»Interactions between Land Management, Climate Change and Ecosystem Services«  
  Quarterly Letter | Issue 20 | 31st of august 2016  

Dear colleagues,

Today, you receive Issue 20 of our Quarterly Letter. With this issue we would like to draw your attention to interesting news and several new publications that have been produced within the individual regional projects of the Sustainable Land Management programme in the last months. You also find some upcoming events that we believe might be of interest to the research programme.

As we also made an update of our online game LandYOUs please feel free to show your ability to govern a country as sustainable as possible. Have fun!

We hope you will enjoy reading this issue.

Kindest regards,

The GLUES Scientific Coordination Team

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  Selected Publications and Products  



Václavík, T., Langerwisch, F., Cotter, M., Fick, J., Häuser, I., Hotes, S., Kamp, J., Settele, J., Spangenberg, J., Seppelt, R. (2016): Investigating potential transferability of place-based research in land system science.





Siew, T. F., Aenis, T., Spangenberg, J. H., Nauditt, A., Döll, P., Frank, S. K., Ribbe, L., Rodriguez-Labajos, B.,  Rumbaur, C., Settele, J., Wang, J. (2016): Transdisciplinary research in support of land and water management in China and Southeast Asia: evaluation of four research projects.





Grabski-Kieron, U., Raabe, M. (2015): Regelungs- und Steuerungsinstrumente der Landnutzung vor den Herausforderungen des Klimawandels. Institutionelle Gestaltungsoptionen für ein nachhaltiges Landmanagement im Zeichen des Klimawandels.



Hoymann, J., Goetzke, R (2016): Simulation and Evaluation of Urban Growth for Germany including Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Measures. In ISPRS Int. Journal Geo-Information. 5(7), 101




Kliesch, S., Behr, L., Salzmann, T., Miegel, K. (2016): Simulation des Grundwasserhaushalts in ausgewählten Niederungsgebieten an der deutschen Ostseeküste.



INNOVATE | The special issue in Revista Brasileira de Ciências Ambientais (RBCIAMB) N°36:


Assis, J.M.O., Souza, W.M. (2015): Análise climática da precipitação no Submédio da bacia do Rio São Francisco a partir do índice de anomalia de chuva. (RBCIAMB, N°36 p. 183-196)


Correa, R.M., Silva, J.A.A., Freire, B.M.G.S., Gunkel, G., Castro, M.R.C. (2015): Changes in soil properties: the function of different cultivations in the irrigated perimeter of Icó-Mandantes in the semiarid of Pernambuco, Brazil. (RBCIAMB, N°36 p. 215-224)


Gunkel, G., Matta, E., Selge, F., Nogueira da Silva, G. M., Sobral, M.C. (2015): Carrying capacity limits of net cage aquaculture for Brazilian reservoirs. (RBCIAMB, N°36 p. 129-142)


Hagel, H., Zavaleta Huerta, L.R., Hoffmann, C., Reiber, C., Ferreira Irmao, J., Doluschitz, R. (2015): The situation and perspectives of agricultural cooperatives in the surrounding of the Itaparica Reservoir in the Northeast of Brazil. (RBCIAMB, N°36 p. 19-30)


Koch H., Biewald, A., Liersch, S., Azevedo, J.R.G., Silva, G.N.S., Kölling, K., Fischer, P., Koch, R., Hattermann, F.F. (2015): Scenarios of climate and land-use change, water demand and water availability for the São Francisco River Basin. (RBCIAMB, N°36 p. 107-128)


Marques, E.A.T., Sobral, M.C., Cunha, M.C.C., Melo, M.G.S. (2015): Análise dos procedimentos de regularização ambiental da atividade aquícola em Pernambuco. (RBCIAMB, N°36 p. 167-182)


Mertens, J., Almeida, J.S., Germer, J., Sauerborn, J. (2015): Umbuzeiro (Spondias tuberosa): a systematic review. (RBCIAMB, N°36 p. 87-106)


Oliveira, I.S., Freire, E.M.X. (2015): Conhecimento ecológico local sobre anfíbios anuros por agricultores em sistemas agrícolas de região semiárida brasileira. (RBCIAMB, N°36 p. 197-214)


Rodorff, V., Siegmund-Schultze, M., Köppel, J., Gomes, E.T.A. (2015): Governança da bacia hidrográfica do Rio São Francisco: desafios de escala sob olhares inter e transdisciplinares. (RBCIAMB, N°36 p. 31-58)


Rossiter, K.W.L., Benachour, M., Matta, E., Moraes, M.M.Q.M.M., Calado, S.C.S., Gunkel, G. (2015): Water quality diagnosis along a concrete canal: a case study of the Sertão Alagoano Canal – Brazil. (RBCIAMB, N°36 p. 155-166)


Selge, F., Hagel, H., Gunkel, G., Doluschitz, R. (2015): Annual rainfall variability and economic dependency of smallholder agriculture in the semi-arid Northeast Brazil. (RBCIAMB, N°36 p. 143-154)


Siegmund-Schultze, M., Köppel J., Sobral, M.C. (2015) Balancing ecosystem services and societal demands in a highly managed watershed: setup and progress of a comprehensive research project.  (RBCIAMB, N°36 p. 1-18)


Silva G.S., Figueiredo L.E., Alcoforado de Moraes M.M.G. (2015): Curvas de demanda pelos recursos hídricos dos principais usos consuntivos no Submédio da bacia do São Francisco. (RBCIAMB, N°36 p. 59-72)


Sousa, S.C., Oliveira, V.P.V., Stock de Oliveira Souza, K., Silva, J.M.F., Alcântara, F.R.C. (2015): Using geostatistics to evaluate the spatial variability of the environmental degradation level in Itacuruba (Pernambuco, Brazil). (RBCIAMB, N°36 p. 73-86)




Seppelt, R., Cumming, G.S. (2016): Humanity’s Distance to Nature: Time for Environmental Austerity?





Castonguay, A., Burkhard, B., Müller, F., Horgan, F.G., Settele, J. (2016): Resilience and adaptability of rice terrace socialecological systems: a case study of a local community’s perception in Banaue, Philippines.



Förster, J., Barkmann, J., Fricke, R., Hotes, S., Kleyer, M., Kobbe, S., Kübler, D., Rumbaur, C., Siegmund-Schultze, M., Seppelt, R., Settele, J., Spangenberg, J.H., Tekken, V., Václavík, T., Wittmer, H., (2015): Assessing ecosystem services for informing land-use decisions: a problem-oriented approach.



Horgan, F.G., Fame Ramal, A., Bernal, B., Villegas, j., Stuart, A., Almazan, M., (2016): Applying Ecological Engineering for Sustainable and Resilient Rice Production Systems.



Klotzbücher, T., Marxen, A., Jahn, R., Vetterlein, D. (2016): Silicon cycle in rice paddy fields: insights provided by relations between silicon forms in topsoils and plant silicon uptake



Marxen, A., Klotzbücher, T., Jahn, R., Kaiser, K., Nguyen, V. S., Schmidt, A., Schädler, M., Vetterlein, D (2015): Interaction between silicon cycling and straw decomposition in a silicon deficient rice production system



Schädler, M., Tekken, V., Vetterlein, D., Villareal, S., Westphal, C., Wiemers, M. (2015): Agricultural Landscapes and Ecosystem Services in South-East Asia – the LEGATO-Project.



Settele, J., Spangenberg, J.H., Heong, K.L., Burkhard, B., Bustamante, J.V., Cabbigat, J., Chien, H.V., Escalada, M., Grescho, V., Hai, L.H., Harpke, A., Horgan, F., Hotes, S., Jahn, R., Kühn, I., Marquez, L., Schädler, M., Tekken, V., Vetterlein, D., Villareal, S., Westphal, C., Wiemers, M. (2015): Agricultural Landscapes and Ecosystem Services in South-East Asia – the LEGATO-Project.



Spangenberg, J.H., Settele, J. (2016): Value pluralism and economic valuation – defendable if well done.



Spangenberg, J. H., Görg, C., Settele, J. (2016): Stakeholder involvement in ESS research and governance: Between conceptual ambition and practical experiences – risks, challenges and tested tools.





Feldt, T., Schlecht, E. (2016): Analysis of GPS trajectories to assess spatio-temporal differences in grazing patterns and land use preferences of domestic livestock in southwestern Madagascar.



Goetter, J.F. (2016): The cattle raiders leave us no choice: New transhumance in the Mahafaly Plateau region in Madagascar.



Rasoloariniaina, J.R., Ganzhorn, J.U., Riemann, J.C., Raminosoa, N. (2016): Water quality and biotic interaction of two cavefish species: Typhleotris madagascariensis Petit, 1933 and Typhleotris mararybe Sparks & Chakrabarty, 2012, in the Mahafaly Plateau groundwater system, Madagascar.



Winkler, D.E., Andrianasolo, T.H., Andriamandimbiarisoa, L., Ganzhorn, J.U., Rakotondranary, S.J., Kaiser, T.M., et al. (2016): Tooth wear patterns in black rats (Rattus rattus) of Madagascar differ more in relation to human impact than to differences in natural habitats.





Langenberger, G., Cadisch, G., Martin, K., Min, S., Waibel, H. (2016): Rubber intercropping: a viable concept for the 21st century? 



Liu, H., Blagodatsky, S., Giese, M., Liu, F., Xu, J., Cadisch, G. (2016): Impact of herbicide application on soil erosion and induced carbon loss in a rubber plantation of Southwest China.



Meng, L., Yang, X., Martin, K., Gan, J., Liu, Y., Gong, W. (2016): Movement patterns of selected insect groups between natural forest, open land and rubber plantation in a tropical landscape (southern Yunnan, SW China). 



Yang, X., Blagodatsky, S., Lippe, M., Liu, F., Hammond, J., Xu, J., Cadisch, G. (2016): Land-use change impact in time-averaged carbon balances: Rubber expansion and reforestation in a biosphere reserve, South West China. 


  Upcoming Events  

10.09.16 - 11.09.16
Environmental policy 3.0
Location: Berlin, Germany



19.09.16 - 23.09.16
European Ecosystem Services 2016 conference
Location: Antwerp, Belgium



24.10.16 - 27.10.16
3rd Global Land Project Open Science Meeting
Location: Beijing, China 


04.12.16 - 17.12.16
Thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
Location: Cancun, Mexico



29.05.17 - 01.06.17
International Interdisciplinary Conference "Land Use and Water Quality" 2017
Location: The Hague, the Netherlands



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