Prof. Dr. Felix Kienast
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Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Birmensdorf Bi HL E 34
Evaluation of historical and current landscape patterns and processes.
GIS-based landscape models to simulate possible future landscape development and associated landscape services.
Interactions between landscape change and ecological as well as socio-economic attributes.
Development of indicators for landscape monitoring.
Place attachment in migrating communities.
University of Bern / ETH Zurich
1996 / 2005
University of Zurich
Titular Professor for Landscape Ecology ETH Zürich
2007 - 2023
Senior Scientist Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
2006 - 2023
Head of research group „Landscape modeling“at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
2006 - 2010
Section head “Landscape dynamics and spatial development” at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, deputy division head
1998 - 2006
Head of research group „Landscape development“ at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
1988 - 1998
Postdoctoral fellow Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Dept. of Soil Physics
Postdoctoral fellow & consultant at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
1985 - 1987
2011 - 2015
Swiss Academy of Science (SCNAT)
President Working Group "Landscape, Alps and Parks"
2019 - 2021