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Thomas Bringhenti

Thomas Bringhenti
Foto: Thomas Bringhenti


University of Potsdam

Biodiversity Research / Systematic Botany

Maulbeerallee 2a, R. 1.06

14469 Potsdam, Germany        


Phone: 0049 (0)331 / 977-190658

E-Mail: thomas.bringhenti@uni-potsdam.de




Thomas Bringhenti
Foto: Thomas Bringhenti

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Current Project

NamTip - A Namibian Perspective on Desertification Tipping Points in the Face of Climate Change

In my role as project manager, I am responsible for the administrative coordination of the cooperative research project NamTip. In particular, I oversee annual and final reporting, budgeting and financial controlling, facilitate field activities in Namibia, supervise data management, and ensure internal and external communication, including public outreach. Additionally, I contribute to NamTip’s scientific output by assisting in the synthesis and integration of project results.



Research Interests

  • Tree eco-physiology
  • Irrigation and crop water use
  • Sustainable agriculture in the tropics and subtropics



Education and Experience

Since 2023 Project Manager of NamTip, Biodiversity Research / Systematic Botany, University of Potsdam (UP)


2023 Advanced Training in International Project Management, Gesellschaft für Nachhaltige Entwicklung (GNE)


2021 - 2023 Administrative Project Coordinator of SALLnet, Georg-August University of Göttingen


Since 2019 PhD Student, Tropical Plant Production and Agricultural Systems Modelling (TROPAGS), Georg-August University of Göttingen


2017 - 2018 Research Assistant, Tropical Plant Production and Agricultural Systems Modelling (TROPAGS), Georg-August University of Göttingen


2015 - 2018 Master of Science, Sustainable International Agriculture (SIA), Georg-August University of Göttingen & University of Kassel


2011 - 2015 Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Science and Technology, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen (Italy)




Bringhenti, T., Joubert, E., Abdulai, I., Hoffmann, M.P., Moriondo, M., Taylor, P.J., Roetter, R.P. (2023): Effects of environmental drivers and irrigation on yields of macadamia orchards along an altitudinal gradient in South Africa. Scientia Horticulturae 321, 112326. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2023.112326

Weier, S., Bringhenti, T., Anders, M., Abdulai, I., Foord, S.H., Grass, I., Lam, Q.D., Linden, V., Rötter, R.P., Westphal, C., Taylor, P.J. (2023): “Management options for macadamia orchards with special focus on water management and ecosystem services”. In: von Maltitz et al. (Eds.), Sustainability of southern African ecosystems under global change: Science for management and policy interventions (Ecological Studies 248), Springer-Verlag, New York.

Nelson, W.C.D., Hoffmann, M.P., May, C., Mashao, F., Ayisi, K., Odhiambo, J., Bringhenti, T., Feil, J.H., Yazdan Bakhsh, S., Abdulai, I. & Rötter, R.P. (2022): Tackling climate risk to sustainably intensify smallholder maize farming systems in southern Africa. Environmental Research Letters 17, 75005. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ac77a3

Rötter, R., Scheiter, S., Hoffmann, M., Pfeiffer, M., Nelson, W., Ayisi, K., Taylor, P., Feil, J.-H., Yazdan Bakhsh, S., Isselstein, J., Linstädter, A., Behn, K., Westphal, C., Odhiambo, J., Twine, W., Grass, I., Merante, P., Bracho-Mujica, G., Bringhenti, T., Lamega, S., Abdulai, I., Lam, Q., Anders, M., Linden, V., Weier, S., Foord, S., Erasmus, B.F. (2021): Letter-to-the-Editor: Modeling the multi-functionality of African savanna landscapes under global change. Land Degradation & Development 32, 2077-2081. https://doi.org/10.1002/ldr.3925