Dr. Stéphanie Jaquet

Senior Research Scientist

Socio-Economic Transitions Cluster

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Postal Address
Stéphanie Jaquet
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
University of Bern
Mittelstrasse 43
CH-3012 Bern

Areas of professional focus at CDE

  • Outmigration and its impacts on land management in Nepal middle hills
  • Sustainable Land Management (SLM)
  • Agriculture transition and employment


  • Sustainable land management in the context of outmigration, disaster risk reducation and climate change (PhD project)
  • Feminization, agricultural transition, and rural employment (FATE)

Further professional interests

  • Gender issues
  • Geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial analysis
  • Sustainable development and agriculture in mountain areas
  • disaster risk reduction 
  • natural hazard and risk mapping

Field experience

Nepal, Bolivia, Laos


French, English, German, Spanish, Nepali (basic)

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Schwilch, Gudrun; Adhikari, Anu; Jaboyedoff, Michel; Jaquet, Stéphanie; Kaenzig, Raoul; Liniger, Hanspeter; Penna, Ivanna M.; Sudmeier-Rieux, Karen; Upreti, Bishnu Raj (2017). Impacts of Outmigration on Land Management in a Nepali Mountain Area. In: Sudmeier-Rieux, Karen; Fernández, Manuela; Penna, Ivanna M.; Jaboyedoff, Michel; Gaillard, J.C. (eds.) Identifying Emerging Issues in Disaster Risk Reduction, Migration, Climate Change and Sustainable Development. Shaping Debates and Policies (pp. 177-194). Cham: Springer International Publishing 10.1007/978-3-319-33880-4_11


Jaquet, Stéphanie; Shrestha, Gitta; Kohler, Thomas; Schwilch, Gudrun (2016). The Effects of Migration on Livelihoods, Land Management, and Vulnerability to Natural Disasters in the Harpan Watershed in Western Nepal. Mountain Research and Development, 36(4), pp. 494-505. International Mountain Society 10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-16-00034.1

Jaquet, Stéphanie (2016). Does outmigration lead to unsustainable land management? (Unpublished). (Dissertation, University of Bern, Switzerland, Faculty of Science)

Jaquet, Stéphanie (2016). Migration and related land system changes, the case of Nepal (Unpublished). In: Global Land Project - Open Science Meeting. Beijing, China. 24.-27.10.2016.

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)


Jaquet, Stéphanie; Schwilch, Gudrun; Hartung-Hofmann, Fritz; Adhikari, Anu; Sudmeier-Rieux, Karen; Shrestha, Gittat; Liniger, Hanspeter; Kohler, Thomas (2015). Does outmigration lead to land degradation? Labour shortage and land management in a western Nepal watershed. Applied geography, 62, pp. 157-170. Elsevier 10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.04.013

Jaquet, Stéphanie (2015). Does migration lead to land degradation? How a labour shortage is affecting land management in two selected watersheds in Nepal (Unpublished). In: Perth III: Mountains of Our Future Earth. Perth, Scotland. 04.10.-08.10.2015.


Schwilch, Gudrun; Jaquet, Stéphanie; Liniger, Hanspeter; Sudmeier-Rieux, K.; Penna, I.; Jaboyedoff, M.; Kaenzig, R. (2013). Impacts of out-migration on land management in mountain areas (Unpublished). In: Linking sustainable development, global migration, climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction – Identifying emerging issues. Lausanne, Schweiz. 02.-04.12.2013.

  • Commission on Ecosystem Management - CEM, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • WOCAT, World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies