Journal Publications

  • Auch, E.-M., & Schmidt, S. (2015). Ambivalenzen in Aserbaidschan Umwelt- und Naturschutz im autoritären Staat. Osteuropa, 710, 299–320.
  • Buras, A., Wucherer, W., Zerbe, S., Noviskiy, Z., Muchitdinov, N., Shimshikov, B., Schmidt, S., et al. (2012). Allometric variability of Haloxylon species in Central Asia. Forest Ecology and Management, 274, 1–9. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2012.02.023
  • de Leeuw, J., Rizayeva, A., Namazov, E., Bayramov, E., Marshall, M. T., Etzold, J., Neudert, R. (2019) Application of the MODIS MOD 17 Net Primary Production product in grassland carrying capacity assessment. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation: 78, 66–76.
  • Etzold, J., Münzner, F., & Manthey, M. (2015). Subalpine and alpine grassland communities in the northeastern Greater Caucasus of Azerbaijan. Applied Vegetation Science. doi:Doi:10.1111/avsc.12207
  • Etzold, J., Münzner, F., & Manthey, M. (2010). Landscape ecological research and derived recommendations for the high mountain grasslands in the Greater Caucasus. In Adoption of innovation technologies and forms of international collaboration in agrarian education (pp. 17–19). Gänja, Azerbaijan: Azerbaijan State Agricultural University.
  • Etzold, J., Münzner, F., Peters, J., Limberg, J., Wenzel, M., Dahms, T., & Manthey, M. (2012). Vegetation Database of the Shahdag Region, Azerbaijan. Biodiversity & Ecology, 4, 334–334. doi:10.7809/b-e.00126
  • Imentai, A., Thevs, N., Schmidt, S., Nurtazin, S., & Salmurzauli, R. (2015). Vegetation, fauna, and biodiversity of the Ile Delta and southern Lake Balkhash — A review. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 41(3), 688–696. doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2015.04.002
  • Neudert, R., Etzold, J., Münzner, F., Manthey, M., & Busse, S. (2012). The Opportunity Costs of Conserving Pasture Resources for Mobile Pastoralists in the Greater Caucasus. Landscape Research, 38(November), 1–24. doi:10.1080/01426397.2012.728204
  • Schmidt, S., Busse, S., & Nuriyev, E. (2016). Government & biodiversity governance in Post-Soviet Azerbaijan – an institutional perspective. Journal of Environment, Development and Sustainability, accepted, 1–35. doi:10.1007/s10668-016-9838-z
  • Schmidt, S., Uppenbrink, M., & Foundation, M. S. (2009). Potential Analysis for Further Nature Conservation in Azerbaijan. Accessed 18 July 2013
  • Succow, M., Schmidt, S., & Etzold, J. (2007). Archiv für Naturschutz und Landschaftsforschung. Archiv für Naturschutz und Landschaftsforschung, 46(2), 1–157.
  • Tegetmeyer, C., Peper, J., Etzold, J., & Schmidt, S. (2007). Conservation value of the shifting sand dune complex and lagoons in the Samur Divichi Lowlands, Archives of Nature Conservation and Landscape Research, 46(2), 79–92.
  • Thiele, A., Schlöffel, M., Etzold, J., Peper, J., & Succow, M. (2008) Mires and Peatlands of Azerbaijan. Peatlands International, 2/2008, 44-49.
  • Thiele, A., Peper, J., Etzold, J., Schlöffel, M., & Succow, M. (2008) Die Moore Aserbaidschans. TELMA, 38, 175-188.

Book chapters:

  • Etzold, J., Thiele, A., Peper. J, Schlöffel, M. & Isayev, S. (2017) Azerbaijan. In: Joosten, H., Moen, A., Tanneberger, F. (eds.). Mires and peatlands in Europe – Status, distribution and conservation. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart, Germany, pp. 266–272.


  • Etzold, J., Gasimzade, T., Hasanova, A., Neudert, R., Rühs, M., Mammadov, G.S. 2015. Monitoring Manual for Winter Pastures in the Transcaucasus in Azerbaijan, „Letterpress“ MMC, Baku.
  • Etzold, J., & Neudert, R. (2013). Monitoring Manual for Summer Pastures in the Greater Caucasus in Azerbaijan. Baku.


  • Etzold, J., Hirschelmann, S., Kaiser, V., Manthey, M. (eds.) (2017): Landscape-ecological excursion field guide, based on an Azerbaijani-German student excursion to Northeastern Azerbaijan, GIZ: Baku, Azerbaijan.
  • Etzold, J., & Strauss, A. (2005). Investment Priorities for Transboundary Conservation of Biodiversity in Azerbaijan and Neighbouring Countries. Greifswald, Deutschland.
  • Loiskandl, G., Etzold, J., Schmidt, S., Jungmeier, M., Pfleger, B., & Ay, P. (2009). Feasibility and Project Preparation Study „Establishment and Sustainable Development of the Zakatala – Balakan Biosphere Reserve, Azerbaijan“. Klagenfurt & Greifswald.
  • Schmidt, S., & Thiele, A. (2008). Biodiversity and protection value of costal ecosystems in Azerbaijan. Greifswald.
  • Thiele, A., Schmidt, S., & Etzold, J. (2008). Lake Sari Su, a wetland of international importance. Greifswald.

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