Dr. Joan Bastide

Senior Research Scientist

Socio-Economic Transitions Cluster

+41 31 631 88 22
Postal Address
Dr. Joan Bastide
CDE - Centre for Development and Environment
University of Bern
Mittelstrasse 43
CH-3012 Bern

Areas of professional focus at CDE

  • Knowledge production for evidence informed decision-making and transformations towards sustainable development
  • Land system science and sustainable development oriented research
  • Analysis of socio-ecological systems and land governance in developing countries
  • Information and Communication Technologies for Development


  • OneMap Myanmar
  • Land Observatory

Further professional interests

  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Anthropology of development

Field experience

Barbados, China, Grenada, Laos, Mali, Myanmar, Niger, Irak


English, French

Canevari Luzardo L, Bastide J, Chollet I, Using Partial Participatory GIS (PPGIS) in vulnerability and disaster risk reduction in Grenada, Climate and Development, 2015

Boillat S, Dao H, Bottazzi P, Sandoval Y,  Luna A, Thongmanivong S, Lerch L, Bastide J, Heinimann A,  Giraut F, 2015. Integrating Forest Cover Change with Census Data: Drivers and Contexts from Bolivia. Land, 2014, 3.

Boillat S, Stich C, Bastide J, Epprech M, Heiniman A, Do relocated villages experience more forest cover change? Population, shifting cultivation and resettlements in the Lao PDR. Environments, 2014, 1

Bastide J, Fillol E, Métais M, Evaluación de riesgos asociados a las variaciones espacio-temporales de la pluviometría en el Sahel, 2009, Cuadernos internacionales de tecnología para el desarrollo humano, n°8