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Dr. Flurina Wartmann





Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf


Birmensdorf Bi HV F 05


Research interests

  • Use of social media data, ethnographic methods and GIS for assessing cultural landscape values
  • Social indicators for landscape monitoring
  • Cultural ecosystem services
  • People-place relations
  • Landscape descriptions and landscape terminology

Latest Publications

  • Côte, M., Wartmann, F., & Purves, R. (2018). The trouble with forest: definitions, values and boundaries. Geographica Helvetica, 73(2), 253–260.

  • Wartmann, F. M., & Purves, R. S. (2018): Investigating sense of place as a cultural ecosystem service in different landscapes through the lens of language. Landscape and Urban Planning, 175, 169–183.
  • Wartmann, F. M., Acheson, E., & Purves, R. S. (2018): Describing and comparing landscapes using tags, texts, and free lists: an interdisciplinary approach. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 1–21.
  • Wartmann, F.M., Purves, R.S. (2017): What’s (not) on the map: landscape features from participatory sketch mapping differ from local categories used in language. In: Special Issue Understanding Our Planetary Home: New Directions in Land Use/Land Cover (LULC) Analysis), Comber, A. (ed.); Land 6(4), 79.
  • Wartmann, F.M., Purves, R.S. (2017): 'This is not the jungle, this is my barbecho': ethnoecological landscape categories in the Bolivian Amazon. Landscape Research 43(1): 77-94.