Anne B. Zimmermann

Dr. Anne B. Zimmermann
Editor, MRD
Education for Sustainable Development / MRD Editorial Office
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
Universität Bern
Mittelstrasse 43
CH-3012 Bern

Phone: +41 (0) 31 631 52 73
Phone2: +41 (0) 31 631 88 22
E-mail: anne.zimmermann(at)
URL Institution:

Additional functions:
President of COPERNICUS Alliance

Key Publications of Anne B. Zimmermann (up to ten) :
Zimmermann AB; Wymann von Dach S; Mathez-Stiefel S-L; Molden D; Breu, T. 2018. A brief history of peer-reviewed mountain journals: how platforms for knowledge relevant to sustainable mountain development emerged. eco.mont - Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research, 10(2), pp. 84-87.Austrian Academy of Sciences Press 10.1553/eco.mont-10-2s84

Trechsel LJ; Zimmermann AB; Graf D; Herweg KH; Lundsgaard LM; Rufer L; Tribelhorn T; Wastl-Walter D. 2018. Mainstreaming Education for Sustainable Development at a Swiss University: Navigating the Traps of Institutionalization. Higher Education Policy, 31(4), pp. 471-490.Springer 10.1057/s41307-018-0102-z

Kläy A, Zimmermann AB, Schneider F. 2015. Rethinking science for sustainable development: Reflexive interaction for a paradigm transformation. Futures 65: 72–85. doi:10.1016/j.futures.2014.10.012

Heim EM, Engelage S, Zimmermann AB, Herweg K, Michel C, Breu T. 2012. Tracking Alumni Career Paths: Third NCCR North-South Report on Effectiveness. NCCR North-South Dialogue 42. Bern, Switzerland: NCCR North-South.

Pohl C, Rist S, Zimmermann A, Fry P, Gurung GS, Schneider F, Ifejika Speranza C, Kiteme B, Boillat S, Serrano E, Hirsch Hadorn G, Wiesmann U. 2010. Researchers' roles in knowledge co-production: experience from sustainability research in Kenya, Switzerland, Bolivia and Nepal. Science and Public Policy 37(4): 267-281.

Herweg K, Rist S, Liniger H, Prasuhn V, Schneider F, Ledermann T, Fry P, Zimmermann A, Hurni H, Wiesmann U. 2010. Transdisciplinarity – An Option for Applied Landscape Ecology in Complex and Uncertain Contexts. Die Erde 141(4): 321-339.

Rist S, Chidambaranathan M, Escobar C, Wiesmann U, 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(1): 23-37.

Expertise of Anne B. Zimmermann:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeResearch Interface / Management
Topic SocietyEducation / Communication / Participation
Topic Culture/HistoryEthics / Cultural Values
Art / Folklore / Symbols / Language
Topic SustainabilitySustainability
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Time FrameRecent / Today
MethodsLiterature Study
Collaboration with developing and transition countries ; Capacity Building
Program Coordination / Management

Specialties of Anne B. Zimmermann:
Editing of a mountain journal (MRD); Education for Sustainable Development; scientific writing and publishing courses for most disciplines; specialisation: inter- and transdisciplinary approach, mountain-related topics, development issues, North-South research partnerships, capacity building for scientific publications

Last update: 2/6/19
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