Dr. Daniel Callo-Concha

Research themes
  • Land use and food security
  • Environmental and climate change
  • Sustainable use of natural resources
  • Biodiversity
  • Land, water, food and energy
  • Governance, conflicts and natural resources
Research countries
  • Burkina Faso
  • Brazil
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Peru
  • Mexico
  • Cuba
  • Benin
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.


- 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 (2011-2016). 

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

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

- Time management. Open seminar (2014-2016). 

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

Tutorship of doctoral candidates

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

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

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

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

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

-  Tiga Neya. Carbon sequestration potential of agroforestry systems in West Africa:  a case of agroforestry parkland in Burkina Faso. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. 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. Ongoing. 

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


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
Jemal O., Callo-Concha D, van Noordwijk M. 2018. Potential of Agroforestry for Food and Nutrition Security of Small-scale Farming Households. 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
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. 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. 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. 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

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Daniel Callo-Concha

Senior Researcher



ZEF C: Department of Ecology and Natural Resources Management