmann J, Coral C, Kaustky EE, Marggraf R (2017) Social-ecological traps hinder rural development in southwestern Madagascar. Ecology and Society 22:1:42. (Paper online)
  • Hawlitschek, O, Toussaint EFA, Gehring P-S, Ratsoavina FM, Cole N, Crottini A, Nopper J, Lam AW, Vences M, Glaw F (2017) Gecko phylogeography in the Western Indian Ocean region: The oldest clade of Ebenavia inunguis lives on the youngest island. Journal of Biogeography 44:2, 409-420. (Paper online)
  • Manjoazy T, Razafimanahaka J, Ronto WM, Randrianavelona R, Ganzhorn JU, Jenkins RKB (2017) The supply of illegal tortoise meat in Toliara City, south-western Madagascar. Oryx, Adv. Online Publ. (Paper online)
  • Markova-Nenova M, Wätzold F (2017) PES for the poor? Preferences of potential buyers of forest ecosystem services for including distributive goals in the design of payments for conserving the dry spiny forest in Madagascar. Forest Policy and Economics 80, 71-79. (Paper online)
  • Neudert R, Ganzhorn JU, Wätzold F (2017) Global benefits and local costs – The dilemma of tropical forest conservation: A review of the situation in Madagascar. Environmental Conservation 44:1, 82-96. (Paper online)
  • Nopper J (2017) Participatory monitoring and evaluation of long-term changes in ecosystems. In: Liniger HP, Mekdaschi Studer R, Moll P, Zander U (Eds.) Making Sense of Research for Sustainable Land Management. Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Switzerland and Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research GmbH – UFZ, Leipzig, Germany, pp. 243–246.
  • Nopper J, Lauströer B, Rödel M-O, Ganzhorn JU (2017) A structurally enriched agricultural landscape maintains high reptile diversity in sub-arid southwestern Madagascar. Journal of Applied Ecology 54:2, 480-488. (Paper online)
  • Nopper J, Ranaivojaona A, Riemann JC, Rödel M-O, Ganzhorn JU (2017) One forest is not like another – The contribution of community-based natural resource management to reptile conservation in Madagascar. Tropical Conservation Science 10, 1-9. (Paper online)
  • Randrianarison H, Wätzold F (2017) Are buyers of forest ecosystem services willing to consider distributional impacts of payments to local suppliers? Results from a choice experiment in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Environmental Conservation 44:1, 74-81. (Paper online)
  • Randrianarison H, Ramiaramanana J, Wätzold F (2017) When to pay? Adjusting the timing of payments in PES design to the needs of poor land users. Ecological Economics 138, 168-177. (Paper online)
  • Schwarz D, Newton D, Ratsimbazafy C (2017) Assessment of the international illicit wildlife trade of two critically endangered Malagasy endemic tortoises based on internet sources. SALAMANDRA – German Journal of Herpetology 53:1, 163-166. (Paper online)
  • Selsam P, Schaeper W, Brinkmann K, Buerkert A (2017) Acquisition and automated rectification of high-resolution RGB and near-IR aerial photographs to estimate plant biomass and surface topography in arid agro-ecosystems. Experimental Agriculture 53:1, 144-157. (Paper online)
  • Wesselow M (2017) Role-playing games in natural resource management. In: Liniger HP, Mekdaschi Studer R, Moll P, Zander U (Eds.) Making Sense of Research for Sustainable Land Management. Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Switzerland and Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research GmbH – UFZ, Leipzig, Germany, pp. 231–234.




  • Goetter JF, Neudert R (2016) New rules are not rules: Privatization of pastoral commons and local attempts at curtailment in southwest Madagascar. International Journal of the Commons 10:2, 617-641 .
  • Goetter JF (2016) The cattle raiders leave us no choice: New transhumance in the Mahafaly Plateau region in Madagascar. Madagascar Conservation & Development 11:1, 12-22.  (Paper online)
  • Ehlers J, Ganzhorn JU, Silaghi C, Krüger A, Pothmann D, Ratovonamana RY, Veit A, Keller C, Poppert S (2016) Tick (Amblyomma chabaudi) infestation of endemic tortoises in southwest Madagascar and investigation of tick-borne pathogens. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases 7, 378-383. (Paper online)
  • Feldt T, Neudert R, Fust P, Schlecht E (2016) Reproductive and economic performance of local livestock in southwestern Madagascar: Potentials and constraints of a highly extensive system. Agricultural System 149, 54-64. (Paper online)
  • Feldt T, Schlecht E (2016) Analysis of GPS trajectories to assess spatio-temporal differences in grazing patterns and land use preferences of domestic livestock in southwestern Madagascar. Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice, 6:5. (Paper online)
  • Noromiarilanto F, Brinkmann K, Faramalala MH, Buerkert A (2016) Assessment of food self-sufficiency in smallholder farming systems of south-western Madagascar using survey and remote sensing data. Agricultural Systems 149, 139-149. (Paper online)
  • Rasoloariniaina JR, Ganzhorn JU, Riemann JC, Raminosoa N (2016) Water quality and biotic interaction of two cavefish species: Typhleotris madagascariensis Petit, 1933 and Typhleotris mararybe Sparks & Chakrabarty, 2012, in the Mahafaly Plateau groundwater system, Madagascar. Subterranean Biology 18, 1-16. (Paper online)
  • Thielsen K (2016) Which form of agreement works for community-based management? A case study from southwestern Madagascar. Madagascar Conservation & Development 11:2, 66-76. (Paper online)
  • Winkler DE, Andrianasolo TH, Andriamandimbiarisoa L, Ganzhorn JU, Rakotondranary SJ, Kaiser TM, Schulz-Kornas E (2016) Tooth wear patterns in black rats (Rattus rattus) of Madagascar differ more in relation to human impact than to differences in natural habitats. Ecology and Evolution 6:7, 2205-2215. (Paper online)




  • Andriamparany JN, Brinkmann K, Whiele M, Jeannoda V, Buerkert A (2015) Modelling the distribution of wild yam species in southwestern Madagascar using biotic and abiotic factors.  Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 212, 38-48. (Paper online)
  • Förster J, Barkmann J, Fricke R, Hotes S, Kleyer M, Kobbe S, Küber D, Rumbauer C, Siegmund-Schultze M, Seppelt R, Settele J, Spangenberg J, Tekken V, Václavik T, Wittmer H (2015) Assessing ecosystem services for informing land-use decisions: A problem-oriented approach. Ecology and Society 20:3:31. (Paper online)
  • Ganzhorn JU, Manjoazy T, Päplow O, Randrianavelona R, Razafimanahaka JH, Ronto WM, Vogt E, Wätzold F, Walker RCJ (2015) Rights to trade for species conservation: exploring the issue of the radiated tortoise in Madagascar. Environmental Conservation 42:4, 291-293. (Paper online)
  • Gérard A, Ganzhorn JU, Kull CA, Carrière SM (2015) Possible roles of introduced plants for native vertebrate conservation: The case of Madagascar. Restoration Ecology 23:6, 768-775. (Paper online)
  • Hanisch S, Lohrey C,  Buerkert A (2015) Dewfall and its ecological significance in semi-arid coastal south-western Madagaskar. Journal of Arid Environments 121: 24-31.(Paper online)
  • Neudert R, Goetter JF, Andriamparany JN, Rakotoarisoa M (2015) Income diversification, wealth, education and well-being in rural south-western Madagascar: Results from the Mahafaly region. Development Southern Africa 32:6, 758-784. (Paper online)
  • Reibelt LM, Nowack J (2015) Community-based conversation in Madagascar, the 'cure-all' solution? Madagascar Conversation & Development Vol 10, No 1S (2015). (Paper online)
  • Plugge D, Kübler D, Neupane PR, Olschofsky K, Prill L (2017) Measurement, reporting and verifications systems in forest assessment. In: Laslo P, Köhl M (Eds.) Tropical Forestry Handbook. Springer, Berlin & Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 1–36.
  • Ranaivoson T, Brinkmann K, Rakouth B, Buerkert A (2015) Distribution, biomass and local importance of tamarind trees in south-western Madagascar. Global Ecology and Conservation 4, 14-25. (Paper online)
  • Randriamiharisoa LO, Rakotondravony D, Raherilalao MJ, Ranirison A, Wilmé L, Ganzhorn JU (2015) Effects of transhumance route on the richness and composition of bird communities in Tsimanampesotse National Park. Madagascar Conservation & Development 10:3S, 110-115. (Paper online)
  • Rasoloariniaina JR, Ganzhorn JU, Raminosoa N (2015) Physicochemical and bacteriological water quality across different forms of land use on the Mahafaly Plateau, Madagascar. Water Quality, Exposure and Health 7(2):111-124.(Download paper)
  • Waeber PO, Wilmé L, Ramamanjisoa B, Garcia C, Rakotomalala D, Rabemananjara ZH, Kull CA, Ganzhorn JU, Sorg J-P (2015) Dry forests in Madagascar: Neglected and under pressure. International Forestry Review 17, 127-148:S2. (Paper online)




  • Andriamparany J, Brinkmann K, Jeannoda V, 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 (Download paper)
  • Brinkmann K, Fanambinantsoa N, Ratovonamana RY, Buerkert 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.(Paper online)
  • Faust S, Hanisch S, Buerkert A, Joergensen R G (2014) Soil Properties Under Manured Tamarindus indica in the Littoral Plain of South-Western Madagascar. Arid Land Research and Management, 29(2): 167-179 (Download paper)
  • Rqibate A, Plugge D, Rabefahiry T, Ramamonjisoa B, Koehl M. (2014) Local livelihoods in the context of deforestation and forestdegradation: A study on three regions. In Madagascar Forests under pressure: Local response to global issues, International Union of Research Organizations (IUFRO).
  • Rocliffe S, Peabody S, Samoilys M, Hawkins JP (2014) Towards a network of locally managed marine areas (LMMAs) in the Western Indian Ocean. PLoS One 9(7): e103000.  (Download paper)




  • Castellano CM, Doody JS, Rakotondrainy R, Ronto W, Rakotondriamanga T, Duchene J, Randria Z (2013) Long-term monitoring and impacts of human harveston the radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata). Chelonian Research Monographs 6: 75-85.  (Download paper)
  • Ferguson B, Ganzhorn J, Jolly A, Louis EEJ, Rakotomalala D, Ramahaleo T (2013) Mahafaly and Mandrare: The spiny forest ecosystem. In Lemurs of Madagascar. A strategy for their conservation (ed. C. Schwitzer, R. A. Mittermeier, N. Davies, S. Johnson, J. Ratsimbazafy, J. Razafindramanana, E. E. J. Louis & S. Rajaobelina), pp. 106-108. Bristol: IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group, Bristol Conservation and Science Foundation, Conservation International.
  • Hammer JM (2013) Do bigger females produce bigger eggs? The influence of female body mass on egg mass in Astrochelys radiata. Chelonian Research Monographs 6: 119-123.   (Download paper)
  • Rasoma RVJ, Raselimanana AP, Ratovonamana YR, Ganzhorn JU (2013) Habitat use and diet of Astrochelys radiata in the sub-arid zone of southern Madagascar. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 12 (1): 56-69. (Download paper)
  • Ratovonamana YR, Rajeriarison C, Edmond R, Kiefer I, Ganzhorn JU (2013) Impact of livestock grazing on forest structure, plant species composition and biomass in southwestern Madagascar. Scripta Botanica Belgica 50: 82-92.




  • Bohr YE-MB, Giertz P, Ratovonamana YR, Ganzhorn JU (2011) The grey-brown mouse lemur (Microcebus griseorufus) as an example for distributional constraints through increasing desertification. Int J Primatol., 32: 901-913.
  • Fritz-Vietta NVM, Ferguson HB, Stoll-Kleemann S, Ganzhorn JU (2011) Conservation in a biodiversity hotspot: Insights from cultural and community perspectives in Madagascar In: Zachos FE, Habel JC, eds. Biodiversity hotspots. Heidelberg: Springer, pp 209-233.
  • Ganzhorn JU (2011) Conservation through payments for an ecosystem service? Madagascar Conservation and Development, 6: 55-56.
  • Kobbe S, Ganzhorn JU, Dausmann K (2011) Extreme individual flexibility of heterothermy in free-ranging Malagasy mouse lemurs (Microcebus griseorufus). Journal of comparative Physiology B, 181:165-173.
  • Marquard MJH, Jeglinski JWE, Razafimahatratra E, Ratovonamana YR, Ganzhorn JU (2011) Distribution, population size and morphometrics of the Giant-striped Mongoose Galidictis grandidieri (Wozencraft, 1986) in the sub-arid zone of south-western Madagascar. Mammalia, 75: 353-361.
  • Rakotondranary JS, Ganzhorn JU (2011). Habitat separation of sympatric Microcebus spp. in the dry spiny forest of south-eastern Madagascar. Folia Primatologica, 82: 212-223.
  • Rakotondranary JS, Hapke A, Ganzhorn JU (2011) Diversity of Microcebus spp. along an environmental gradient. Int J Primatol., 32: 1037-1057.




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