Dr. Manfred Denich

Research themes
  • Knowledge
  • Institutions
  • Macroeconomic Issues
Research countries
  • China
  • Burkina Faso
  • Brazil
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Philippines


Callo-Concha D., Denich M., Lamers J. P. A., Schwachula A., Hornidge A.-K., Khamzina A., Borgemeister C.. 2016. Bridging science and development: lessons learnt from two decades of development research. Agroforest Syst, : DOI 10.1007/s10457-016-0008-y.


Neuhoff D., Tashi S., Rahmann G., Denich M. 2014. Organic agriculture in Bhutan: potential and challenges. Organic Agriculture , 4: 209-221. Further Information


Atela, J.O.; Denich, M.; Kaguamba, R.; Kibwage, J. 2012. Agricultural land allocation in small farms around Maasai Mau forest, Kenya, and the implications on carbon stocks. Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment (JENE), 4 (4): 98-108.
Ermias Aynekulu, Aerts R., Moonen P., Denich M., Kindeya Gebrehiwot, Vagena T.-G., Wolde Mekuriae , Boehmer H.J. 2012. Altitudinal variation and conservation priorities of vegetation along the Great Rift escarpment, northern Ethiopia. Biodiversity and Conservation, 21: 2691-2707.


Ermias Aynekulu, Denich, M., Diress Tsegaye, Aerts, R., Neuwirth, B., Böhmer, H.J. 2011. Dieback affects forest structure in a dry Afromonane forest in northern Ethiopia. Journal of Arid Environments, 75: 499-503.
Mondal, Md. A. H., Denich, M., Mathur, J. 2011. Impacts of CO2 emission constraints on technology selection and energy resources for power generation in Bangladesh. Energy Policy , 39: 2043–2050.
Moser-Noergaard, P.M., Denich, M.. 2011. Influence of livestock on the regeneration of fodder trees along ephemeral rivers of Namibia. Journal of Arid Environments, 75: 371-376.


Callo-Concha, D., Denich, M.. 2010. Operationalizing environmental services of agroforestry systems: functional biodiversity assessment in Tomé-Açú, Pará, Brazil.. In: Montagnini, F., Francesconi, W. and Rossi, E. (eds.) (eds.): Agroforestry as a tool for landscape restoration: challenges and opportunities for success.. Nova Science Publishers, New York. .
Junk, W., Saint-Paul, U. Wantzen, K.M., Henle, K., Denich, M.. 2010. Tropenökologische Forschung in der Zusammenarbeit zwischen Deutschland und Brasilien: die Entwicklung der letzten 20 Jahre. In: Costa, Sergio; Kohlhepp, Gerd; Nitschack, Horst; Sangmeister, Hartmut (Hrsg.) (eds.): Brasilien heute. Geographischer Raum, Politik, Wirtschaft, Kultur. Bibliotheca Ibero-Americana, Vervuert, Frankfurt. 701-717.
Mondal, A.H., Denich, M.. 2010. Hybrid systems for decentralized power generation in Bangladesh.. Energy for Sustainable Development , 14: 48-55.
Mondal, Md. A. H., Boie, W., Denich, M.. 2010. Future demand scenarios of Bangladesh power sector.. Energy Policy , 38: 7416-7426.
Mondal, Md. A. H., Denich, M., Vlek, P.L.G.. 2010. The future choice of technologies and co-benefits of CO2 emission reduction in Bangladesh power sector.. Energy, 35: 4902-4909.
Mondal, Md. A.H., Denich, M.. 2010. Assessment of renewable energy resources potential for electricity generation in Bangladesh.. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews , 14: 2401–2413 .
Schmitt, C.B.; Denich, M., Demissew, S., Friis, I., Boehmer, H.J.. 2010. Floristic diversity in fragmented Afromontane rainforests: Altitudinal variation and conservation importance. Applied Vegetaion Science, 13 (3): 291-304.
Schmitt, C.B.; Denich, M., Demissew, S., Friis, I., Böhmer, H.J.. 2010. Floristic diversity in fragmented Afromontane rainforests: Altitudinal variation and conservation importance.. Applied Vegetation Science , 13 (3): 291-304.


Denich, M. 2009. Umweltprobleme in Entwicklungsländern. In: Meyns, P (eds.): Handbuch Eine Welt – Entwicklung im globalen Wandel. Peter Hammer Verlag, Wuppertal. 202-210.
Ermias Aynekulu, Denich, M., Diress Tsegaye. 2009. Regeneration response of Juniperus procera and Olea europaea to exclosure in a protected dry Afromontane forest in northern Ethiopia.


Feyera Senbeta, Tadesse W. Gole, Denich, M.. 2008. Species diversity and integration of their use values in coffee forests of South-western and South-eastern Ethiopia.
Gatzweiler, F.; Volkmann, J.; Denich, M.; Till Stellmacher, Tadesse W. Gole; Feyera Senbeta; Aseffa Seyoum. 2008. Conservation of endangered Coffea arabica.
Gole T.W, T. Borsch, M. Denich, D. Teketay. 2008. Floristic composition and environmental factors characterizing coffee forests in southwest Ethiopia.. Forest Ecology and Management, 255: 2138-2150.
Tadesse W. Gole, Denich, M., Gatzweiler, F., Girma Balcha, Demel Teketay. 2008. In-situ conservation of the genetic resources of wild Arabica coffee in the montane rainforests of Ethiopia.
Zander, U., Gatzweiler, F., Moll, P., Denich, M.. 2008. Experimente zur umsetzungsorientierten Biodiversitätsforschung – Erfahrungen aus dem.


Denich, M.. 2007. Biologische Vielfalt in Afrika - Das Beispiel Wildkaffee in Äthiopien. forum der unesco-projekt-schulen, Heft 1-2/2007: 34-41.
Senbeta, F., M. Denich, H.J. Böhmer, T.Woldemariam, T. Demel, S. Demissew. 2007. Wild Coffea Arabica L. in the Afromontane rainforests of Ethiopia: Distribution, ecology and conservation. SINET: Ethiop. J. Sci., 30 (1): 13-24.


Denich, M. 2006. Book review: Slash-and-Burn Agriculture. The Search for Alternatives. In: Cheryl A. Palm, Stephen Vosti, Pedro A. Sanchez and Polly J. Ericksen (eds.): Environmental Conservation 33. New York, US: Columbia University Press, 2005. 277-278.


Gehring, C., M. Denich and P.L.G. Vlek. 2005. Resilience of secondary forest regrowth after slash-and-burn agriculture in central Amazonia. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 21 (5): 1-9.
Gehring, C., M. Denich, L.A.G. de Souza and P.L.G. Vlek. 2005. Biological nitrogen fixation in secondary regrowth and primary forests of Central Amazonia. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 111 (1-4): 237-252.
Zarin D.J., E.A. Davidson, E. Brondizio, I.C.G Vieira, T. Sá, T. Feldpausch, E.A.G. Schuur, R. Mesquita, E. Moran, P. Delamonica, M.J. Ducey, G.C. Hurtt, C. Salimon and M. Denich. 2005. Legacy of fire slows carbon accumulation in Amazonian forest regrowth. Frontiers in Ecology, 3(7): 365-369.


Baar, R., M.R. Cordeiro, M. Denich and H. Fölster. 2004. Floristic inventory of secondary vegetation in agricultural systems of East-Amazonia. Biodiversity and Conservation, 13: 501-528.
Beck, E., W.G. Behrendsen, M. Boutros, M. Denich, K. Henle, N. Jürgens, M. Kirk and V. Wolters. 2004. Sustainable use and conservation of biological diversity – A challenge for society. PT-DLR / BMBF. Bonn.
Gehring, C., S.J. Park and M. Denich. 2004. Liana allometric biomass equations for Amazonian primary and secondary forest. Forest Ecology and Management, 195 (1-2): pp. 69-83.
Li, Z., M. Denich and T. Borsch. 2004. Effects of the bamboo Fargesia murielae on plant diversity in fir forests of Mountain Shennongjia. Forestry Studies in China, 6 (4): 17-22.


Hedden-Dunkhorst, B., M. Denich, K. Vielhauer, A. Mendoza- Escalante, J. Börner, T. Hurtienne, F.R. de Sousa Filho, T.D. de Abreu Sá and F. de Assis Costa. 2003. Forest-based fallow systems: a safety net for smallholders in the Eastern Amazon?. http://www.cifor.cgiar.org/publications/corporate/cd-roms/bonn_results/ topics/topic_1.htm.


Denich, M. and G. Schroth. 2002. Concepts and paradigms for the management of ecosystem resources. In: R. Lieberei, H. Bianchi, V. Boehm, C. Reisdorff (eds.): Neotropical Ecosystems. Proceedings of the 4th SHIFT-Workshop 2000. Hamburg, GKSS, Geesthacht. 68-73.
Denich,M., K.Vielhauer, and B.Hedden-Dunkhorst. 2002. New technologies to replace slash and burn in the eastern Amazon.
Li, Z. and M. Denich. 2002. Species richness of vascular plants along the climatic gradient of Mount Shennongjia in Central China. Journal of Shanghai University, Vol.6 (3): 265-268.
Li, Z. and M. Denich. 2002. Sprouting and growth of Indocalamus latifolius – a potential new bamboo crop in China. Journal of Applied Botany – Angewandte Botanik, 76: 139-143.
Tadesse W. Gole, M. Denich, D. Teketay and P.L.G. Vlek. 2002. Human impacts on the Coffea arabica genepool in Ethiopia and the need for its in situ conservation. In: J.M.M. Engels, V.R. Rao, A.H.D. Brown, M.T. Jackson (eds.): Managing Plant Genetic Resources. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK. 237- 247.


Denich, M., M. Kanashiro and P.L.G. Vlek.. 2000. The potential and dynamics of carbon sequestration in traditional and modified fallow systems of the eastern Amazon region, Brazil. In: R. Lal, H. Eswaran, J.M. Kimble and B. A. Stewart (eds.): Global climate change and tropical ecosystems. Lewis Publishers CRC pressBoca Raton, Fl. USA,.


Denich, M., P.L.G. Vlek, K. Vielhauer, and H. Fölster. 1999. Potential und Dynamik der Kohlenstofffestlegung in traditionellen und modifizierten Brachesystemen des östlichen Amazonasgebiets. Göttinger Beitr. Land- Forstw. Tp. und Stp, 133: 165-173.

Manfred Denich

Senior Researcher



ZEF C: Department of Ecology and Natural Resources Management