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I am the Head of the Genetics and Conservation Section at RBGE. My research interests are

  1. Impact of environmental change on plant diversity, forest condition and carbon storage.
  2. Impact of data quality and biases on modelled predictions and conservation priority area selection.
  3. Design of protected area networks and protected area management.

Publications and Reports

2013

Huang J, Ahrends A, He J, Gui H, Xu J, Mortimer PE. Environmental factors influencing seed oil production in Camellia reticulata L. grown in Yunnan Province, China. (2013). Industrial Crops and Products, in press.

Wulff, AS, Hollingsworth, PM, Ahrends, A, Jaffré, T, Veillon, JM, L’Huillier, L and Fogliani, B. (2013). Conservation priorities in a biodiversity hotspot: analysis of narrow endemic plant species in New Caledonia. in press. PLoS One, in press.

2012

Ahrends, A. (2012). Case study: Wood fuel impacts on biodiversity. In: Grooten, M., Almond, R., McLellan, R., Dudley, N., Duncan, E., Oerlemans, N. & Stolton, S. (edts.) (2012). WWF – Living Planet Report 2012. Biodiversity, capacity and better choices. Gland, Switzerland. pp 78-79.

Poudel RC, Möller M, Gao L-M, Ahrends A, Baral SR, Liu J, Thomas P and DZ Li (2012) Using Morphological, Molecular and Climatic Data to Delimitate Yews along the Hindu Kush-Himalaya and Adjacent Regions. PLoS ONE 7(10):e46873.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0046873

Willcock, S, Phillips OL, Platts, PJ, Balmford, A, Burgess, ND,  Lovett, JC, Ahrends, A, Bayliss, J, Doggart, N, Doody K, Fanning, E, Green, J, Hall, J, Howell, KL, Marchant, R, Marshall, AR, Mbilinyi, B, Munishi, PKT, Owen, N, Swetnam, RD, Topp-Jorgensen, EJ and Lewis, SL. (2012). Towards regional, error-bounded landscape carbon storage estimates for data deficient areas of the world. PLoS One 7, e44795.

2011

Ahrends A, Burgess ND, Gereau RE, Marchant R, Bulling MT, Lovett JC, Platts PJ, Wilkins Kindemba V, Owen N, Fanning E and Rahbek C (2011). Funding begets biodiversity. Diversity and Distributions 17, 191-200.

Ahrends A., Burgess N.D., Milledge S.A.H., Bulling M.T., Fisher B., Smart J.C.R., Clarke G.P., Mhoro B.E. & Lewis S.L. (2011). Predictable waves of sequential forest degradation and biodiversity loss spreading from an African city. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 107, 14556-14561.
Supporting Data: Dataset I and Dataset II

Ahrends, A, Rahbek C, Bulling MT, Burgess ND, Platts PJ, Lovett JC, Kindemba VW, Owen N, Sallu AN, Marshall AR, Mhoro BE, Fanning E and Marchant R (2011). Conservation and the botanist effect. Biological Conservation 144, 131-140.

2010

Chaigneau, T., Ahrends, A., Argent, J., Riddhiraska, N. and Marchant, R. Moist lower montane rainforest classification: a case study from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. African Journal of Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2028.2009.01182.x

Platts P.J., Ahrends A., Gereau R.E., McClean C., Lovett J.C., Marshall A., Pellikka P., Mulligan M., Fanning E. & Marchant R. (2010). Can distribution models help refine inventory-based estimates of conservation priority? A case study in the Eastern Arc forests of Tanzania and Kenya. Diversity & Distributions 16 (4): 628-642. DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2010.00668.x

2008

Blomley, T., Pfliegner, K., Isango, J., Zahabu, E., Ahrends, A. and Burgess, N. (2008). Seeing the Wood for the Trees: Towards an objective assessment of the impact of Participatory Forest Management on forest condition in Tanzania. Oryx 42: 380-391.

Ahrends, A. and Marchant, R. (2008). Vegetation data analysis - Ukwiva Forest Reserve. Unpublished report to Frontier Tanzania. York/Dar es Salaam.

Ahrends, A. and Marchant, R. (2008). Vegetation data analysis - Pala Ulanga Forest Reserve. Unpublished report to Frontier Tanzania. York/Dar es Salaam.

2007

Milledge, S.A.H., Gelvas, I.K. and Ahrends, A. (2007). Forestry, Governance and National Development: Lessons Learned from a Logging Boom in Southern Tanzania. An Overview. TRAFFIC East/Southern Africa, Tanzania Development Partners Group, Tanzania Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Dar es Salaam.

Milledge, S.A.H., Gelvas, I.K. and Ahrends, A. (2007). Forestry, Governance and National Development: Lessons Learned from a Logging Boom in Southern Tanzania. TRAFFIC East/Southern Africa, Tanzania Development Partners Group, Tanzania Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Dar es Salaam.

Ahrends, A. and Marchant, R. (2007). Vegetation data analysis - Kanga Forest Reserve. Unpublished report to Frontier Tanzania. York/Dar es Salaam.

Ahrends, A. and Marchant, R. (2007). Vegetation data analysis - Nguru South Forest Reserve. Unpublished report to Frontier Tanzania. York/Dar es Salaam.

2006

Ahrends, A. and Marchant, R. (2006). Vegetation data analysis - Sali Forest Reserve. Unpublished report to Frontier Tanzania. York/Dar es Salaam.

Ahrends, A., Jump, A., Lovett, J.C. and Marchant, R. (2006). Vegetation data analysis - Mselezi Forest Reserve. Unpublished report to Frontier Tanzania. York/Dar es Salaam.

2005

Ahrends, A. (2005). Patterns of degradation in lowland coastal forests in Coast Region, Tanzania. A thesis submitted to the University of Greifswald, Germany in candidacy for the degree of ‘Diplom'.

Ahrends, A. and Mohoro, B.E. (2005). Pugu forest - going, going... The Arc Journal. 17:23

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