Dr. Gudrun Schwilch

Head of Land Resources Cluster

Phone
+41 31 631 55 82
E-Mail
gudrun.schwilch@cde.unibe.ch
Office
421
Postal Address
Dr. Gudrun Schwilch
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
  • Ecosystem services
  • Desertification and land degradation
  • Database development 
  • Decision support
  • Participatory processes
  • Impact assessment

Projects

  • RECARE – Preventing and Remediating degradation of soils in Europe through Land Care (EU FP7)
  • CASCADE – Catastrophic shifts in drylands (EU FP7)
  • Impact of outmigration on sustainable land management in mountain regions (Nepal)
  • COST action ES1104 on Arid Lands Restoration and Combat of Desertification
  • WOCAT - World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies
  • DESIRE - Desertification mitigation and remediation of land (EU FP6, 2007 – 2012)

Further professional interests

  • GIS
  • Participatory learning approaches
  • Monitoring and modelling of natural resources

Field experience

Mediterranean, Europe, Nepal, Kenya, Ethiopia, Central Asia

Languages

German, English, French

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2017

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 10.1007/978-3-319-33880-4_11

Zähringer, Julie G.; Schwilch, Gudrun; Andriamihaja, O. Ravaka; Ramamonjisoa, Bruno; Messerli, Peter (2017). Remote sensing combined with social-ecological data: The importance of diverse land uses for ecosystem service provision in north-eastern Madagascar. Ecosystem services, 25, pp. 140-152. Elsevier 10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.04.004

2016

Jucker Riva, Matteo; Liniger, Hanspeter; Valdecantos, Alejandro; Schwilch, Gudrun (2016). Impacts of land management on the resilience of mediterranean dry forests to fire. Sustainability, 8(10), p. 981. MDPI 10.3390/su8100981

Leventon, Julia; Fleskens, Luuk; Claringbould, Heleen; Schwilch, Gudrun (2016). An applied methodology for stakeholder identification in transdisciplinary research. Sustainability Science, 11(5), pp. 763-775. Springer 10.1007/s11625-016-0385-1

Costantini, Edoardo A. C.; Branquinho, Cristina; Nunes, Alice; Schwilch, Gudrun; Stavi, Ilan; Valdecantos, Alejandro; Zucca, Claudio (2016). Soil indicators to assess the effectiveness of restoration strategies in dryland ecosystems. Solid Earth, 7(2), pp. 397-414. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/se-7-397-2016

Schwilch, Gudrun; Bernet, Lea; Fleskens, Luuk; Giannakis, Elias; Leventon, Julia; Marañón, Teodoro; Mills, Jane; Short, Chris; Stolte, Jannes; van Delden, Hedwig; Verzandvoort, Simone (2016). Operationalizing ecosystem services for the mitigation of soil threats: A proposed framework. Ecological indicators, 67, pp. 586-597. Elsevier 10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.03.016

Panagea, I. S.; Daliakopoulos, I. N.; Tsanis, I. K.; Schwilch, Gudrun (2016). Evaluation of promising technologies for soil salinity amelioration in Timpaki (Crete): A participatory approach. Solid Earth, 7(1), pp. 177-190. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/se-7-177-2016

Marques, Maria Jose; Schwilch, Gudrun; Lauterburg, Nina Juanita; Crittenden, Stephen; Tesfai, Mehreteab; Stolte, Jannes; Zdruli, Pandi; Zucca, Claudio; Petursdottir, Thorunn; Evelpidou, Niki; Karkani, Anna; Yilmazgil, Yasemen Asli; Panagopoulos, Thomas; Yirdaw, Eshetu; Kanninen, Markku; Rubio, Jose Luis; Schmiedel, Ute; Doko, Adrian (2016). Multifaceted impacts of sustainable land management in drylands: A review. Sustainability, 8(2), p. 177. MDPI 10.3390/su8020177

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

Alaoui, Abdallah; Schwilch, Gudrun (2016). A promising new device to assess key soil hydraulic properties. Geophysical research abstracts, 18, p. 9524. Copernicus Publications

Costantini, Edoardo; Branquinho, Cristina; Nunes, Alice; Schwilch, Gudrun; Stavi, Ilan; Valdecantos, Alejandro; Zucca, Claudio (2016). Soil indicators to assess the effectiveness of restoration strategies in dryland ecosystems. Geophysical research abstracts, 18, pp. 2606-1. Copernicus Publications

Fleskens, Luuk; van den Bosch, Rik; Schwilch, Gudrun (2016). Developing landcare – land system science interactions: showcasing methodological advances in European research (Unpublished). In: Global Land Project - Open Science Meeting. Beijing, China. 24.-27.10.2016.

Jucker Riva, Matteo; Schwilch, Gudrun; Liniger, Hanspeter (2016). A method for resilience assessment in dry Mediterranean socio-ecological systems. Geophysical research abstracts, 18, p. 14306. Copernicus Publications

Liniger, Hanspeter; Jucker Riva, Matteo; Schwilch, Gudrun (2016). Analysis of NDVI variance across landscapes and seasons allows assessment of degradation and resilience to shocks in Mediterranean dry ecosystems. Geophysical research abstracts, 18, p. 14591. Copernicus Publications

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.

Schwilch, Gudrun (2016). Learning from and sharing best practice in the management of drylands (Unpublished). In: Restoration of Arid Lands and Combat of Desertification: From Science to Practice. London, United Kingdom. 30.-31.03.2016.

2015

Jendoubi, Donia; Schwilch, Gudrun; Liniger, Hanspeter; Hurni, Hans; Ouessar, Mohamed; Hamrouni, Hedi (March 2015). Decision-support tools for assessing land degradation and realising sustainable land management in Tunisia. In: Hubert, Bernard; Broin, Melanie (eds.) UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference. Book of Abstracts. Cancún, Mexico. 09.03.-12.03.2015.

Valente, Sandra; Coelho, Celeste; Ribeiro, Cristina; Liniger, Hanspeter; Schwilch, Gudrun; Figueiredo, Elisabete; Bachmann, Felicitas (2015). How much management is enough? Stakeholder views on forest management in fire-prone areas in central Portugal. Forest policy and economics, 53, pp. 1-11. Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.forpol.2015.01.003

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

Breu, Thomas Michael; Giger, Markus; Hurni, Hans; Jucker Riva, Matteo; Lannen, Anu; Lardelli, Corina; Lauterburg, Nina Juanita; Messerli, Peter; Schwilch, Gudrun; Trechsel, Lilian Julia; Wolfgramm, Bettina (2015). Spotlight on the role of soils in sustainable development: CDE Annual report 2014 (CDE Annual Report 2014). Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Amin, Ariane; Zähringer, Julie; Schwilch, Gudrun; Koné, Inza (2015). People, protected areas and ecosystem services: a qualitative and quantitative analysis of local people's perception and preferences in Côte d'Ivoire. Natural Resources Forum, 39(2), pp. 97-109. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/1477-8947.12069

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

Schwilch, Gudrun; Liniger, Hanspeter (2015). Saving soils at degradation frontlines: Sustainable land management in drylands (CDE Policy Brief 5). Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Giger, Markus; Liniger, Hanspeter; Sauter, Caspar; Schwilch, Gudrun (2015). Economic benefits and costs of Sustainable Land Management Technologies: An analysis of WOCAT's global data. Land degradation & development, n/a-n/a. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 10.1002/ldr.2429

Jendoubi, Donia; Schwilch, Gudrun; Liniger, Hanspeter; Hurni, Hans; Ouessar, Mohamed; Moussa, Mohamed; Hamrouni, Hedi (2015). WOCAT tools as decision-support tools for assessing land degradation and realising sustainable land management, Study Case of El Mkhachbiya Catchment, Northwest of Tunisia (Unpublished). In: International conference on Integrated Land and Water Resources Management in the Dry Areas under Climate Change (ILDAC 2015). Djerba, Tunisia. 11.-14.05.2015.

Jendoubi, Donia; Schwilch, Gudrun; Liniger, Hanspeter; Hurni, Hans; Ouessar, Mohamed; Moussa, Mohamed; Hamrouni, Hedi (2015). Assessment of land degradation in the Cereal land use and options for sustainable land management: Study case from Northwest Tunisia (Unpublished). In: International Congress on Landscape Ecology. Antalya, Turkey. 23.-25.10.2015.

Jendoubi, Donia; Gara, Ahlem; Schwilch, Gudrun; Liniger, Hanspeter; Hurni, Hans; Ouessar, Mohamed; Moussa, Mohamed; Hamrouni, Hedi (2015). Decision-Support tools for assessing land degradation and realising sustainable land management, Study Case of El Mkhachbiya Catchment, Northwest of Tunisia. Journal of Mediterranean Ecology, 13, pp. 47-56. Firma Effe

Chabrillat, Sabine; Hanegraaf, Marjoleine; Sommer, Rolf; van den Bosch, R; Montanarella, L; van Wesemael, Bas; Schwilch, Gudrun; Harthoorn, Jaap; Skalsky, R; Braslow, J; Mills, J; Verzandvoort, S; Obersteiner, M (2015). Soil and land information: How to support decision-making? (Unpublished). In: Global Soil Week. Berlin, Germany. 19.-23.04.2015.

Jucker Riva, Matteo; Schwilch, Gudrun; Liniger, Hanspeter (2015). Challenges in the participatory assessment of sustainable management practices in dryland ecosystems under regime shifts. Geophysical research abstracts, 17, p. 1. Copernicus Publications

Jucker Riva, Matteo; Liniger, Hanspeter; Schwilch, Gudrun (2015). Analysis of NDVI variance across landscapes and seasons allows assessment of degradation and resilience to shocks in Mediterranean dry ecosystems (Unpublished). In: Desert Land Conference. Ghent, Belgium. 16.-17.06.2015.

Panagea, Ioanna; Daliakopoulos, Ioannis; Tsanis, Ioannis; Schwilch, Gudrun (2015). Evaluation of soil salinity amelioration technologies in Timpaki, Crete. Geophysical research abstracts, 17. Copernicus Publications

Schwilch, Gudrun (2015). Sustainable land management in the drylands of the Mediterranean (Unpublished). In: Flavours from our soils. Bern, Switzerland. 17.06.2015.

Schwilch, Gudrun; Bernet, Lea; Fleskens, Luuk; Mills, Jane; Stolte, Jannes; van Delden, Hedwig; Verzandvoort, Simone (2015). A proposed framework to operationalize ESS for the mitigation of soil threats. Geophysical research abstracts, 17. Copernicus Publications

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

2014

Schwilch, Gudrun; Liniger, Hanspeter; Hurni, Hans (2014). Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Practices in Drylands: How Do They Address Desertification Threats? Environmental management, 54(5), pp. 983-1004. Springer 10.1007/s00267-013-0071-3

Hessel, R.; Reed, M. S.; Geeson, N.; Ritsema, C. J.; van Lynden, G.; Karavitis, C. A.; Schwilch, Gudrun; Jetten, V.; Burger, P.; van der Werff ten Bosch, M. J.; Verzandvoort, S.; van den Elsen, E.; Witsenburg, K. (2014). From Framework to Action: The DESIRE Approach to Combat Desertification. Environmental management, 54(5), pp. 935-950. Springer 10.1007/s00267-014-0346-3

2013

Schwilch, Gudrun; Laouina, Abdellah; Chaker, Miloud; Machouri, Nadia; Sfa, Mohammed; Stroosnijder, Leo (2013). Challenging conservation agriculture on marginal slopes in Sehoul, Morocco. Renewable agriculture and food systems, 30(03), pp. 233-251. Cambridge University Press 10.1017/S1742170513000446

Reed, M.S.; Podesta, G.; Fazey, I.; Geeson, N.; Hessel, R.; Hubacek, K.; Letson, D.; Nainggolan, D.; Prell, C.; Rickenbach, M.G.; Ritsema, C.; Schwilch, Gudrun; Stringer, L.C.; Thomas, A.D. (2013). Combining analytical frameworks to assess livelihood vulnerability to climate change and analyse adaptation options. Ecological economics, 94, pp. 66-77. Elsevier 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.07.007

Giger, Markus; Liniger, Hanspeter; Schwilch, Gudrun (2013). Economic benefits and costs of technologies for sustainable land management (SLM): a preliminary analysis of global WOCAT data. In: 2nd UNCCD Scientific Conference. Bonn, Deutschland. 09.-12.04.2013.

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; Van Lynden, Godert; Biancalani, Riccardo; Lindeque, Lehman; Ndiaye, Déthié Soumaré; Schwilch, Gudrun (2013). Assessing and mapping LD and SLM to directly support the planning and scaling up of SLM interventions to combat desertification. In: 2nd UNCCD Scientific Conference. Bonn, Deutschland. 9.-12. Apr. 2013.

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.

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.

Wolfgramm, Bettina; Hurni, Hans; Liniger, Hanspeter; Ruppen, Sebastian; Milne, Eleanor; Bader, Hans-Peter; Scheidegger, Ruth; Kassie, Tadele Amare; Yitaferu, Birru; Nazarmavloev, Farrukh; Conder, Malgorzata; Ebneter, Laura; Qadamov, Aslam; Shokirov, Qobiljon; Hergarten, Christian; Schwilch, Gudrun (2013). Soil organic carbon for global benefits – assessing potential SOC increase under SLM technologies worldwide and evaluating tradeoffs and gains of upscaling SLM technologies. Geophysical research abstracts, 15. Copernicus Publications

2012

Schwilch, Gudrun; Hessel, Rudi; Verzandvoort, Simone (eds.) (2012). Desire for greener land: Options for sustainable land management in drylands. Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Schwilch, Gudrun; Bachmann, Felicitas; de Graaff, Jan (2012). Decision support for selecting SLM technologies with stakeholders. Applied geography, 34, pp. 86-98. Oxford: Elsevier 10.1016/j.apgeog.2011.11.002

Schwilch, Gudrun; Bachmann, Felicitas; Valente, Sandra; Coelho, Celeste; Moreira, Jorge; Laouina, Abdellah; Chaker, Miloud; Aderghal, Mohamed; Santos, Patricia; Reed, Mark (2012). A structured multi-stakeholder learning process for Sustainable Land Management. Journal of environmental management, 107, pp. 52-63. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.04.023

Schwilch, Gudrun; Hessel, Rudi; Verzandvoort, Simone; Liniger, Hanspeter; van Lynden, Godert; van Elsen, Erik; Ritsema, Coen (2012). Desire for greener land: A process for effective desertification mitigation based on sustainable land management. In: International Conference on Research for Development, 20.-22.8.2012, Bern, Switzerland. Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

2011

Schwilch, Gudrun; Bestelmeyer, Brandon; Bunning, Sally; Critchley, William; Herrick, Jeffrey; Kellner, Klaus; Liniger, Hanspeter; Nachtergaele, Freddy; Ritsema, Coen; Schuster, Brigitte; Tabo, Ramadjita; van Lynden, Godert; Winslow, Mark (2011). Experiences in Monitoring and Assessment of Sustainable Land Management. Land degradation & development, 22(2), pp. 214-225. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 10.1002/ldr.1040

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

Breu, Thomas; Hurni, Hans; Portner, Brigitte; Schwilch, Gudrun; Wolfgramm, Bettina; Messerli, Peter; Herweg, Karl (2011). Sustainable land management and global development: Factors affecting land users' efforts to adopt and sustain the productive use of natural resources. In: Wiesmann, Urs; Hurni, Hans; , (eds.) Research for Sustainable Development: Foundations, Experiences, and Perspectives. Perspectives of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South: Vol. 6 (pp. 427-449). Bern: Geographica Bernensia

Reed, M.; Buenemann, M.; Athlopheng, J.; Akhtar-Schuster, M.; Bachmann, Felicitas; Bastin, G.; Bigas, H.; Chanda, R.; Dougill, A.J.; Essahli, W.; Evely, A.C.; Fleskens, L.; Geeson, N.; Glass, J.H.; Hessel, R.; J., Holden; Ioris, A.A.R.; Kruger, B.; Liniger, Hanspeter; Mphinyane, W.; ... (2011). Cross-scale monitoring and assessment of land degradation and sustainable land management: a methodological framework for knowledge management. Land degradation & development, 22(2), pp. 261-271. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 10.1002/ldr.1087

2010

Chasek, Pamela; Reed, Mark; Requier-Desjardins, Mélanie; Sperlich, Stefan; Stringer, Lindsay; Bachmann, Felicitas; Schwilch, Gudrun; Liniger, Hanspeter (2010). Monitoring and Assessment of Desertification and Land Degradation: Knowledge Management, Institutions and Economics: White Paper of the DSD Working Group 3 (UNU Desertification Series 9). Ontario, Canada: The United Nations University

Liniger, Hanspeter; Schwilch, Gudrun (2010). Knowledge Management and Decision Support for Sustainable Land Management. In: Tropentag 2010. Zurich, Switzerland. 14.-16. September 2010.

Schwilch, Gudrun; Hauert, Christine; Liniger, Hanspeter; Bunning, Sally (2010). Coping with degradation through SLWM: SOLAW Background Thematic Report - TR12 Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

2009

Schwilch, Gudrun; Bachmann, Felicitas; Liniger, Hanspeter (2009). Appraising and selecting conservation measures to mitigate desertification and land degradation based on stakeholder participation and global best practices. Land degradation & development, 20(3), pp. 308-326. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 10.1002/ldr.920

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

Schwilch, Gudrun; Bachmann, Felicitas; Liniger, Hanspeter; Gabathuler, Ernst (2008). Decision support for effective implementation and up-scaling of SLM. In: WOCAT Symposium "Promoting Sustainable Land Management for its Local and Global Impacts", 20 October 2008, Bern, Switzerland. Proceedings (p. 14). Bern: CDE / NCCR North-South

Wolfgramm, Bettina; Hergarten, Christian; Schwilch, Gudrun; Liniger, Hanspeter (2008). A systematized workflow for assessing land resources using readily available spatial datasets (Unpublished). In: 4th Workshop of the EARSeL / GISDECO 8. Istanbul, Turkey. 04.06.-07.06.2008.

Schwilch, Gudrun; Bachmann, Felicitas; Liniger, Hanspeter (2008). Guidelines for WB3 Part III: Stakeholder workshop 2: Selection and decision on prevention and mitigation strategies to be implemented (DESIRE report series 17). Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Schwilch, Gudrun; Bachmann, Felicitas; Gabathuler, Ernst; Liniger, Hanspeter (2008). A methodology for appraising and selecting strategies to mitigate desertification based on stakeholder participation and global best practices Budapest, Hungary: Geographical Research Institute

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)

Schwilch, Gudrun; Danano, Daniel; Khisa, Sudibya Kanti; Critchley, William; Liniger, Hanspeter (2007). Where the land is greener - experiences contributing to sustainable land management. Natural Resource Perspectives(108), pp. 1-4. Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Bachmann, Felicitas; Schwilch, Gudrun; Gabathuler, Ernst; Liniger, Hanspeter (2007). Guidelines for WB3 Part I: Desertification and land degradation: Identification of existing and potential prevention and mitigation strategies (DESIRE report series 6). Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Schwilch, Gudrun; Bachmann, Felicitas; Liniger, Hanspeter (2007). Guidelines for WB3 Part II: Assessment of conservation strategies (DESIRE report series). Bern, Switzerland: World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT)

2006

Liniger, Hanspeter; Schwilch, Gudrun; Hurni, Hans; Critchley, William (2006). Soil and Water Conservation, Global Change, and the Millennium Development Goals: An Evaluation by WOCAT. ISCO-14 Proceedings, [1-6]. International Soil Conservation Organization

Van Lynden, Godert; Schwilch, Gudrun; Liniger, Hanspeter (2006). Mapping the unknown? The extent of Sustainable Land Management. ISCO-14 Proceedings. International Soil Conservation Organization

2004

Liniger, Hanspeter; Douglas, Malcolm; Schwilch, Gudrun (2004). Towards sustainable land management. In: 13th International Soil Conservation Organization Conference (ISCO 2004). Brisbane, Australia. 04.-08.07.2004.

Schwilch, Gudrun; Liniger, Hanspeter; Van Lynden, Godert (2004). Towards a global map of soil and water conservation achievements: A WOCAT initiative. In: 13th International Soil Conservation Organization Conference (ISCO 2004). Conserving Soil and Water for Society: Sharing Solutions. Conference Proceedings. Brisbane, Australia. 04.07.-08.07.2004.

2002

Van Lynden, Godert; Liniger, Hanspeter; Schwilch, Gudrun (2002). The WOCAT map methodology: A standardized tool for mapping degradation and conservation. In: Proceedings of 2002 ISCO Conference IV (pp. 11-16). Bejing: International Soil Conservation Organisation (ISCO)

Lynden, Godert van; Schwilch, Gudrun; Liniger, Hanspeter (2002). A Standardised Method for Assessment of Soil Degradation and Soil Conservation: The WOCAT mapping methodology. In: Proceedings of 2002 ISCO Conference 4. Bejing: International Soil Conservation Organisation (ISCO)

Liniger, Hanspeter; Schwilch, Gudrun (2002). Enhanced decision-making based on local knowledge: The WOCAT Method of sustainable soil and water management. Mountain Research and Development, 22(1), pp. 14-18. International Mountain Society

Liniger, Hanspeter; Lynden, Godert van; Schwilch, Gudrun (2002). Documenting field knowledge for better land management decisions: Experiences with WOCAT tools in local, national and global programs. In: Proceedings of 2002 ISCO conference 1 (pp. 167-259). Bejing: International Soil Conservation Organisation (ISCO)

Liniger, Hanspeter; Cahill, Dennis; Will, Critchley; Thomas, Donald; van Lynden, G.W.J.; Schwilch, Gudrun (2002). Categorization of SWC technologies and approaches – a global need? In: Proceedings of 2002 ISCO Conference 3. Bejing: International Soil Conservation Organisation (ISCO)

1999

Liniger, Hanspeter; Cahill, Dennis; Critchley, Will; Gallacher, Rod; Hurni, Hans; van Lynden, Godert; Mburu, Joseph; Prante, W; Schwilch, Gudrun; Sombatpanit, Samran; Trux, Anneke; Thomas, Donald (1999). WOCAT: Information management and decision support for soil and water conservation (SWC). In: Hurni, Hans; Ramamonjisoa, Joselyne (eds.) African mountain development in a changing World (pp. 221-240). Antananarivo, Madagascar: African Mountains Association; African Highlands Initiative; United Nations University

1997

Schwilch, Gudrun; Liniger, Hanspeter (1997). Participation and networking - with WOCAT: A World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies. In: Berg, Christoph (ed.) 9th Conference of the International Soil Conservation Organisation (ISCO). Dare to share: Dare-to-Share fair at the 9th Conference of the International Soil Conservation Organisation (ISCO), Bonn, 26-30 August 1996 (pp. 117-120). Eschborn, Germany: Margraf Verlag

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