Dr. Bettina Wolfgramm

Associated Senior Research Scientist

Phone
+41 31 631 88 22
Postal Address
Dr. Bettina Wolfgramm
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
University of Bern
Hallerstrasse 10
CH-3012 Bern

Areas of professional focus at CDE

  • Impact assessment and monitoring of sustainable land management practices;
  • Soil reflectance spectrometry and digital soil mapping;
  • Spatial analysis of land cover and land use change, and its direct and indirect drivers

​Projects

  • PPCR Tajikistan, Phase 1, Component A5 on Agriculture and Sustainable Land Management
  • SCOPES Institutional Partnership: Geoprocessing for Natural Resource Monitoring
  • Associated Senior Researcher University of Central Asia (UCA)

Further professional interests

  • Knowledge management and decision support;
  • Geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing

Field experience

  • Tajikistan (PhD plus 3 years of research experience);
  • Kyrgyzstan (frequent short term visits); Pakistan (MSc); Armenia (practical training);
  • Short-term visits to research projects in Ethiopia, Kenya and India

Languages

German, English, Russian, French

 

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2016

Ruppen, Sebastian; Wolfgramm, Bettina; Scheidegger, Ruth; Bader, Hans-Peter (2016). Method for analyzing trade-offs in biomass management in smallholder farming systems based on mass balance. Mountain Research and Development, 36(1), pp. 80-90. International Mountain Society 10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-14-00114.1

2015

Wolfgramm, Bettina; Shigaeva, Jyldyz; Dear, Chad (2015). The research-action interface in sustainable land management in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan: Challenges and recommendations. Land degradation & development, 26(5), pp. 480-490. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 10.1002/ldr.2372

Wolfgramm, Bettina (2015). Pathways to effective integrated watershed management (IWSM Policy Brief). Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

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)

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

Nazarmavloev, Farrukh; Nekushoeva, Gulniso; Sosin, Piotr M.; Wolfgramm, Bettina (2015). Alpine soils and forests: Securing ecosystem services in the mountains of Tajikistan. In: Romeo, R.; Vita, A.; Manuelli, S.; Zanini, E.; Freppaz, M.; Stanchi, S. (eds.) Understanding Mountain Soils: A contribution from mountain areas to the International Year of Soils 2015 (pp. 16-18). Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

2014

Wolfgramm, Bettina; Liniger, Hanspeter (25 November 2014). Decision Support for Integrated Watershed Management (Unpublished). In: F2F-Workshop 2014 of the Swiss NGO DRR Platform on “Incentives and financial mechanisms for scaling-up DRR”. Thun. 25.11.2014.

Wolfgramm, Bettina (25 February 2014). Brückenschlag zwischen Forschung und Entwicklung (Unpublished). In: Tagung zur Transdisziplinären Nachhaltigkeitsforschung und Entwicklungszusammenarbeit. Bonn. 25.02.2014.

Shigaeva, Jyldyz; Dear, Chad; Wolfgramm, Bettina (2014). Strengthening research for sustainable land management in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan (MSRI Research Brief). University of Central Asia, Mountain Societies Research Institute

Wolfgramm, Bettina; Liniger, Hanspeter; Nazarmavloev, Farrukh (2014). Integrated Watershed Management in Tajikistan (IWSM Policy Brief). Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

2013

Wolfgramm, Bettina; Gareyeva, Aida; Shokirov, Qobil; Liniger, Hanspeter (2013). Adapting to climate change through sustainable land management (Evidence for Policy Series, Regional edition Central Asia 7). Bern: NCCR North-South

Liniger, Hanspeter; Wolfgramm, Bettina; Zähringer, Julie Gwendolin; Lehrman, Zvi; Stevenson, Shane (April 2013). Adapting to climate change through sustainable land management: experiences of a pilot project in Tajikistan. In: 2nd UNCCD Scientific Conference. Bonn, Deutschland. 09.-12.04.2013.

Amare, Tadele; Hergarten, Christian; Hurni, Hans; Wolfgramm, Bettina; Yitaferu, Birru; Selassie, Yihenew G. (2013). Prediction of soil organic carbon for Ethiopian highlands using soil spectroscopy. ISRN Soil Science, 2013, pp. 1-11. Hindawi 10.1155/2013/720589

Hergarten, Christian; Nazarmavloev, Farrukh; Wolfgramm, Bettina (2013). Building a soil spectral library for Tajikistan comparing local and global modeling approaches. Bornimer Agrartechnische Berichte, 82, pp. 265-269.

Wolfgramm, Bettina; Hergarten, Christian; Nazarmavloev, Farrukh (2013). Measuring soil quality using soil spectroscopy. In: Research Fair: Results and Innovations from Transnational Research Partnerships. Bern, Schweiz. 05.06.2013.

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

Shigaeva, Jyldyz; Wolfgramm, Bettina; Dear, Chad (2013). Sustainable land management in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan: a research review (MSRI Background Paper 2). University of Central Asia, Mountain Societies Research Institute

Dear, Chad; Shigaeva, Jyldyz; Wolfgramm, Bettina (2013). Assessing the state of Sustainable Land Management research in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Mountain Research and Development, 33(4), pp. 443-452. International Mountain Society 10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-13-00050.1

2012

Amare, Tadele; Hergarten, Christian; Hurni, Hans; Wolfgramm, Bettina; Yitaferu, Birru; Selassie, Yihenew G. (2012). Prediction of soil organic carbon for Ethiopian highlands using soil spectroscopy. In: International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD). Research for Global Transformation (p. 248). Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Alieva, Roziya; Umarova, Irena; Stevenson, Shane; Wolfgramm, Bettina; Shigaeva, Jyldyz (2012). Forum on sustainable development of Central Asian mountain regions 2012: Sustainable Land Management: Up-scaling benefits for mountain communities. CAMP Kuhiston Alatoo, AGOCA, Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Hergarten, Christian; Nazarmavloev, Farrukh; Wolfgramm, Bettina (2012). Measuring soil quality using spectroscopy (Evidence for Policy Series, Regional edition Central Asia 4). Bern: NCCR North-South and Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

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)

Ruppen, Sebastian; Scheidegger, Ruth; Bader, Hans-Peter; Wolfgramm, Bettina (2012). A systemic biomass management analysis of small-scale farmers in the hill-zone of western Tajikistan. In: International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD). Research for Global Transformation (p. 209). Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Shigaeva, Zhyldyz; Dear, Chad; Wolfgramm, Bettina (2012). Research on sustainable land management in the mountain regions of central Asia: A review of literature from the last 20 years. In: International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD). Research for Global Transformation (p. 65). Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Wolfgramm, Bettina (2012). Spatial assessment of soil degradation and its impact on SOC under different land covers - experience from Tajikistan. In: Soil Organic Carbon for Global Benefits: A Scoping Workshop for the Global Environmental Facility, 10.-12.9.2012, UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya. Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

2011

Wolfgramm, Bettina; Stevenson, Shane; Lerman, Zvi; Zähringer, Julie; Liniger, Hanspeter (2011). Final Report for Tajikistan Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience, Component A5: Phase 1 On Agriculture & Sustainable Land Management

Lerman, Zvi; Wolfgramm, Bettina (2011). Vulnerability to risk among small farmers in Tajikistan: results of a 2011 survey (Discussion Paper 8.11). Jerusalem, Israel: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Lerman, Zvi; Wolfgramm, Bettina (2011). Land use policies and practices for reducing vulnerability in rural Tajikistan (Discussion Paper 9.11). Jerusalem, Israel: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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

Zähringer, Julie; Liniger, Hanspeter; Wolfgramm, Bettina (2011). Sustainable Land Management (SLM) and Resilience to Climate Change in Tajikistan. In: Tropentag, 5.-7.10.2011, Bonn Germany. Witzenhausen: DITSL

2010

Wolfgramm, Bettina; Shigaeva, Jyldyz; Nekushoeva, Gulniso; Bonfoh, Bassirou; Breu, Thomas Michael; Liniger, Hanspeter; Maselli, Daniel (2010). Kyrgyz and Tajik land use in transition: Challenges, responses and opportunities. 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. 241-254). Bern: Geographica Bernensia

Bühlmann, Erik; Wolfgramm, Bettina; Maselli, Daniel; Hurni, Hans; Sanginov, Sanginboy; Liniger, Hanspeter (2010). Geographic information system-based decision support for soil conservation planning in Tajikistan. Journal of soil & water conservation, 65(3), pp. 151-159. Ankeny, Iowa: Soil and Water Conservation Society 10.2489/jswc.65.3.151

2009

Wolfgramm, Bettina; Notter, Benedikt; Kiteme, Boniface; Ershova, Natalia (2009). Natural resources: the climate change challenge (Evidence for Policy Series. Global edition 4). Bern: NCCR North-South

2008

Wolfgramm, Bettina; Liniger, Hanspeter; Hurni, Hans (2008). An Efficient Approach for Monitoring Land Resources at a Regional Scale. In: International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD 2008): Pre-conference Proceedings. NCCR North-South Dialogue: Vol. 21 (p. 70). Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) and 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.

Wolfgramm, Bettina; Gerber, Kurt; Hergarten, Christian (2008). Capacity building in the use of geospatial tools for natural resource management in Tajikistan: Final Report Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Wolfgramm, Bettina; Hergarten, Christian (2008). Capacity building in the use of geospatial tools for natural resource management in Tajikistan: Inception report BNWPP project Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

2007

Wolfgramm, Bettina; Seiler, Bruno; Kneubühler, Mathias; Liniger, Hanspeter (2007). Spatial Assessment of Erosion and its Impact on Soil Fertility in the Tajik Foothills. EARSeL eProceedings, 6(1), pp. 12-25.

Ergashev, Murod; Nekushoeva, Gulniso; Wolfgramm, Bettina (2007). Conversion of grazing land to fruit and fodder plots. In: Liniger, Hanspeter; Critchley, William; Gurtner, Mats; Schwilch, Gudrun; Mekdaschi Studer, Rima (eds.) Where the land is greener: Case studies and analysis of soil and water conservation initiatives worldwide 2.2 (pp. 189-192). Wageningen: World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT)

Ergashev, Murod; Nekushoeva, Gulniso; Wolfgramm, Bettina (2007). Farmer innovation and self-help group. In: Liniger, Hanspeter; Critchley, William; Gurtner, Mats; Schwilch, Gudrun; Mekdaschi Studer, Rima (eds.) Where the land is greener: Case studies and analysis of soil and water conservation initiatives worldwide 2.2 (pp. 193-196). Wageningen: World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT)

Sanginov, Sanginboy; Wolfgramm, Bettina (2007). Orchard-based agroforestry. In: Liniger, Hanspeter; Critchley, William; Gurtner, Mats; Schwilch, Gudrun; Mekdaschi Studer, Rima (eds.) Where the land is greener: Case studies and analysis of soil and water conservation initiatives worldwide 2.2 (pp. 197-200). Wageningen, Netherlands: World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT)

Seiler, Bruno; Kneubühler, Mathias; Wolfgramm, Bettina; Itten, Klaus (2007). Quantitative assessment of soil parameters in Western Tajikistan using a soil spectral library approach. Proceedings of the ISPRS Working Group VII/1 Workshop ISPMSRS'07, XXXVI(7/C50), pp. 451-455. International Society for Photogrammery and Remote Sensing

Hoeck, Tobias; Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Hergarten, Christian; Wolfgramm, Bettina; Gerber, Kurt (2007). Capacity Building in the Use of Geospatial Tools for Natural Resource Management in Tajikistan: Inception report Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

2006

Wolfgramm, Bettina; Seiler, Bruno; Guntli, David; Liniger, Hanspeter; Shepherd, Keith; Kneubühler, Mathias; Kellenberger, Tobias (2006). Combining soil spectral reflectance data and satellite imagery to assess impacts of land use on soil fertility in Tajikistan. In: Röder, Achim; Hill, Joachim (eds.) Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Processing in the Assessment and Monitoring of Land Degradation and Desertification (pp. 611-617). Trier: Remote Sensing Department, University Trier

  • WOCAT (World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies);
  • FachFrauenUmwelt (www.ffu.ch)