Academic interests
Agroforestry landscape and protected area management
Population dynamics / multi-taxa inventories
South-north collaboration / capacity building

Geographical focus
West & Central Africa

Former projects


Kupsch D (2020). Ecological and socio-economic effects of industrial oil palm plantations in Southwest Cameroon. PhD thesis. University of Göttingen, Germany. p199.

Düker S, Kupsch D, Bobo KS, Heymann E & Waltert M (2020). Congo Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus densities in oil palm plantation, agroforestry mosaic and protected forest in Southwest Cameroon. Bird Conservation International 30: 156-167

Kupsch D, Vendras E, Ocampo-Ariza C, Batáry P, Motombi FN, Bobo KS & Waltert M (2019). High critical forest habitat thresholds of native bird communities in Afrotropical agroforestry landscapes. Biological Conservation 230:20-28.

Heymann EW, Culot L, Knogge C, Smith AC, Herrera ERT, Müller, Stojan-Dolar M, Ferrer YL, Kubisch P, Kupsch D, Slana D, Koopmann ML, Ziegenhagen B, Bialozyt R, Mengel C, Hambuckers J & Heer K (2019). Small Neotropical primates promote the natural regeneration of anthropogenically disturbed areas. Scientific Reports 9: 10356.

Ocampo-Ariza C, Kupsch D, Motombi FN, Bobo KS, Kreft H & Waltert M (2019). Extinction thresholds and negative responses of Afrotropical ant-following birds to forest cover loss in oil palm and agroforestry landscapes. Basic and Applied Ecology 39: 26-37.

Spey I-K, Kupsch D, Bobo KS, Waltert M & Schwarze S (2019). The Effects of Road Access on Income Generation. Evidence from an integrated conservation and development project in Cameroon. Sustainability 11:3368.

Kupsch D, Waltert M & Heymann EW (2014). Forest type affects foraging of saddleback tamarins, Saguinus nigrifrons. Primates 55:403-413.