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Thomas Bringhenti

Thomas Bringhenti
Photo: Thomas Bringhenti


University of Potsdam

Biodiversity Research / Systematic Botany

Maulbeerallee 2a, R. 1.06

14469 Potsdam, Germany        


Phone: 0049 (0)331 / 977-190658





Thomas Bringhenti
Photo: 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.

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.

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.