Publications

Publications in Peer-reviewed Journals

Harich FK, Treydte AC, Ogutu JO, Roberts JE, Savini T, Savini C, Bauer J (in press). What goes in must come out: Seed dispersal potential of Asian Elephants. Oecologia.

Ngondya IB, Munishi L, Treydte AC, Ndakidemi PA (in press) A Nature-Based Approach for Managing the Invasive Weed Species Gutenbergia cordifolia Sustainably. SpringerPlus Online.

Harich FK, Treydte AC (in press) Mammalian wildlife diversity in rubber and oil palm plantations. CAB Reviews.

Tuffa S, Treydte AC (in revision) Modeling Boran cattle populations under climate change and varying carrying capacity. Ecological Modelling.

Tuffa S, Hoag D, Treydte AC (in review) Carbon storage of grasses can be stimulated by clipping frequency and irrigation amount: implications for carbon dioxide emissions mitigation. Journal of Arid Environments.

Ilukor J, Rettberg S, Treydte AC, Birner R (2016) To eradicate or not to eradicate? Recommendations on Prosopis juliflora management in Afar, Ethiopia, from an interdisciplinary perspective. Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 6: 14-22.

Ngondya IB, Munishi L, Treydte AC, Ndakidemi PA (2016) Demonstrative effects of crude extracts of Desmodium spp. to fight against the invasive weed species Tagetes minuta. Acta Ecologica Sinica 36: 113–118.

Sandalj M, Treydte AC, Ziegler S (2016) Is wild meat luxury? Quantifying wild meat demand and availability in Hue, Vietnam. Biological Conservation 194: 105–112

Yusuf HM, Treydte AC, Sauerborn J (2015) Managing Semi-Arid Rangelands for Carbon Storage: Grazing and Woody Encroachment Effects on Soil Carbon and Nitrogen. PLoS ONE 10(10): e0109063. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.010906

Yayneshet T, Treydte AC (2015) A meta-analysis of the effects of communal livestock grazing on vegetation and soils in sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Arid Environments 116: 18-24.

Baumgartner S, Treydte AC, Grant CC, van Rooyen J (2015) Can diverse herbivore communities increase landscape heterogeneity? Comparing wild and domestic herbivore assemblages in a South African savanna. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 17: 34-43.

Chutipong W, Tantipisanuh N, Ngoprasert D, Lynam AJ, Steinmetz R, Jenks KE, Grassman LI, Tewes M, Kitamura S, Baker MC, Mcshea W, Bhumpakphan N, Sukmasuang R, Gale GA, Harich FK, Treydte AC, et al. (2014) Current distribution and conservation status of small carnivores in Thailand: a baseline review. Small Carnivore Conservation 51: 96-136.

Habtemicael M, Yayneshet T, Treydte AC (2014) Responses of vegetation and soils to three grazing management regimes in a semi-arid highland mixed crop-livestock system. African Journal of Ecology.

Treydte AC, Baumgartner S, Heitkönig IMA, Grant CC, Getz WM (2013) Herbaceous forage and selection patterns by ungulates across varying herbivore assemblages in a South African savanna. PLoS ONE 8(12): e82831. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0082831. OA

Treydte AC, Trumpf P, Langenberger G, Yang Y, Liu F (2013) Wild Ungulate Distribution in the Naban River Watershed National Nature Reserve, Southwest China. Journal of Tropical Forestry and Environment 3: 53-65. No IF given.

Harich F, Owusu S, Ogutu J, Sauerborn J, Treydte AC (2013) People and wildlife: Conflicts arising around the Bia Conservation Area in Ghana. Journal of Nature Conservation 21: 342-349.

Haftay H, Yayneshet T, Animut G, Treydte AC (2013) Rangeland vegetation responses to traditional enclosure management in eastern Ethiopia. The Rangeland Journal 35: 29-36.

Yusuf HM, Treydte AC, Abule E, Sauerborn J (2013) Predicting aboveground biomass of encroacher woody vegetation in semi-arid Borana rangelands, Ethiopia. Journal of Arid Environments 96: 64-72.

McGeogh-Porensky L, Bucher SF, Veblen K, Treydte AC, Young TP (2013) Large herbivores alter edge effects around ecosystem hotspots in an African savanna. Journal of Arid Environments 96: 55-63.

Atanga NL, Treydte AC, Birner R (2013) Assessing the sustainability of different small-scale livestock production systems in Afar, Ethiopia. LAND 2: 726-755.

Österle N, Angassa A, Tadesse A, Ebro A, Sauerborn J, Treydte AC (2012) Crop-livestock farming systems varying with different altitudes in Southern Ethiopia. Science, Technology and Arts Research Journal 1: 01-13.

Angassa A, Sheleme B, Oba G, Treydte AC, Sauerborn J (2012) Land use changes induce soil nutrients in the savannas of southern Ethiopia. Journal of Arid Environments 81: 67-76.

Treydte AC, Lamers M, Salvatierra A (2011) Modeling llama population development under socio-economic and environmental constraints in the Bolivian Highlands. Journal of Ecological Modelling 222: 3157-3165.

Yusuf HM, Treydte AC, Demissew S, Woldu Z (2011) Assessment of woody species encroachment in the grasslands of Nechisar National Park, Ethiopia. African Journal of Ecology 49: 397-409.

Hassen A, Ebro A, Kurtu M, Treydte AC (2011) Livestock feed resources utilization and management as influenced by altitude in the Central Highlands of Ethiopia. Livestock Research for Rural Development 22 (12): 2012. www.lrrd.org/lrrd22/12/hass22229.htm.

Treydte AC, van der Beek JGM, Perdok AA, van Wieren SE (2011) Grazing ungulates select for grasses growing beneath trees in African savannas. Mammalian Biology 76: 345-350.

Treydte AC, Riginos C, Jeltsch F (2010) Enhanced use of beneath-canopy vegetation by grazing ungulates in African savannahs. Journal of Arid Environments 74: 1597-1603.

Angassa A, Oba G, Treydte AC, Weladji RB (2010) Role of traditional enclosures on the diversity of herbaceous vegetation in a semi-arid rangeland, southern Ethiopia. Livestock Research for Rural Development 22 (9): 163. www.lrrd.org/lrrd22/9/anga22163.htm.

Körner K, Treydte AC, Burkart M, Jeltsch F (2010) Simulating direct and indirect effects of climatic changes on rare perennialplant species in fragmented landscapes. Journal of Vegetation Science 21: 843-856.

Treydte AC, Grant CC, Jeltsch F (2009) Tree size and herbivory determine the below-canopy grass quality and species composition in savannahs. Biodiversity and Conservation 14: 3989-4002

Treydte AC, Heitkönig IMA, Ludwig F (2009) Modelling ungulate dependence on higher quality forage under large trees in African savannahs. Basic and Applied Ecology 10: 161-169.

Treydte AC, Looringh van Beeck F, Ludwig F, Heitkönig IMA (2008) Improved beneath-crown grass quality in South African savannas varying locally and over season. Journal of Vegetation Science 19: 663-670.

Treydte AC, Heitkönig IMA, Prins HHT, Ludwig F (2007) Trees enhance grass layer quality in African savannas of distinct rainfall and soil fertility. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 8: 197-205.

Treydte AC, Bernasconi SM, Kreuzer M, Edwards PJ (2006) Diet preferences of the common warthog on nutrient enriched former cattle grounds on a coastal savanna in Tanzania. Journal of Mammalogy 87: 889-898.

Treydte AC, Halsdorf SA, Weber E, Edwards PJ (2006) Habitat preferences of the warthog on a former cattle ranch in Tanzania. Journal of Wildlife Management 70: 1285-1292.

Treydte AC, Edwards PJ, Suter W (2005) Shifts in native ungulate communities on a former cattle ranch in Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology 43: 302-311.

Treydte AC, Williams JB, Bedin E, Ostrowski S, Seddon PJ, Marschall EA, Waite TA, Ismail K (2001). In search of the optimal management strategy for Arabian oryx. Animal Conservation 4: 239-249.

 

Conference Proceedings

Michler L, Treydte A, Lemke S (2016) Top or flop? – a socio-ecological study on natural resource use by pastoralists in and around the Richtersveld National Park, South Africa. 14th Savanna Science Networking Meeting, Skukuza, South Africa.

Harich FK, Treydte, AC, Sribuarod K, Savini C, Savini T (2016) Wild mammal diversity in rubber-dominated landscapes. Ecosummit, Montpellier, France.

Tuffa S, Treydte AC (2016) Modelling Borana cattle populations under climate change and varying carrying capacity in Ethiopian rangelands. Ecosummit, Montpellier, France.

Tuffa S, Treydte AC (2016) Impact of land-use change on the future pastoralism: implications to sustainability and resilience. IUAES, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Harich FK, Treydte AC, Savini T, Roberts JE, Savini C (2015) How to benefit from being eaten? Elephant seed dispersal experiments with Dillenia indica in Southeast Asia. Society for Tropical Ecology, Zürich, Switzerland.

Treydte AC, Birhane E, Eshete A (2015) How to live with invasives? Positive environmental and climate mitigation effects of Prosopis juliflora in Ethiopian rangelands. 10th TAWIRI conference, Arusha, Tanzania.

Treydte AC, Birhane E, Eshete A (2015) Born to be wild: how to quantify the impact of an invasive species, Prosopis juliflora, in Ethiopian rangelands. ICCB-ECCB, Montpellier, France.

Harich FK, Treydte AC (2015) Asiatische Elefanten und andere Wildtiere im Konfliktfeld zwischen Biodiversitätsschutz und der Ausbreitung landwirtschaftlicher Nutzflächen in Südostasien. Interdisziplinäre Wissenschafts-tagung zur Biodiversitätsforschung im Rahmen des UN-Übereinkommens über die biologische Vielfalt (CBD). Bundesamt für Naturschutz, Vilm, Germany.

Tuffa S, Treydte AC, Hoag D (2015) Responses of native grass species to rangeland’s stressors: implications for ecosystem services and functions. 45th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Societ, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

Treydte AC, Birhane E (2014) Ecological challenges and potential carbon storage benefits of Prosopis juliflora in Afar. Managing Prosopis Juliflora for better (agro-) pastoral Livelihoods in the Horn of Africa, 20. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Tuffa S, Treydte AC, Hoag D (2015) Effects of Clipping and Irrigation on Grass Carbon Allocation: Implications for Rangeland Management and Food Security. Tropentag, the Humboldt-Universität Berlin.

Tuffa S, Treydte AC, Hoag D (2015). Effects of clipping frequency and irrigation amount on grass carbon sequestration potential: Implications for climate change mitigation and food security. 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA.

Harich FK, Treydte AC, Savini C, Savini T, Sribuarod K (2014) Human-elephant conflicts between rubber dominated landscapes and elephant habitat in Southern Thailand. Proceedings of the 3rd Asia Regional Conference of the Society for Conservation Biology, Melaka, Malaysia.

Harich FK, Treydte AC (2014) Rubber versus elephants: conflicts of human land-use and wildlife habitat in Southern Thailand. Proceedings of the 27th GTÖ Conference, München, Germany.

Sandalj M, Treydte AC, Ziegler S (2013) When social status threatens forest biodiversity: wild meat consumption in Vietnam. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife, Berlin, Germany.

Knox NM, Treydte AC, Grant CC, MacFayden S (2013) Historic woody vegetation cover mapping across the Kruger National Park. Proceedings of the 11th Kruger Park Networking Meeting, Skukuza, South Africa.

Treydte AC, Getz WM, Baumgartner S, Grant CC (2013) Grazing on the edge: vegetation structure and herbivore utilization inside and outside of Kruger Park. Proceedings of the 11th Kruger Park Networking Meeting, Skukuza, South Africa.

Yusuf HM, Treydte AC, Sauerborn J (2013) How can grazing management and woody cover alter herbaceous species and their carbon stocks in a semi-arid rangeland of Ethiopia? UNCCD 2nd Conference, Bonn, Germany.

Yusuf HM, Treydte AC, Sauerborn J (2013) Sustainable rangeland management: how grazing management and woody cover can alter herbaceous diversity, forage quantity, and carbon wtocks in semi-arid rangelands of Ethiopia. Proceedings of the Tropentag 2013, Stuttgart, Germany.

Yusuf HM, Angassa A, Baumgartner S, Sauerborn J, Treydte AC (2012) Sustainable rangeland management: what have we learned about livestock and wildlife herbivory? Proceedings of the 4th International Ecosummit, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

Baumgartner S, Grant CC, Treydte AC (2012) Mammalian herbivores as landscape designers of an African savanna. Proceedings of the 42nd German Ecological Society Meeting, Lüneburg, Germany.

Treydte AC, Langenberger G, Martin K, Sauerborn J (2012) Sustainable rubber cultivation in the Mekong Region: SURUMER. Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Meeting, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Gardens, Yunnan, China.

Baumgartner S, Treydte AC, Grant CC, van Rooyen J (2012) Grazers and browsers as landscape designers inside and outside Kruger National Park. Proceedings of the 10th Kruger Park Networking Meeting, Skukuza, South Africa.

Harich FK, Treydte AC, Sauerborn J, Owusu EH (2012) Not Only Humans Like Cacao: Conflicts with wildlife threaten farmers’ livelihoods around the Bia Conservation Area, Ghana. Proceedings of the Tropentag 2012, Göttingen, Germany.

Baumgartner S, Treydte AC, Grant CC (2012) Mammalian herbivores as designers of African savannah ecosystems. Proceedings of the Tropentag 2012, Göttingen, Germany.

 Treydte AC (2011) How can regulating livestock and wildlife herbivory help conservation? Proceedings of the 24th Society of Conservation Biology Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand.

Treydte AC, Angassa A, Bucher FS (2011) Excluding savanna herbivores – what can we learn for trees and grasses? Proceedings of the 9th Kruger Park Networking Meeting, Skukuza, South Africa.

Bucher SF, McGeogh LE, Treydte AC, Young TP (2010) Mammalian herbivory affecting Acacia trees and symbiotic ants in an African savanna. Proceedings of the 40th German Ecological Society Meeting, Giessen, Germany.

Angassa A, Oba G, Treydte AC, Weladji RB (2010) Role of traditional enclosures and seasonality on herbaceous plant biodiversity in southern Ethiopia. Proceedings of the Tropentag 2010, Zürich, Switzerland.

Ikenoue S, Treydte AC (2009) The effect of Land Reform policy on land use pattern change and environment in post-Apartheid South Africa. Proceedings of the Tropentag 2009, Hamburg, Germany.

Treydte AC, Jeltsch F (2008) Tree-grass-grazer interactions: Future projects on disappearing trees in African savannas. Proceedings of the 6th Kruger Park Networking Meeting, Skukuza, South Africa.

Treydte AC, Heitkönig IMA, Prins HHT (2007) Tree crowns can save savanna grazers! Why below-crown grasses are so attractive for grazers. Proceedings of the 37th German Ecological Society Meeting, Marburg, Germany.

Treydte AC (2007) Human impact on tropical ecosystems: should we or should we not intervene? Proceedings of the 21th Society of Conservation Biology Meeting, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Treydte AC, Looringh van Beeck F, Heitkönig IMA, Prins HHT, Ludwig F (2007) Does a grazer need trees? The attractiveness of below-crown grasses in African savannas. Proceedings of the Etosha Centennial Symposium, Etosha, Namibia.

Treydte AC, Heitkönig IMA, Prins HHT, Ludwig F (2007) Do trees really matter? Insights into sub-canopy grass quality in African savannas. Proceedings of the 5th Kruger Park Networking Meeting, Skukuza, South Africa.

Treydte AC, Looringh van Beeck F, Heitkönig IMA, Prins HHT, Ludwig F (2007) Is a tree to be? Large trees enhancing sub-canopy grass quality in African savannas. Proceedings of the 20th German Society of Tropical Ecology Meeting, Bonn, Germany.

Treydte AC, Ludwig F, Heitkönig IMA (2006) Are trees important for grazing wildlife? Large trees improving grass quality in African savannas. Proceedings of the 20th Society of Conservation Biology Meeting, San José, CA, USA.

Treydte AC (2003) Are warthogs attracted to paddocks? Studies on a former cattle ranch in Tanzania. Proceedings of the 3rd International Wildlife Management Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Halsdorf S, Treydte AC, Edwards PJ (2003) The regional and seasonal distribution of warthogs Phacochoerus africanus on a former cattle ranch in Tanzania. 26th International IUGB Congress, Braga, Portugal.

Treydte AC, Halsdorf S, Edwards PJ (2002) The impact of cattle ranching on a coastal savannah in Tanzania. Proceedings of the 3rd TAWIRI Annual Scientific Conference, Arusha, Tanzania.

 

Invited Talks

Treydte AC (2014) Born to be wild: how to quantify the impact of invasive species. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Hohenheim,Germany.

Treydte AC, Eshete A, Birhane E (2014) Ecological challenges and potential carbon storage benefits of Prosopis juliflora in Afar. GIZ / BMZ Regional Conference on Managing Prosopis Juliflora for better (agro-)pastoral Livelihoods in the Horn of Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Treydte AC, Berhane G, Dessalegn K, Schmiedgen A (2014) Drought resilience in pastoralist systems of the Afar region: ecological aspects. GIZ / BMZ Symposium on Capacity Development to Strengthen Drought Resilience of Pastoralists and Agro-Pastoralists in the Lowlands of Ethiopia in Afar Region, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Treydte AC (2013) Human impact on plant-herbivore interactions: Lessons learned. Symposium at the Life Science and Biological Engineering, Nelson Mandela University, Arusha, Tanzania.

Treydte AC (2012) Human land use affecting plant-herbivore interactions across various scales. Symposium in Sustainable Land Use, University of Basel, Switzerland.

Treydte AC (2012) Should I stay or should I grow? – Animal-plant interactions in human-impacted savanna systems. Humboldt fellow/alumni meeting. KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany.

Treydte AC, Yusuf HM, Tesfay Y (2012) Biological and social aspects of rangeland management. Alumni summer school, University of Hohenheim, Germany.

Treydte AC (2011) The interplay of large grazing ungulates, woody, and grassy vegetation in a South African savanna. Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Berkeley, CA, USA.

Treydte AC (2010) Woody cover and herbivory affecting herbaceous layer and associated fauna. GrassNet summer school, University of Hohenheim, Germany.

Treydte AC (2009) Land-use affecting plant-herbivore interactions in arid and semi-arid systems: Why should we be concerned? Institute of Physical Geography, University of Frankfurt, Germany.

Treydte AC (2009) Conflicts in management goals of human land-use, protected areas, and expanding rubber plantations:  The case of Asian elephants in Xishuangbanna. Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Science, Bejing, China.

Treydte AC (2009) How does woody cover and grazing affect African savanna systems? GrassNet summer school, University of Hohenheim, Germany.

Treydte AC (2008) Will a decline in large tree cover lead to shifts in grass quality, structural diversity and associated grazer species composition in African savannahs? Bosch Stiftung, Research into the Sustainable Use of Renewable Natural Resources, Stuttgart, Germany.

Treydte AC (2008) Plant-herbivore interactions influenced by human impact and climate change.  Institute of Systematic Botany and Ecology, University of Ulm, Germany.

Treydte AC (2008) Ecosystems under pressure: How do fauna and flora react to human impact and climate change? Environmental Research Institute, RWTH Aachen, Germany.

Treydte AC (2007) Human impact on plant-herbivore interactions: What will the future bring? Computational Ecology and Environmental Science Group, Microsoft Cambridge, UK.