Dr. Daniel Callo-Concha

Research themes
  • Land use and food security
  • Environmental and climate change
  • Ecosystem services
Research countries
  • Benin
  • Brazil
  • Burkina Faso
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Mexico
  • Peru
Research topic
Interface agricultural systems and environment: Complex systems analysis; Resilience/vulnerability and adaptability; Farming climate change adaptation; Food and nutritional security; Urbanization; Renewable energy
Research projects

- West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL). Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) of the Federal Republic of Germany.

- Improving food security in Africa through increased system productivity of biomass-based value webs (BiomassWeb). Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) of the Federal Republic of Germany

Tutorship of doctoral candidates

- Jose Jara-Alvear. GIS-based sustainability assessment of rural electri-fication in the Amazon Basin (Case study Ecuador)

- Omarsherif Mohamed Jemal. Enhancing food security through agroforestry systems while improving households’ biomass webs in Southwestern Ethiopia

- Bertrand Nero. Urban Green Space Management Enhances Carbon Sequestration and Conserves Biodiversity in Developing Countries – Case of Ghana

- Denise Matias. Assessing the decline of wild honey production in Palawan, Philippines

- Melissa Quispe. Harmonizing mining activities with the agriculture of local communities in Peru

- Olabisi Badmos . Curbing slum formation: A case study of a megacity in Nigeria (Lagos)


Callo-Concha, D., M. Denich, J.P.A. Lamers and C. Borgemeister. 2016. Bridging science and development: lessons learnt from two decades of development research. Agroforestry Systems, DOI: 10.1007/s10457-016-0008-y.
T. Wiersberg, D. Callo-Concha and F. Ewert. 2016. Pitfall or Priority Drift? Participatory Tree Domestication Programs: The Case of Agroforestry in the Peruvian Amazon. Journal of Sustainable Forestry, DOI:10.1080/10549811.2016.1213641.


Callo-Concha, D. 2015. (In press). West African farmers’ climate change adaptation: from technological change towards transforming institutions. In: Filho, W., O´Hare, P., Seixas, J. (eds.): Technological approaches and finances towards Climate Change Adaptation. Springer, Berlin.


Callo-Concha D. 2014. Approaches to managing disturbance and change: Resilience, vulnerability and adaptability. ZEF Working Paper Series 133. Further Information
Callo-Concha D., Sommer J.H., Kleemann J., Gatzweiler F. and M. Denich. 2014. Marginality from a socioecological perspective. In: von Braun J. and F. Gatzweiler (eds.): Marginality: Addressing the Nexus of Poverty, Exclusion and Ecology. Springer. 57-65. Further Information
Callo-Concha, D. and F. Ewert. 2014. Using the concepts of resilience, vulnerability and adaptability for the assessment and analysis of agricultural systems. Change and Adaptation in Socio-Ecological Systems. Change and Adaptation in Socio-Ecological Systems, 1 (1): 1-11. (Open Access) Further Information
Callo-Concha, D., Denich, M.. 2014. A participatory framework to assess multifunctional land-use systems with multicriteria and multivariate analyses: A case study on agrobiodiversity of agroforestry systems in Tomé Açú, Brazil. Change Adaptation Socioecol. Syst., 1: 40-50. (Open Access) Further Information


Callo-Concha D. 2013. Roger Leakey. Living with the trees of life: Towards the transformation of tropical agriculture. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics. Vol. 114, No 1. Further Information
Callo-Concha D., Gaiser T., Webber H., Tischbein B., Müller M. and F. Ewert. 2013. Farming in the West African Sudan Savanna: Insights in the context of climate change. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 8 (38): 4693-4705. Further Information
Callo-Concha, D. 2013. Prácticas agroforestales y especies de uso múltiple para la rehabilitación y conservación de suelos volcánicos en López Mateos, Tlaxcala: percepción de los agricultores. Sociedades Rurales, Producción y Medio Ambiente, 13 (26): 120-134. Further Information


Callo-Concha D., Gaiser T. and F. Ewert. 2012. Farming and cropping systems in the West African Sudanian Savanna WASCAL research area: Northern Ghana, Southwest Burkina Faso and Northern Benin. ZEF Working Paper Series 100. Further Information
Pütter F., and Kremers A. (Eds.), Abdu N., Ako R., Backhaus J., Bergset L., Bezerra J., Bobojonov I., Borges V, Cakirli Akyüz N., Callo-Concha D., Castro R., Cundill G., Drees R., Escalante N., Haake H., Havemann A., Hezel B., Hotes S., Ibeh L., Karimov A. 2012. White paper of the 2012 winter school on Limits to Growth Revisited. Further Information


Callo-Concha D. and M. Denich. 2010. Operationalizing environmental services of agroforestry systems: Functional biodiversity assessment in Tomé-Açú, Pará, Brazil. In: Montagnini F. (eds.): Agroforestry as a Tool for Landscape Restoration: challenges and opportunities for success. Nova Science Publishers. 143-156. Further Information


Callo-Concha, D.. 2009. An Approach to Environmental Services Assessment: Functional Biodiversity in Tropical Agroforestry Systems: The Case of Tomé-Açú, Northern Brazil. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn. Ecology and Development Series No, 65 Further Information


Callo-Concha D. 2008. Servicios ambientales por sistemas agroforestales; una aproximación. In: Quintero, M.L. and C. Fonseca H. (eds.): Desarrollo sustentable: aplicaciones e indicadores. Cámara de Diputados LX legislatura y Editorial Porrua. 223-248. Further Information


Callo-Concha D. 2005. Uma Abordagem Biofísica aos Serviços Ambientais dados pelos Sistemas de Uso da Terra: Biodiversidade Funcional pelos Sistemas Agroflorestais Tropicais (O caso de Tomé-Açú no Norte do Brasil). Acai.com Publicação dos Projetos Gestão Sustentável do Desenvol.


Callo-Concha D. 2004. Alcances ambientales del sistema global. In: Saldívar, A., Ríos-Gómez, R., Garrido R.C., Cruz A.R., Callo-Concha, D. Toledo M.C., Chapela, G., Ramírez M.C., Quintero S. M., and S.M. Rocha (eds.): Recursos naturales y desarrollo sustentable: reflexiones en torno a su problemática. Cámara de Diputados, LIX Legislatura y la Escuela Nacional de Estudios Profesionales, Aragón de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. 65-85. Further Information
Callo-Concha D., Rajagopal, I. and L. Krishnamurthy. 2004. Secuestro de Carbono por Sistemas Agroforestales en Veracruz. Ciencia UANL, VII (2): 60-65. Further Information


Callo-Concha D. 2002. Biocolonialismo, una aproximación. Centro de Investigaciones Económicas, Sociales y Tecnológicas de la Agroindustria y la Agricultura Mundial y Universidad Autónoma Chapingo. Chapingo, México. Further Information
Callo-Concha D., Krishnamurthy L. and J. Alegre. 2002. Secuestro de Carbono por Sistemas Agroforestales Amazónicos. Revista Chapingo: Ciencias Forestales y Medio Ambiente, VIII (2): 101-106. Further Information
Callo-Concha D., Krishnamurthy L. and J. Alegre. 2002. Estimación del Carbono Secuestrado por algunos Sistemas Agroforestales y testigos en tres pisos ecológicos de la Amazonía del Perú. In: Krishnamurthy, L. and M. Uribe (eds.): Tecnologías Agroforestales para el Desarrollo Sostenible. Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales y Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente. 159-182. Further Information

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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CV jan 16.pdf [PDF | 140.85KB]

Daniel Callo-Concha

Senior Researcher