Dr. Rima Mekdaschi Studer

Senior Research Scientist

Land Resources Cluster

Phone
+41 31 631 54 59
E-Mail
rima.mekdaschi_studer@cde.unibe.ch
Office
414
Postal Address
Dr. Rima Mekdaschi Studer
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
University of Bern
Hallerstrasse 10
CH-3012 Bern

Areas of professional focus at CDE

  • Sustainable land management (SLM)
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • SLM knowledge management
  • Networking and capacity building

​Projects

  • World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT)

Further professional interests

  • Adaptation to climate change
  • Applied agroforestry in drylands
  • Plant water relations and plant nutrition

Field experience

Niger and West Africa, Syria and the Middle East, short assignments in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Mongolia

Languages

English, German, French, Arabic

 

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2017

Liniger, Hanspeter; Mekdaschi Studer, Rima; Moll, Peter; Zander, Ute (2017). Making sense of research for sustainable land management. Bern, Leipzig: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern and Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research GmbH – UFZ

2016

Mekdaschi, Rima; Providoli, Isabelle; Liniger, Hanspeter (2016). Sharing knowledge to spread sustainable land management. In: Chabay, Ilan; Frick, Martin; Helgeson, Jennifer (eds.) Land restoration: Reclaiming landscapes for a sustainable future (pp. 543-545). Cambridge, USA: Academic Press

Liniger, Hanspeter; Harari, Nicole; Schwilch, Gudrun; Providoli, Isabelle; Mekdaschi, Rima (2016). Upscaling SLM by proving overall benefits and improving knowledge sharing and evidence-based decision making (Unpublished). In: Global Land Project - Open Science Meeting. Beijing, China. 24.-27.10.2016.

2015

Liniger, Hanspeter; Bunning, Sally; Harari, Nicole; Mekdaschi Studer, Rima; Nachtergaele, Freddy (2015). Decision support framework for mainstreaming and scaling-up sustainable land management. In: Hubert, Bernard; Broin, Melanie (eds.) UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference. Book of Abstracts. Cancún, Mexico. 09.03.-12.03.2015.

Liniger, Hanspeter; Mekdaschi Studer, Rima; Providoli, Isabelle; Gurtner, Mathias (2015). Recent advances in the development and application of tools to share and use local and scientific knowledge related to sustainable land management - the WOCAT network. In: Hubert, Bernard; Broin, Melanie (eds.) UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference. Book of Abstracts. Cancún, Mexico. 09.03.-12.03.2015.

Hurni, Hans; Giger, Markus; Liniger, Hanspeter; Mekdaschi Studer, Rima; Messerli, Peter; Portner, Brigitte; Schwilch, Gudrun; Wolfgramm, Bettina; Breu, Thomas Michael (2015). Soils, agriculture and food security: The interplay between ecosystem functioning and human well-being. Current opinion in environmental sustainability, 15, pp. 25-34. Elsevier 10.1016/j.cosust.2015.07.009

Guinand, Yves; Demenge, Jonathan; Giger, Markus; Gämperli, Ursula; Mekdaschi-Studer, Rima (2015). Fighting desertification, supporting healthy and productive land: Opportunities for greener land - time to act. Bern, Switzerland: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Schwilch, Gudrun; Mekdaschi Studer, Rima; Providoli, Isabelle; Liniger, Hanspeter (2015). Sharing evidence of sustainable land management impacts. Geophysical research abstracts, 17. Copernicus Publications

2014

Mekdaschi Studer, Rima; Providoli, Isabelle; Grandchamp, Guillaume (2014). 16th Share Fair and International Workshop and Steering Meeting Proceedings: Progress, Methods, Outputs, Plan of Action, Organisation, 16th WWSM, Pretoria, South Africa, 27 May - 1 June 2013, WOCAT, Bern, Switzerland Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Mekdaschi, Rima; Zähringer, Julie; Gurtner, Mathias (2014). Diagnostic and evaluation of the agricultural potentials and examples of good soil and water conservation and soil defence and restoration practices adapted to the MENA desert zones: Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Desert ecosystems and livelihoods knowledge sharing and coordination project (DELP) for the benefit of Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia Bern, Switzerland: World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT)

2013

Mekdaschi, Rima; Liniger, Hanspeter (2013). La collecte de l'eau: directives pour de bonnes pratiques. Bern: Centre for Development and Environment

Mekdaschi, Rima; Liniger, Hanspeter (2013). Water harvesting: guidelines to good practice. Bern: Centre for Development and Environment

Liniger, Hanspeter; Schwilch, Gudrun; Mekdaschi, Rima; Providoli, Isabelle; Bunning, Sally; Biancalani, Riccardo; van Lynden, Godert (2013). Tools for better SLM knowledge management and informed decision-making in addressing land degradation at different scales: the WOCAT–LADA–DESIRE methodology. In: 2nd UNCCD Scientific Conference. Bonn, Deutschland. 9.-12. Apr. 2013.

Schwilch, Gudrun; Mekdaschi, Rima; Liniger, Hanspeter (2013). Desertification mitigation and water harvesting based on sustainable land management (Submitted). In: DesertLand: International Conference on Desertification and Land Degradation. Ghent, Belgien. 17.-18. Jun. 2013.

Liniger, Hanspeter; Mekdaschi, Rima; Providoli, Isabelle (2013). Promoting best practices in sustainable land management. Rural 21: the international journal for rural development, 47(3), pp. 14-15. DLG

2012

Liniger, Hanspeter; Mekdaschi Studer, Rima; Providoli, Isabelle; Giger, Markus; Wolfgramm, Bettina (2012). A framework for documentation and evaluation of sustainable land management: Climate change: Knowledge for developing SLM adaptation strategies. Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

2011

Liniger, Hanspeter; Mekdaschi Studer, Rima; Hauert, Christine; Gurtner, Mats (2011). La pratique de la gestion durable des terres: Directives et bonnes pratiques en Afrique subsaharienne, FAO, Rome, Italy Bern: Geographisches Institut der Universität Bern

Liniger, Hanspeter; Mekdaschi Studer, Rima; Hauert, Christine; Gurtner, Mats (2011). Sustainable Land Management in Practice: Guidelines and Best Practices for Sub-Saharan Africa, FAO, Rome, Italy Bern: Geographisches Institut der Universität Bern

Mekdaschi Studer, Rima; Liniger, Hanspeter (2011). Knowledge Management and Decision Support for Sustainable Land Management: A common global Knowledge Management (KM) platform for up-scaling of Sustainable Land Management (SLM). Bern: Geographisches Institut der Universität Bern

Mekdaschi Studer, Rima; Liniger, Hanspeter; Schwilch, Gudrun (2011). The LADA-WOCAT-DESIRE partnership: Centre for Development and Environment. Bern: Geographisches Institut der Universität Bern

Providoli, Isabelle; Mekdaschi Studer, Rima (2011). 15th Share Fair and International Workshop and Steering Meeting Proceedings: Progress, Methods, Outputs, Plan of Action, Organisation, 15th WWSM, Bishkek and Naryn, Kyrgyzstan, 21-27 June 2011, WOCAT, Bern, Switzerland

2008

Liniger, Hanspeter; Critchley, William; Gurtner, Mats; Schwilch, Gudrun; Mekdaschi Studer, Rima; Hauert, Christine (2008). "Where the land is greener" - Documenting and Evaluating No-Till Knowledge and Experiences. In: Goddard, Tom; Zoebisch, Michael A.; Gan, Yantai; Ellis, Wyn; Watson, Alex; Sombatpanit, Samran (eds.) No-Till Farming Systems. Special Publication: Vol. 3 (pp. 469-475). Bangkok: World Association of Soil and Water Conservation

2007

Liniger, Hanspeter; Critchley, William; Gurtner, Mats; Schwilch, Gudrun; Mekdaschi Studer, Rima (eds.) (2007). Where the land is greener: Case studies and analysis of soil and water conservation initiatives worldwide. Wageningen et al.: World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT)

  • WOCAT
  • World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWC)