Philippe Forêt

Dr. Philippe Forêt
Environmental Humanities
Swiss Academic Society for Environmental Research and Ecology
ETH Zentrum, CHN
CH-8092 Zurich

Mailing Address:
Feuerweg 16
-8046 Zurich, ZH

Phone: +41 (0) 76 620 55 29
E-mail: pforet(at)
URL Institution:
Personal URL: link

Additional functions:
Co-director, "Environmental Humanities Switzerland," Zurich

Key Publications of Philippe Forêt (up to ten) :
Qing Pei, Philippe Forêt, and Marc Hall. “Source Note: Introduction to the Climate Records of Imperial China.” Environmental History (forthcoming, October 2018) 23 (1-9).

Christoph Kueffer, Philippe Forêt, Marc Hall, and Caroline Wiedmer, “Applying the Environmental Humanities.” Gaia. Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 2018, 27, 2 (254-256).

Philippe Forêt. “Le changement climatique dans les cartes de la Route de la Soie : Les contributions négligées de l’Expédition sino-suédoise de 1927-1935.” Annales de Géographie 2018, 722 (401-426).

Qing Pei, David Zhang, Guodong Li, Philippe Forêt, and Harry Lee. “Temperature and Precipitation Effects on Agrarian Economy in Late Imperial China.” Environmental Research Letters, 2016, 11, 6.

Christoph Kueffer, Philippe Forêt, and Marc Hall. “Seeing the Environment through the Humanities: A New Window on Grand Societal Challenges.” Gaia. Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 2015, 2.

Christoph Kueffer, Philippe Forêt, and Marc Hall. “Developing the Environmental Humanities: A Swiss Perspective.” Gaia: Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 2014, 1.

Philippe Forêt. “Challenges to Fieldwork Before 1914 and Today: Adaptation, Omission, and Rediscovery.” Hall, M. and P. Kupper, eds. Crossing Mountains: The Challenges of Doing Environmental History, Rachel Carson Center Perspectives series. Munich: LMU and Deutsches Museum, 2014 (9-19).

Expertise of Philippe Forêt:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeExpert Type
Scientific / Fundamental Research
ScopeProcess Studies
Topic AtmosphereAtmosphere
Global Warming
Topic HydrosphereFresh Water Systems / Rivers / Lakes
Topic CryosphereGlaciers
Topic Economy/ResourceUseEconomy / Resource Use
Mineral Resources
Land Cover / Land Use / Landscape
Topic TechnologyTechnology
Topic SocietySociety
Organisations / Institutions
Topic Culture/HistoryCulture / History
Ethics / Cultural Values
Philosophy / Religion
Art / Folklore / Symbols / Language
Topic SustainabilitySustainability
Ecological Sustainability
Social Sustainability
Topic Risk & Disaster ManagementFundamental Knowledge
Spatial ZonesSpatial Zones
Mountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleSpatial Scale
Local / Community
Time FrameTime Frame
Recent / Today
Data Collection - Documents, Archives
Data Analysis
Literature Study
Policy Analysis and Formation
Integrated Assessment
Collaboration with developing and transition countries ; Capacity Building
Program Coordination / Management
PolarHigh Altitude

Specialties of Philippe Forêt:
Environmental Geography; Environmental History; Environmental Humanities; Cultural Geography; Historical Geography; History of Geography; History of Cartography; History of Climate Research; History of the Geosciences; Travel and Exploration; Chinese studies; Central Asian studies.

Last update: 11/26/19
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