Woody invasive alien species in East Africa

Commencement Date / Completion Date1 January 2015 - 2021
Contributors Albrecht Ehrensperger (Principle Investigator)
Funders [UNSPECIFIED] CABI Switzerland
[UNSPECIFIED] Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development
Publications Ng, Wai-Tim; Rima, Purity; Einzmann, Kathrin; Immitzer, Markus; Atzberger, Clement; Eckert, Sandra (2017). Assessing the Potential of Sentinel-2 and Pléiades Data for the Detection of Prosopis and Vachellia spp. in Kenya. Remote sensing, 9(1), p. 74. Molecular Diversity Preservation International MDPI 10.3390/rs9010074
Shiferaw, Hailu; Bewket, Woldeamlak; Eckert, Sandra (2019). Performances of machine learning algorithms for mapping fractional cover of an invasive plant species in a dryland ecosystem. Ecology and evolution, 9(5), pp. 2562-2574. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 10.1002/ece3.4919
Shiferaw, Hailu; Schaffner, Urs; Bewket, Woldeamlak; Alamirew, Tena; Zeleke, Gete; Teketay, Demel; Eckert, Sandra (2019). Modelling the current fractional cover of an invasive alien plant and drivers of its invasion in a dryland ecosystem. Scientific Reports, 9(1) Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/s41598-018-36587-7
Shiferaw, Hailu; Bewket, Woldeamlak; Alamirew, Tena; Zeleke, Gete; Teketay, Demel; Bekele, Ketema; Schaffner, Urs; Eckert, Sandra (2019). Implications of land use/land cover dynamics and Prosopis invasion on ecosystem service values in Afar Region, Ethiopia. Science of the total environment, 675, pp. 354-366. Elsevier 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.04.220
Mbaabu, Purity Rima; Ng, Wai-Tim; Schaffner, Urs; Gichaba, Maina; Olago, Daniel; Choge, Simon; Oriaso, Silas; Eckert, Sandra (2019). Spatial Evolution of Prosopis Invasion and its Effects on LULC and Livelihoods in Baringo, Kenya. Remote sensing, 11(10), p. 1217. Molecular Diversity Preservation International MDPI 10.3390/rs11101217
Linders, Theo E. W.; Bekele, Ketema; Schaffner, Urs; Allan, Eric; Alamirew, Tena; Choge, Simon K.; Eckert, Sandra; Haji, Jema; Muturi, Gabriel; Mbaabu, Purity Rima; Shiferaw, Hailu; Eschen, René (2020). The impact of invasive species on social-ecological systems: Relating supply and use of selected provisioning ecosystem services. Ecosystem services, 41, p. 101055. Elsevier 10.1016/j.ecoser.2019.101055
Randin, Christophe F.; Ashcroft, Michael B.; Bolliger, Janine; Cavender-Bares, Jeannine; Coops, Nicholas C.; Dullinger, Stefan; Dirnböck, Thomas; Eckert, Sandra; Ellis, Erle; Fernández, Néstor; Giuliani, Gregory; Guisan, Antoine; Jetz, Walter; Joost, Stéphane; Karger, Dirk; Lembrechts, Jonas; Lenoir, Jonathan; Luoto, Miska; Morin, Xavier; Price, Bronwyn; ... (2020). Monitoring biodiversity in the Anthropocene using remote sensing in species distribution models. Remote sensing of environment, 239, p. 111626. Elsevier 10.1016/j.rse.2019.111626
Eckert, Sandra; Hamad, Amina; Kilawe, Charles Joseph; Linders, Theo E. W.; Ng, Wai‐Tim; Mbaabu, Purity Rima; Shiferaw, Hailu; Witt, Arne; Schaffner, Urs (2020). Niche change analysis as a tool to inform management of two invasive species in Eastern Africa. Ecosphere, 11(2) Ecological Society of America 10.1002/ecs2.2987
Mbaabu, Purity Rima; Olago, Daniel; Gichaba, Maina; Eckert, Sandra; Eschen, René; Oriaso, Silas; Choge, Simon Kosgei; Linders, Theo Edmund Werner; Schaffner, Urs (2020). Restoration of degraded grasslands, but not invasion by Prosopis juliflora, avoids trade-offs between climate change mitigation and other ecosystem services. Scientific reports, 10(1) Springer Nature 10.1038/s41598-020-77126-7
Eschen, René; Bekele, Ketema; Mbaabu, Purity Rima; Kilawe, Charles Joseph; Eckert, Sandra (2021). Prosopis juliflora management and grassland restoration in Baringo County, Kenya: Opportunities for soil carbon sequestration and local livelihoods. Journal of applied ecology, 58(6), pp. 1302-1313. Wiley 10.1111/1365-2664.13854
Bekele, Ketema; EW Linders, Theo; Eschen, René; Shiferaw, Hailu; Haji, Jema; Legesse, Belaineh; Choge, Simon; Eckert, Sandra; Rima Mbaabu, Purity; Schaffner, Urs (2022). How well do local stakeholders’ perceptions of environmental impacts of an invasive alien plant species relate to ecological data? Ecological indicators, 137, p. 108748. Elsevier 10.1016/j.ecolind.2022.108748
Hamad, Amina A.; Kashaigili, Japhet J.; Eckert, Sandra; Eschen, René; Schaffner, Urs; Mbwambo, John Richard (2022). Impact of invasive Lantana camara on maize and cassava growth in East Usambara, Tanzania. Plant-environment interactions, 3(5), pp. 193-202. Wiley 10.1002/pei3.10090
Adoyo, Beatrice; Schaffner, Urs; Mukhovi, Stellah; Kiteme, Boniface; Mbaabu, Purity Rima; Eckert, Sandra; Choge, Simon; Ehrensperger, Albrecht (2022). Spatiotemporal trajectories of invasive tree species reveal the importance of collective action for successful invasion management. Journal of land use science, 17(1), pp. 487-504. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/1747423X.2022.2128914

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