Dr. Henri Rueff
Senior Research Scientist
Socio-Economic Transitions Cluster
Peer reviewed articles published in scientific journals:
Karim, M., Maanan, M., Maanan, M., Rhinane, H., Rueff, H., and L. Baidder. 2018. Assessment of water body change and sedimentation rate in Moulay Bousselham wetland, Morocco, using geospatial technologies. International Journal of Sediment Research. (In press)
Stavi, I., Ragolsky, G., Shem-Tov, R., Shlomi, Y., Ackermann, O., Rueff, H., Lekach, J., 2018. Ancient through mid-twentieth century runoff harvesting agriculture in the hyper-arid Arava Valley of Israel. CATENA 162, 80–87.
Maanan, Mehdi, Maanan, Mohamed, Rueff, H., Adouk, N., Zourarah, B., Rhinane, H., 2018. Assess the human and environmental vulnerability for coastal hazard by using a multi-criteria decision analysis. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal 0, 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1080/10807039.2017.1421452 [online]
Rueff, H., Rahim, I. 2016. Enhancing the economic viability of pastoralism: the need to balance interventions. . Rev. Sci. Tech. Off. Int. Epiz. 35: 577-586.
Rahim, I, Khurshid, M., Rueff, H., Muhammad, N. and D. Maselli. 2016. Crop encroachment over alpine pastures in the Himalayan mountains of northern Pakistan: Socio-economic implications for pastoral communities. Range Management and Agroforestry. 37: 93-97.
Rueff, H., Kohler, T., Rahim, I., Mahat, T., and C. Ariza. 2015. Can the Green Economy enhance sustainable mountain development? Potential role of awareness building. Environmental Science and Policy. 49: 95-94.
Middleton, N., Rueff, H., Sternberg, T., Batbuyan, B and D. Thomas. 2015. Explaining spatial variations in climate hazard impacts in western Mongolia. Landscape Ecology. 30: 91-107.
Sternberg, T., Rueff, H. and N. Middleton. 2015. Contraction of the Gobi Desert 2000-2012. Remote Sensing. 7: 1346-1358.
Rahim, I., Maselli, D., Rueff, H. and B. Bonfoh. 2014. Market access and herder’s strategies to pass through lean winter periods in post-soviet Kyrgyzstan. APCBEE Procedia. 8: 323-328.
Khan, M., Rahim, I., Rueff, H., Saleem M., Maselli, D., Sher, M. and U. Wiesmann. 2013. Morphological characterization of the Azikheli buffalo. Animal Genetic Resources. 52: 65-70.
Saleem, M., Rahim, I., Rueff, H., Khan, M., Maselli, D., Wiesmann, U. and S. Muhammad. 2013 Morphological characterization of the Achai cattle breed under sedentary and transhumant farming system in Pakistan. Animal Genetic Resources. 52: 83-90.
Saleem, M., Rahim, I., Rueff, H., Khan, M., Maselli, D., Wiesmann, U. and S. Muhammad. 2012. Effect of management on reproductive performances of the Achai cattle in the Hindukush (Northern Pakistan). Tropical Animals Health and Production, 44: 1297-1302.
Dougill, A., Stringer, l., Leventon, J., Riddell, M., Rueff, H., Spracklen, D. and E. Butt. 2012. Lessons from community-based payment for ecosystem service schemes: from forests to rangelands. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 367: 3178-3190.
Stringer, L., Dougill, A., Thomas, A., Spracklen, D., Chesterman, S., Ifejika-Speranza, C., Rueff, H., Riddell, M., Williams, M., Beedy, T., Abson, D., Klintenberg, P., Syampungani, S., Powell, P., Palmer, A., Seely, M., Mkwambisi, D., Falcao, M., Sitoe, A., Ross, S. and G. Kopolo. 2012. Challenges and opportunities in linking carbon sequestration, livelihoods and ecosystem service provision in drylands. Environmental Science and Policy, 19: 121-135.
Rahim, I., Maselli, D., Rueff, H. and U. Wiesmann. 2011. Indigenous fodder trees can increase grazing accessibility for landless and mobile pastoralists in Northern Pakistan. Pastoralism: Research, Policy, and Practice. 1(2). (flagged ‘highly accessed’ by SpringerOpen).
Khan, M., Rahim, I., Rueff, H., Saleem M., Maselli, D., Sher, M., U. Wiesmann. 2011. Conserving indigenous animal genetic resources as a coping strategy to adapt to climate change: the Azikheli Buffalo in Northern Mountains of Pakistan. Livestock Research for Rural Development 23 (12).
Rueff, H. and A. Viaro. 2010. Palestinian refugee camps: from shelter to habitat. Refugee Survey Quarterly. 28: 339-359.
Rueff, H., Parizot, C., Ben Israel, A. and M. Schwartz. 2008. Dryland afforestation and Poverty Alleviation: Bedouin and Palestinian Non-Timber Forest Product collectors in contrasting economic environments. Human Ecology. 36: 923-93.
Rueff, H., Kressel, G. and M. Schwartz. 2004. Forest fire control and Bedouin pastoralism in Israel’s afforested drylands: a cost benefit analysis. Nomadic Peoples. 8: 113-137.
Rahim, I., and H. Rueff. 2017. Human amplification of climate hazards: 2010 floods in Pakistan. In Sternberg, T., (Ed.) Climate Hazard Crises in Asian Societies and Environments, Edition: Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change. London: Routledge.
Rueff, H., and I. Rahim. 2013. Sustainable mountain pastoralism: challenges and opportunities. In Wymann von Dach S, Romeo R, Vita A, Wurzinger M, Kohler T (eds). 2013. Mountain Farming Is Family Farming: A contribution from mountain areas to the International Year of Family Farming. Rome, Italy: FAO, CDE, BOKU, pp. 100
Rueff, H. and I. Rahim. 2013. Sustaining mobile pastoralists in the mountains of northern Pakistan. In Centre for Development and Environment (CDE). Spotlight on Governance and Natural Resources. CDE Annual Report 2012. Bern: Centre for Development and Environment.
Rueff, H., and Schwartz, M. 2012. Can carbon finance enhance desert afforestation and serve smallholders' needs? in, Sternberg, T. and Mol, L. (eds.) Changing Desert: Integrating environment people and challenges. The White Horse Press, Isle of Harris. 350pp. ISBN: 978-1-874267-69-0.
Breu, T., Höggel, U., Lannen, A., Rueff, H. 2015. Sustainable livestock production? Industrial agriculture versus pastoralism. CDE Policy Brief, No. 7. Bern, Switzerland: CDE.
Rueff, H., Addison, J., Middleton, N., Wesche, K., Batbuyan, B. and D. Thomas. 2015. Pastoral mobility must be preserved to ensure Mongolian rangeland sustainability. Oxford, SoGE University of Oxford and Görlitz, Senckenberg Museum. Mongolia Rangeland Insights for Policy.
Rahim, I., Saleem, M., Rueff, H. and Maselli, D. 2013. Conserving indigenous livestock breeds to benefit mountain smallholders. Arynova, M. (ed.) Evidence for Policy Series, Regional Edition Central Asia. NCCR North-South, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Ojeda, G., Rueff, H., Rahim, I. and D. Maselli. 2012. Sustaining mobile pastoralists in the mountains of northern Pakistan. Arynova, M. (ed.) Evidence for Policy Series, Regional Edition Central Asia. NCCR North-South, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Rueff, H. and I. Rahim. 2010. Carbon Finance and Dryland Afforestation. NCCR North-South: Research Evidence for Policy. Regional Edition Central-Asia. NCCR North-South, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Rueff, H. 2014. High-Altitude Rangelands and their Interfaces in the Hindu Kush Himalayas. Book review. Mountain Research and Development, 34: 305-306.
Rueff, H. and I. Rahim. 2010. Desarrollo y Perspectivas de los Sistemas de Andenerıas en los Andes Centrales del Peru (Development and Perspectives of Irrigated Terrace Systems in the Peruvian Central Andes). Book review. Mountain Research and Development. 30: 186-187.
WBCSD. 2017, Landscape Connectivity: A Call to Action, World Business Council for Sustainable Development: Geneva. 40 pp.
Ariza, C. and H. Rueff. 2016. The climate change, migration and economic development nexus in North Africa: An overview. Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Thematic input paper prepared for the Agadir thematic regional meeting, March 2016.
Shah, I., Rahim, I, Rueff, H. and D. Maselli. 2012. Landless mobile pastoralists: securing their role as custodian of northern Pakistan’s mountains. Workshop proceedings. Bern: Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Bern.
Rueff, H. and A. Viaro. 2007. Assessment on housing conditions of Palestine refugees. Report to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. Mandate coordinated by the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, Geneva.
Rueff, H. 2009. Minimum Carbon Payment for Non-Annex I Dryland Countries on an Aridity Gradient with Stochastic Weather and Prices. Doctoral thesis. Faculty of Applied Economics. University Paul Cézanne Aix-Marseille, France.
Rueff, H. 2018. Risks and Livelihoods of Pastoral Nomadism in Resource Scarce Areas: Implications for Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Siegrist Symposium. Bern, Switzerland. November 2018. Invited speaker.
Rueff, H. 2018. Decarbonizing without Peak Oil, 3rd Basel Sustainability Forum. Basel, Switzerland. June 2018. Chair of the conference.
Rueff, H. 2017. No-till wheat economics at desert margins reveals climate change adaptation. 6th World Sustainability Forum. Cape Town. South Africa. January 2017. Convening a session.
Rueff, H. 2016. Keynote speaker. A review of the 2016 CDE report on Mountain Sustainable Investments. First Afromontane Research Unit Colloquium. University of Free State. Golden Gate. South Africa. November 2016. Invited for a keynote.
Rueff, H. 2016. Can environmental conditions affect smallholders’ climate change perception? Evidence from an aridity gradient in the Gobi desert. EGU 2016 General Assembly. April 2016, Vienna, Austria. Convened a session.
Rueff, H. 2015. What factors influence climate perception? Case studies in contrasting land systems in the Gobi. 3rd Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference. School of Geography and the Environment, 16-17 April 2015. Oxford, United Kingdom. Member of organizing committee.
Rueff, H., and I. Rahim. 2014. Human amplification of climate hazards: 2010 floods in Pakistan. Drylands, Deserts and Desertification. The Route to Restoration Conference. Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Sede Boqer. Israel, November 2014. Invited.
Rueff, H. 2014. What factors influence climate perception? Case studies in contrasting land systems in the Gobi. International workshop: Science and policy futures in the Gobi rangelands. Beijing, China, 15 September 2014, Ulan Baatar, Mongolia, Member of organizing committee.
Rueff, H., Syed, A., Rahim, I. and D. Maselli. 2013. Crop encroachment and shrinking alpine pastures: implications of diversification for pastoral systems and society in Pakistan Himalayas. International forum, Ethiopia, 11-16 March 2013. Climate change and smallholders: A regional outlook on adaptation, mitigation, and conflicts. Member of organizing committee.
Rueff, H., Syed, A., Rahim, I. et D. Maselli. 2013. Crop encroachment and shrinking alpine pastures: implications of income diversification for pastoral systems and society in Pakistan Himalayas. Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference. London, United Kingdom. Convened a session.
Middleton, N., Rueff, H., Sternberg, T., and B. Batbuyan. 2013. Local hazard impacts and management: a case study from western Mongolia. Remote sensing conference of the National University of Mongolia. June 2013. Ulan Bator, Mongolia. Invited.
Rueff, H., Syed, A., Rahim, I. and D. Maselli. 2013. Sustainable land management and carbon finance: a case study on landless mobile pastoralists in the Hindu Kush Himalaya mountains of northern Pakistan. UNCCD 2nd Scientific Conference, Bonn, Germany, 9-12 April 2013. Member of the scientific committee and convened a session.
Rueff, H. and I. Rahim. 2012. How can valuation and advocacy sustain alpine pastoral systems in the HKH of northern Pakistan? International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). High Altitude Rangelands and their Interfaces in the Hindu Kush Himalaya Region: Ecology and Management. Invited
Rueff, H. 2012. Agro-Pastoralists’ Preparedness for Climate Hazards Under Rapid Environmental and Institutional Changes in the Gobi Desert: Consequences for Food Security and Public Health Governance. Sede Boqer. Israel. Drylands, Deserts and Desertification. The Route to Restoration Conference. Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research. Invited.
Rueff, H. 2012. Agro-pastoralists’ preparedness to climate hazards under rapid environmental and institutional changes in the Gobi desert. University of Oxford, United Kingdom. 2nd Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference. Member of organizing committee.
Rueff, H. and I. Rahim. 2012. Sustainable Land Management and Carbon Finance: A Case Study with Mobile Pastoralists in Pakistan’s Himalayas. 3rd International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD 2012) Research for Global Transformation 20-22 August 2012, Bern, Switzerland.
Rueff, H. 2011. Dryland afforestation future prospects under carbon finance. Geneva, Switzerland. United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Forests and water in drylands: a virtuous cycle, Information exchange from the Mediterranean to Central Asia.
Rueff, H., Syed, A., Rahim, I., Maselli, D., Muhammad, N. and U. Wiesmann. 2011. Avoided emissions from land use changes in the Pakistani alpine meadows are a superior climate change mitigation choice for smallholders than improved pastures. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Pastoralism in Central Asia: Status, Challenges and Opportunities in Mountain Areas. Member of organizing committee.
Rueff, H. 2010. Carbon finance accounting, tools and market systems for new sustainable growth opportunities. Gobabeb, Namibia. Managing Land for Carbon Workshop. Invited.
Rueff, H. 2010. Minimum carbon payment for dryland afforestation in non-annex I countries with stochastic weather and prices. Sede Boqer. Israel. Drylands, Deserts and Desertification. The Route to Restoration Conference. Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research. Invited
Rueff, H., Rahim, I., Maselli, D. and U. Wiesmann. 2010. Coping with uncertain livelihoods in mountains: landless mobile pastoralists’ adaptation to climate change in the Himalayan Hindu Kush Mountains of Northern Pakistan. Perth, United Kingdom. Global Change and the World's Mountains.
Rueff, H., Saleem, M., Rahim, I., Khan, M., Maselli, D. and U. Wiesmann. 2010. Mountain cattle breed for coping with climate change: needs for conserving and reintroducing the Achai in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Northern Pakistan. ETH, Zurich, Switzerland. Tropentag 2010. Poster presentation.
Rueff, H. 2010. Minimum carbon payment for non-annex I dryland countries on an aridity gradient with stochastic weather and prices. School of Geography and the Environment. University of Oxford, United Kingdom. 1st Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference.
Rueff, H. 2010. Bedouin in the Negev and environmental studies: current and future research prospects. Department of Politics. University of Exeter. Exeter, United Kingdom. Rethinking the Paradigms: Negev Bedouin Research 2000+.
Rueff, H. and M. Schwartz. 2007. Modelling economic optimal soil conservation land uses from rainfed afforestation, pastures and crops on a dryland climatic gradient. EFIMED and University of Valladolid. Palencia, Spain. Modelling, Valuing and Managing Mediterranean Forest Ecosystems for Non-Timber Goods and Services.
Rueff, H. and M Schwartz. 2007. Dryland afforestation and livelihoods - the case of the Yatir forest. Keren Kayemet LeIsrael. Jerusalem, Israel. Afforestation and Sustainable Forests as a means to Combat Desertification.
Rueff, H. and M. Schwartz. 2006. Exchanging dryland afforestation carbon credits under water scarcity constraints: a case Study of a P. halepensis plantation in an Arid Area. Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Sede Boqer, Israel. Deserts and Desertification: Challenges and Opportunities.
Rueff, H. and M. Schwartz. 2006. National wealth and the potential of NTFP to alleviate poverty: a case study of Israeli and Palestinian collectors. University Paul Cézanne Aix-Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, France. Uni-med Forum.
Rueff, H. and M. Schwartz. 2003. Forest fire control and Bedouin Pastoralism in Israel’s afforested drylands: a cost benefit analysis. FAO. Québec, Canada. XII World Forestry Congress