Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern
In my career as scientist at the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) I pursue a combination of research and application by implementation of projects in development countries. This way I intend to contribute to science-based positive change towards sustainable development. I focus my work on the topics of land use change with remote sensing and social science data, local to landscape level approaches, ecosystem services, carbon and REDD+, participatory research approaches, landscape mosaics, large-scale land acquisitions, and private sector engagement.
Land governance, Land change trade-offs for ecosystem services and biodiversity , Land management systems
A new study in Applied Geography used a landscape mosaic approach to assess the changes between natural forests, shifting cultivation and permanent cultivation systems in Madagascar at the regional level from 1995 to 2011.
For a Special Issue of Land, GLP Members Dr. Thilde Bech Bruun and Dr. Cornelia Hett as well as colleague Dr. Rob Cramb seek papers that provide new empirical evidence, review papers, and meta-analyses of case studies from the region. They are particularly interested in papers that look at the causes and effects of land-use changes from a multi- or interdisciplinary perspective, from a landscape level to a regional level.