Social Sciences in Landscape Research

The research group Social Sciences in Landscape Research studies the interaction between society and the environment with social science methods (e.g. qualitative interviews, standardised surveys, experiments, expert workshops, etc.). We are particularly interested in people’s demands towards nature, landscape and the built environment, as well as in recreational and health effects of nature. We are also investigating research questions such as: What kind of behaviour do people show regarding the environment? How can we influence this behaviour? How do people perceive environmental risks, and how can we develop a culture of risk prevention and integrative natural hazard management? The outcomes of our research projects provide a basis for the sustainable use of resources according to the needs of society, and for urban and landscape planning.

Projects

Staff

Social Sciences in Landscape Research

Marcel Hunziker

Groupleader

Nicole Bauer

Scientific staff member

Matthias Buchecker

Senior Scientist

Theresa Ertl

PhD student guest

Marius Fankhauser

Scientific staff member

Solène Guenat

Postdoc

Karin Tessa Hegetschweiler

Scientific staff member

Uta Maria Jürgens

Visiting scientist

Moses Kazungu

Postdoc

Elisabeth Maidl

Scientific staff member

Julia Schaupp

PhD student

Zélie Stauffer

Master student

Xue Sun

Temporary employee

Lina Torregroza

Scientific staff member

Johanna Trummer

Temporary employee / Scientific staff member

Aline von Atzigen

Postdoc

Bozana Vrhovac

PhD student

Christopher Young

Visiting scientist