Knowledge for a sustainable world

Research Group:
Ecosystem Services


  • Büchi, L., Cordeau, S., Hull, R., Rodenburg, J., 2021. Vulpia myuros, an increasing threat for agriculture. Weed Research 61, 13-24, doi: 10.1111/wre.12456
  • Cerretelli S., Poggio L., Yakob G., Boke S., Habte M., Coull M., Peressotti A., Black H., and Gimona A., 2021. The advantages and limitations of global datasets to assess carbon stocks as proxy for land degradation in an Ethiopian case study. Geoderma, 399, 115117.
  • Davis AP, Mieulet D, Moat J, Sarmu D, Haggar J (2021) Arabica-like flavour in a heat-tolerant wild coffee species. Nature Plants 7: 413-418,
  • Haggar J., Casanoves F., Cerda R., Cerretelli S., Gonzalez-Mollinedo S., Lanza G., Lopez E., Leiva B., and Ospina A., 2021. Shade and Agronomic Intensification in Coffee Agroforestry Systems: Trade-Off or Synergy? Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 5, pp: 1-14.
  • Haggar J. Gracioli C., Springate S. (2021) Land sparing or sharing: strategies for conservation of arable plant diversity. Journal for Nature Conservation
  • Haggar J., Rodenburg J. (2021) Lessons on enabling African smallholder farmers, especially women and youth, to benefit from Sustainable Agricultural Intensification. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability
  • Lara-Estrada, L., Rasche, L., & Schneider, U. A. 2021. Land in Central America will become less suitable for coffee cultivation under climate change. Regional Environmental Change, 21(3), 88.
  • Santika, T., Wilson, K.A., Law, E.A., St John, F.A.V., Carlson, K.M., Gibbs, H., Morgans, CL., Ancrenaz, M., Meijaard, E. & Struebig, M.J. (2021) Impact of palm oil sustainability certification on village well-being and poverty in Indonesia. Nature Sustainability 4, 109-119 (***********0630-1).


  • Laurance, W.F., Wich, S.A., Onrizal, O., Fredriksson, G., Usher, G., Santika, T., Byler, D., Mittermeier, R., Kormos, R., Williamson, E.A. and Meijaard, E., 2020. Tapanuli orangutan endangered by Sumatran hydropower scheme. Nature Ecology and Evolution 4, 1438-1439 (
  • Masters-Clark, E., Shone, E., Paradelo, M., Hirsch, P.R., Clark, I.M., Otten, W., Brennan, F. & Mauchline, T.H. 2020. Development of a defined compost system for the study of plant-microbe interactions. Scientific Reports, 10, 7521.
  • Rodenburg, J., Büchi, L., Haggar, J., 2020. Adoption by adaptation: moving from Conservation Agriculture to Conservation Practices. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, doi: 10.1080/14735903.2020.1785734
  • Santika, T., Budiharta, S., Law, E.A., Dennis, R.A., Dohong, A., Struebig, M.J., Gunawan, H., Meijaard, E. & Wilson, K.A. (2020) Interannual climate variation, land type and village livelihood effects on fires in Kalimantan, Indonesia. Global Environmental Change 64, 102129 (


  • Banerjee, S., Walder, F., Büchi, L., Meyer, M., Held, A.Y., Gattinger, A., Keller, T., Charles, R., van der Heijden, M., 2019. Agricultural intensification reduces microbial network complexity and the abundance of keystone taxa in roots. The ISME Journal
  • Coast O, Shah S, Ivakov A, Gaju O, Wilson PB, Posch BC, Bryant CJ, Negrini ACA, Evans JR, Condon AG, Silva‐Pérez V, Reynolds MP, Pogson BJ, Millar AH, Furbank RT, Atkin OK (2019). Predicting dark respiration rates of wheat leaves from hyperspectral reflectance. Plant Cell & Environment 42: 2133-2150  
  • Haggar J, Pons D, Saenz L, Vides J (2019) Contribution of agroforestry systems to sustaining biodiversity in fragmented forest landscapes. Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment: 283 106567
  • Robb J, Haggar J, Lamboll R, Castellanos E (2019) Exploring the value-action gap through shared values, capabilities and deforestation behaviours in Guatemala. Environmental Conservation
  • Santika, T., Wilson, K.A., Budiharta, S., Law, E.A., Poh, T.M., Ancrenaz, M., Struebig, M.J. & Meijaard, E. (2019) Does oil palm agriculture help alleviate poverty? A multidimensional counterfactual assessment of oil palm development in Indonesia. World Development 120, 105-117 (
  • Santika, T., Wilson, K.A., Budiharta, S., Kusworo, A., Meijaard, E., Law, E.A., Friedman, R., Hutabarat, J.A., Indrawan, T.P., St. John, F.A. & Struebig, M.J. (2019) Heterogeneous impacts of community forestry on forest conservation and poverty alleviation: Evidence from Indonesia. People and Nature 1, 204-219 (


  • Cerretelli S., Poggio L., Gimona A., Yakob G., Boke S., Habte M., Peressotti A., and Black H., 2018. Spatial assessment of land degradation through key ecosystem services: The role of globally available data. Science of the Total Environment, 628-629, pp: 539-555.
  • Lara-Estrada L., Rasche L., Sucar L.E., & Schneider U.A. 2018. Inferring Missing Climate Data for Agricultural Planning Using Bayesian Networks. Land, 7(1), 4.
  • Soto-Gómez, D., Pérez-Rodríguez, P., Vázquez-Juiz, L., López-Periago, J.E. & Paradelo, M. 2018. Linking pore network characteristics extracted from CT images to the transport of solute and colloid tracers in soils under different tillage managements. Soil and Tillage Research, 177.


  • Büchi, L., Wendling, M., Amossé, C., Jeangros, B., Sinaj, S., Charles, R., 2017. Long and short term changes in crop yield and soil properties induced by the reduction of soil tillage in a long term field experiment in Switzerland. Soil and Tillage Research 174:120-129.
  • Lara-Estrada L., Rasche L., and Schneider U.A. 2017. Modeling land suitability for Coffea arabica L. in Central America. Environmental Modelling & Software, 95, 196–209.
  • Rodenburg, J., Cissoko, Mamadou, Kayongo, Nicholas, Dieng, Ibnou, Bisikwa, Jenipher, Irakiza, Runyambo, Masoka, Isaac, Midega, Charles A. O. and Scholes, Julie D. (2017) Genetic variation and host-parasite specificity of Striga resistance and tolerance in rice: the need for predictive breeding. New Phytologist, 214: 1267-1280.
  • Wendling, M., Büchi, L., Amossé, C., Jeangros, B., Walter, A., Charles, R., 2017. Specific interactions leading to transgressive overyielding in cover crop mixtures. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 241:88-99.


  • Büchi, L., Vuilleumier, S., 2016. Ecological strategies in stable and disturbed environments depend on species specialisation. Oikos 125(10):1408-1420.
  • Coast O, Murdoch AJ, Ellis RH,Hay FR and Jagadish SVK (2016). Resilience of rice (Oryza spp.) pollen germination and tube growth to temperature stress. Plant, Cell & Environment 39: 26-37  
  • Paradelo, M., Katuwal, S., Moldrup, P., Norgaard, T., Herath, L. & de Jonge, L.W. 2016. X-ray CT-derived soil characteristics explain varying air, water, and solute transport properties across a loamy field. Vadose Zone Journal, 15.
  • Paradelo, M., Katuwal, S., Moldrup, P., Norgaard, T., Herath, L. & de Jonge, L.W. 2016. X-ray CT-derived soil characteristics explain varying air, water, and solute transport properties across a loamy field. Vadose Zone Journal, 15.
  • Rodenburg, J., Demont, Matty, Zwart, Sander J. and Bastiaans, Lammert (2016) Parasitic weed incidence and related economic losses in rice in Africa. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 235: 306-317.


  • Büchi, L., Vuilleumier, S., 2014. Coexistence of specialist and generalist species is shaped by dispersal and environmental factors. The American Naturalist 183(5):612-24.
  • Rodenburg, J., Cissoko, Mamadou, Kayeke, Juma, Dieng, Ibnou, Khan, Zeyaur R., Midega, Charles A.O., Onyuka, Enos A. and Scholes, Julie D. (2014) Do NERICA rice cultivars express resistance to Striga hermonthica (Del.) Benth. and Striga asiatica (L.) Kuntze under field conditions? Field Crops Research, 170: 83-94.
  • Schut, Marc, Klerkx, Laurens, Rodenburg, J., Kayeke, Juma, Hinnou, Léonard C., Raboanarielina, Cara M., Adegbola, Patrice Y., van Ast, Aad and Bastiaans, Lammert (2014) RAAIS: Rapid Appraisal of Agricultural Innovation Systems (Part I). A diagnostic tool for integrated analysis of complex problems and innovation capacity. Agricultural Systems, 132: 1-11.