Prof. Dr. Peter Messerli

Director, CDE | Professor of Sustainable Development | Affiliated Professor at the Institute of Geography, Department of Integrative Geography

Telefon
+41 31 631 30 60
E-Mail
peter.messerli@cde.unibe.ch
Büro
405
Postadresse
Hallerstr. 10, 3012 Bern

Areas of professional focus at CDE

  • Land system science and sustainable development oriented research
  • Analysis of socio-ecological systems and land governance in developing countries
  • Transformation of forested landscapes and shifting cultivation in Southeast Asia and Africa in the context of global change
  • Knowledge production for evidence informed decision-making and transformations towards sustainable development

​Projects

Further professional interests

  • Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research
  • Research partnerships with developing countries
  • Knowledge-based dialogues between science and society

Field experience

10 years of field experience mainly in Lao PDR, Madagascar, and Ethiopia; work experience in various other CDE core regions including Southeast Asia, Central Asia, and East Africa

Languages

German, English, French, Spanish; basic grasp of Lao and Malagasy
Number of items: 94.

Journal Article

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

Oberlack, Christoph; Tejada, Laura; Messerli, Peter; Rist, Stephan; Giger, Markus (2016). Sustainable livelihoods in the global land rush? Archetypes of livelihood vulnerability and sustainability potentials. Global environmental change, 41, pp. 153-171. Elsevier 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.10.001

Zähringer, Julie Gwendolin; Hett, Cornelia; Ramamonjisoa, Bruno; Messerli, Peter (2016). Beyond deforestation monitoring in conservation hotspots: Analysing landscape mosaic dynamics in north-eastern Madagascar. Applied geography, 68, pp. 9-19. Elsevier 10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.12.009

Eckert, Sandra; Giger, Markus; Messerli, Peter (2016). Contextualizing local-scale point sample data using global-scale spatial datasets: Lessons learnt from the analysis of large-scale land acquisitions. Applied geography, 68, pp. 84-94. Elsevier 10.1016/j.apgeog.2016.01.008

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

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

Schoenweger, Oliver; Messerli, Peter (2015). Land acquisition, investment, and development in the Lao coffee sector: Successes and failures. Critical Asian Studies, 47(1), pp. 94-122. Taylor & Francis (Routledge) 10.1080/14672715.2015.997095

Zähringer, Julie; Eckert, Sandra; Messerli, Peter (2015). Revealing regional deforestation dynamics in north-eastern Madagascar - Insights from multi-temporal land cover change analysis. Land, 4(2), pp. 454-474. MDPI AG 10.3390/land4020454

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

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(6.1) IHEID Publications 10.4000/poldev.2037

Messerli, Peter; Giger, Markus; Dwyer, Michael B.; Breu, Thomas Michael; Eckert, Sandra (2014). The geography of large-scale land acquisitions: Analysing socio-ecological patterns of target contexts in the global South. Applied geography, 53, pp. 449-459. Elsevier 10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.07.005

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

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

Anseeuw, Ward; Lay, Jann; Messerli, Peter; Giger, Markus; Taylor, Michael (2013). Creating a public tool to assess and promote transparency in global land deals: the experience of the Land Matrix. The Journal of Peasant Studies, 40(3), pp. 521-530. Routledge 10.1080/03066150.2013.803071

Hurni, Hans; Breu, Thomas Michael; Messerli, Peter; Portner, Brigitte (2013). Key implications of land conversions in agriculture. Trade and environment review, 2013, pp. 220-233. UNCTAD

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

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

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

Anseeuw, Ward; Boche, Mathieu; Breu, Thomas; Giger, Markus; Lay, Jann; Messerli, Peter; Nolte, Kerstin (2012). Large-scale land acquisitions in the 'Global South': creating evidence on a global level. GLP News(9), pp. 9-12. São Paulo: International Project Office - GLP IPO

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

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

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 (2006). Exploring innovative strategies for livelihoods in a slash-and-burn context in Madagasar: Experiencing the role of human geography in sustainability-oriented research. Geographica Helvetica, 61(4), pp. 266-274. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/gh-61-266-2006

Messerli, Peter (2005). Brandrodung auf Madagaskar : Lösungsansätze für das Dilemma zwischen klein-bäuerlicher Existenzsicherung und Ressourcenschutz. Geographische Rundschau, 4(2005), pp. 50-57. Westermann

Hurni, Hans; Veit, Heinz; Wanner, Heinz; Germann, Peter; Kienholz, Hans; Weingartner, Rolf; Wunderle, Stefan; Messerli, Paul Walter; Egli, Hans-Rudolf; Wastl-Walter, Doris; Maselli, Daniel; Messerli, Peter; Wiesmann, Urs (2003). Research on Mountains and Global Change. Geographica Helvetica, 58(3), pp. 253-266. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/gh-58-253-2003

Newspaper or Magazine Article

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

Messerli, Peter; Wiesmann, Urs; Hurni, Hans (2005). The mountain and highland focus of the Swiss National Centre of Competences in Research (NCCR) North-South. Mountain Research and Development, 25(2), pp. 174-179. International Mountain Society 10.1659/0276-4741(2005)025[0174:TMAHFO]2.0.CO;2

Hurni, Hans; Messerli, Peter; Pfister, Franziska Rita (2004). Forschungspartnerschaften mit dem Süden: die Schweiz etabliert ein neuartiges Instrument der Entwickungszusammenarbeit. Zeitschrift Entwicklungspolitik, 18/19, pp. 54-56. eins Entwicklungspolitik Information Nord-Süd

Messerli, Peter; Ludi, Eva; Hurni, Hans; Herweg, Karl Günter (1996). Das Dilemma der Subsaharischen Subsistenzwirtschaft am Beispiel Äthiopiens. Entwicklung und ländlicher Raum, 96(4), pp. 12-15. Eschborn: Gesellschaft für technische Zusammenarbeit (GtZ)

Book Section

Eakin, Hallie; DeFries, Ruth; Kerr, Suzi; Lambin, Eric F.; Liu, Jianguo; Marcotullio, Peter J.; Messerli, Peter; Reenberg, Anette; Rueda, Ximena; Swaffield, Simon R.; Wicke, Birka; Zimmerer, Karl (2014). Significance of telecoupling for exploration of land-use change. In: Seto, Karen C.; Reenberg, Anette (eds.) Rethinking global land use in an urban era. Strüngmann Forum Reports: Vol. 14 (pp. 141-161). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press

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

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

Wiesmann, Urs; Ott, Cordula; Ifejika Speranza, Chinwe; Kiteme, Boniface; Müller-Böker, Ulrike; Messerli, Peter; Zinsstag, Jakob (2011). A human actor model as a conceptual orientation in interdisciplinary research 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. 231-256). Bern: Geographica Bernensia

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

Ngana, James; Notter, Benedikt; Messerli, Peter; Mbeyale, Gimbage; Msuya, Tuli; Chitiki, A. (2010). Managing water resources in dynamic settings: A multi-level, multi-stakeholder perspective. 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. 91-106). Bern: Geographica Bernensia

Wiesmann, Urs; Messerli, Peter (2007). Wege aus den konzeptionellen Fallen der Nachhaltigkeit - Beiträge der Geographie. In: Kaufmann, Ruth; Burger, Paul; Stoffel, Martine (eds.) Nachhaltigkeitsforschung - Perspektiven der Sozial- und Geisteswissenschaften. Nachhaltige Entwicklung (pp. 123-142). Bern, Schweiz: Schweizerische Akademie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften SAGW

Hurni, Hans; Wiesmann, Urs Martin; Anton, Pascale; Messerli, Peter (2004). Initiating Research for Mitigating Syndromes of Global Change in Different Contexts. In: Hurni, Hans; Wiesmann, Urs; Schertenleib, Roland (eds.) Research for Mitigating Syndromes of Global Change: A Transdisciplinary Appraisal of Selected Regions of the World to Prepare Development-Oriented Research Partnerships. Perspectives of the NCCR North-South: Vol. 1 (pp. 11-30). Bern, Switzerland: Geographica Bernensia

Messerli, Peter; Wiesmann, Urs (2004). Synopsis of Syndrome Contexts and Core Problems Associated with Syndromes of Global Change. In: Hurni, Hans; Wiesmann, Urs; Schertenleib, Roland (eds.) Research for Mitigating Syndromes of Global Change: A Transdisciplinary Appraisal of Selected Regions of the World to Prepare Development-Oriented Research Partnerships. Perspectives of the NCCR North-South: Vol. 1 (pp. 383-423). Bern, Switzerland: Geographica Bernensia

Kistler, Pierre; Messerli, Peter (2002). Livelihood Strategies, Knowledge Management, and Innovation in a Slash-and-burn Cultivation System in Madagascar. In: Flury, Manuel; Geiser, Urs (eds.) Local Environmental Management in a North-South Perspective. Issues of Participation and Knowledge Management (pp. 237-255). Zürich: Hochschulverlag der ETH Zürich

Book

Gironde, Christophe; Golay, Christophe; Messerli, Peter (eds.) (2015). Large-scale land acquisitions: Focus on South-East Asia: International Development Policy 6. Geneva, Switzerland: IHEID Publications

Messerli, Peter; Ludi, Eva; Breu, Thomas (2012). 'Green economy': development opportunity of buzzword? Bern: CDE / NCCR North-South

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

Messerli, Peter (2004). Alternatives à la culture sur brûlis sur la Falaise Est de Madagascar: Stratégies en vue d'une gestion plus durable des terres. Geographica Bernensia. Series A, African Studies Series: Vol. 17. Bern, Schweiz: Geographica Bernensia

Report

Breu, Thomas Michael; Bürgi Bonanomi, Elisabeth; Epprecht, Michael; Giger, Markus; Jaquet, Stéphanie; Kohler, Thomas; Lardelli, Corina; Messerli, Peter; Zähringer, Julie Gwendolin (2016). Spotlight on Dealing With Trade-Offs in Sustainable Development. CDE Annual Report 2015 (CDE Annual Report 2015). 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)

Giger, Markus; Messerli, Peter; Eckert, Sandra (2014). Land deals intensify competition for scarce resources (CDE Policy Brief 2). Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Balsiger, Urs; Bottazzi, Patrick; Breu, Thomas Michael; Bürgi, Elisabeth; Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Giger, Markus; Kiteme, Boniface; Kohler, Thomas; Lardelli, Corina; Messerli, Peter; Rist, Stephan; Schneider, Flurina (2013). Spotlight on governance of land and natural resources: CDE annual report 2012 (CDE Annual Report, 2012). Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

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

Anseeuw, Ward; Boche, Matthieu; Breu, Thomas; Giger, Markus; Lay, Jann; Messerli, Peter; Nolte, Kerstin (2012). Transnational land deals for agriculture in the global South: Analytical report based on the land matrix database Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Kohler, Thomas; Messerli, Peter; Breu, Thomas; Balsiger, Urs (2012). Report 2011: Global change and its impacts on sustainable development Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Messerli, Peter (2011). Green economy - Neues Schlagwort oder Chance für nachhaltige Entwicklung und Umwelt Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Kohler, Thomas; Messerli, Peter; Breu, Thomas Michael; Balsiger, Urs (2011). Report 2010: Innovations in sustainable development Bern, Schweiz: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Messerli, Peter; Salmi, Annika; Herweg, Karl; Breu, Thomas (2007). Bridging Research and Development : Partnership Actions for Mitigating Syndromes (PAMS) in the Swiss National Centre of Competence (NCCR) North-South - Capitalising on Experience (NCCR North-South Dialogue 17). Bern, Switzerland: NCCR North-South

Conference or Workshop Item

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.

Eckert, Sandra; Giger, Markus; Kohler, Thomas; Messerli, Peter (2015). Large-Scale Land Acquisitions in Mountain Areas - Analysis of Land Matrix Data (Unpublished). In: Perth III: Mountains of Our Future Earth. Perth, Scotland. 04.10.-08.10.2015.

Zähringer, Julie Gwendolin; Eckert, Sandra; Hett, Cornelia; Ramamonjisoa, Bruno; Messerli, Peter (2015). A novel approach for assessing shifting cultivation dynamics in a regional conservation hotspot - insights from nort-eastern Madagascar. In: 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology. Abstract Book. 4th European Congress for Conservation Biology (p. 768). Montpellier, France: Society for Conservation Biology

Zähringer, Julie Gwendolin; Hett, Cornelia; Messerli, Peter (2015). Landscape mosaics to map shifting cultivation dynamics in a global biodiversity hotspot - insights from north-eastern Madagascar. In: Kettle, Chris J.; Magrach, Ainhoa (eds.) Annual Conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology. Resilience of Tropical Ecosystems - Future challenges and opportunities. Zurich, Switzerland. 07.-10.04.2015.

Zähringer, Julie Gwendolin; Ramamonjisoa, Bruno; Messerli, Peter (2015). Linking livelihood strategies with a regional level landscape mosaic to explore trade-offs between forest conservation and human wellbeing in a Madagascar biodiversity hotspot (Unpublished). In: First Annual FLARE Network Conference. Paris, France. 27.-30.11.2015.

Zähringer, Julie Gwendolin; Hett, Cornelia; Eckert, Sandra; Ramamonjisoa, Bruno; Messerli, Peter (2014). Shifting cultivation dynamics within an ecosystem service hotspot of pronounced global interest – a first step towards negotiating trade-offs in North-East Madagascar. Proceedings of the Global Land Project 2nd Open Science Meeting, Berlin, March 19-21, 2014, pp. 196-197.

Anseeuw, Ward; Giger, Markus; Althoff, Christof; Messerli, Peter; Nolte, Kerstin; Taylor, Michael; Seelaff, Antti (2013). Creating a public tool to assess and promote transparency in global land deals: the experience of the Land Matrix (Unpublished). In: Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty. Washington, USA. 08.-11.042013.

Hett, Cornelia; Zähringer, Julie Gwendolin; Messerli, Peter; Eckert, Sandra; Huafang, Chen; Schmidt-Vogt, Dietrich (2013). Landscape mosaics maps as a basis for spatial assessment and negotiation of ecosystem services and their trade-offs at the meso-scale: Examples from Laos, Madagascar and China. In: 6th Annual International ESP Conference 2013. Making ecosystem services count!. Indonesien. 26.-30.08.2013.

Zähringer, Julie Gwendolin; Hett, Cornelia; Eckert, Sandra; Ramamonjisoa, Bruno; Messerli, Peter (2013). Ecosystem service trade-offs and stakeholder claims - a meso-scale study from a Madagascar biodiversity hotspot. In: 6th Annual international ESP conference 2013. Making ecosystem services count!. Indonesien. 26.-30.08.2013.

Zähringer, Julie Gwendolin; Hett, Cornelia; Eckert, Sandra; Ramamonjisoa, Bruno; Messerli, Peter (2013). Paysages, acteurs et services environnementaux au nord-est de Madagascar – une analyse éco-régionale (Unpublished). In: La biodiversité et les populations dans le contexte du changement climatique. Antananarivo, Madagaskar. 10.-11.12.2013.

Anseeuw, Ward; Boche, Mathieu; Forno, Silvia; Giger, Markus; Lay, Jann; Messerli, Peter; Nolte, Kerstin; Taylor, Michael (2012). The state of large-scale land acquistions in the World - Features and determinants. In: Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, 23.-26.4.2012, Washington D.C., United States of America.

Boche, Mathieu; Nolte, Kerstin; Anseeuw, Ward; Giger, Markus; Lay, Jann; Messerli, Peter (2012). Land under pressure - The state of large-scale land acquisitions in the World. In: Planet under Pressure, 26.-29.3.2012, London, UK.

Giger, Markus; Messerli, Peter (2012). The state of large-scale land acquisitions in the "global south". In: International Conference on Research for Development, 20.-22.8.2012, Bern, Switzerland. Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

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)

Messerli, Peter (2012). Public development interventions in Lao PDR: Based on contextual evidence or serving globalised agendas? In: International Conference on Research for Development, 20.-22.8.2012, Bern, Switzerland. Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Messerli, Peter; Kaufmann, Manfred; Giger, Markus (2012). Large-scale land acquisitions in the global south: Towards a research agenda for the coming years. In: International Conference on Research for Development, 20.-22.8.2012, Bern, Switzerland. Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Giger, Markus; Taylor, Michael; Messerli, Peter (April 2011). An initiative for participatory monitoring of large scale acquisitions: Opportunities and results thus far (Unpublished). In: World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty. Washington DC, USA. 18.-20. April 2011.

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.

Messerli, Peter (April 2010). From governance landscapes to landscape governance: analyzing spaces of public sector interventions in rural areas of Lao PDR. In: UCLA Joint Conference on Southeast Asian Studies: Space, Movement, and Place in Southeast Asia. Berkeley, California, USA. 2.-3. April 2010.

Messerli, Peter (2010). Global Change and Rural Transformation in the Lao PDR. A meso-level analysis of landscapes as contexts for sustainable development. In: Ester Boserup Conference 2010 - A Centennial Tribute. Vienna, Austria. 15.-17. November 2010.

Messerli, Peter (2010). Slow mountains: Bridging the gap between contextuality and globalised agendas in mountain development. In: Global Change and the World's Mountains. Perth, UK. 26.-30. September 2010.

Heim, Eva Maria; Michel, Claudia; Zimmermann, Anne; Breu, Thomas; Messerli, Peter; Herweg, Karl; Salmi, Annika (2010). Partnership Actions for Mitigating Syndromes (PAMS): Experience with a transdisciplinary tool in the NCCR North-South programme (Unpublished). In: Transdisciplinarity Net Conference. Geneva, Switzerland. 15.-17. September 2010.

Messerli, Peter (2010). Mit bestem Wissen und Gewissen? Armutslinderung und globaler Wandel in Laos (Unpublished). In: Ringvorlesung Asien. Köln, Deutschland. 20.04.-17.07.2010.

Messerli, Peter (2009). Decision-making on Human-environment Systems: A Meso-scale Analysis of Governance Landscapes (Unpublished). In: IHDP Open Science Conference. Bonn, Germany. 26.04.-30.04.2009.

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.

Messerli, Peter (2008). Finding Homogeneity in Heterogeneity: Reconnecting Knowledge and Decision-Making for Human-Environmental Systems. 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. 64). Bern: CDE / NCCR North-South

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

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)

Giger, Markus; Messerli, Peter (2005). Syndromes of Global Change and the Poor: "Seminar on Policy Approaches, Practical Interventions and Lessons on Poverty-Environment Links in IUCN and Swiss Institutions" (Unpublished). In: Seminar on Policy Approaches, Practical Interventions and Lessons on Poverty-Environment Links in IUCN and Swiss Institutions. Gland, Switzerland. 23.06.-24.06.2005.

Working Paper

Gironde, Christophe; Golay, Christophe; Messerli, Peter; Peeters, Amaury; Schoenweger, Oliver (2014). Large-scale land acquisitions in Southeast Asia: Rural transformations between global agendas and peoples' right to food Geneva, Switzerland: Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS)

Giger, Markus; Kläy, Andreas; Wymann von Dach, Susanne; Messerli, Peter (2010). Competence-Mapping CDE : Resultate einer Umfrage im Herbst 2009 (Unpublished) Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Messerli, Peter (2004). E207 ESAPP Project Report 2004 (Unpublished) Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Messerli, Peter; Hurni, Hans; Herweg, Karl Günter (2004). Research partnerships in international cooperation: Overview of research within the NCCR North-South by 31 March 2004 (Unpublished) Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

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  • Co-chair of the Global Land Project (GLP) of Future Earth
  • Member of the Steering Committee of ProClim, the Forum for Climate and Global Change of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT)
  • Member of the foundation council of Swisspeace, Schweizerische Friedensstiftung
  • Representing CDE as member of the International Land Coalition (ILC)
  • Network for Science and Technology for Sustainability(www.sustainabilityscience.org)
  • Representing CDE at the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
  • Arbeitskreis Südostasien der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie (Scientific Research Group on Southeast Asia of the German Geographical Society)
  • Arbeitskreis Geographie und Prozesse der Entscheidungsfindung
  • Member of Schweizerische Akademische Gesellschaft für Umweltforschung und Ökologie
  • Swiss Association of Research Managers and Administrators
  • Member of Association of American Geographers (AAG)
  • Member of Geographische Gesellschaft, Bern