Academic Education and Professional Experience

2006 Head of the group Social Sciences in Landscape Research at WSL
1999 - 2006 Head of the section Landscape & Society at WSL
1991 - 1998 Research in the reseach group Landscape Development at WSL
2000 PhD degree at University of Zurich, Switzerland
1991 University diploma in geography (with sociology and tourism research), University of Berne, Switzerland
1989 - 1991 Research assistant at University of Bern, Institute of Geography

Research Interests

My research interests focus on the interactions between people and landscape as well as nature, environment and space. In particular, I care about the following topics:

  • Attitudes of people regarding (former), current and future development of landscape, nature, environment, and space, including long-term monitoring of such attitudes.
  • Behaviour of people with regard to landscape, nature, environment, and space, and the possibilities to influence such behaviour actively.
  • Acceptance of nature conservation measures, such as species-conservation and protected areas, and evaluations of such measures.

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