Alexandra Gavilano

Research Associate

Land Resources Cluster

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Alexandra Gavilano
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
Universität Bern
Mittelstrasse 43
CH-3012 Bern

Areas of professional focus at CDE

  • Land degradation and Sustainable Land Management SLM
  • Management and further development of the WOCATpedia, support in WOCAT related issues


  • WOCAT – World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies

Further professional interests

  • Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
  • Sustainable Development and Clean Technologies
  • Water Resource Management
  • Reforestation, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Field experience

Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Brasil, Switzerland


German, English, Spanish, French, Portugues

Gavilano, A.; Ingold, K. 2016. Under what conditions does an extreme event deploy ist focal power? Paradigm change during one century of Swiss flood prevention. Working paper.

Gavilano, A. 2016. Case study on the impact of artisanal gold mining on water quality. Working paper.

Bimont, A.; Gavilano, A. et al. 2015. Making the COP21 work. From international to national scope: the impact of climate negotiations on publicaction. La Fabrique Ecologique. CliMates, online (French version).

Bigo, A; Bouges, A.; Dalle, M.-A.; Gavilano, A.; Gutiérrez, D.; Joshi, D.; Sok, S. 2014. Student Solutions to Climate Change – Understanding the water and climate change interaction by local case studies. CliMates, online.

  • WOCAT – World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies
  • Member of the Advisory Board and Project leader of the international CliMates organization
  • Member of the MIT Climate CoLab
  • Founder and Member of the Pyrolysis AG
  • Founder and Member of
  • Founder and Member of the Environmental Platform UP
  • Board member “Future instead of coal”