Stephan Rist

PD Dr. Stephan Rist
Senior research scientist
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
Universität Bern
Uni Mittelstrasse
Hallerstrasse 12
CH-3012 Bern

Phone: +41 (0) 31 631 55 82
Phone2: +41 (0) 31 631 87 68
E-mail: stephan.rist(at)
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Key Publications of Stephan Rist (up to ten) :
Aeberhard A, Rist S. 2009. "Transdisciplinary co-production of knowledge in the development of organic agriculture". Ecological Economics 68 1171-1181.

Schneider F, Ledermann T, Fry P, Rist S. 2009. Soil conservation in Swiss agriculture-Approaching abstract and symbolic meanings in farmers’ life-worlds. Land Use Policy (in press).

Rist, S., Chiddambaranathan, M., Escobar, C., Wiesmann, U. and Zimmermann, A. 2007. "Moving from sustainable management to sustainable governance of natural resources: The role of social learning processes in rural India, Bolivia and Mali." Journal of Rural Studies 23:23-37.

Rist, S., Chiddambaranathan, M., Escobar, C. and Wiesmann, U. 2006. "“It was hard to come to mutual understanding…” Multidimensionality of social learning processes in natural resource use in India, Africa and Latin America." Journal of Systemic Practice and Action Research 19:219-237.

Rist, S. and Dahdouh-Guebas, F. 2006. "Ethnosciences - A step towards the integration of scientific and non-scientific forms of knowledge in the management of natural resources for the future." Environment, Development and Sustainability 8:467-493.

Rist, S., Delgado, F. and Wiesmann, U. 2007. "Social learning processes and sustainable development: the emergence and transformation of an indigenous land use system in the Andes of Bolivia." In Wals, A., ed., Social learning towards a sustainable world. Wageningen, The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers, pp. 229-244.

Expertise of Stephan Rist:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
Topic Politics/LawAdaptation
Conventions / Protections
Topic SocietyPopulation Dynamics / Migration / Urbanisation
Organisations / Institutions
Topic Culture/HistoryEthics / Cultural Values
Philosophy / Religion
Topic SustainabilityEcological Sustainability
Social Sustainability
Economic Sustainability
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleGlobal / Hemispheric
Local / Community
Time FrameRecent / Today
MethodsIntegrated Assessment
Collaboration with developing and transition countries ; Capacity Building

Last update: 7/24/20
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