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Towards Transdisciplinarity in Sustainability-Oriented Research for Development
Hurni, Hans
In: Hurni H, Wiesmann U, Schertenleib R, editors. 2004. Research for Mitigating Syndromes of Global Change. A Transdisciplinary Appraisal of Selected Regions of the World to Prepare Development-Oriented Research Partnerships. Perspectives of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South, University of Berne, Vol. 1. Berne: Geographica Bernensia, pp. 31-42 Order from: Centre for Development and Environment
Nachhaltige Entwicklung in Afrika: globale Agenda und lokales Handeln
Hurni, Hans
In: Bearth, Barbara Becker, Rolf Kappel, Gesine Krüger, Roger Pfister, editors. 2007. Thomas Afrika im Wandel. vdf Hochschulverlag AG, ETH Zürich, pp. 123-136 Order from: vdf Hochschulverlag AG
Research for Mitigating Syndromes of Global Change
Hurni, Hans
Bern, Geographica Bernensia
People, Protected Areas and Global Change
Galvin, Marc
"This is an important contribution to the literature on protected areas and the political ecology of natural resource management and conservation. It provides a very timely analysis of "participatory" PA governance and management, examining "new paradigm" PA approaches which - in policy and rhetoric if not always in practice - offer alternatives to the fortress conservation approaches that have so often proved environmentally ineffective, socially disastrous and morally questionable. The editors and 31 contributors "tried to determine how the participatory approach to conservation evolved in specific settings and who profits from the new approach." Drawing on research by 13 research groups working in diverse regions of the global South (South America, sub-Saharan Africa, and South and Southeast Asia) and in Switzerland, the book offers a set of coordinated case studies that are attentive to historical, geographical, political, social, and economic contexts and dynamics." Stan Stevens, Univ. of Massachusetts Download Book Download Flyer
Research Partnerships for Mitigating Syndromes of Global Change in Mountain Regions
Hurni, Hans
Key problems in mountain areas and at highland-lowland interfaces are largely related to human impact in these fragile ecosystems and may be intensified by the indirect effects of human activities in surrounding lowland areas. The combined effects of various key problems in a mountain area can lead to a so-called ‘mountain syndrome’; most mountain systems show key symptoms of this syndrome or have the potential for their development. Mitigating the cumulative occurrence of clustered problems in mountain area will require the concerted action of multiple actors and all stakeholders concerned or affected. Research partnerships can furnish important contributions to knowledge generation and management by facilitating the development of measures for mitigation the mountain syndrome in many parts of the world, particularly in developing and transition countries. This paper reports on three major experiences with current research partnerships at the Centre for Development and Environment over the past 25 years. In: Bugmann H et al. Global Change and Mountain Regions. Springer, pp. 593-603.