Peter Borchardt

Peter Borchardt
Plant-for-the-Planet · Plant-for-Ethiopia

Dr. rer. nat.

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January 2020 - present
ARBOPRO
Position
  • Project Manager
Description
  • ARBOPRO is a network to connect ongoing tree-projects with academics.
January 2020 - present
Plant-for-the-Planet
Position
  • Project Manager
Description
  • With the Ethiopian Orthodox Church’s Development and Inter-Church Aid Commission (EOC-DICAC) and the Konso Development Association (KDA), Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation established a blueprint project for African forest landscape restoration. This joint venture called ‘Plant-for-Ethiopia’ has developed an upscaling approach for a sustainable forestry management system and is planning a vocational training programme. This is making a huge contribution to local livelihoods.
January 2015 - December 2025
ARBONETH.com
Position
  • Project Manager
Description
  • ARBONETH is an open-platform for tree-projects in Ethiopia and adjacent countries.
Education
September 2006 - December 2018
University of Hamburg
Field of study
  • Biogeography
October 1999 - May 2006
University of Bonn
Field of study
  • Biogeography

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Publications (32)
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Aim Alpine ecosystems differ in area, macroenvironment and biogeographical history across the Earth, but the relationship between these factors and plant species richness is still unexplored. Here, we assess the global patterns of plant species richness in alpine ecosystems and their association with environmental, geographical and historical facto...
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Questions What are the functional trade‐offs of vascular plant species in global alpine ecosystems? How is functional variation related to vegetation zones, climatic groups and biogeographic realms? What is the relative contribution of macroclimate and evolutionary history in shaping the functional variation of alpine plant communities? Location G...
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Questions: Vegetation-plot records provide information on presence and cover or abundance of plants co-occurring in the same community. Vegetation-plot data are spread across research groups, environmental agencies and biodiversity research centers, and thus, are rarely accessible at continental or global scales. Here we present the sPlot database,...
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The main objective of this study was to map soil erodibility in the mountainous rangelands of Kyrgyzstan. The results of this effort are expected to contribute to the development of soil erodibility modelling approaches for mountain areas. In this case study we map soil erodibility at two sites, both representing grazing rangelands in the mountains...
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Vegetation cover is the main factor of soil loss prevention. The C-factor of the RUSLE (Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation) was predicted with NDVI, ground data and exponential regression equation for mountain rangelands of Kyrgyzstan. Time series of C-factor, precipitation and temperature were decomposed into seasonal and trend components with S...
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The global extent and distribution of forest trees is central to our understanding of the terrestrial biosphere. We provide the first spatially continuous map of forest tree density at a global scale. This map reveals that the global number of trees is approximately 3.04 trillion, an order of magnitude higher than the previous estimate. Of these tr...
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Transformation processes in countries like Kyrgyzstan often lead to intensifi cation or extensifi cation of grazing on mountain pastures. In order to reveal the impact of livestock grazing on vegetation patterns, we examined traits of dominant and frequent species in four previously classifi ed plant communities. In particular we analysed trait-env...
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Kyrgyzstan's vast grasslands are mountain ecosystems that provide many ecological services (such as water cycling and filtration, nutrient cycling, and soil formation) as well as economic services (such as fodder supply). During the post-Soviet transformation, pasture-related challenges arose in new forms and intensities and came to endanger the co...
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Обширные лугопастбищные угодья Кыргызстана представляют собой горные экосистемы, которые обеспечивают многие экологические услуги (такие как круговорот и фильтрацию воды, круговорот питательных веществ и почвообразование), а также экономические услуги (такие как снабжение кормами). В ходе постсоветской трансформации связанные с пастбищами вопросы н...
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Kyrgyzstan’s vast grasslands are mountain ecosystems that provide many ecological services (such as water cycling and filtration, nutrient cycling, and soil formation) as well as economic services (such as fodder supply). During the post-Soviet transformation, pasture-related challenges arose in new forms and intensities and came to endanger the co...
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Vast grasslands are found in the walnut-fruit forest region of southern Kyrgyzstan, Middle Asia. Located above the worldwide unique walnut-fruit forests and used for grazing, they play a pivotal role in the mixed mountain agriculture of local farmers. Accordingly, these pastures are subject to an increasing utilization pressure reflecting the chang...
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The world's largest continuous walnut-fruit forests are located in the south of the Central Asian Republic of Kyrgyzstan. Because of the exceptional species richness of trees and shrubs and the high genetic diversity of the walnut (Juglans regia), these forests are of global importance for maintaining biodiversity and have been the focus of scienti...

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Case study: Bole Bulbula Felege Yordanos Kidus Michael ena Abune Tekele Hayimanot monastery, Woreda 12, Bole Kefele Ketema
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ARBONETH is an academic capacity development cooperration between the Universities of Addis Ababa, Hawassa - Wondo Genet, Haramaya, Bonn and Hamburg. Our mission is to strenghten tree conservation (mainly ex-situ) in Ethiopia. Check www.arboneth.com ARBONETH is funded by DAAD / BMZ (2015 - 2018).