Dr. Valerie Graw

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Center for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces (ZFL)



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Graw, V..  2015.  Interlinkages of Land Degradation, Marginality and Land Use Cover Change in Kenya - Development of an interdisciplinary framework using remote sensing and GIS.  Doctoral thesis at  Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Bonn. 


Graw, V. and C. Husmann.  2014.  Mapping Marginality Hotspots.  In: von Braun, J. and F. Gatzweiler (eds) (eds.): Marginality. Addressing the Nexus of Poverty, Exclusion and Ecology. Springer.  69-83.  Further Information


A. Y. Banana, P. O. Ongugo, W. S. Gombya-Ssembajwe, T. W. Gole, F. Senbeta, J. Namaalwa, E. Luoga, J. Bahati, L.A. Mbwambo, V. Graw and F. W. Gatzweiler.  2013.  Forest Governance Reforms in Eastern Africa: A Comparative Analysis of Institutional, Livelihood and Forest Sustainability Outcomes.  In: F. W. Gatzweiler (eds.): ): Institutional and Livelihood Changes in East African Forest Landscapes. Decentralization and Institutional Changes for Sustainable Forest Management in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia. Peter Lang.  17 - 48. 
Graw, V..  2013.  Mapping hotspots of marginality for area identification.  Rural 21, 01/2013 : 42-43 . Further Information


Graw, V. and C. Ladenburger.  2012.  Mapping Marginality Hotspots. Geographical Targeting for Poverty Reduction..  Further Information


Nkonya, E., N. Gerber, P. Baumgartner, J. von Braun, A. de Pinto, V. Graw, E. Kato, J. Kloos and T. Walter.  2011.  The Economics of Land Degradation. Toward an Integrated Global Assessment.  Peter Lang. Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien. Development Economics and Policy - Volume 66 Further Information
Nkonya, E., N. Gerber, P. Baumgartner, J. von Braun, A. De Pinto, V. Graw, E. Kato, J. Kloos and T. Walter.  2011.  The economics of desertification, land degradation and drought: toward an integrated global assessment.  Further Information

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Research themes
  • Governance
  • Institutions
  • Macroeconomic Issues
Research countries
  • Kenya
Research projects

TIGA - Ex-ante technology assessment and farm household segmentation for inclusive poverty reduction and sustainable productivity growth in agriculture


MARGIP - Marginality Reduction for Enhanced Investments for and with the Poorest


E-DLDD - Economics of Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought: Toward an Integrated Global Assessment

Former Department:
ZEF C: Department of Ecology and Natural Resources Management