Dr. Daniel Callo-Concha

Research themes
  • Sustainable use of natural resources
  • Biodiversity
  • Food and nutrition
  • Urbanisation
  • Agriculture, land use, climate change
Research countries
  • Burkina Faso
  • Brazil
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Peru
  • Mexico
  • Bolivia
  • Nigeria
  • Cuba
  • Benin
  • Togo
Research projects

- Bioeconomy and Territorial Development in Cuba ‘Cuban Bioeconomy (CuBE). Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) of the Federal Republic of Germany. 

- Process-based & resilience-Oriented management of DIversity Generates sustainabilitY (PRODIGY). 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 Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation of Federal of the Federal Republic of Germany.

- 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.


- Lecturer at the Bonn International Graduate School on Development Research (BIGS-DR) of the Center for Development Research, University of Bonn. Bonn, Germany. 

- Scientific writing. Interdisciplinary (three departments) modular course (2011-2022). 

- Complex systems analysis. Interdisciplinary/disciplinary course (department of Natural Resources Management) (2011-2017, 2020, 2021). 

- Agroforestry. Disciplinary course for the department of Natural Resources Management (2011-2015). 

- Time management. Open seminar (2014-2016, 2020-2022). 

- Guest profesor at the Programa de Doctorado en Agricultural Sustentable of the Universidad Nacional Agraria ‘La Molina’ (2016-2022). Lima, Peru.

- Guest lecturer. Complex systems analysis. Modular course for the Graduate School on ‘Climate Change and Agriculture’ of the West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land use (WASCAL) (2017, 2020,2022). Koulikouro, Bamako, Mali. 

- Guest lecturer. Complex systems analysis. Modular course for the Cuban-German School for Interdisciplinary Development Studies (CG-SIDS) (2017). Santa Clara, Cuba.

- Lecturer. How to conceive and write a scientific manuscript? Seminar in the Institute for Environmental Science (iES) at the RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau. (2020-2022). Landau, Germany.

- Lecturer. Complex Systems Analysis: and introduction. Summer semester course in the Institute for Environmental Science (iES) at the RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau. (2023). Landau, Germany. 

Tutorship of doctoral candidates

- Jane Maureen Ngonjock. The impact of LImate-Smart Agriculture Technologies and Management Practices on Farm Household's Food Production and Security in West African Sudanian Savannah - case of Kozah, Togo. University of Koblenz-Landau and University of Applied Sciences TH Köln. Ongoing

- Elisabeth Lagneaux. Developing a game-based approach to explore smallholder farmer's decision-making regarding land-use in the South-Western Amazon. Wageningen University and University of Koblenz-Landau. Ongoing

- Solomon Benti. Developing nature induced urban planning strategies for small urban areas in Ethiopia: Case studies from small towns nearby Oromia special zones surrounding Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. 2023. 

- Koissi Savi. Host-Vector-Parasite Systems Dynamics Analysis for Enhancing Malaria Control in Accra (Ghana). University of Bonn. 2022

- Melissa Quispe. Harmonizing mining activities with the agriculture of local communities in Peru. University of Bonn, Germany. 2020.

- Olabisi Badmos. Curbing slum formation: A case study of a megacity in Nigeria (Lagos). University of Bonn/Wuppertal, Germany. 2019.

- Omarsherif Mohamed Jemal. Enhancing food security through agroforestry systems while improving households’ biomass webs in Southwestern Ethiopia. University of Bonn, Germany. 2018.

- Jose Jara-Alvear. GIS-based sustainability assessment of rural electrification in the Amazon Basin (Case study Ecuador). University of Bonn, Germany. 2017.

- Bertrand Festus Nero. Urban Green Space Management Enhances Carbon Sequestration and Conserves Biodiversity in Developing Countries – Case of Ghana. University of Bonn, Germany. 2016.


Andreotti, F., D. Bazile, C. Biaggi, D. Callo-Concha, J. Jacquet, O.M. Jemal, O. King, C. Mbosso, S. Padulosi, E. Speelman and M. van Noordwijk.  2022.  When neglected species gain global interest: Lessons learned from quinoa's boom and bust for teff and minor millet.  Global Food Security, 32   : 100613   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Benti, S., Terefe, H., Callo-Concha, D..  2022.  Managing the challenges of competing interests of different regions in setting the boundaries of neighboring urban areas: the case of Addis Ababa city administration and oromia regional state, Ethiopia.  Heliyon, 8:10   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Callo-Concha, D., E. Lagneaux, R. Zenteno, O. Frör.  2022.  Assessing householder social-ecological resilience in transboundary conditions: The case of the MAP region in southwestern Amazonia.  (Misc. 213) 37 (Open Acess) Further Information
Callo-Concha, D., Harou L.I., Krings, L., and Ziemacki, J..  2022.  The ‘fine balance’ of West African savannah parklands: biomass generation versus firewood consumption.  Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics, 123   : 75-85   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Jemal O., Callo-Concha D., M.van Noordwijk.  2022.  Does income imply food security in coffee growing communities? A case study in Yayu, Southwestern Ethiopia.  Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 6   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Aragaw S.H., Nohr D. and D. Callo-Concha.  2021.  Nutritional potential of underutilized edible plant species in coffee agroforestry systems of Yayu, southwestern Ethiopia.  Agroforestry Systems, . (Open Access)   Further Information
Benti S., Terefe H. and D. Callo-Concha.  2021.  Challenges and prospects to sustain natural and working landscapes in the urban areas in Ethiopia.  Current Research in Environmental Sustainability, 3   : 100071   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Jemal, O.M., Callo-Concha, D., van Noordwijk, M..  2021.  Coffee Agroforestry and the Food and Nutrition Security of Small Farmers of South-Western Ethiopia.  Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 5   : 293   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Koissi M., Callo-Concha D., Tonnang H.E.Z. and C. Borgemeister.  2021.  Emerging properties of malaria transmission and persistence in urban Accra, Ghana: evidence from a participatory system approach.  Malaria Journal, 1(20)   : 321   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Usman, M.A., and D. Callo-Concha.  2021.  The Role of Market Access and Household Dietary Diversity and Food Security in the Yayu Agroforestry Systems, Southwestern Ethiopia.  Agricultural and Food Economics, 9 (18)   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Badmos, O.S., Callo-Concha, D., Agbola, B., Rienow, A., Badmos, B., Greve, K., Jürgens, C..  2020.  Determinants of residential location choices by slum dwellers in Lagos megacity.  Cities, 98, 102589   . Further Information
Callo-Concha, D., Denich M., Jaenicke H. and C.B. Schmitt (Eds.).  2020.  Advances in Food and Non-Food Biomass Production, Processing and Use in Sub-Saharan Africa.  MDPI. Basel, Switzerland. (Open Acess) Further Information
Callo-Concha, D., Jaenicke, H., Schmitt, C. and Denich, M..  2020.  Food and Non-Food Biomass Production, Processing and Use in sub-Saharan Africa: Towards a Regional Bioeconomy.  Sustainability, 12 (5)   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Quispe-Zuniga, M., Callo-Concha D., Plasencia R., Greve K.  2020.  Implementing Environmental Reforms in the Central Peruvian Andes: Socio-Economic and Institutional Aspects of Campesino Communities Affected by Mining.  In: Laube W. and Pereyra A.R.B (eds.): ‘Civilizing’ Resource Investments and Extractivism. LIT Verlag.   209-251.  (Open Acess)  Further Information


Badmos, O. S., Rienow A., Callo-Concha D., Greve K., Jürgens C..  2019.  Simulating slum growth in Lagos: An integration of rule based and empirical based model.  Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 77 (101369)   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Callo-Concha, D., Jemal O. and H. Seyoum.  2019.  Local Alternatives to Local Problems: The Contribution of Agroforestry System By-products to Food and Nutrition Security of Communities in Southwestern Ethiopia.  Food Studies, 9(1)   : 29-42   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Callo-Concha, D., L. Harou, L. Krings, J. Ngonjock, and J. Ziemacki.  2019.  Farming Adaptation in the Western Sudanese Savannah: Lessons Learnt and Challenges Ahead.  In: Kokoye S., Yegmebey R., Awoye O. (eds.): Advancing Climate Change Research in West Africa. Trends, Impacts, Vulnerability, Resilience, Adaptation and Sustainability Issues. Nova Publishers.   95-131.  Further Information
Nero, B., Callo-Concha, D., Denich M.  2019.  Increasing Urbanisation and the Role of Green Spaces in Urban Climate Resilience in Africa.  In: Haltermann, I., Tischler J. (eds.): Environmental Change and African Societies. Brill.   265-296.  (Open Acess)  Further Information
Quispe-Zuniga M.R., Santos F., Callo-Concha D., Greve K.  2019.  Impact of Heavy Metals on Community Farming Activities in the Central Peruvian Andes.  Minerals, 10 (9)   : 647   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Badmos, O.S., Rienow, A., Callo-Concha, D., Greve, K., Jürgens, C.  2018.  Urban Development in West Africa—Monitoring and Intensity Analysis of Slum Growth in Lagos: Linking Pattern and Process.  Remote Sensing, 10, 1044   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Callo-Concha, D.  2018.  Farmer Perceptions and Climate Change Adaptation in the West Africa Sudan Savannah: Reality Check in Dassari, Benin, and Dano, Burkina Faso.  Climate, 6(2) 44   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Callo-Concha, D.  2018.  Optimizando la producción agrícola: análisis de sistemas para operacionalizar la agricultura multifuncional.  Gestión y Ambiente, 2Supl   : 137-143   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Jemal O., Callo-Concha D, van Noordwijk M.  2018.  Local Agroforestry Practices for Food and Nutrition Security of Smallholder Farm Households in Southwestern Ethiopia.  Sustainability, 10 (8)   : 2722   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Nero, B., Callo-Concha, D., Denich, M.  2018.  Structure, Diversity, and Carbon Stocks of the Tree Community of Kumasi, Ghana.  Forests, 9, 519   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Callo-Concha, D., Denich, M., Ul Hassan, M.M., Place F., and Wardell D.A..  2017.  Lessons for research, capacity development and policy in agroforestry for development.  Agroforestry Systems, doi:10.1007/s10457-017-0085-6   . Further Information
Jemal O. and D. Callo-Concha.  2017.  Potential of Agroforestry for Food and Nutrition Security of Small-scale Farming Households. ZEF working paper series 161.  Further Information
Nero B., Callo-Concha D., Anning A.K. and M. Denich.  2017.  Urban Green Spaces Enhance Climate Change Mitigation in Cities of the Global South: The Case of Kumasi, Ghana.  Procedia Engineering, 198   : 69-83   . Further Information
Nero B., Campion B., Agbo N., Callo-Concha D. and M. Denich.  2017.  Tree and Trait Diversity, Species Coexistence, and Diversity-functional Relations of Green Spaces in Kumasi, Ghana.  Procedia Engineering, 198   : 99-115   . Further Information


Callo-Concha D., M. Denich, J. P. A. Lamers, A. Schwachula, A.-K. Hornidge, A. Khamzina & C. Borgemeister.  2016.  Bridging science and development: lessons learnt from two decades of development research.  Agroforestry Systems, DOI: 10.1007/s10457-016-0008-y   . Further Information
Callo-Concha, D.  2016.  West African farmers’ climate change adaptation: from technological change towards transforming institutions.  In: Leal Filho, W., Adamson K., Dunk, R. Azeitero, U. Illingstworth, S. and Alves F. (eds.): Implementing Climate Change Adaptation in Cities and Communities. Springer, Berlin.   253-265.  Further Information
Wiersberg T., 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   . Further Information


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.  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   . (Open Access)   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.  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.  Volkswagen Foundation 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.  Acai.com Publicação dos Projetos Gestão Sustentável do Desenvolvimento Local e Regional nos Estados de Pará e Amapá


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

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