Dr. Karina Liechti

Senior Research Scientist

Sustainability Governance Cluster

Phone
+41 31 631 38 46
E-Mail
karina.liechti@cde.unibe.ch
Office
420
Postal Address
Dr. Karina Liechti
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
University of Bern
Hallerstrasse 10
CH-3012 Bern

Areas of professional focus at CDE

  • Sustainable regional development
  • Governance of natural resources
  • Common properties
  • Land use change
  • Societal transformation processes
  • Negotiation processes
  • Pastoralism / Transhumance
  • Protected areas and World Heritage Sites

​Projects

Further professional interests

  • Cultural landscapes
  • Irrigation systems
  • Mountain agriculture
  • Conflict transformation and mediation

Field experience

Kyrgyzstan, Swiss Alps, Tanzania, Mongolia

Languages

German, English, French, Italian, Russian
Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2010 | 2008 | 2005 | 2004

2017

Liechti, Karina; Ebneter, Laura Isabella (2017). Landschaftsqualität in der Welterbe-Region - Beispiele aus dem Wallis (Einblicke - Ausblicke). UNESCO-Welterbe Schweizer Alpen Jungfrau-Aletsch

2016

Hörler, Maurin; Liechti, Karina (2016). Mehr als eine karge Landschaft- Wertvolle Lebensräume im Hochgebirge des Welterbes (Einblicke - Ausblicke). UNESCO-Welterbe Schweizer Alpen Jungfrau-Aletsch

Hörler, Maurin; Liechti, Karina (2016). Von der Westlichen Smaragdeidechse zum Rudolph-Trompetenmoos – Artenvielfalt in der Welterbe-Region (Einblicke - Ausblicke Juli). UNESCO-Welterbe Schweizer Alpen Jungfrau-Aletsch

Liechti, Karina; Biber, Jean-Pierre (2016). Pastoralism in Europe: Characteristics and challenges of highland-lowland transhumance. Scientific and Technical Review, 35(2), pp. 561-575. World Organisation for Animal Health 10.20506/rst.35.2.2541

Zinsstag, Jakob; Bonfoh, Bassirou; Zinsstag, Georges; Crump, Lisa; Alfaroukh, I.O.; Abakar, Fayiz; Kasymbekov, Joldoshbek; Baljinnyam, Zolzaya; Liechti, Karina; Seid, Mohammed Ali; Schelling, Esther (2016). A vision for the future of pastoralism. Scientific and Technical Review, 35(2), pp. 693-699. World Organisation for Animal Health

2015

Paulsson, Maria; Liechti, Karina (2015). Wald im Welterbe - Vielfältig, dynamisch und sehr wertvoll (Einblicke - Ausblicke). Naters, Schweiz: UNESCO-Welterbe Schweizer Alpen Jungfrau-Aletsch

Kindler, Lukas; Liechti, Karina (2015). Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft - die Welterbe-Region im Wandel (Einblicke - Ausblicke). Naters, Schweiz: UNESCO-Welterbe Schweizer Alpen Jungfrau-Aletsch

Liechti, Karina (2015). Gebietsmonitoring - von der Systemebene zur Wertediskussion. In: Backhaus, Norman; Cherix, Daniel; Scheurer, Thomas; Wallner, Astrid (eds.) Jusqu'où doit-on protéger la nature? / Wie viel Schutz(gebiete) braucht die Natur? (pp. 99-102). Bern, Switzerland: Haupt

2014

Liechti, Karina; Bamert, Seraina (2014). Das Welterbe Schweizer Alpen als Inspirationsraum (Einblicke - Ausblicke September). UNESCO-Welterbe Schweizer Alpen Jungfrau-Aletsch

Liechti, Karina; Achermann, Sarah; Paulsson, Maria (2014). Kulturlandschaften der Welterbe-Region - dynamisch und un(er)fassbar? (Einblicke - Ausblicke Mai). UNESCO-Welterbe Schweizer Alpen Jungfrau-Aletsch

Liechti, Karina (2014). Integrative Geography at the University of Bern: Sustainability Research in Mountain Regions. Mountain Research and Development, 34(2), pp. 170-172. International Mountain Society 10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-14-00044.1

Baur, Ivo; Liechti, Karina; Binder, Claudia Rebecca (2014). Why do individuals behave differently in commons dilemmas?: The case of alpine farmers using common property pastures in Grindelwald, Switzerland. International journal of the commons, 8(2), pp. 657-685. Igitur

Stöckli, Bernhard; Liechti, Karina (2014). "Mir hei e Verein, i ghöre drzue" - Vereine in der Welterbe-Region (Einblicke - Ausblicke). Naters: UNESCO-Welterbe Schweizer Alpen Jungfrau-Aletsch

Conradin, Katharina; Chiyumba, Miriam; Kiteme, Boniface; Mwaura, Simon N.; Liechti, Karina (2014). World Natural Heritage sites and regional development – the cases of Mt Kenya and Mt Kilimanjaro. Eco.mont - journal on protected mountain areas research, 6(1), pp. 45-48. Austrian Academy of Sciences Press 10.1553/ecomont-6-1s45

2013

Achermann, Sarah; Liechti, Karina (2013). Von Flechten und Faltern – Biodiversität in der Welterbe-Region (Einblicke - Ausblicke). Naters, Schweiz: UNESCO-Welterbe Schweizer Alpen Jungfrau-Aletsch

Paulsson, Maria; Liechti, Karina (2013). Im Wasserschloss Europas – Perspektiven und Herausforderungen (Einblicke - Ausblicke). Naters, Schweiz: UNESCO-Welterbe Schweizer Alpen Jungfrau-Aletsch

2012

Liechti, Karina (2012). The meanings of pasture in resource degradation negotiations: Evidence from post-socialist rural Kyrgyzstan. Mountain Research and Development, 32(3), pp. 304-312. Boulder, Colo.: International Mountain Society 10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-11-00113.1

Achermann, Sarah; Liechti, Karina (2012). Der Wandel in der Landwirtschaft prägt auch die Welterbe-Region (Einblicke - Ausblicke). Naters, Schweiz: UNESCO-Welterbe Schweizer Alpen Jungfrau-Aletsch

Achermann, Sarah; Liechti, Karina (2012). Die Gletscher des Welterbes Jungfrau-Aletsch im Spiegel der Zeit (Einblicke - Ausblicke). Naters, Schweiz: UNESCO-Welterbe Schweizer Alpen Jungfrau-Aletsch

Paulsson, Maria; Liechti, Karina (2012). Die sportliche Landschaftsnutzung – Outdooraktivitäten in der Welterbe-Region (Einblicke - Ausblicke). Naters, Schweiz: UNESCO-Welterbe Schweizer Alpen Jungfrau-Aletsch

2010

Liechti, Karina; Müller, Urs (2010). Negotiating conservation: the construction of meaningful spaces in a world heritage debate. 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. 547-561). Bern: Geographica Bernensia

Liechti, Karina; Wallner, Astrid; Wiesmann, Urs (2010). Linking a World Heritage Site to Sustainable Regional Development - Contested Natures in a Local Negotiation Process. Society & Natural Resources, 23(8), pp. 726-741. Philadelphia, Pa.: Taylor & Francis 10.1080/08941920802449011

2008

Wallner, Astrid; Rist, Stephan; Liechti, Karina; Wiesmann, Urs Martin (2008). Protection: A Means for Sustainable Development? The Case of the Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn World Heritage Site in Switzerland. In: Galvin, Marc; Haller, Tobias (eds.) People, Protected Areas and Global Change: Participatory Conservation in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe. Perspectives of the NCCR North-South: Vol. 3 (pp. 471-504). Bern: Geographica Bernensia

Liechti, Karina; Müller, Urs (2008). Negotiating Conservation - Meaningful Spaces in a World Heritage Debate. In: International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD 2008): Pre-conference Proceedings. NCCR North-South Dialogue (p. 165). Bern, Switzerland: NCCR North-South

Liechti, Karina (2008). Partenariats de recherche et pastorialisme. GeoAgenda, 4-5, p. 4. Geographisches Institut, Universität Bern

Bachmann, Philipp; Liechti, Karina (2008). Gespräch mit Weidewirtschaftsexperten aus Kirgistan und Mali. GeoAgenda, 4-5, pp. 6-13. Geographisches Institut, Universität Bern

2005

Wiesmann, Urs; Liechti, Karina; Rist, Stephan (2005). Between Conservation and Development: Concretizing the First World Natural Heritage Site in the Alps Through Participatory Processes. Mountain Research and Development, 25(2), pp. 128-138. International Mountain Society

Wiesmann, Urs Martin; Wallner, Astrid; Liechti, Karina; Aerni, Isabel; Schüpbach, Ursula; Ruppen, Beat (2005). Management Plan for the Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn UNESCO World Heritage Site Naters, Switzerland: Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn World Heritage Association

2004

Liechti, Karina; Wiesmann, Urs (2004). JACS Alps: An Integrated View of the Dynamics of Regional Development as a Basis for Mutual Learning. In: Hurni, Hans; Wiesmann, Urs; Schertenleib, Roland (eds.) Research for Mitigating Syndromes of Global Change: A Transdisciplinary Appraisal of Selected Regions of the World to Prepare Development-Oriented Research Partnerships. Perspectives of the NCCR North-South: Vol. 1 (pp. 365-379). Bern, Switzerland: Geographica Bernensia

Wiesmann, Urs Martin; Liechti, Karina (2004). The contributions of World Natural Heritage Sites to sustainable regional development. Revue de géographie alpine/Journal of alpine research, 92(3), pp. 84-89. Association pour la diffusion de la recherche alpine

Wiesmann, Urs; Heinimann, Andreas; Liechti, Karina (2004). Baseline Information for Morogoro, Dodoma, Singida, Tabora, Shinyango (Tanzania) [Map]. Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)