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Peer-reviewed articels

Submitted

  • Finckh, M., Muche, G., Schmiedel, U., Jürgens, N. (Submitted):  BIOTABase, a database software for biodiversity monitoring. Manuscript for. Manuscript for  Journal of Vegetation Science

2016

  • Marques, M., Schwilch, G., Lauterburg, N., Crittenden, S., Tesfai, M., Stolte, J., Zdruli, P., Zucca, C., Petursdottir, T., Evelpidou, N., Karkani, A., AsliYilmazgil, Y., Panagopoulos, T., Yirdaw, E., Kanninen M, Rubio, J., Schmiedel, U., Doko, A. (2016):  Multifaceted Impacts of Sustainable Land Management in Drylands: A Review. Sustainability 8, 177: 1-34.  
  • Schmiedel, U., Araya, Y.N., Bortolotto, I.M., Boeckenhoff, L., Hallwachs, W., Janzen, D.H., Kolipaka, S., Novotny, V., Palm, M., Parfondry, M., Smanis, A. & Toko, P. (2016):  Contributions of paraecologists and parataxonomists to conservation and social development. Conservation Biology pp32: 506-519.  
  • Schmiedel, U., Kruspe, M., Kayser, L., and Oettlé, N. (2016):  The ecological and financial impact of soil erosion and its control–a case study from the semiarid Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Land Degradation & Development, DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2513  
  • Schmiedel, U., Röwer, I. U., Luther-Mosebach, J., Dengler, J., Oldeland, J. and Gröngröft, A. (2016):  Effect of grazing on vegetation and soil of the heuweltjieveld in the Succulent Karoo, South Africa. Acta Oecologica 77: 27-36.

2015

  • Melka, Y., Kassa, H., Ketema, M., Abebaw, D. & Schmiedel, U. (2015):  The effect of drought risk perception on local people coping decisions in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia. Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics 7: 292-302.
  • Schmiedel, U.,Kühne, N., Twerski, A. and Oldeland, J. (2015):  Small-scale soil patterns drive sharp boundaries between succulent “dwarf” biomes (or habitats) in the arid Succulent Karoo, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 101: 129-138.

2014

  • Bösing, B.M., Haarmeyer, D.H., Dengler, J., Ganzhorn, J.U., Schmiedel, U. (2014):  Effects of livestock grazing and habitat characteristics on small mammal communities in the Knersvlakte, South Africa. Journal of Arid Environments 104: 124-131.  
  • Hanke, W., Böhner, J., Dreber, N., Jürgens, N., Schmiedel, U., Wesuls, D., Dengler, J. (2014):  The impact of livestock grazing on plant diversity: an analysis across dryland ecosystems and scales in southern Africa. Ecological Applications 26: 1188-1203.  

2013

  • Hanke, W., Münchberger, W., Wesuls, D., Schmiedel, U. (2013):  Tradeoffs in the rehabilitation of a Succulent Karoo rangeland. Land Degradation & Development., DOI: 10.1002/Idr.2224  
  • Schmidt, L., Domptail, S., Klintenberg, P., Gruber, M., Schmiedel, U., Zimmermann, I., Falk, T. (2013):  Transdisciplinary research and stakeholder involvement. A review of the TFO approach. In: Oldeland, J., Erb, C., Finckh, M., Jürgens, N. : Environmental Assessments in the Okavango Region. Biodiversity & Ecology 5: 195-212. Biocentre Klein Flottbek and Botanical Garden, Hamburg. , DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00275  Weblink

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2012

  • Jürgens, N., Schmiedel, U., Haarmeyer, D. H., Dengler, J., Finckh, M., Goetze, D., Gröngröft, A., Hahn, K., Koulibaly, A., Luther-Mosebach, J., Muche, G., Oldeland, J., Petersen, A., Porembski, S., Rutherford, M.C., Schmidt, M., Sinsin, B., Strohbach, B. J., Thiombiano, A., Wittig, R., Zizka, G. (2012):  The BIOTA Biodiversity Observatories in Africa – A standardized framework for large-scale environmental monitoring. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 184: 655–678.  
  • Luther-Mosebach, J., Dengler, J., Schmiedel, U., Röwer, I. U., Labitzky, T., Gröngröft, A. (2012):  A first formal classification of the Hardeveld vegetation in Namaqualand, South Africa. Applied Vegetation Science 15: 401–431.  
  • Schmiedel, U., Dengler, J., Etzold, S (2012):  Vegetation dynamics of endemic-rich quartz fields in the Succulent Karoo, South Africa, in response to recent climatic trends. Journal of Vegetation Science 23: 292–303.  
  • Sop, T. K., Oldeland, J., Bognounou, F., Schmiedel, U., Thiombiano, A. (2012):  Ethnobotanical knowledge and valuation of woody plants species: a comparative analysis of three ethnic groups from the sub-Sahel of Burkina Faso. Environment, Developement & Sustainability 14: 627–649. , DOI: 10.1007/s10668-012-9345-9  

2011

  • Hanke, W., Gröngröft, A., Jürgens, N., Schmiedel, U. (2011):  Rehabilitation of arid rangelands: Intensifying water pulses from low-intensity winter rainfall. Journal of Arid Environments 75: 185–193.
  • Sop, T. K., Kagambèga, W. F., Bellefontaine, R., Schmiedel, U., Thiombiano, A. (2011):  Effects of organic amendment on early growth performance of Jatropha curcas L. on a severely degraded site in the Sub-Sahel of Burkina Faso. Agroforestry Systems, DOI: 10.1007/s10457-011-9421-4  
  • Sop, T. K., Oldeland, J., Schmiedel, U., Ouedraogo, I., Thiombiano, A. (2011):  Population structure of three woody species in four ethnic domains of the Sub-Sahel of Burkina Faso. Land Degradation and Development. 22: 519–529.  

2010

  • Haarmeyer, D. H., Bösing, B. M., Schmiedel, U., Dengler, J. (2010):  The role of domestic herbivores in endozoochorous plant dispersal in the arid Knersvlakte, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 76: 359–364.  
  • Haarmeyer, D. H., Schmiedel, U., Dengler, J., Bösing, B. M. (2010):  How does grazing intensity affect different vegetation types in arid Succulent Karoo, South Africa? Implications for conservation management. Biological Conservation 143: 588–596.  
  • Medinski, T. V., Mills, A. J., Esler, K. J., Schmiedel, U., Jürgens, N. (2010):  Do soil properties constrain species richness? Insights from boundary line analysis across several biomes in south western Africa. Journal of Arid Environments 74(9): 1052–1060.

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2009

  • Musil, C. F., van Heerden, P. D. R., Cilliers, C. D., Schmiedel, U. (2009):  Mild experimental climate warming induces metabolic impairment and massive mortalities in southern African quartz field succulents. Environmental and Experimental Botany 66: 79–87.

2006

  • Krug, C. B., Esler, K. J., Hoffman, M. T., Henschel, J., Schmiedel, U., Jürgens, N. (2006):  North-South cooperation through BIOTA: an interdisciplinary monitoring programme in arid and semi-arid southern Africa. South African Journal of Science 102: 187–190.
  • Schmiedel, U., Mucina, L. (2006):  Vegetation of quartz fields in the Little Karoo, Tanqua Karoo and eastern Overberg (Western Cape Province, South Africa). Phytocoenologia 36: 1–44.

2005

  • Musil, C. F., Schmiedel, U., Midgley, G. F. (2005):  Lethal effects of experimental warming approximating a future climate scenario on southern African quartz-field succulents: a pilot study. New Phytologist 165: 539–547.

2004

  • Schmiedel, U., Jürgens, N. (2004):  Habitat ecology of southern African quartz fields: studies on the thermal properties near the ground. Plant Ecolog 170: 153–166.

2000

  • Meve, U., Schmiedel, U., Marais, E. M. (2000):  Pelargonium quarciticola (Geraniaceae), a new species from the Knersvlakte. South African Journal of Botany 66: 96–98.

1999

  • Schmiedel, U., Jürgens, N. (1999):  Community structure on unusual habitat islands: quartz-fields in the Succulent Karoo, South Africa. Plant Ecolog 142: 57–69.

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Books and Series

2011

  • Akhtar-Schuster, M., Schmiedel, U. (2011):  Artenvielfalt und Desertifikation - Landverödung in Trockengebieten. In: Lozán, J., Graßl, H., Hupfer, P., Karbe, L., Schönwiese, C.-D. [Ed.]: WARNSIGNAL KLIMA: Genug Wasser für alle?. pp 375–380. GEO, Hamburg.

2010

  • Hoffman, M. T., Schmiedel, U., Jürgens, N. (2010) [Eds.]:  Biodiversity in southern Africa. Volume 3: Implications for landuse and management. XII + 226 pp. Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek.  BIOTA Book homepage
  • Jürgens, N., Haarmeyer, D. H., Luther-Mosebach, J., Dengler, J., Finckh, M., Schmiedel, U. (2010) [Eds.]:  Biodiversity in southern Africa. Volume 1: Patterns at local scale - the BIOTA Observatories. XX + 801 pp. Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek.  BIOTA Book homepage
  • Schmiedel, U., Jürgens, N. (2010) [Eds.]:  Biodiversity in southern Africa. Volume 2: Patterns and processes at regional scale. XII + 348 pp. Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek.  BIOTA Book homepage
  • Schmiedel, U., Linke, T., Christiaan, R. A., Falk, T., Gröngröft, A., Haarmeyer, D. H., Hanke, W., Henstock, R., Hoffman, M. T., Kunz, N., Labitzky, T., Luther-Mosebach, J., Lutsch, N., Meyer, S., Petersen, A., Röwer, I. U., van der Merwe, H., van Rooyen, M. W., Vollan, B., Weber, B. (2010):  Environmental and socio-economic patterns and processes in the Succulent Karoo frame conditions for the management of this biodiversity hotspot. Biodiversity in southern Africa. Volume 3: Implications for landuse and management. 109–150. Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek.

2007

  • Akhtar-Schuster, M., Schmiedel, U. and Jürgens, N. (2007):  Biodiversity and desertification. In: Lozan, J. L., Graßl, H., Hupfer, P., Menzel, L., Schönwiese, C.-D. [Eds.]: Global Change: Enough Water for All? 224–226. GEO, Hamburg.

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Book chapters

2012

  • Jürgens, N., Akasbi, Z., Finckh, M., Oldeland, J.,Schmiedel, U. (2012):  Les Transects BIOTA de surveillance de la Biodiversité en Afrique- Une approche pur un suivi environnemental à grande echelle. Options Méditerranéennes Serie B 68: 113-127.
  • Muche, G., Schmiedel, U., Jürgens, N. (2012):  BIOTA Southern Africa Biodiversity Observatories Vegetation Database. Biodiversity & Ecology 4: 111–123. Biocentre Klein Flottbek and Botanical Garden, University of Hamburg.  Weblink

2011

  • Schmiedel, U. (2011):  Para-ecologists can support adaptation to climate change. In: Davis, C. L. [Ed.]: Climate Risk and Vulnerability: A Handbook for Southern Africa. p. 74. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria, South Africa.

2010

  • Falk, T., Schmiedel, U., Zimmermann, I., Joubert, D. F., Pröpper, M., Gruber, M., Koelle, B., Domptail, S. E., Kohrs, B., Oettle, N. (2010):  BIOTA's strategies for stakeholder interaction and capacity development. In: Schmiedel, U., Jürgens, N. [Ed.]: Biodiversity in southern Africa. Volume 2: Patterns and processes at regional scale. pp. 308–310. Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek.
  • Haarmeyer, D. H., Luther-Mosebach, J., Dengler, J., Schmiedel, U., Finckh, M., Berger, K., Deckert, J., Domptail, S. E., Dreber, N., Gibreel, T., Grohmann, C., Gröngröft, A., Haensler, A., Hanke, W., Hoffmann, A., Husted, L. B., Kangombe, F. N., Keil, M., Krug, C. B., Labitzky, T., Linke, T., Mager, D., Mey, W., Muche, G., Naumann, C., Pellowski, M., Powrie, L. W., Pröpper, M., Rutherford, M. C., Schneiderat, U., Strohbach, B. J., Vohland, K., Weber, B., Wesuls, D., Wisch, U., Zedda, L., Büdel, B., Darienko, T., Deutschewitz, K., Dojani, S., Erb, E., Falk, T., Friedl, T., Kanzler, S.-E., Limpricht, C., Linsenmair, K. E., Mohr, K., Oliver, T., Petersen, A., Rambold, G., Zeller, U., Austermühle, R., Bausch, J., Bösing, B. M., Classen, N., Dorendorf, J., Dorigo, W., Esler, K. J., Etzold, S., Graiff, A., Grotehusmann, L., Hecht, J., Hoyer, P., Kongor, R. Y., Lang, H., Lieckfeld, L. A. B., Oldeland, J., Peters, J., Röwer, I. U., September, Z. M., Sop, T. K., van Rooyen, M. W., Weber, J., Willer, J., Jürgens, N. (2010):  The BIOTA Observatories. In: Jürgens, N., Haarmeyer, D. H., Luther-Mosebach, J., Dengler, J., Finckh, M., Schmiedel, U. [Ed.]: Biodiversity in southern Africa. Volume 1: Patterns at local scale - the BIOTA Observatories. pp. 6–801. Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek.  
  • Hanke, W., Schmiedel, U. (2010):  Restoring degraded rangelands in the Succulent Karoo: lessons learnt from our trials. In: Hoffman, M. T., Schmiedel, U., Jürgens, N. [Eds.]: Biodiversity in southern Africa. Volume 3: Implications for landuse and management:. 109–150. Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek.  
  • Jürgens, N., Schmiedel, U., Hoffman, M. T. (2010):  Challenges and international framework. In: Jürgens, N., Haarmeyer, D. H., Luther-Mosebach, J., Dengler, J., Finckh, M., Schmiedel, U. [Eds.]: Biodiversity in southern Africa. Volume 1: Patterns at local scale - the BIOTA Observatories. p. 1. Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek.  
  • Jürgens, N., Schmiedel, U., Hoffman, M. T. (2010):  Structure and elements of the project and course of the project over the three Phases. In: Jürgens, N., Haarmeyer, D. H., Luther-Mosebach, J., Dengler, J., Finckh, M., Schmiedel, U. [Eds.]: Biodiversity in southern Africa. Volume 1: Patterns at local scale - the BIOTA Observatories. pp. 2–3. Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek.  
  • Oldeland, J., Schmiedel, U., Jürgens, N. (2010):  Life forms along the BIOTA transects - new perspectives on biomes in southern Africa. In: Schmiedel, U., Jürgens, N. [Eds.]: Biodiversity in southern Africa. Volume 2: Patterns and processes at regional scale. pp. 136–144. Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek.  
  • Schmiedel, U., Dengler, J., Luther-Mosebach, J., Gröngröft, A., Muche, G., Petersen, A., Strohbach, B. J., Jürgens, N. (2010):  Patterns and dynamics of vascular plant diversity along the BIOTA transects in southern Africa. In: Schmiedel, U., Jürgens, N. [Eds.]: Biodiversity in southern Africa. Volume 2: Patterns and processes at regional scale. pp. 118–135. Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek.  
  • Schmiedel, U., Linke, T., Christiaan, R. A., Falk, T., Gröngröft, A., Haarmeyer, D. H., Hanke, W., Henstock, R., Hoffman, M. T., Kunz, N., Labitzky, T., Luther-Mosebach, J., Lutsch, N., Meyer, S., Petersen, A., Röwer, I. U., van der Merwe, H., van Rooyen, M. W., Vollan, B., Weber, B. (2010):  Environmental and socio-economic patterns and processes in the Succulent Karoo frame conditions for the management of this biodiversity hotspot. In: Hoffman, M. T., Schmiedel, U., Jürgens, N. [Ed.]: Biodiversity in southern Africa. Volume 3: Implications for landuse and management. 109–150. Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek.  
  • Schmiedel, U., Linke, T., Christiaan, R. A., Falk, T., Gröngröft, A., Haarmeyer, D. H., Hanke, W., Henstock, R., Hoffman, M. T., Kunz, N., Labitzky, T., Luther-Mosebach, J., Lutsch, N., Meyer, S., Petersen, A., Röwer, I. U., van der Merwe, H., van Rooyen, M. W., Vollan, B., Weber, B. (2010):  Environmental and socio-economic patterns and processes in the Succulent Karoo frame conditions for the management of this biodiversity hotspot. Biodiversity in southern Africa. Volume 3: Implications for landuse and management. 109–150. Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek.
  • Schmiedel, U., Mtuleni, V. S., Christiaan, R. A., Isaacks, R. S., Kotze, D., Lot, M. J., Mukuya, R. S., Pieters, W., Swartbooi, J., Swartbooi, S. (2010):  The BIOTA para-ecologist programme towards capacity development and knowledge exchange. In: Schmiedel, U., Jürgens, N. [Ed.]: Biodiversity in southern Africa. Volume 2: Patterns and processes at regional scale. 319–325. Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek.  
  • Zimmermann, I., Schmiedel, U., Cupido, C. (2010):  Learning from each other: participatory research with landusers on management applications. In: Schmiedel, U., Jürgens, N. [Ed.]: Biodiversity in southern Africa. Volume 2: Patterns and processes at regional scale. 311–318. Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek.  

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2006

  • Akhtar-Schuster,M., Schmiedel, U., Jürgens, N. (2006):  Biodiversity and Desertification. In: Akhtar-Schuster, M., Schmiedel, U. and Jürgens, N.Biodiversity and desertification. 224–226. GEO, Hamburg.

2005

  • Mucina, L., Jürgens, N., le Roux, A., Rutherford, M. C., Schmiedel, U., Esler, K. J., Powrie, L. W., Desmet, P. G., Milton, S. J., Boucher, C., Ellis, F., Lambrechts, J. J. N., Ward, R. A., Manning, J. C., Midgley, G. F. (2005):  Succulent Karoo Biome. In: Mucina, L., Rutherford, M. C. [Eds.]: The Vegetation of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. Strelitzia 19: 220–299.
  • Mucina, L., Rutherford, M. C., Powrie, L. W., Rebelo, A. G., Camp, K. G. T., Lötter, M. C., Hoare, D. B., Boucher, C., Bredenkamp, G. J., Vlok, J. H. J., Euston-Brown, D. I. W., Jürgens, N., du Preez, P. J., le Roux, A., Schmiedel, U., Scott-Shaw, C. R., van Rooyen, N., Dobson, L., Palmer, A. R., Geldenhuys, C. J., Lloyd, J. W., van der Merwe, B., Bezuidenhout, H., Siebert, F., Siebert, S. J., Goodman, P. S., Winter, P. J. D., Helme, N., Smit, J. H. L., Desmet, P. G., Pfab, M., McKenzie, B., Scholes, R. J., Manning, J. C., van Wyk, E., Zambatis, N., Lechmere-Oertel, R. G., Eckhardt, H. C., Lubbinge, J.-W., Matthews, W. S., McDonald, D. J., Smit, W. J., Bennett, R. G., Jonas, Z., Lombard, A. T., de Frey, W., Robesson, R., Oellermann, C., Grobler, A., van Niekerk, A., van der Merwe, J. (2005):  Vegetation Atlas of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. In: Mucina, L., Rutherford, M. C. [Eds.]: The Vegetation of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. Strelitzia 19: 748–790.

2002

  • Schmiedel, U. (2002):  Conophytum and the southern African quartz fields. In: Hammer, S. A., Opel, M., Schmiedel, U., Smale, T., Jürgens, A., Witt, T., Rodgerson, C. [Ed.]: Dumpling and His Wife: New Views of Conophytum N. E. Br. 349–362. East Anglia Engraving, Norwich.



Other publications in scientific journals

2014

  • Rau, A.-L., Spamer, R., Rudolph, B., Schmiedel, U. (2014):  Die Gattung Oophytum(Aizoaceae) aus Südafrika- molekularbiologische Untersuchungen zeigen unerwartete Verwandtschaftsverhälnisse. Kakteen und andere Sukkulenten 65(7): 169-180.  

2009

  • Araya, Y. N., Schmiedel, U., von Witt, C. (2009):  Linking 'citizen scientists' to professionals in ecological research, examples from Namibia and South Africa. Conservation Evidence 6: 11–17.  

2006

  • Doerffer, J., Schmiedel, U. (2006):  Ein Pfad durch die Welt der Sukkulenten, Gemeinsame Initiative der Dorfgemeinschaft Soebatsfontein und BIOTA Southern Africa. Kakteen und andere Sukkulenten 57: 171–175.

2005

  • Doerffer, J., Schmiedel, U. (2005):  Boesmans Uitkyk, the nature trails of Soebatsfontein. Namakwa Nasionale Park 4: 20.
  • Schmiedel, U., Christiaan, R. A. (2005):  An assessment of spider diversity in Soebatsfontein (Northern Cape Province) - A contribution to the understanding of the distribution and ecology of spiders in South Africa. Newsletter of African Arachnological Society 18: 8–9.
  • Schmiedel, U., Jürgens, N. (2005):  Biodiversity Observatories. A new standardised monitoring tool for biodiversity studies. Basic and Applied Dryland Research 1: 87–91.

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2004

  • Schmiedel, U. (2004):  The phytogeography of the obligate quartz field flora of southern Africa. Biodiversity & Ecology 2 / Schumannia 4181–205.

2002

  • Schmiedel, U., Jürgens, N. (2002):  Untersuchungen zur Steuerung der Lebensformzusammensetzung der Quarzflächen-Vegetation im ariden südlichen Afrika. Berichte der Reinhold-Tüxen-Gesellschaft 14: 45–58.

2001

  • Schmiedel, U. (2001):  Succulent specialists from southern African quartz fields. Tracing the ecology of a fascinating flora. The Cactus and Succulent Journal 73: 170–175.

2000

  • Schmiedel, U. (2000):  Die "Institute for Plant Conservation-National Geographic Succulent Karoo-Expedition" ins Namaqualand. Kakteen und andere Sukkulenten 51: 145–149.

1997

  • Schmiedel, U. (1997):  Sukkulente Spezialisten auf Quarz. Ein weltweit einzigartiger Standort und seine Bedeutung für die Artenvielfalt in den Trockengebieten des südliche Afrikas. Kakteen und andere Sukkulenten 48: 217–225.

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Conference proceedings

2008

  • Schmiedel, U., Dengler, J., Etzold, S. (2008):  Population dynamics on quartz fields in South Africa – climate change effects on conservation efforts. In: Mucina, L., Kalwij, J.M., Smith, V.R., Chytrý, M., White, P.S., Cilliers, S. S., Pillar, V.D., Zobel, M., Sun, I.-F. [Eds.]: Frontiers of Vegetation Science – An Evolutionary Angel. 163–165. Keith Phillips Images, Somerset West.



Grey literature

1994

  • Schmiedel, U. (1994):  Standortökologische und strukturelle Untersuchungen zur Vegetation der Quarzflächen in der Knersvlakte (Südafrika). Staatsexamen thesis. , University of Hamburg, Hamburg.


Imprint  /  last update: 2016-10-07  by: Ute Schmiedel DE