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Alumni by field of research: Resources & Sustainability


Bakyt Askaraliev, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Water distribution and water use system of the Sokuluk River Basin - Contribution to sustainable water management in the Chuy Valley (Kyrgyzstan) (completed in 2008)

Amare Bantider, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Landscape transformation and Opportunities for Sustainable Land Management along the Eastern Escarpment of Wello (EEW), Ethiopia (completed in 2007)

Kati Baumgart, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Bewertung landschaftsrelevanter Projekte im Schweizer Alpenraum - die Methode der Discrete Choice-Experimente (completed in 2005)

Sébastien Boillat, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Traditional ecological knowledge, land use and ecosystem diversity in the Tunari National Park (Bolivia). An ethnoecological approach to dialogue between traditional and scientific ecological knowledge.
(completed in 2007)

Thomas Breu, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Sustainable Land Management in the Tajik Pamirs: The Role of Knowledge for Sustainable Development (completed in 2006)

Albrecht Ehrensperger, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Potentials, Limitations and Risks of Geo-Information Technology for Sustainable Development Approaches in Kenya (completed in 2006)

Michael Epprecht, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: The Geography of Welfare. Spatial Dimensions of Poverty and Inequality in Vietnam (completed in 2006)

Natasha Ershova, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: The impact of land use and climate on the river runoff of Sokuluk River Basin: a contribution to sustainable water management in Chui Valley (completed in 2007)

Frank Eyhorn, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Assessing the potential of organic farming for sustainable livelihoods in developing countries: The case of cotton in India (completed in 2006)

Justus Gallati, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: A participative system dynamics approach in a global research programme for sustainable development (completed in 2008)

Jeremiah Lewis Njeru Gitonga, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Monitoring and Modeling Crop Growth, Water Use and Production Under Dry-Land Environment North-West of Mount Kenya (completed in 2005)

Andreas Heinimann, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Patterns of Land Cover Change in the Lower Mekong Basin. The relevance of mesoscale approaches (completed in 2006)

Asel Ibraimova, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Legal and Institutional Framework for Empowerment of Rural Populations in the Kyrgyz Republic: Contribution to Sustainable Development (completed in 2007)

Chinwe Ifejika Speranza, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Drought Vulnerability and Risk in Agro-Pastoral Areas - An Integrative Approach and its Application in Kenya (completed in 2006)

Boniface Peter Kiteme, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Multi-dimensional Approaches to More Sustainable Natural Resources Management in Highly Dynamic Contexts in East Africa (completed in 2006)

Thomas Ledermann, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Multiple Implications of Soil Erosion and Conservation on Arable Farm Land in the Swiss Midlands (completed in 2012)

Karina Liechti, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Negotiating Sustainable Regional Development - The Relevance of Meaningful Spaces in Times of Change (completed in 2008)

Roger Martinez, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Análisis del uso y manejo del agroecosistema con enfasis en al actividad agrícola de los pueblos indigenas de Talamanca, Costa Rica : Un Enfoque agroecologico (completed in 2003)

Sarah-Lan Mathez-Stiefel, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Ethnobiological Knowledge and its Transformation in the Andean Highlands: Case Studies from Peru and Bolivia (completed in 2011)

Benedikt Notter, Alumnus, PhD

PhD Thesis: Water-Related Environmental Services and Options for their Sustainable Use in Pangani Basin, East Africa

Margarita Ossés, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: GIS-based Estimation of Energy and Water Consumption, and Emissions Generated by Major Human Activities in Latin American Cities (completed in 2008)

Roman Plokhikh, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Land degradation in selected landscapes of semi-arid zones in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan: indicators, processes, dynamics and consequences for mitigation (completed in 2005)

Smita Premchander, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Exploring the meaning of money: a study of the impact of microfinance in the Koppal District of India (completed in 2004)

Flurina Schneider, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Implementation of soil protection as social learning process (completed in 2008)

Bettina Wolfgramm, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Land Use, Soil Degradation and Soil Conservation (completed in 2007)

Birru Yitaferu, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Land Degradation and Options for Sustainable Land Management in the Lake Tana Basin (LTB), Amhara Region, Ethiopia (completed in 2007)

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