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Department of Primatology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

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Articles in Web of Science (Peer-reviewed Journals)

  • Sop TK and Oldeland J (2013). Local perceptions of woody vegetation dynamics in the context of a “greening Sahel”: A case study from Burkina Faso. Land Degradation & Development 24:511-527.
  • Sop TK, Oldeland J, Bognounou F, Schmiedel U and 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. Manuscript for Environment, Development & Sustainability 14(4): 627-649.
    DOI: 10.1007/s10668-012-9345-9
  • Sop TK, Kagambega FW, Bellefontaine R, Schmiedel U and Thiombiano A (2012). Effects of organic amendment on early growth performance of Jatropha curcas L. on a severely degraded site in the Sub-Sahel of Burkina Faso. Agroforest Syst 86: 387–399.
    DOI: 10.1007/s10457-011-9421-4
  • Sop TK, Oldeland J, Schmiedel U, Ouedraogo I and Thiombiano A (2011). Population structure of three woody species in four ethnic domains of the Sub-Sahel of Burkina Faso. Land Degradation & Development 22 (6): 519–529.
    DOI: 10.1002/ldr.1026
  • Traoré L, Sop TK, Dayamba SD, Traoré S., Hahn-Hadjali K and Thiombiano A (2013). Do protected areas really work to conserve species? A case study of three vulnerable woody species in the Sudanian zone of Burkina Faso. Environment Development and Sustainability 15 15, pp 663-686.
    DOI: 10.1007/s10668-012-9399-8
  • Salfo Savadogo, TK Sop and A. Thiombiano. Impact of Ethnicity on the sacralisation and totemisation of plants in Burkina Faso: Effects on biodiversity conservation. Manuscript for Human Ecology

Grey Literature (Thesis and reports)

  • Sop TK (2011). Diversity of the Woody Plants of the Sub-Sahel of Burkina Faso: Assessment, Land-use Patterns, Land Degradation and Perspectives for Restoration - Under consideration of local knowledge. Ph. D. Dissertation. University of Hamburg.
  • Sop TK (2005). Analysis of the patterns of phytodiversity along environmental and land use gradients in Soebatsfontein (Namaqualand), South Africa. Diplomarbeit Fachbereich Biologie, Universität Hamburg.
  • Sop TK (2002). Obstacles to transborder cooperation between neighboring communities in the frame of cross-border projects to combat desertification: Case of the cooperation between the countries of the CILSS (Permanent Interstate Committee for drought control in the Sahel) and the AMU (Arab Maghreb Union). Praktikumsbericht, UNCCD Sekretariat in Bonn und die GTZ (Oktober – Dezember 2002).

Conference Proceeding

  • N. Abdu, R. Ako, J. Backhaus, L. Bergset, J. Bezerra, I. Bobojonov, V. Borges,N. Cakirli Akyüz, D. Callo-Concha, R. Castro, G. Cundill, R. Drees, […] T. Sop, N. Tephnadze, F. Tietze, I. Tlili, X. Wang, S. Yazid, A. Young, F. Putter (2012). White Paper of the Winter School on Limits to Growth Revisited VolkswagenStiftung2012


  • Sop TK, Oldeland J, Schmiedel U, Ouedraogo I and Thiombiano A. (2010). Population dynamics of Balanites aegyptiaca and Acacia seyal in the Sub-Sahel of Burkina Faso. 9th International Meeting on Vegetation Databases: Vegetation Databases and Climate Change, Hamburg, Germany
  • Sop, Oldeland and Schmiedel: (2013). Local Knowledge of Agroforestry-Based Livelihood Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change and Climate Variability across the Agro-Ecological Zones of Burkina Faso. Selection Conference of the Volkswagen Foundation in Ouagadougou, 1-5 June 2013.