Matthias Bürgi

PD Dr. Matthias Bürgi
Land Use Dynamics
Zürcherstrasse 111
CH-8903 Birmensdorf

Phone: +41 (0)44 739 23 54
Phone2: +41 (0)44 739 23 08
Fax: +41 (0)44 739 22 15
E-mail: matthias.buergi(at)
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in which Matthias Bürgi holds an official function.

Key Publications of Matthias Bürgi (up to ten) :
Loran C, Kienast F, Bürgi M (2018) Change and persistence – exploring the driving forces of long-term forest cover dynamics in the Swiss lowlands. European Journal of Forest Research. 5:693-706.

Bürgi M, Salzmann D, Gimmi U (2015) 264 years of change and persistence in an agrarian landscape: a case study from the Swiss lowlands. Landscape Ecology. 30: 1321-1333

Bürgi M, Ali P, Chowdhury A, Heinimann A, Hett C, Kienast F, Kumar Mondal M, Raj Upreti B, Verburg PH (2017) Integrated Landscape Approach: Closing the Gap between Theory and Application. Sustainability, 9(1371), 13 pp. doi: 10.3390/su9081371

Bürgi M, Kuemmerle T, Verburg P, Plieninger T (2017) Analyzing dynamics and values of cultural landscapes. Landscape Ecology 32:2077-2081.

Bürgi M, Bieling C, von Hackwitz K, Kizos T, Lieskovsk? J, Martin MG, McCarthy S, Müller M, Palang H, Plieninger T, Printsmann A, Verburg P (2017) Processes and driving forces in changing cultural landscapes across Europe. Landscape Ecology 32:2097-2081.

Bürgi M, Östlund L, Mladenoff DR (2017) Ecosystems as time-lagged systems and the human role therein. Ecosystems 20:94-103.

Bürgi M, Silbernagel J, Wu J, Kienast F (2015) Linking ecosystem services with landscape history. Landscape Ecology 30:11-20. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-014-0102-3

Bürgi M, Gimmi U, Stuber M (2013) Assessing traditional knowledge on forest uses to understand forest ecosystem dynamics. Forest Ecology and Management 289:115-122.

Gimmi U, Lachat T, Bürgi M (2011) Wetland cover change in the Swiss lowlands since 1950. Landscape Ecology 26:1071-1083.

Bürgi M, Hersperger A, Schneeberger N (2004) Driving forces of landscape change – current and new directions. Landscape Ecology 19:857-868.

Expertise of Matthias Bürgi:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
Topic EcosystemsEcosystems
Terrestrial Ecosystems
Topic Economy/ResourceUseEconomy / Resource Use
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery
Topic Culture/HistoryCulture / History
Topic SustainabilitySustainability
Ecological Sustainability
Spatial ScaleSpatial Scale
Local / Community
Time FramePast
Past: Historical / Archeological
Recent / Today
MethodsData Collection
Data Collection - Measurement
Data Collection - Interviews, Questionnaires
Data Collection - Documents, Archives
Literature Study
Policy Analysis and Formation

Specialties of Matthias Bürgi:
Linking landscape ecology and environmental history, historical ecology, land use and land cover change, woodland and forest history, environmental sciences.

Last update: 11/26/19
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