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PD Dr. Marianna Siegmund-Schultze


Research Associate

Phone.: +49 (0)30 314-73337

Room: EB 208

Academic Vita
Scientific manager of the BMBF collaborative research project INNOVATE: ”Interplay among multiple uses of water reservoirs via innovative coupling of substance cycles in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems“
Completed the habilitation in Livestock Farming Systems at University Hohenheim (adjunct professor), Stuttgart, with ”The role and valuation of livestock farming in complex systems“
Assistant professor in the section Animal Husbandry and Breeding in the Tropics and Subtropics, University Hohenheim, Stuttgart
Coordinator of the BMBF sub-project ”Socio-economic aspects of changes in biodiversity in Southern Africa” within BIOTA Southern Africa, Justus-Liebig-University, Gießen
PhD (Dr sc agr) with ”Gains from keeping cattle on fallow-based smallholdings in the Eastern Amazon“, Georg-August University, Göttingen
Diploma (Dipl.-Ing. agr.) with ”Cadre socio-économique et raisons d‘élever des ovins en ville“, Georg-August University, Göttingen
Certificat de Spécialisation en Techniques d’Agriculture Biologique, École d’Agrobiologie de Beaujeu, France
Worked on farms in Germany and France
Pre-diploma in Agricultural Sciences, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University, Bonn

Research Interests

  • Governance of natural resources
  • Policy analysis and institutions
  • Inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation
  • Ecosystem services
  • Sustainable livestock husbandry
  • Integrated assessment techniques
  • Survey and participatory methods
  • Qualitative and quantitative modeling




    FALK T, SPANGENBERG JH, SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, KOBBE S, FEIKE T, KUEBLER D, VORLAUFER T, DUFHUES T (2018) Identifying governance challenges in ecosystem services management – conceptual considerations and comparison of global forest cases. Ecosystem Services 32:193–203. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2018.07.012

    KOCH H, SELGE F, AZEVEDO JR, SILVA GS, SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, HATTERMANN FF (2018) Reservoir operation and environmental water demand: Scenarios for the Sub-Middle and Lower São Francisco River Basin, Brazil. Ecohydrology, online first. dx.doi.org/10.1002/eco.2026

    NOGUEIRA DA SILVA GM, CARVALHO RMCMO, EL-DEIR ACA, SOBRAL MC, SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M (2018) Artisanal fisheries of the Itaparica Reservoir, São Francisco River, Brazil: socioeconomic profile, environmental dynamics, and management recommendations. Regional Environmental Change 7:1889–1899. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10113-018-1293-y

    RODORFF V, STEINMETZ L, MERTENS J, SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, KÖPPEL J (2018) Applying Bayesian networks to evaluate small-scale farmers’ perceptions of native reforestation practices in Brazil’s Caatinga biome. Regional Environmental Change 7:1983–1997. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10113-018-1370-2

    SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, KÖPPEL J, SOBRAL MC (2018) Unraveling the water and land nexus through inter- and transdisciplinary research: sustainable land management in a semi-arid watershed in Brazil’s Northeast. Regional Environmental Change 7:2005–2017. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10113-018-1302-1

    SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, SOBRAL MC, ALCOFORADO DE MORAES MMA, ALMEIDA-CORTEZ JS, AZEVEDO JRG, CANDEIAS AL, CIERJACKS A, GOMES ETA, GUNKEL G, HARTJE V, HATTERMANN FF, KAUPENJOHANN M, KOCH H, KÖPPEL J (2018) The legacy of large dams and their effects on the water-land nexus. Editorial. Regional Environmental Change 7:1883–1888. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10113-018-1414-7


    ALBERT C, SCHRÖTER-SCHLAACK C, HANSJÜRGENS B, DEHNHARDT A, DÖRING R, JOB H, KÖPPEL J, KRÄTZIG S, MATZDORF B, REUTTER M, SCHALTEGGER S, SCHOLZ M, SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, WIGGERING H, WOLTERING M, VON HAAREN C (2017) An economic perspective on land use decisions in agricultural landscapes: Insights from the TEEB Germany Study. Ecosystem Services 25:69–78. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.03.020

    LINIGER H, MEKDASCHI STUDER R, MOLL P, ZANDER U (2017) Making sense of research for sustainable land management. Contributing authors, among others: J KÖPPEL, V RODORFF, M SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE. Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Switzerland and Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research GmbH (UFZ), Leipzig, Germany. wocat.net/makingsense

    SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M (Ed) (2017) Guidance Manual—A compilation of actor-relevant content extracted from scientific results of the INNOVATE project. Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin. ISBN 978-3-7983-2893-8 (print), ISBN 978-3-7983-2894-5 (online), dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-5732

    SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M (Ed) (2017) Interplay between multiple uses of water reservoirs via innovative coupling of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Final Report of the INNOVATE Consortium (Verbundschlussbericht). January 2012 to March 2017. TU Berlin, Germany. dx.doi.org/10.2314/GBV:1011609282

    SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M (Ed) (2017) Manual de Diretrizes – Uma compilação de conteúdos extraídos de resultados científicos do projeto INNOVATE, relevantes para atores envolvidos nas questões em foco. Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin. ISBN 978-3-7983-2895-2 (print), ISBN 978-3-7983-2896-9 (online), dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-5735

    SOUZA JÚNIOR CB, SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, KÖPPEL J, SOBRAL MC (2017) Sinais de um problema crônico: a governança hídrica carece promover os comitês de bacias, coordenar planos e gerir informações. Revista Água & Ambiente 12(6):1054–1067. dx.doi.org/10.4136/ambi-agua.2044


    KÖPPEL J, SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M (coordinating authors) (2016) Stand und Potenziale der Integration des Ökosystemleistungskonzeptes in bestehende Planungs-, Regelungs- und Anreizmechanismen. Chapter 10. In: von Haaren C, Albert C (Eds): Ökosystemleistungen in ländlichen Räumen: Grundlage für menschliches Wohlergehen und nachhaltige wirtschaftliche Entwicklung. Naturkapital Deutschland – TEEB DE. Hannover, Leipzig, p. 246–307. teeb.de/Landbericht

    SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, JEDICKE E, FREESE J (2016) Agrarumweltmaßnahmen als Instrument der Agrarpolitik. Chapter 10.7. In: von Haaren C, Albert C (Eds): Ökosystemleistungen in ländlichen Räumen: Grundlage für menschliches Wohlergehen und nachhaltige wirtschaftliche Entwicklung. Naturkapital Deutschland – TEEB DE. Hannover, Leipzig, p. 270–277. teeb.de/Landbericht


    FÖRSTER J, BARKMANN J, FRICKE R, HOTES S, KLEYER M, KOBBE S, KÜBLER D, RUMBAUR C, SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, SEPPELT R, SETTELE J, SPANGENBERG JH, TEKKEN V, VÁCLAVÍK T, WITTMER H (2015) Assessing ecosystem services for informing land-use decisions: a problem-oriented approach. Ecology and Society 20(3):31 [online]. dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-07804-200331

    RODORFF V, SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, GOTTWALD S, SOBRAL MC, KÖPPEL J (2015) Eficácia de programas de acompanhamento (follow-up) – 25 anos após a construção do reservatório de Itaparica no Nordeste brasileiro. In: Theodoro, H. D. and Matos, F. [Eds]: Governança e Recursos Hídricos: Experiências Nacionais e Internacionais de Gestão. D'Plácido: Belo Horizonte. 199-218.

    RODORFF V, SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, KÖPPEL J, GOMES ETA (2015) Governança da bacia hidrográfica do rio São Francisco: Desafios de escala sob olhares inter e transdisciplinares (Challenges of multi-level governance in the São Francisco watershed: Inter- and transdisciplinary perceptions). Revista Brasileira de Ciências Ambientais 36:19-44. dx.doi.org/10.5327/Z2176-947820151003

    SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, KÖPPEL J, SOBRAL MC (2015) Balancing ecosystem services and societal demands in a highly managed watershed: Setup and progress of a comprehensive research project. Revista Brasileira de Ciências Ambientais 36:3–18. dx.doi.org/10.5327/Z2176-947820151001

    SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, RODORFF V, KÖPPEL J, SOBRAL MC (2015) Paternalism or participatory governance? Efforts and obstacles in implementing the Brazilian water policy in a large watershed. Land Use Policy 48:120–130. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.05.024


    RODORFF V, SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, GOTTWALD S, MECKEL U, SOBRAL MC (2014) Effektivität von Staudamm - Follow-up-Programmen - 25 Jahre nach dem Bau des Itaparica-Reservoirs in Nordost-Brasilien. UVP-report 13 (4+5):216–223.


    AMENU K, MARKEMANN A, ROESSLER R, SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, ABEBE G, VALLE ZÁRATE A (2013) Constraints and challenges of meeting water requirements of livestock in Ethiopia: cases of Lume and Siraro districts. Tropical Animal Health and Production 45(7):1539-1548. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11250-013-0397-0

    LEGESSE G, SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, ABEBE G, VALLE ZARATE A (2013) Determinants of the adoption of small ruminant related technologies in the highlands of Ethiopia. Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems 16:13-23.

    McCRINDLE CME, SIEGMUND-SCHUTLTZE M, HEEB AW, VALLE ZÁRATE A, RAMRAJH S (2013) Improving food security and safety through use of edible by-products from wild game. Environment, Development and Sustainability 15:1245-1257. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10668-013-9436-2

    RODORFF V, ARAÚJO G, GOMES ETA, KÖPPEL J, SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, SOBRAL MC (2013) Driving forces and barriers for a sustainable management of the Itaparica reservoir region - basic milestones towards a constellation analysis. In: GUNKEL, G., SILVA, J.A.A. and SOBRAL, M.C. [Eds]: Sustainable Management of Water and Land in Semiarid Areas. Federal University of Pernambuco, Editora Universitária: Recife. 254–268.

    SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, RISCHOWSKY B, YULDASHEV I, ABDALNIYAZOV B, LAMERS JPA (2013) The emerging small-scale dairy cattle farming sector in Uzbekistan: Highly integrated with crop production but suffering from low productivity. Journal of Arid Environments 98:93-104. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2013.08.001


    SCHNEIDER S, SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, HOLANDA JUNIOR E, ALVES S, VALLE ZARATE A (2012) Is a geographical certification a promising production and commercialisation strategy for smallholder sheep farming in Ceará, Brazil? Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development 2:107-127. www.agdevjournal.com/component/content/article/240-gi-for-sheep-farming-in-brazil.html

    SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, LANGE F, SCHNEIDERAT U, STEINBACH J  (2012) Performance, management and objectives of cattle farming on communal ranges in Namibia. Journal of Arid Environments 80:65-73. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2011.11.033


    SCHUESSLER J, SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, VAN ELSEN T, VALLE ZARATE A (2011) Impact of support centres for Social Farming on benefits from livestock in northern Europe. Outlook on Agriculture 40:313-322. dx.doi.org/10.5367/oa.2011.0060

    SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, RISCHKOWSKY B, King J (2011) Cattle as live stock: A concept for understanding and valuing the asset function of livestock. Outlook on Agriculture 40:287-292. dx.doi.org/10.5367/oa.2011.0065

    ZAIBET L, TRAORE S, AYANTUNDE A, MARSHALL K, JOHNSON N, SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M (2011) Livelihood strategies in endemic livestock production systems in sub-humid zone of West Africa: Trends, tradeoffs and implications. Environment, Development and Sustainability 13:87-105. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10668-010-9250-z


    ABEBE G, IKE A, SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, MANE-BIELFELDT A, VALLE ZARATE A (2010) Prevalence of mastitis and brucellosis in cattle in Awassa and the peri-urban areas of two secondary towns. Zoonoses and Public Health 57:367-374. dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1863-2378.2008.01214.x

    LEGESSE G, SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, ABEBE G, VALLE ZARATE A (2010) Economic performance of small ruminants in mixed-farming systems of southern Ethiopia. Tropical Animal Health and Production 42(7):1531-1539. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11250-010-9603-5

    SARMENTO CMB, VEIGA JB, RISCHKOWSKY B, KATO OR, SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M (2010) Caracterização e avaliação da pastagem do rebanho de agricultores familiares do nordeste paraense. Acta Amazonica 40(3):415-424. dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0044-59672010000300002

    SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, RISCHKOWSKY B, VEIGA JB DA, KING J (2010) Valuing cattle on mixed smallholdings in the Eastern Amazon. Ecological Economics 69:857-867. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2009.10.010


    MARKEMANN A, STEMMER A, SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, PIEPHO H-J, VALLE ZARATE A (2009) Stated preferences of llama keeping functions in Bolivia. Livestock Science 124:119-125. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.livsci.2009.01.011

    SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, LEGESSE, ABEBE G, VALLE ZARATE A (2009) Bottleneck analysis of sheep production systems in Southern Ethiopia: Comparison of reproductive and growth parameters. Options Méditerranéennes 91:67-69. om.ciheam.org/om/pdf/a91/00801126.pdf

    STEMMER A, SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, GALL C, VALLE ZARATE A (2009) Development and worldwide distribution of the Anglo Nubian goat. Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems 11:185-188. www.veterinaria.uady.mx/ojs/index.php/TSA/article/view/31


    CAHANER A, AJUH J, SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, Azoulay Y, Druyan S, VALLE ZARATE A (2008) Effects of the genetically reduced feather coverage in naked neck and featherless broilers on their performance under hot conditions. Poultry Science 87:2517-2527. dx.doi.org/10.3382/ps.2008-00284

    LEGESSE G, ABEBE G, SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M,VALLE ZARATE A (2008) Small ruminant production in two mixed-farming systems of Southern Ethiopia: Status and prospects for improvement. Experimental Agriculture 44:399-412. dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0014479708006376


    SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, RISCHKOWSKY B, VEIGA JB DA, KING J (2007) Cattle are cash generating assets for mixed smallholder farms in the Eastern Amazon. Agricultural Systems 94:738-749. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2007.03.005


    RISCHKOWSKY B, SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, BEDNARZ K, KILLANGA S (2006) Urban sheep keeping in West Africa: Can socioeconomic household profiles explain management and productivity? Human Ecology 34:785-807. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10745-006-9011-7


    SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, RISCHKOWSKY B, VEIGA JB da (2003) Ganhos da pecuária bovina em pequenas propriedades agrícolas que utilizam o sistema de cultivo-pousio na Zona Bragantina, Amazônia Oriental. In: J-F Tourrand, JB da Veiga (Eds) Viabilidade de sistemas agropecuários na agricultura familiar da Amazônia. Embrapa Amazônia Oriental, Belém, Pará, pp 225-234. ISBN: 85-87690-18-3


    SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE M, RISCHKOWSKY B (2001) Relating household characteristics to urban sheep keeping in West Africa. Agricultural Systems 67:139-152. dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0308-521X(00)00052-4


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