PD Dr. Andreas Heinimann

Associate Director, Regional Cooperation, CDE, Senior Research Scientist

Sustainability Governance Cluster

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Postal Address
Dr. Andreas Heinimann
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
University of Bern
Hallerstrasse 10
CH-3012 Bern

Areas of professional focus at CDE

  • Development-oriented research in the field of sustainable regional development, at the interface between knowledge production, development interventions, and policy


  • Agrobiodiversity Initiative (TABI), Lao PDR
  • “Landscape transformation” research project of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South
  • Lao DECIDE Info Project
  • Impacts of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and Enhancing Carbon Stocks (I-REDD+)
  • Global Land Project
  • Land Observatory: monitoring large-scale land acquisitions
  • Various research- and development-oriented projects with diverse partners, including the World Bank, Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), various Consultative Groups on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), and more

Field experience

Lao PDR, Vietnam, Thailand, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya


German, English, French, Lao (basic)

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Ornetsmüller, Christine; Heinimann, Andreas; Verburg, Peter H. (2018). Operationalizing a land systems classification for Laos. Landscape and urban planning, 169, pp. 229-240. Elsevier 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.09.018


Nicholson, Pamela; Fathi, M A; Fischer, A; Mohan, C; Schieck, E; Mishra, N; Heinimann, Andreas; Frey, Joachim; Wieland, B; Jores, Jörg (2017). Detection of Tilapia Lake Virus in Egyptian fish farms experiencing high mortalities in 2015 (In Press). Journal of fish diseases Wiley 10.1111/jfd.12650

Mekuriaw, Asnake; Heinimann, Andreas; Hurni, Hans; Hurni, Kaspar (2017). An automated method for mapping physical soil and water conservation structures on cultivated land using GIS and remote sensing techniques. Journal of geographical sciences, 27(1), pp. 79-94. Springer 10.1007/s11442-017-1365-9

Hurni, Kaspar; Schneider, Annemarie; Heinimann, Andreas; Nong, Duong; Fox, Jefferson (2017). Mapping the Expansion of Boom Crops in Mainland Southeast Asia Using Dense Time Stacks of Landsat Data. Remote sensing, 9(4), p. 320. Molecular Diversity Preservation International MDPI 10.3390/rs9040320

Bürgi, Matthias; Ali, Panna; Chowdhury, Afroza; Heinimann, Andreas; Hett, Cornelia; Kienast, Felix; Mondal, Manoranjan Kumar; Upreti, Bishnu Raj; Verburg, Peter H. (2017). Integrated Landscape Approach: Closing the Gap between Theory and Application. Sustainability, 9(8), p. 1371. MDPI 10.3390/su9081371

Bär, Roger; Heinimann, Andreas; Ehrensperger, Albrecht (2017). Assessing the potential supply of biomass cooking fuels in Kilimanjaro region using land use units and spatial Bayesian networks. Energy for sustainable development, 40, pp. 112-125. International Energy Initiative 10.1016/j.esd.2017.05.007

Oberlack, Christoph; Boillat, Sébastien; Brönnimann, Stefan; Gerber, Jean-David; Giger, Markus; Heinimann, Andreas; Ifejika Speranza, Chinwe; Mann, Stefan; Messerli, Peter; Rist, Stephan; Wiesmann, Urs (2017). Polycentric governance in telecoupled resource systems: Is the tragedy of the grabbed commons unavoidable? (Unpublished). In: XVI. Global Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons. Utrecht, Netherlands. 10-14 July 2017.

Heinimann, Andreas; Mertz, Ole; Frolking, Steve; Egelund Christensen, Andreas; Hurni, Kaspar; Sedano, Fernando; Parsons Chini, Louise; Sahajpal, Ritvik; Hansen, Matthew; Hurtt, George (2017). A global view of shifting cultivation: Recent, current, and future extent. PLoS ONE, 12(9), e0184479. Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0184479


Bader, Christoph; Bieri, Sabin; Wiesmann, Urs; Heinimann, Andreas (2016). Is economic growth increasing disparities? A multidimensional analysis of poverty in the Lao PDR between 2003 and 2013. Journal of Development Studies, pp. 1-19. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/00220388.2016.1251587

Ornetsmüller, Christine; Verburg, Peter H.; Heinimann, Andreas (2016). Scenarios of land system change in the Lao PDR: Transitions in response to alternative demands on goods and services provided by the land. Applied geography, 75, pp. 1-11. Elsevier 10.1016/j.apgeog.2016.07.010

Bader, Christoph; Bieri, Sabin; Wiesmann, Urs; Heinimann, Andreas (2016). Differences between monetary and multidimensional poverty in the Lao PDR: Implications for targeting of poverty reduction policies and interventions. Poverty & Public Policy, 8(2), pp. 171-197. Wiley 10.1002/pop4.140

Friis, Cecilie; Reenberg, Anette; Heinimann, Andreas; Schoenweger, Oliver (2016). Changing local land systems: Implications of a Chinese rubber plantation in Nambak District, Lao PDR. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 37(1), pp. 25-42. Wiley 10.1111/sjtg.12137

Bader, Christoph; Bieri, Sabin; Wiesmann, Urs; Heinimann, Andreas (2016). A different perspective on poverty in Lao PDR: Multidimensional poverty in Lao PDR for the years 2002/2003 and 2007/2008. Social indicators research, 126(2), pp. 483-502. Springer 10.1007/s11205-015-0900-2

Van Vliet, Jasper; Magliocca, Nicholas R.; Büchner, Bianka; Cook, Elizabeth; Rey Benayas, José M.; Ellis, Erle C.; Heinimann, Andreas; Keys, Eric; Lee, Tien Ming; Liu, Jianguo; Mertz, Ole; Meyfroidt, Patrick; Moritz, Mark; Poeplau, Christopher; Robinson, Brian E.; Seppelt, Ralf; Seto, Karen C.; Verburg, Peter H. (2016). Meta-studies in land use science: Current coverage and prospects. Ambio, 45(1), pp. 15-28. Springer 10.1007/s13280-015-0699-8

Breu, Thomas; Bader, Christoph; Messerli, Peter; Heinimann, Andreas; Rist, Stephan; Eckert, Sandra (2016). Large-scale land acquisition and its effects on the water balance in investor and host countries. PLoS ONE, 11(3), e0150901. Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0150901

Breu, Thomas Michael; Messerli, Peter; Rist, Stephan; Heinimann, Andreas; Bader, Christoph; Eckert, Sandra (2016). Effects of foreign direct investments on water resources and its relevance for common pool resources (Unpublished). In: IASC Regional Conference (Europe) 2016. Global connections and local responses. Bern, Switzerland. 10.-13.05.2016.

Heinimann, Andreas; Hett, Cornelia (2016). Looking beyond individual hydropower project. In: Wymann von Dach, Susanne; Bachmann, Felicitas; Borsdorf, Axel; Kohler, Thomas; Jurek, Matthias; Sharma, Eklabya (eds.) Investing in sustainable mountain development: Opportunities, resources and benefits (pp. 18-19). Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, with Bern Open Publishing (BOP)


Messerli, Peter; Bader, Christoph; Hett, Cornelia; Epprecht, Michael; Heinimann, Andreas (2015). Towards a spatial understanding of trade-offs in sustainable development: A meso-scale analysis of the nexus between land use, poverty, and environment in the Lao PDR. PLoS ONE, 10(7), e0133418. Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0133418

Magliocca, Nicholas R.; Rudel, Thomas K.; Verburg, Peter H.; McConnell, William J.; Mertz, Ole; Gerstner, Katharina; Heinimann, Andreas; Ellis, Erle C. (2015). Synthesis in land change science: methodological patterns, challenges, and guidelines. Regional environmental change, 15(2), pp. 211-226. Springer 10.1007/s10113-014-0626-8

Boillat, Sébastien; Dao, Hy; Bottazzi, Patrick; Sandoval, Yuri; Luna, Abraham; Thongmanivong, Sithong; Lerch, Louca; Bastide, Joan; Heinimann, Andreas; Giraut, Frédéric (2015). Integrating Forest Cover Change with Census Data: Drivers and Contexts from Bolivia and the Lao PDR. Land, 4(1), pp. 45-82. MDPI AG 10.3390/land4010045

Boillat, Sébastien; Stich, Corinna; Bastide, Joan; Epprecht, Michael; Thongmanivong, Sithong; Heinimann, Andreas (2015). Do relocated villages experience more forest cover change? Resettlements, shifting cultivation and forests in the Lao PDR. Environments, 2(2), pp. 250-279. MDPI AG 10.3390/environments2020250

Satdichanh, Manichanh; Millet, Jérôme; Heinimann, Andreas; Nanthavong, Khamseng; Harrison, Rhett D. (2015). Using plant functional traits and phylogenies to understand patterns of plant community assembly in a seasonal tropical forest in Lao PDR. PLoS ONE, 10(6), e0130151. Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0130151

Verburg, Peter H.; Crossman, Neville; Ellis, Erle C.; Heinimann, Andreas; Hostert, Patrick; Mertz, Ole; Nagendra, Harini; Sikor, Thomas; Erb, Karl-Heinz; Golubiewski, Nancy; Grau, Ricardo; Grove, Morgan; Konaté, Souleymane; Meyfroidt, Patrick; Parker, Dawn C.; Chowdhury, Rinku Roy; Shibata, Hideaki; Thomson, Allison; Zhen, Lin (2015). Land system science and sustainable development of the earth system: A global land project perspective. Anthropocene, 12, pp. 29-41. Elsevier 10.1016/j.ancene.2015.09.004

Messerli, Peter; Peeters, Amaury; Schoenweger, Oliver; Nanhthavong, Vong; Heinimann, Andreas (2015). Marginal lands or marginal people? Analysing key processes determining the outcomes of large-scale land acquisitions in Lao PDR and Cambodia. International Development Policy / Revue internationale de politique de développement, 6(1) IHEID Publications 10.4000/poldev.2037


Vongvisouk, Thoumthone; Mertz, Ole; Thongmanivong, Sithong; Heinimann, Andreas; Phanvilay, Khamla (2014). Shifting cultivation stability and change: Contrasting pathways of land use and livelihood change in Laos. Applied geography, 46, pp. 1-10. Elsevier 10.1016/j.apgeog.2013.10.006

Heinimann, Andreas; Schoenweger, Oliver; Epprecht, Michael; Nanhthavong, Vong; Hett, Cornelia (2014). On the right path? Land concessions in Laos (CDE Policy Brief 3). Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)


Messerli, Peter; Heinimann, Andreas; Giger, Markus; Breu, Thomas Michael; Schoenweger, Oliver (2013). From 'land grabbing' to sustainable investments in land: potential contributions by land change science. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 5(5), pp. 528-534. Elsevier 10.1016/j.cosust.2013.03.004

Hurni, Kaspar; Hett, Corelia; Epprecht, Michael; Messerli, Peter; Heinimann, Andreas (2013). A Texture-based land cover classification for the delineation of a shifting cultivation landscape in the Lao PDR using landscape metrics. Remote sensing, 5(7), pp. 3377-3396. Molecular Diversity Preservation International MDPI 10.3390/rs5073377

Thanichanon, Puwadej; Schmidt-Vogt, Dietrich; Messerli, Peter; Heinimann, Andreas; Epprecht, Michael (2013). Secondary Forests and Local Livelihoods along a Gradient of Accessibility: A Case Study in Northern Laos. Society & Natural Resources, 26(11), pp. 1283-1299. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/08941920.2013.788429

Heinimann, Andreas; Messerli, Peter (2013). Coping with a land-grab world: lessons from Laos. Global Change, 80, pp. 12-15.

Hurni, Kaspar; Hett, Cornelia; Heinimann, Andreas; Messerli, Peter; Wiesmann, Urs (2013). Dynamics of Shifting Cultivation Landscapes in Northern Lao PDR Between 2000 and 2009 Based on an Analysis of MODIS Time Series and Landsat Images. Human ecology, 41(1), pp. 21-36. New-York, NY: Springer 10.1007/s10745-012-9551-y

Castella, Jean-Christophe; Lestrelin, Guillaume; Hett, Cornelia; Bourgoin, Jeremy; Fitriana, Yulia Rahma; Heinimann, Andreas; Pfund, Jean-Laurent (2013). Effects of Landscape Segregation on Livelihood Vulnerability: Moving From Extensive Shifting Cultivation to Rotational Agriculture and Natural Forests in Northern Laos. Human ecology, 41(1), pp. 63-76. New-York, NY: Springer 10.1007/s10745-012-9538-8

Bourgoin, Jeremy; Castella, Jean-Christophe; Hett, Cornelia; Lestrelin, Guillaume; Heinimann, Andreas (2013). Engaging Local Communities in Low Emissions Land-Use Planning: a Case Study from Laos. Ecology and Society, 18(2), p. 9. Resilience Alliance Publications 10.5751/ES-05362-180209

Heinimann, Andreas; Hett, Cornelia; Hurni, Kaspar; Messerli, Peter; Epprecht, Michael; Jørgensen, Lars; Breu, Thomas Michael (2013). Socio-Economic Perspectives on Shifting Cultivation Landscapes in Northern Laos. HUMAN ECOLOGY, 41(1), pp. 51-62. Springer 10.1007/s10745-013-9564-1

Giger, Markus; Heinimann, Andreas; Schoenweger, Oliver; Epprecht, Michael (2013). Building up a nationwide land concession inventory in Lao PDR – overview on analytical results. In: Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty. Washington, USA. 08.-11.04.2013.

Epprecht, Michael; Heinimann, Andreas; Messerli, Peter; Wiesmann, Urs Martin (2013). Targeting poverty in Laos: how well do current approaches reach the poor? (Evidence for Policy Series, Regional edition Southeast Asia 3). Pathumthani, Thailand: NCCR North-South


Hett, Cornelia; Castella, Jean-Christophe; Heinimann, Andreas; Messerli, Peter; Pfund, Jean-Laurent (2012). A landscape mosaics approach for characterizing swidden systems from a REDD+ perspective. Applied geography, 32(2), pp. 608-618. Oxford: Elsevier 10.1016/j.apgeog.2011.07.011

Schönweger, Oliver; Heinimann, Andreas; Epprecht, Michael; Lu, Juliet; Thalongsengchanh, Palikone (2012). Concessions and leases in the lao PDR: Taking stock of land investments. Bern: Geographica Bernensia

Van Vliet, Nathalie; Mertz, Ole; Heinimann, Andreas; Langanke, Tobias; Pascual, Unai; Schmook, Birgit; Adams, Cristina; Schmidt-Vogt, Dietrich; Messerli, Peter; Leisz, Stephen; Castella, Jean-Christophe; Jørgensen, Lars; Birch-Thomsen, Torben; Hett, Cornelia; Bech-Bruun, Thilde; Ickowitz, Amy; Chi Vu, Kim; Yasuyuki, Kono; Fox, Jefferson; Padoch, Christine; ... (2012). Trends, drivers and impacts of changes in swidden cultivation in tropical forest-agriculture frontiers: A global assessment. Global environmental change, 22(2), pp. 418-429. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2011.10.009

Schönweger, Oliver; Heinimann, Andreas; Epprecht, Michael (2012). Large-scale land acquisitions in Lao PDR: Beyond anecdotal evidence. In: International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD). Research for Global Transformation (p. 60). Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Zeleke, Gete; Heinimann, Andreas (2012). Landscape transformation: Changing services of land in a globalised world. In: International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD). Research for Global Transformation (p. 67). Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Zeleke, Gete; Kassawmar, Tibebu; Assfaw, Woldie; Heinimann, Andreas; Hurni, Kaspar; Hurni, Hans; Debele, Berhanu (2012). The changing environment: Spatiotemporal analysis of landscape transformation along major development axes in Ethiopia. In: International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD). Research for Global Transformation. Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Hett, Cornelia; Heinimann, Andreas; Epprecht, Michael; Messerli, Peter; Hurni, Kaspar (2012). Carbon pools and poverty peaks in Lao PDR. Mountain Research and Development, 32(4), pp. 390-399. Boulder, Colo.: International Mountain Society 10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-12-00065.1

Mertz, Ole; Müller, Daniel; Sikor, Thomas; Hett, Cornelia; Heinimann, Andreas; Castella, Jean-Christophe; Lestrelin, Guillaume; Ryan, Casey M.; Reay, David S.; Schmidt-Vogt, Dietrich; Danielsen, Finn; Theilade, Ida; Noordwijk, Meine van; Verchot, Louis V.; Burgess, Neil D.; Berry, Nicholas J.; Pham, Thu Thuy; Messerli, Peter; Xu, Jianchu; Fensholt, Rasmus; ... (2012). The forgotten D: challenges of addressing forest degradation in complex mosaic landscapes under REDD+. Geografisk tidskrift - Danish journal of geography, 112(1), pp. 63-76. København: Routledge; Taylor & Francis Group 10.1080/00167223.2012.709678

Messerli, Peter; Breu, Thomas; Reenberg, Annette; Taylor, Michael; Heinimann, Andreas; Gironde, Christophe (2012). Large scale land acquisitions (LSLA) and sustainable rural development in the global South. In: Planet under Pressure, 26.-29.3.2012, London, UK. Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)


Fenton, Nina; Lindelow, Magnus; Heinimann, Andreas; Thomas, Ian (2011). The socio-geography of mining and hydro in Lao PDR: Analysis Combining GIS Information with Socioeconomic Data Washington D.C., USA: The World Bank

Vostroknutova, Ekaterina; Nehru, V.; Dixon, A.; van Gelder, L.; Verghis, M.; Miwa, K.; Jagannathan, V.; Perumalpillai-Essex, J.; Illangovan, P.; Rex, W.; Barma, N.; Gibson, D.; Carlsson Rex, H.; Fenton, N.; Lindelow, M.; Stenhouse, R.; Bojo, J.; Davading, S.; Record, R.; Nghardsaysone, K.; ... (2011). Lao PDR Development Report 2010: Natural resource management for sustainable development: Hydropower and mining Washington D.C., USA: The World Bank

Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Heinimann, Andreas; Messerli, Peter; Notter, Benedikt; Muchemi, Julius; Breu, Thomas; Epprecht, Michael (2011). Towards a differentiated assessment of geographic information sciences for sustainable development. In: Wiesmann, Urs Martin; 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. 361-376). Bern: Geographica Bernensia

Messerli, Peter; Heinimann, Andreas; Epprecht, Michael (2011). Finding homogeneity in heterogeneity: A new approach to quantifying landscape mosaics, developed for the Lao PDR. In: Wiesmann, Urs Martin; 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. 377-402). Bern: Geographica Bernensia

Hett, Cornelia; Heinimann, Andreas; Messerli, Peter (2011). Spatial assessment of carbon stocks of living vegetation at the national level in Lao PDR. Geografisk tidskrift - Danish journal of geography, 111(1), pp. 11-26. København: Routledge; Taylor & Francis Group 10.1080/00167223.2011.10669519


Wymann von Dach, Susanne; Heinimann, Andreas; Messerli, Peter; Epprecht, Michael (November 2010). Knowledge for Agrobiodiversity and Livelihoods (Unpublished). In: Zukunft Biodiversität Schweiz: SWIFCOB 10 / Jahreskongress SCNAT / Wissenschaftstage BAFU. Villars-sur-Glâne, Schweiz. 08.11.-09.11.2010.

Epprecht, Michael; Heinimann, Andreas; Messerli, Peter; Schmidt-Vogt, Dietrich; Wiesmann, Urs Martin (2010). Accessibility as a determinant of environmental dynamics in socio-economic disparities in mainland Southeast Asia. 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. 371-384). Bern: Geographica Bernensia

Heinimann, Andreas; Epprecht, Michael; Messerli, Peter (2010). Landscapes of Poverty and Environment in Lao PDR. GLP news - newsletter of the Global Land Project(6), pp. 5-8. São Paulo: International Project Office - GLP IPO

Hett, Cornelia; Hurni, Kaspar; Heinimann, Andreas; Mueller, Daniel (2010). Assessing landscape changes in Laos using MODIS Enhanced Vegetation Index (Unpublished). In: Integrated Training and Capitalising on Experience (ITC). Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 01.09.-12.09.2010.


Mertz, Ole; Leisz, Stephan J.; Heinimann, Andreas; Thiha, Kanok Rerkasem; Dressler, Wolfram; Cu Pham, Van; Kim Chi, Vu; Schmidt-Vogt, Diwreixh; Colfer, Carol J.P.; Epprecht, Michael; Padoch, Cchristine; Potter, Lesley (2009). Who Counts? Demography of Swidden Cultivators in Southeast Asia. Human ecology, 37(3), pp. 281-289. New-York, NY: Springer 10.1007/s10745-009-9249-y

Messerli, Peter; Heinimann, Andreas; Epprecht, Michael (2009). Finding Homogeneity in Heterogeneity - A New Approach to Quantifying Landscape Mosaics Developed for the Lao PDR. Human ecology, 37(3), pp. 291-304. New-York, NY: Springer 10.1007/s10745-009-9238-1

Schmidt-Vogt, Dietrich; Leisz, Stephan J.; Mertz, Ole; Heinimann, Andreas; Thiha, Rerkasem Kanok; Messerli, Peter; Epprecht, Michael; Cu Phan, Van; Chi Vu, Kim; Hardiono, Martin; Dao, Truong M. (2009). An Assessment of Trends in the Extent of Swidden in Southeast Asia. Human ecology, 37(3), pp. 269-280. New-York, NY: Springer 10.1007/s10745-009-9239-0

Messerli, Peter; Heinimann, Andreas; Epprecht, Michael; Hurni, Kaspar (2009). The poverty-environment nexus in the Lao PDR: spatial patterns of development contexts from a meso-scale perspective. In: Vulnerability of Land Systems in Asia: The Global Land Project Workshop of IHDP. Beijing, China. 15.06.-17.06.2009.


Epprecht, Michael; Minot, Nicolas; Dewina, Reno; Messerli, Peter; Heinimann, Andreas (2008). The Geography of Poverty and Inequality in the Lao PDR [Textbook] . Bern: Geographica Bernensia

Messerli, Peter; Heinimann, Andreas; Epprecht, Michael; Souksavath, Phonesaly; Chanthalanouvong, Thiraka; Minot, Nicholas (2008). Socio-economic atlas of the Lao PDR. An analysis based on the 2005 population and housing census [Textbook] . Bern: Geographica Bernensia

Heinimann, Andreas (2008). Mesoscale Approaches to Land Cover Change in the Lower Mekong Basin. In: International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD 2008). Pre-conference Proceedings University of Bern, Switzerland, 2-4 July 2008. NCCR North-South Dialogue: Vol. 21 (p. 73). Bern: CDE / NCCR North-South

Hurni, Hans; Heinimann, Andreas; Sommer, Rosmarie (2008). Klimawandel, Umwelt und Nahrung für alle (Unpublished). In: Jahreskonferenz der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit: Die Schweiz und die Region Mekong. Fribourg, Switzerland. 22.08.2008.

Weber, Adrian; Heinimann, Andreas; Messerli, Peter (2008). Use of Nasa World Wind Java SDK for Three-Dimensional Accessibility Visualization of Remote Areas in Lao PDR. In: Hurni, Lorenz; Kriz, Karel (eds.) Mountain Mapping and Visualisation: Proceedings of the 6th ICA Mountain Cartography Workshop (pp. 255-259). Zurich, Switzerland: ETH Zürich


Epprecht, Michael; Heinimann, Andreas; Minot, Nicolas; Mueller, Daniel; Robinson, Tim (2007). From Statistical Data to Spatial Knowledge - informing decision making in Vietnam. Information development, 22(2-3), pp. 193-204. London: Sage 10.1177/0266666907078582

Heinimann, Andreas; Messerli, Peter; Schmidt-Vogt, Dietrich; Wiesmann, Urs (2007). The Dynamics of Secondary Forest Landscapes in the Lower Mekong Basin: A Regional-Scale Analysis. Mountain Research and Development, 27(3), pp. 232-241. Boulder, Colo.: International Mountain Society 10.1659/mrd.0875

Messerli, Peter; Heinimann, Andreas (2007). Development interventions and the poverty-environment nexus in the Lower Mekong Basin. Sustainable sloping lands and watershed management. National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI)


Heinimann, Andreas (2006). GIS based Watershed Classification in Lao PDR. Southeast Asian Water Environment, 1, pp. 43-50. London, United Kingdom: IWA Publishing


Heinimann, Andreas; Breu, Thomas; Kohler, Thomas (2005). Watershed classification in the Lower Mekong Basin: Rapid economic growth - a source of increasing potential for conflict over resource use. Mountain Research and Development, 25(2), pp. 180-182. International Mountain Society 10.1659/0276-4741(2005)025[0181:WCITLM]2.0.CO;2


Epprecht, Michael; Heinimann, Andreas (eds.) (2004). Socioeconomic atlas of Vietnam: A depiction of the 1999 population and housing census [Edited Textbook] . Bern, Switzerland: NCCR North-South and Geographica Bernensia

Heinimann, Andreas; Breu, Thomas Michael; Kohler, Thomas (2004). The challenge of applying Geographic Information Systems to Sustainable Mountain Development. Mountain Research and Development, 23(4), pp. 312-319. International Mountain Society

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


Heinimann, Andreas (2002). The Lower Mekong Basin: Mosaic of multitemporal Landsat TM imagery [Map]. Bern: NCCR North-South