ZEF theme: Governance, conflicts and natural resources


2020.  Uwe Holtz: Why countries are rich or poor and belonging to different income groups? Discussion Paper.  Further Information
Betancur B., J. C. Loaiza-Usuga, M. Denich and C. Borgemeister.  2020.  Changes of Technosol properties and vegetation structure along a chronosequence of dredged sediment deposition in areas with alluvial gold mining in Colombia.  Journal of Soils and Sediments, DOI: 10.1007/s11368-019-02551-9 . (Open Access)  Further Information
Biber-Freudenberger, L., C. Ergeneman, J.J. Förster, T. Dietz and J. Börner.  2020.  Bioeconomy futures: Expectation patterns of scientists and practitioners on the sustainability of bio‐based transformation.  Sustainable Development, https://doi.org/10.1002/sd.2072 : 1-16 . (Open Access)  Further Information
Bukari K.N., S. Bukari, P. Sow and J. Scheffran.  2020.  Diversity and Multiple Drivers of Pastoral Fulani Migration to Ghana.  Nomadic Peoples, 24 (1) : 4-31 . Further Information
Eguavoen, I. and E. Tambo.  2020.  Transformative learning for global change? Reflections on the WASCAL master programme in Climate Change and Education in the Gambia.  In: Haltermann, I. und J. Tischler (eds.): Environmental change and African societies. Climate and Culture Series. Brill. Leiden.  199-224.  Further Information
Förster J.J., L. Downsborough, L. Biber- Freudenberger, G.K. Mensuro and J. Börner.  2020.  Exploring criteria for transformative policy capacity in the context of South Africa’s biodiversity economy.  Policy Sciences, DOI 10.1007/s11077-020-09385-0 . (Open Access)  Download [PDF]
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McGonigle DF, Rota Nodari G, Phillips RL, Aynekulu E, Estrada-Carmona N, Jones SK, Koziell I, Luedeling E, Remans R, Shepherd K, Wiberg D, Whitney C, Zhang W.  2020.  A Knowledge Brokering Framework for Integrated Landscape Management.  Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 4(13) . (Open Access)  Download [PDF]
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Mora-Motta, Alejandro; Stellmacher, Till; Pacheco-Habert, Guillermo; Henríquez-Zúñiga, Christian.  2020.  Between extractivism and conservation: Tree plantations, forest reserves, and peasant territorialities in Los Ríos, Chile.  In: Felix Fuders & Pablo J. Donoso (eds.): Ecological economic and socio ecological strategies for forest conservation: A transdisciplinary approach focused on Chile and Brazil. Springer.  99-125.  Further Information
MP, Opoku; W, Nketsia; OS, Oginni; SN, Benard, SN; B Alupo,.  2020.  Societal perceptions of counterterrorism in Cameroon: The voices of those far from the battlefield.  Journal of Human Rights, 19(2) . Further Information
Munajed, D. A..  2020.  An Intersectional Analysis of Syrian Women’s Participation in Civil Society in the Post-2011 Context.  Middle East - Topics & Arguments, 14 : 103-16 . (Open Access)  Further Information
Nascimento, N., T.A.P. West, L. Biber-Freudenberger, E.R. de Sousa-Neto, J. Ometto and J. Börner.  2020.  A Bayesian network approach to modelling land-use decisions under environmental policy incentives in the Brazilian Amazon.  Journal of Land Use Science, : 1-15 . Further Information
Rosa Da Conceição H. and Börner J.  2020.  Understanding Adoption and Design of Incentive-Based Forest Conservation Policies: A Case Study of the SISA Program in Acre, Brazil.  In: Fuders F., Donoso P. (eds.): Ecological Economic and Socio Ecological Strategies for Forest Conservation. Springer, Cham. 
Teucher M, Schmitt CB, Wiese A, Apfelbeck B, Maghenda M, Pellikka P, Lens L & Habel JC.  2020.  Behind the fog: Forest degradation despite logging bans in an East African cloud forest.  Global Ecology and Conservation, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2020.e01024 . (Open Access)  Further Information


A. Reichhuber, N. Gerber, A. Mirzabaev, M. Svoboda, A. López Santos, V. Graw, R. Stefanski, J. Davies, A. Vuković, M.A. Fernández García, C. Fiati and X. Jia.  2019.  The Land-Drought Nexus: Enhancing the Role of Land-Based Interventions in Drought Mitigation and Risk Management. A Report of the Science-Policy Interface.  United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). Bonn, Germany.
Brackhane S, Schoof N, Reif A & Schmitt CB.  2019.  A new wilderness for Central Europe? — The potential for large strictly protected forest reserves in Germany.  Biological Conservation, 237 : 373-382 . Further Information
Bustillos Ardaya, A., Evers, M., and Ribbe, L..  2019.  Participatory approaches for disaster risk governance? Exploring participatory mechanisms and mapping to close the communication gap between population living in flood risk areas and authorities in Nova Friburgo Municipality, RJ, Brazil.  Land Use Policy, doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.104103 : 88 . (Open Access)  Further Information
Chaudhry, R.  2019.  "An island of excellence"? How the Pakistan military reflects on its presence in the development sector.  (ZEF Working Paper 185) Download [PDF | 1.74MB]
Cisneros, E., J. Börner, S. Pagiola and S. Wunder.  2019.  Impacts of conservation incentives in protected areas: The case of Bolsa Floresta, Brazi.  PES Learning Paper 2019-1. Environment, Natural Resources & Blue Economy, World Bank. Washington DC, USA. Further Information
Delgado-Aguilar MJ, Hinojosa L & Schmitt CB.  2019.  Combining remote sensing techniques and participatory mapping to understand the relations between forest degradation and ecosystems services in a tropical rainforest.  Applied Geography, 104 : 65-74 . Further Information
Giudice R., J. Börner, S. Wunder and E. Cisneros.  2019.  Selection biases and spillovers from collective conservation incentives in the Peruvian Amazon.  Environ. Res. Lett., DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aafc83 . Further Information
Kelboro, G. and Stellmacher, T.  2019.  Global changes in local governance of the commons: the case of the African Parks Foundation engagement in Nech Sar National Park, Ethiopia.  In: Haller, T., Breu, T., De Moor, T., Rohr, C. and Znoj, H (eds.): The commons in a glocal world: global connections and local responses. Routledge.  376-391.  Further Information
Miranda Arana; A.J., J. Boerner, M. Kalkuhl and B. Soares-Filho.  2019.  Land speculation and conservation policy leakage in Brazil.  Environmental Research Letters, . (Open Access)  Further Information
Nascimento, N., T.A.P. West, L. Biber-Freudenberger, E.R. de Sousa-Neto, J. Ometo and J. Börner.  2019.  A Bayesian network approach to modelling land-use decisions under environmental policy incentives in the Brazilian Amazon.  Journal of Land Use Science, DOI: 10.1080/1747423X.2019.1709223 .
PARI.  2019.  Improving protein nutrition of dairy cattle in the tropics.  (PARI Policy Brief 17) Download (english) [PDF | 642.54KB]
PARI.  2019.  Improving energy access in rural areas.  (PARI Policy Brief 16) Download (english) [PDF | 940.02KB]
PARI.  2019.  Seed System Development: Fertile Grounds In Sub-Saharan Africa.  (PARI Policy Brief 15) Download (english) [PDF | 512.63KB]
PARI.  2019.  Foreign direct investments in Africa's food and agriculture sector.  (PARI Policy Brief 14) Download (english) [PDF | 775.80KB]
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PARI.  2019.  How to Keep Tractors Running in Africa?.  (PARI Policy Brief 13) Download (english) [PDF | 223.32KB]
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PARI.  2019.  Small-Scale Irrigation Potential In Sub-Saharan Africa.  (PARI Policy Brief 12) Download (english) [PDF | 918.48KB]
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Schmitt C.B. and J. Mukungu.  2019.  How to achieve effective participation of communities in the monitoring of REDD+ projects: A case study in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  Forests, 10 : 794 . (Open Access)  Download [PDF]
Schmitt CB, Frank A & Zander K.  2019.  Workshop report - Strategies for ecosystem and species conservation: Exploring lessons learnt from Australia and Africa.  Download [PDF]
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Schrader F., A. Kamolidinov, M. Bekchanov, M. Laldjebaev, S. Tsani.  2019.  Chapter 5: Hydropower.  In: Xenarios S., D. Schmidt-Vogt, M. Qadir, B. Janusz-Pawletta, I. Abdullaev (eds.): The Aral Sea Basin: Water for Sustainable Development in Central Asia. Routledge.  52-66.  Further Information


BA Alupo, OS Oginni, MP Opoku, EL Torgbenu.  2018.  Psychological experiences of refugees and the response of the community in the Lake Chad region.  Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, 3(11) : 215-231 . Further Information
Bilgen, A.  2018.  A project of destruction, peace, or techno-science? Untangling the relationship between the Southeastern Anatolia Project (GAP) and the Kurdish question in Turkey.  Middle Eastern Studies, 54(1) : 94–113 . Further Information
Bukari, K. N., P. Sow and J. Scheffran.  2018.  Cooperation and Co-Existence Between Farmers and Herders in the Midst of Violent Farmer-Herder Conflicts in Ghana.  African Studies Review, https://doi.org/10.1017/asr.2017.124 . Further Information
Cantoni R., A. Lis, and A. Stasik.  2018.  Creating and debating energy citizenship: the case of Poland’s shale gas.  In: Anna Szolucha (eds.): Energy, Resource Extraction and Society. Impacts and Contested Futures. Routledge.  53-69. 
Cantoni R., M.L. Klaes, S. Lackerbauer, C. Foltyn and R. Keller.  2018.  Shale tales: a comparative study of the shale gas promise in France and Poland.  The Extractive Industries and Society, 5 (4) : TBD . Further Information
Cantoni, R.  2018.  Second Galicia? Poland’s shale gas affair through historical lenses.  The Geological Society of London, Special Publication, "History of the European Oil and Gas Industry", 465 : 201-217 .
Cantoni, R., and M. Musso (eds.).  2018.  L’énergie en Afrique : les faits et les chiffres.  Afrique contemporaine, 261-262 : 9-23 . Further Information
Dietz, T., J. Börner, J.J. Förster, J. von Braun.  2018.  Governance of the Bioeconomy: A Global Comparative Study of National Bioeconomy Strategies.  Sustainability, 10(9) : 3190 . (Open Access)  Further Information