Dr. Kaspar Hurni

Senior Research Scientist

Sustainability Governance Cluster

Phone
+41 31 631 54 44
E-Mail
kaspar.hurni@cde.unibe.ch
Office
324
Postal Address
Dr. Kaspar Hurni
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
University of Bern
Hallerstrasse 10
CH-3012 Bern

Areas of professional focus at CDE

  • Remote Sensing: Pre-processing of remote sensing imagery, automatization of processing workflows, time-series analysis, LCLUC classification
  • GIS: Geospatial data processing and management, spatial analyses and modelling (e.g. crop suitability, soil erosion/degradation)

Projects

Field experience

Laos, Ethiopia, Kenya

Languages

German, French, English, Spanish

Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2013 | 2012 | 2010 | 2009

2017

Mekuriaw, Asnake; Heinimann, Andreas; Hurni, Hans; Hurni, Kaspar (2017). An automated method for mapping physical soil and water conservation structures on cultivated land using GIS and remote sensing techniques. Journal of geographical sciences, 27(1), pp. 79-94. Springer 10.1007/s11442-017-1365-9

Hurni, Kaspar; Schneider, Annemarie; Heinimann, Andreas; Nong, Duong; Fox, Jefferson (2017). Mapping the Expansion of Boom Crops in Mainland Southeast Asia Using Dense Time Stacks of Landsat Data. Remote sensing, 9(4), p. 320. Molecular Diversity Preservation International MDPI 10.3390/rs9040320

Heinimann, Andreas; Mertz, Ole; Frolking, Steve; Egelund Christensen, Andreas; Hurni, Kaspar; Sedano, Fernando; Parsons Chini, Louise; Sahajpal, Ritvik; Hansen, Matthew; Hurtt, George (2017). A global view of shifting cultivation: Recent, current, and future extent. PLoS ONE, 12(9), e0184479. Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0184479

Subhatu, Alemtsehay Teklay; Lemann, Tatenda; Hurni, Kaspar; Portner, Brigitte; Kassawmar, Tibebu; Zeleke, Gete; Hurni, Hans (2017). Deposition of eroded soil on terraced croplands in Minchet catchment, Ethiopian Highlands. International soil and water conservation research, 5(3), pp. 212-220. Elsevier 10.1016/j.iswcr.2017.05.008

2016

Kassawmar Nigussie, Tibebu; Eckert, Sandra; Hurni, Kaspar; Zeleke, Gete; Hurni, Hans (2016). Reducing landscape heterogeneity for improved land use and land cover (LULC) classification across the large and complex Ethiopian Highlands. Geocarto international, 33(1), pp. 53-69. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/10106049.2016.1222637

2015

Hurni, Kaspar; Zeleke, Gete; Kassie, Menale; Tegegne, Berhan; Kassawmar, Tibebu; Teferi, Ermias; Moges, Aderajew; Tadesse, Deme; Ahmed, Mohamed; Degu, Yohannes; Kebebew, Zeleke; Hodel, Elias; Amdihun, Ahmed; Mekuriaw, Asnake; Debele, Berhanu; Deichert, Georg; Hurni, Hans (eds.) (2015). Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Ethiopia Case Study: Soil degradation and sustainable land management in the rainfed agricultural areas of Ethiopia: An assessment of the economic implications. Bonn, Deutschland: Water and Land Resource Centre (WLRC); Centre for Development and Environment (CDE); Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

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

Hurni, Kaspar; Hett, Cornelia; Heinimann, Andreas; Messerli, Peter; Wiesmann, Urs (2013). Dynamics of Shifting Cultivation Landscapes in Northern Lao PDR Between 2000 and 2009 Based on an Analysis of MODIS Time Series and Landsat Images. Human ecology, 41(1), pp. 21-36. New-York, NY: Springer 10.1007/s10745-012-9551-y

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 10.1007/s10745-013-9564-1

2012

Heinimann, Andreas; Hurni, Kaspar; Hett, Cornelia; Epprecht, Michael; Schönweger, Oliver (2012). Multiple claims to land resources in the Lao PDR: Issues of lacking cross-sectoral spatial planning. In: International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD). Research for Global Transformation. Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Hurni, Kaspar (2012). Detecting landscapes dominated by shifting cultivation at different scales in the Lao PDR. In: International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD). Research for Global Transformation. Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Zeleke, Gete; Kassawmar, Tibebu; Assfaw, Woldie; Heinimann, Andreas; Hurni, Kaspar; Hurni, Hans; Debele, Berhanu (2012). The changing environment: Spatiotemporal analysis of landscape transformation along major development axes in Ethiopia. In: International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD). Research for Global Transformation. Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Hett, Cornelia; Heinimann, Andreas; Epprecht, Michael; Messerli, Peter; Hurni, Kaspar (2012). Carbon pools and poverty peaks in Lao PDR. Mountain Research and Development, 32(4), pp. 390-399. Boulder, Colo.: International Mountain Society 10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-12-00065.1

2010

Hett, Cornelia; Hurni, Kaspar; Heinimann, Andreas; Mueller, Daniel (2010). Assessing landscape changes in Laos using MODIS Enhanced Vegetation Index (Unpublished). In: Integrated Training and Capitalising on Experience (ITC). Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 01.09.-12.09.2010.

2009

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.