Fatima Ali

Research themes
  • Ecosystem services
Research projects

Participation in research projects at Remote Sensing and Seismology Authority (RSSA), Sudan:

-August (2019) to December (2020), mapping ecosystem services to support forest rehabilitation planning in Sinnar and Khartoum state, Sudan.

-January (2018) to December (2019), update of land cover maps in Sudan, for the Forest National Cooperation (FNC) , Sudan. the data publised on Forest Reference Level (FRL) report Submission to the UNFCCC.

-(2017) to (2019), Climate Risk Finance for Sustainable and Climate Resilient Rain-Fed Farming and Pastoral Systems in Sudan.

-January – September 2016 , Managing Wildfires in Sudan Using Satellite Remote Sensing Data


Working groups

LANUSYNCON Research Group 


teaching assistant at Botany department , Faculty of Sciences , Univeristy of Khartoum ,  Sudan ,from 2011 to 2014.

Additional Information:

Research Gate profile:  Fatima Ali 

Private email: fatti-avectoi(at)hotmail.com

Member at Sudanese Knowledge Society (SKS)

Member at The Network of African Women in Conflict Prevention and Mediations (FemWise – Africa).

Alumna of Trobical Biology Association 

Professional experience

-Researcher at National Center for Research Sudan since 2015

- Co-founder of the Sudanese Knowledge Society in 2012 



Bachelor of Science Biology , (Botany – Ecology & Taxonomy) , University of Khartoum 

Master of Remote sensing and Geographic Information Sciences, Sudan National Academy of Sciences


Ecology, Forest ecosystem ,Plant taxonomy ,Knowledge Management

Funding institutions

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)



Fatima Salaheldin Mohamad Ali, Junior Researcher Center for Development Research (ZEF) Dept. Ecology and Natural Resources Management University of Bonn Genscher Allee 3 53113 Bonn, Germany.


Research affiliation

Remote Sensing and Seismology Authority (RSSA), National Center for Research (NCR)- Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research , Sudan

Thesis title

Participatory Valuation of Forest Ecosystem Services

Thesis abstract

Sustaining biodiversity in the agricultural landscape is one of the challenges of achieving sustainable development. However, how can we conserve biodiversity without knowing its values? Multiple attempts have been made to quantify ecosystem services to support biodiversity conservation and land use management. A large body of research has covered ecosystem services valuation but the field has also been criticised for its limited consideration of value diversity among different stakeholder groups. This research aims to value and model forest ecosystem services, based on different stakeholder perspectives and under different scenarios of forest use. In order to achieve this, participatory research methods will be employed, such as participatory mapping, focus discussion groups, surveys, and participatory scenarios. This research will analyse the valuation methods used in Africa through published literature and then conduct field work in the state of Sinnar, Sudan. To analyse the people's attitude and perceptions toward forest ecosystem services.

Supervisors of
doctoral work

First Supervisor:Jun.-Prof. Lisa Biber-Freudenberger

Second Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christian Borgemeister



Velandera, S., F. Silva Martinellia , D.I.Saria , F.Ali , and L. Biber-Freudenberger.  2021.  A dichotomy of domestic and academic pathways: challenges of motherhood in an international doctoral program on land science.  Journal of Land Use Science, : 19   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Mubarak Siddig Hamad, Fatima Salaheldin Mohammed Ali, Safia Abdullahi Abdulmageed Mohammed , Maha Ahmed Kordofani.  2020.  Checklist of the Flora of Tutti Island, Khartoum Province, Sudan.  Journal of Agriculture and Ecology Research International, Issue No 4 , Volume No 21   : 10   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Ali, F.  2016.  Erkowit conferences and knowledge economy: analytical study.  Int. J. of Innovation and Knowledge Management in the Middle East and North Africa,, Vol.5, No.1   : 8   . (Open Access)   Further Information

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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Fatima Ali

Junior Researcher

Biodiversity and Sustainable Land Use


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