Dr. Gabi Sonderegger

Senior Research Scientist

Sustainability Governance Impact Area

+41 31 684 54 49
Postal Address
Gabi Sonderegger
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
University of Bern
Mittelstrasse 43
CH-3012 Bern

Areas of professional focus at CDE

  • Supply chain governance
  • Telecoupled land systems
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Voluntary Sustainability Standards
  • Science-Policy-Society interface
  • Data visualization


Field experience

Guatemala, Bolivia, Nicaragua, The Netherlands, Georgia, Ghana and Indonesia


German, English, Spanish, Dutch, French, Portuguese (basics), Indonesian (basics)

Jump to: 2024 | 2023 | 2022 | 2020


Sonderegger, Gabi; Providoli, Isabelle; Hett, Cornelia; Bürgi Bonanomi, Elisabeth; Oberlack, Christoph; Zeleke, Gete (2024). Sustainable landscapes: How can the private sector contribute? (CDE Policy Brief 21). Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern, Switzerland


Coenen, Johanna; Sonderegger, Gabi; Newig, Jens; Meyfroidt, Patrick; Challies, Edward; Bager, Simon L.; Busck-Lumholt, Louise M.; Corbera, Esteve; Friis, Cecilie; Frohn Pedersen, Anna; Laroche, Perrine C.S.J.; Parra Paitan, Claudia; Qin, Siyu; Roux, Nicolas; Zaehringer, Julie G. (2023). Toward spatial fit in the governance of global commodity flows. Ecology and Society, 28(2) Resilience Alliance Publications 10.5751/ES-14133-280224

Providoli, Isabelle; Sonderegger, Gabi; Hett, Cornelia (2023). Advancing the design of private sector-led landscape initiatives: An analysis of scientific design principles and their application in practice Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, with Bern Open Publishing (BOP)


Sonderegger, Gabi; Heinimann, Andreas; Diogo, Vasco; Oberlack, Christoph (2022). Governing spillovers of agricultural land use through voluntary sustainability standards: A coverage analysis of sustainability requirements. Earth system governance, 14, p. 100158. Elsevier 10.1016/j.esg.2022.100158

Diogo, Vasco; Helfenstein, Julian; Mohr, Franziska; Varghese, Vinisha; Debonne, Niels; Levers, Christian; Swart, Rebecca; Sonderegger, Gabi; Nemecek, Thomas; Schader, Christian; Walter, Achim; Ziv, Guy; Herzog, Felix; Verburg, Peter H.; Bürgi, Matthias (2022). Developing context-specific frameworks for integrated sustainability assessment of agricultural intensity change: An application for Europe. Environmental science & policy, 137, pp. 128-142. Elsevier 10.1016/j.envsci.2022.08.014


Boillat, Sébastien; Martin, Adrian; Adams, Timothy; Daniel, Desiree; Llopis, Jorge; Zepharovich, Elena; Oberlack, Christoph; Sonderegger, Gabi; Bottazzi, Patrick; Corbera, Esteve; Ifejika Speranza, Chinwe; Pascual, Unai (2020). Why telecoupling research needs to account for environmental justice. Journal of land use science, 15(1), pp. 1-10. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/1747423X.2020.1737257

Sonderegger, Gabi; Oberlack, Christoph; Llopis, Jorge C.; Verburg, Peter; Heinimann, Andreas (2020). Data set: Telecoupling visualizations through a network lens: a systematic review [Dataset].

Sonderegger, Gabi; Oberlack, Christoph; Llopis, Jorge C.; Verburg, Peter H.; Heinimann, Andreas (2020). Telecoupling visualizations through a network lens: a systematic review. Ecology and Society, 25(4), p. 47. Resilience Alliance Publications 10.5751/ES-11830-250447