Dr. Gerd Ruecker

Research themes
  • Governance
  • Institutions
  • Governance and conflict
Research countries
  • Uzbekistan
  • Uganda
Research projects
Economic and Ecological Restructuring of Land- and Water Use in the Region Khorezm (Uzbekistan): A Pilot Project in Development Research Policies for improved land management in Uganda Bigombo Valley Development Project, Tanzania
Working groups

Khorezm project: farm level economic ecological optimization group


Khorezm project: regional level economic ecological optimization group


(see: www.khorezm.uni-bonn.de)


Ruecker G., Conrad C., Ibragimov N., Kienzler K.M., Ibrakhimov M., Martius C., Lamers J.P.A..  2012.  Spatial distribution of cotton yield and its relationship to environmental, irrigation infrastructure and water management factors on a regional scale in Khorezm, Uzbekistan.  In: Martius C., Rudenko I., Lamers J.P.A., Vlek P.L.G. (eds.): Cotton, water, salts and soums - economic and ecological restructuring in Khorezm, Uzbekistan. Dordrecht Heidelberg London New York, ISBN 978-94-007-1962-0, pp. 59-6.  


Schweitzer,C., G.Ruecker, C.Conrad, G.Strunz, and J.Bendix.  2007.  Knowledge-based land use classification combining expert knowledge, GIS, multi-temporal Landsat 7 ETM+ and MODIS time series data in Khorezm, Uzbekistan.  Göttinger Geographische Abhandlungen, 113   : 8 pp   .
Shi, Z., G. Ruecker, M. Mueller, N. Ibragimov, J.P.A. Lamers, G. Strunz and S.W. Dech.  2007.  Agro-meteorological modelling of cotton yields in the Amu Darja River floodplains of Usbekistan integrating multi-temporal MODIS, Landsat ETM+ earth observation and minimum field data.  Agronomy Journal, 99   : 1317–1326   . Further Information


Rücker, G.R., Dorigo, W.A., Lamers, J.P.A., Ibragimov, N., Kienzler, K., Strunz, G., Mueller, A., and P.L.G. Vlek.  2006.  Regional Estimation of Leaf Chlorophyll in Cotton in Uzbekistan by Upscaling a Vegetation Index from Plant Scale to Proba-1/CHRIS Hyperspectral Satellite Data. 


Brunner, A.C., S.J. Park, G.R. Ruecker, R. Dikau and P.L.G. Vlek.  2004.  Catenary soil development influencing erosion susceptibility along a hillslope in Uganda.  Catena, 58   : 1-22   .
Ruecker, G.  2004.  Spatial Variability of Soils on National and Hillslope Scale in Uganda.  Doctoral thesis at  Faculty of Math. & Nat. Science, University of Bonn.  Further Information
Ruecker, G., O Salaev, G. Ruzieva and J.P.A. Lamers.  2004.  Central GIS- and WWW-Metainformation Databases for Land- and Water Use Restructuring in Khorezm, Uzbekistan. 
Ruecker, G.R., O. Salaev, G. Ruzieva, G. Strunz, J. Lamers, C. Martius.  2004.  GIS Infrastructure for the ZEF/UNESCO Project on Land- and Water Use Restructuring in Khorezm, Uzbekistan.  Poster presentation in: Desertification Research and Development in Germany


Kaizzi C.K., H. Ssali, A. Nansamba, G. Ruecker and P. Vlek.  2003.  Estimated Farm-Level Nutrient Balances for the Farming Systems of Eastern Uganda.  Crop Science Journal of East Africa, : 22   .
Park S.J., G. Ruecker, W. Agyare, A. Akramhanov and P. Vlek.  2003.  Sensitivity of Spatial Resolution and Flow Routing Algorithm to Predict the Spatial Distribution of Soil Properties.  Geoderma, .
Ruecker, G., S. Park and P. Vlek.  2003.  Targeting land management strategies in Uganda.  ZEF news, 14   : 3-4   .
Ruecker, G.R. and C. Conrad.  2003.  Exploring Leaf Area Index Development and Land Cover Classification in the Lower Amu-Darya Basin in Uzbekistan Based on Multi-Temporal and Multi-Spatial Remote Sensing Data.  ZEF Work Papers for Sust. Dev. in CA 5
Ruecker, G.R., C. Conrad, R.R. Colditz, G. Strunz and S. Dech.  2003.  Remote sensing based mapping and characterization of soil and vegetation quality of potential plantation areas in the desiccated Aral Sea area.  ZEF Work Papers for Sust. Dev. in CA, No. 7
Ruecker, G.R., S.J. Park, H. Ssali and J. Pender.  2003.  Community Resource Mapping for Regional Scale Land Quality Assessment in Uganda.  ZEF-Documentation of Research 1/2003


Ruecker, G. and A. Brunner.  2001.  Participatory Hillslope Mapping in Magada Village, Mayuge District, Uganda. Internal report for the Policies for Improved Land Management Project in Uganda. 
Ruecker, G., S. Park and H. Ssali.  2001.  Nutrient Response Units (NRU). A Landscape Based Concept for Sustainable Land Management in Uganda.  ZEF news, 7   : 7-8   .


Ruecker, G. and A. Lufafa.  2000.  Improved Land Management in Uganda.  ZEF news, 4   : 5   .


Ruecker, G., G. Boje, A. Skowronek and E. Mayer.  1999.  Land Evaluation Meets Participatory Rural Appraisal: Using Long-Term Land Data and Farmers´Empowerment in the Evaluation of Land & Land Managem. in Tanzania.  Goettinger B. zur Land/Forstw.Goettingen 1999


Boje, G., G. Ruecker, S. Senzige and A. Skowronek.  1998.  Land Suitability for Crop Diversification and Yield Potential of a Drained Swamp Area in NW-Tanzania.  Der Tropenlandwirt, 99. Jahrgang, Witzenhausen, : pp. 65-75   .


Boje, G., G. Ruecker, S. Senzige and A. Skowronek.  1997.  Stubborn Constraints on Dry-Season Wetland Agriculture in NW-Tanzania: A Case Study of the Bigombo Valley Development Project. The Land, 2.1.  Journal of the International Land Use Society, : pp. 21-28   .

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Ecology and Natural Resources Management


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