Dr. Michael Epprecht

Senior Research Scientist

Socio-Economic Transitions Cluster

Phone
00856 30 988 16 48
E-Mail
michael.epprecht@cde.unibe.ch
Office
CDE Lao Country Office
Postal Address
Dr. Michael Epprecht
CDE Lao Country Office
Unit 11, #136, Simuang Road, Hom 1
P.O. Box 1438
Ban Phapo, Vientiane
LAO PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC

Areas of professional focus at CDE

  • Socio-economic development analysis
  • Spatial-statistical modeling

Projects

  • Lao DECIDE Info

Further professional interests

  • Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D)

Field experience

Vietnam, Laos, Tanzania, Kenya, Mauritania

Languages

German, English, French

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2018

Epprecht, Michael; Weber, Anne-Kathrin; Bernhard, Rasso; Keoka, Khamlouang; Saphangthong, Thatheva; Manivong, Vongpaphane; Ingxay, Phanxay; Vongsamphanh, Phanthavong; Bosoni, Nicholas; Hanephom, Savanh; Vanmeexai, Phonesavan; Kaungbounhieng, Aengsone; Sisouvan, Hairkham; Khounthikoumman, Sengphachan; Xaichounorxoa, Porha; Ingalls, Micah; Nanhthavong, Vong; Lu, Juliet; Norasingh, Inthaneth; Wiesmann, Urs; ... (2018). Atlas of agriculture in the Lao PDR: Patterns and trends between 1999 & 2011. Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Switzerland, and Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), Lao PDR, with Bern Open Publishing (BOP)

Epprecht, Michael; Weber, Anne-Kathrin; Bernhard, Rasso; Keoka, Khamlouang; Saphangthong, Thatheva; Manivong, Vongpaphane; Ingxay, Phanxay; Vongsamphanh, Phanthavong; Bosoni, Nicholas; Hanephom, Savanh; Vanmeexai, Phonesavan; Kaungbounhieng, Aengsone; Sisouvan, Hairkham; Khounthikoumman, Sengphachan; Xaichounorxoa, Porha; Ingalls, Micah; Nanhthavong, Vong; Lu, Juliet; Norasingh, Inthaneth; Wiesmann, Urs Martin; ... (2018). Pan-thi kansamluad sa-thi-ti ka-si-kam yu sor-por-por lao: Sa-phab-luam lae kan-pian-paeng la-wang pi neung phan kao hoi kao sip kao lae pi song phan sip et (In Press). Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern, lae kassuang kassikham pamai, sopopo lao, kap Bern Open Publishing

Ingalls, Micah; Meyfroidt, Patrick; Xuan To, Phuc; Kenney-Lazar, Miles; Epprecht, Michael (2018). The transboundary displacement of deforestation under REDD+: Problematic intersections between the trade of forest-risk commodities and land grabbing in the Mekong region. Global environmental change, 50, pp. 255-267. Elsevier 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2018.04.003

Ingalls, Micah; Diepart, Jean-Christophe; Truong, Nhu; Hayward, Daniel; Neil, Tony; Phomphakdy, Chanthavone; Bernhard, Rasso; Fogarizzu, Sinu; Epprecht, Michael; Nanhthavong, Vong; Vo, Dang Hung; Nguyen, Dzung; Nguyen, Phong Anh; Saphangthong, Thatheva; Inthavong, Chanthaviphone; Hett, Cornelia; Tagliarino, Nicholas (2018). State of Land in the Mekong Region (In Press). Bern, Switzerland and Vientiane, Lao PDR: Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern, and Mekong Region Land Governance (PROJECT), with Bern Open Publishing

Epprecht, Michael; Nicholas, Bosoni; Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Nagasawa, Hiroko; Lu, Juliet; Studer, David; Vollmar, Patrizia; Bernhard, Rasso; Sisoulath, Vilaysook (2018). Socio-Economic Atlas of the Lao PDR. Patterns and trends from 2005 to 2015. Bern, Switzerland and Vientiane, Lao PDR: Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern, and Lao Statistics Bureau, Lao PDR, with Bern Open Publishing

Epprecht, Michael; Bosoni, Nicholas; Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Nagasawa, Hiroko; Juliet, Lu; Studer, David; Vollmar, Patrizia; Rasso, Bernhard; Sisoulath, Vilaysook (2018). Puem pan-thi set-ta-kit Sang-khom khong sor-por-por-lao. Sa-phab-luam lae: kan-pian-paeng jark pi song-phan-hah ha Song-phan-sip-hah. Na-khon-luang Bern, pa-thet Switzerland lae: na-khon-luang Vieng-chan, sor-por-por-lao: Soun-peua-kan-pat-ta-na lae: sing-vat-lom (CDE), ma-ha-vi-ta-ya-lai-Bern, pa-thet Switzerland, lae: soun-sa-thi-ti-haeng-sath (sor-thor-tor), sor-por-por-lao kab Bern Open Publishing

2016

Coulombe, Harold; Epprecht, Michael; Pimhidzai, Obert; Sisoulath, Vilaysouk (2016). Where are the poor? Lao PDR 2015 census-based poverty map: Province and district level results Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group

Breu, Thomas Michael; Bürgi Bonanomi, Elisabeth; Epprecht, Michael; Giger, Markus; Jaquet, Stéphanie; Kohler, Thomas; Lardelli, Corina; Messerli, Peter; Zähringer, Julie Gwendolin (2016). Spotlight on Dealing With Trade-Offs in Sustainable Development. CDE Annual Report 2015 (CDE Annual Report 2015). Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

2015

Messerli, Peter; Bader, Christoph; Hett, Cornelia; Epprecht, Michael; Heinimann, Andreas (2015). Towards a spatial understanding of trade-offs in sustainable development: A meso-scale analysis of the nexus between land use, poverty, and environment in the Lao PDR. PLoS ONE, 10(7), e0133418. Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0133418

Boillat, Sébastien; Stich, Corinna; Bastide, Joan; Epprecht, Michael; Thongmanivong, Sithong; Heinimann, Andreas (2015). Do relocated villages experience more forest cover change? Resettlements, shifting cultivation and forests in the Lao PDR. Environments, 2(2), pp. 250-279. MDPI AG 10.3390/environments2020250

2014

Saksena, Sumeet; Fox, Jefferson; Epprecht, Michael; Tran, Chinh; Castrence, Miguel; Nong, Duong; Spencer, James; Nguyen, Lam; Finucane, Melissa; Vien, Tran Duc; Wilcox, Bruce (2014). Classifying and mapping the urban transition in Vietnam. Applied geography, 50, pp. 80-89. Elsevier 10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.02.010

Heinimann, Andreas; Schoenweger, Oliver; Epprecht, Michael; Nanhthavong, Vong; Hett, Cornelia (2014). On the right path? Land concessions in Laos (CDE Policy Brief 3). Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Saksena, Sumeet; Fox, Jefferson; Epprecht, Michael; Tran, Chinh; Castrence, Miguel; Nong, Duong; Spencer, James; Lam, Nguyen; Finucane, Melissa; Duc Vien, Tran; Wilcox, Bruce (2014). Role of Urbanization, Land-Use Diversity, and Livestock Intensification in Zoonotic Emerging Infectious Diseases (East-West Center Working Papers: Environment, Population, and Health Series, No. 6). Honolulu, USA: East-West Center

2013

Hurni, Kaspar; Hett, Corelia; Epprecht, Michael; Messerli, Peter; Heinimann, Andreas (2013). A Texture-based land cover classification for the delineation of a shifting cultivation landscape in the Lao PDR using landscape metrics. Remote sensing, 5(7), pp. 3377-3396. Molecular Diversity Preservation International MDPI 10.3390/rs5073377

Thanichanon, Puwadej; Schmidt-Vogt, Dietrich; Messerli, Peter; Heinimann, Andreas; Epprecht, Michael (2013). Secondary Forests and Local Livelihoods along a Gradient of Accessibility: A Case Study in Northern Laos. Society & Natural Resources, 26(11), pp. 1283-1299. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/08941920.2013.788429

Heinimann, Andreas; Hett, Cornelia; Hurni, Kaspar; Messerli, Peter; Epprecht, Michael; Jørgensen, Lars; Breu, Thomas Michael (2013). Socio-Economic Perspectives on Shifting Cultivation Landscapes in Northern Laos. Human ecology, 41(1), pp. 51-62. Springer US; http://www.springer-ny.com 10.1007/s10745-013-9564-1

Giger, Markus; Heinimann, Andreas; Schoenweger, Oliver; Epprecht, Michael (2013). Building up a nationwide land concession inventory in Lao PDR – overview on analytical results. In: Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty. Washington, USA. 08.-11.04.2013.

Weber, Adrian; Epprecht, Michael (2013). Lao DECIDE info - a web-based information sharing platform. In: Sharing Geospatial Data. Bern, Schweiz. 31. Okt. - 02. Nov. 2013.

Traoré, Doulo; Sy, Ibrahima; Utzinger, Jürg; Epprecht, Michael; Kengne, Ives M.; Lô, Baidy; Odermatt, Peter; Cissé, Guéladio; Tanner, Marcel (2013). Water quality and health in a Sahelian semi-arid urban context: an integrated geographical approach in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Geospatial Health, 8(1), pp. 53-63. Universita degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II"

Epprecht, Michael; Heinimann, Andreas; Messerli, Peter; Wiesmann, Urs Martin (2013). Targeting poverty in Laos: how well do current approaches reach the poor? (Evidence for Policy Series, Regional edition Southeast Asia 3). Pathumthani, Thailand: NCCR North-South

2012

Schönweger, Oliver; Heinimann, Andreas; Epprecht, Michael; Lu, Juliet; Thalongsengchanh, Palikone (2012). Concessions and leases in the lao PDR: Taking stock of land investments. Bern: Geographica Bernensia

Schönweger, Oliver; Heinimann, Andreas; Epprecht, Michael (2012). Large-scale land acquisitions in Lao PDR: Beyond anecdotal evidence. In: International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD). Research for Global Transformation (p. 60). Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Sy, Ibrahima; Traoré, Doulo; Epprecht, Michael; Keita, Moussa; Lô, Baïdy; Wiesmann, Urs; Bonfoh, Bassirou; Cissé, Guéladio; Tanner, Marcel (2012). Services access, health, and well-being in an urban context: Addressing the complexity of social and health disparities in Nouakchott, Mauritania. In: International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD). Research for Global Transformation (p. 104). Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

2011

Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Heinimann, Andreas; Messerli, Peter; Notter, Benedikt; Muchemi, Julius; Breu, Thomas; Epprecht, Michael (2011). Towards a differentiated assessment of geographic information sciences for sustainable development. In: Wiesmann, Urs Martin; Hurni, Hans (eds.) Research for Sustainable Development: Foundations, Experiences, and Perspectives. Perspectives of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South: Vol. 6 (pp. 361-376). Bern: Geographica Bernensia

Geiser, Urs; Bottazzi, Patrick; Epprecht, Michael; Fokou, Gilbert; Fritschi, Astrid; Ramakumar, R.; Shahbaz, Babar; Steinmann, Bernd; Strasser, Balz (2011). Access to livelihood assets: Inclusion, exclusion, and the reality of development interventions. In: Wiesmann, Urs; Hurni, Hans; ed, al (eds.) Research for Sustainable Development: Foundations, Experiences, and Perspectives. Perspectives of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South: Vol. 6 (pp. 313-330). Bern: Geographica Bernensia

Messerli, Peter; Heinimann, Andreas; Epprecht, Michael (2011). Finding homogeneity in heterogeneity: A new approach to quantifying landscape mosaics, developed for the Lao PDR. In: Wiesmann, Urs Martin; Hurni, Hans (eds.) Research for Sustainable Development: Foundations, Experiences, and Perspectives. Perspectives of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South: Vol. 6 (pp. 377-402). Bern: Geographica Bernensia

Epprecht, Michael; Müller, Daniel; Minot, Nicholas (2011). How remote are Vietnam’s ethnic minorities? An analysis of spatial patterns of poverty and inequality. The annals of regional science, 46(2), pp. 349-368. Springer-Verlag 10.1007/s00168-009-0330-7

2010

Wymann von Dach, Susanne; Heinimann, Andreas; Messerli, Peter; Epprecht, Michael (November 2010). Knowledge for Agrobiodiversity and Livelihoods (Unpublished). In: Zukunft Biodiversität Schweiz: SWIFCOB 10 / Jahreskongress SCNAT / Wissenschaftstage BAFU. Villars-sur-Glâne, Schweiz. 08.11.-09.11.2010.

Epprecht, Michael; Heinimann, Andreas; Messerli, Peter; Schmidt-Vogt, Dietrich; Wiesmann, Urs Martin (2010). Accessibility as a determinant of environmental dynamics in socio-economic disparities in mainland Southeast Asia. In: Hurni, Hans; Wiesmann, Urs (eds.) Global Change and Sustainable Development: A Synthesis of Regional Experiences from Research Partnerships. Perspectives / NCCR North-South: Vol. 5 (pp. 371-384). Bern: Geographica Bernensia

Heinimann, Andreas; Epprecht, Michael; Messerli, Peter (2010). Landscapes of Poverty and Environment in Lao PDR. GLP news - newsletter of the Global Land Project(6), pp. 5-8. São Paulo: International Project Office - GLP IPO

2009

Mertz, Ole; Leisz, Stephan J.; Heinimann, Andreas; Thiha, Kanok Rerkasem; Dressler, Wolfram; Cu Pham, Van; Kim Chi, Vu; Schmidt-Vogt, Diwreixh; Colfer, Carol J.P.; Epprecht, Michael; Padoch, Cchristine; Potter, Lesley (2009). Who Counts? Demography of Swidden Cultivators in Southeast Asia. Human ecology, 37(3), pp. 281-289. New-York, NY: Springer 10.1007/s10745-009-9249-y

Messerli, Peter; Heinimann, Andreas; Epprecht, Michael (2009). Finding Homogeneity in Heterogeneity - A New Approach to Quantifying Landscape Mosaics Developed for the Lao PDR. Human ecology, 37(3), pp. 291-304. New-York, NY: Springer US; http://www.springer-ny.com 10.1007/s10745-009-9238-1

Schmidt-Vogt, Dietrich; Leisz, Stephan J.; Mertz, Ole; Heinimann, Andreas; Thiha, Rerkasem Kanok; Messerli, Peter; Epprecht, Michael; Cu Phan, Van; Chi Vu, Kim; Hardiono, Martin; Dao, Truong M. (2009). An Assessment of Trends in the Extent of Swidden in Southeast Asia. Human ecology, 37(3), pp. 269-280. New-York, NY: Springer 10.1007/s10745-009-9239-0

Messerli, Peter; Heinimann, Andreas; Epprecht, Michael; Hurni, Kaspar (2009). The poverty-environment nexus in the Lao PDR: spatial patterns of development contexts from a meso-scale perspective. In: Vulnerability of Land Systems in Asia: The Global Land Project Workshop of IHDP. Beijing, China. 15.06.-17.06.2009.

2008

Epprecht, Michael; Minot, Nicolas; Dewina, Reno; Messerli, Peter; Heinimann, Andreas (2008). The Geography of Poverty and Inequality in the Lao PDR [Textbook] . Bern: Geographica Bernensia

Messerli, Peter; Heinimann, Andreas; Epprecht, Michael; Souksavath, Phonesaly; Chanthalanouvong, Thiraka; Minot, Nicholas (2008). Socio-economic atlas of the Lao PDR. An analysis based on the 2005 population and housing census [Textbook] . Bern: Geographica Bernensia

Gilbert, Marius; Xiao, Xiangming; Pfeiffer, Dirk U.; Epprecht, Michael; Boles, Stephen; Czarnecki, Christina; Chaitaweesub, Prasit; Kalpravidh, Wantanee; Minh, Phan Q.; Otte, M. J.; Martin, Vincent; Slingenbergh, Jan (2008). Mapping H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza risk in Southeast Asia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America - PNAS, 105(12), pp. 4769-4774. Washington, D.C.: National Academy of Sciences NAS 10.1073/pnas.0710581105

2007

Epprecht, Michael; Heinimann, Andreas; Minot, Nicolas; Mueller, Daniel; Robinson, Tim (2007). From Statistical Data to Spatial Knowledge - informing decision making in Vietnam. Information development, 22(2-3), pp. 193-204. London: Sage 10.1177/0266666907078582

Pfeiffer, Dirk; Minh, Phan; Martin, Vincent; Epprecht, Michael; Ott, Martin (2007). An analysis of the spatial and temporal patterns of highly pathogenic avian influenza occurrence in Vietnam using national surveillance data. Veterinary journal, 174(2), pp. 302-309. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.tvjl.2007.05.010

2004

Epprecht, Michael; Heinimann, Andreas (eds.) (2004). Socioeconomic atlas of Vietnam: A depiction of the 1999 population and housing census [Edited Textbook] . Bern, Switzerland: NCCR North-South and Geographica Bernensia