Publications concerning Madagaskar and SuLaMa: Page 1


  • Goetter J, Neudert R (accepted) New rules are not rules: Privatization of pastoral commons and local attempts at curtailment in southwest Madagascar. International Journal of the Commons
  • Goetter J (2016) The cattle raiders leave us no choice: New transhumance in the Mahafaly Plateau region in Madagascar. Madagascar Conservation & Development 11:1.  (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, 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.2016, 6:5. (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)

  • Selsam P, Schaeper W, Brinkmann K, Buerkert A (2016) 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 14 (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, 2205-2215. (Paper online)



  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Nowack J (2015) Community-based conversation in Madagascar, the 'cure-all' solution? Madagascar Conversation & Development Vol 10, No 1S (2015). (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)
  • 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)



  • Ganzhorn JU, Manjoazy T, Päplow O, Randrianriuanavelona R, Razafimanahaka JH, Ronto WM, Vogts E, Wätzold F, Walker RCJ (2014) Rights to trade for species conservation: exploring the issue of the radiated tortoise in Madagascar. Environmental Conservation (Download paper)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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).
  • 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)
  • 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.



  • Brinkmann K, Schumacher J, Dittrich A, Kadaore I, 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: 94-105.
  • Stoll-Kleemann S, Solbrig F, Buer C (2012) Biosphärenreservate – Chance zur Aufwertung des ländlichen Raumes? Ländlicher Raum, 63(3): 86-89.



  • 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.
  • 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, 11: 465-474.
  • 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.
  • Dossa LH, Abdulkadir A, Amadou H, Sangare S, Schlecht E (2011) Exploring the diversity of urban and peri-urbanagricultural systems in Sudano-Sahelian West Africa: An attempt towards a regional typology. Landscape and Urban Planning, 102: 197-206.
  • Dossa LH, Buerkert A, Schlecht E (2011) Cross-location analysis of the impact of household socioeconomic status on participation in urban and peri-urban agriculture in West Africa. Human Ecology, 39: 569-581.
  • 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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