Dr. Isabelle Providoli

Senior Research Scientist

Land Resources Cluster

Phone
+41 31 631 54 38
E-Mail
isabelle.providoli@cde.unibe.ch
Office
412
Postal Address
Dr. Isabelle Providoli
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
University of Bern
Hallerstrasse 10
CH-3012 Bern

Areas of professional focus at CDE

  • Integrated watershed / sustainable land and natural resource management
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Knowledge sharing / networking and capacity building on sustainable land management and governance of national resources

​Projects

  • World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT)
  • Water and Land Resource Centre (WLRC) Project (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania)

Further professional interests

  • Climate change adaptation strategies at the local level via sustainable land management and livelihood practices

Field experience

Five years of field experience in the Hindu-Kush-Himalayan region (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan) while based in Kathmandu, Nepal; short-term field experiences in Brazil and Laos; work experience in Italy

Languages

German, English, French, Italian, Spanish (basic understanding), Nepali (spoken)

 

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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 Upscaling SLM by proving overall benefits and improving knowledge sharing and evidence-based decision making (Unpublished).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; 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.

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)

Bader, Christoph; Breu, Thomas; Gämperli, Ursula; Hirschbühl, Tina; Kohler, Thomas; Lardelli, Corina; Michel, Claudia; Providoli, Isabelle (2014). Spotlight on knowledge for a new development agenda: CDE annual Report 2013 (CDE Annual Report, 2013). Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

2013

Providoli, Isabelle; Zeleke, Gete; Tena, A; Hurni, Hans (2013). Investments in land & water in the Nile basin and transboundary water management nexus: state of the art – science perspective. In: World Water Week. Stockholm, Schweden. 01.-06. Sep. 2013.

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.

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)

Providoli, Isabelle; Kiteme, Boniface (2012). Water and land management and governance. In: International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD). Research for Global Transformation (p. 61). Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Krause, Kim; Providoli, Isabelle; Currie, William S.; Bugmann, Harald; Schleppi, Patrick (2012). Long-term tracing of whole catchment 15N additions in a mountain spruce forest: measurements and simulations with the TRACE model. Trees - Structure and Function, 26(6), pp. 1683-1702. Berlin: Springer 10.1007/s00468-012-0737-0

2011

Krause, Kim; Providoli, Isabelle; Currie, William S.; Bugmann, Harald; Schleppi, Patrick (February 2011). Tracing of 15N in a mountain spruce forest: comparison of experimental data with th TRACE model (Unpublished). In: Jahrestagung der Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft Schweiz: Knappe Ressourcen Boden: eine Herausforderung. Frauenfeld, Schweiz. 10.-11. Februar 2011.

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

Providoli, Isabelle; Sthapit, Keshar Man; Dhakal, Madhav; Sharma, Eklabya (2011). Mainstreaming a Decade's Experiences in Watershed Management to Meet the Challenges of Environmental Change in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas. In: Vaughn, Jeremy (ed.) Watersheds: Management, Restoration and Environmental Impact (pp. 305-318). New York: Nova Science Publishers

  • WOCAT
  • ETH Alumni (Zurich, Switzerland)