Hans Hurni

portrait Prof. em. Hans Hurni
Senior scientist

Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
Universität Bern
Uni Mittelstrasse
Mittelstrasse 43
CH-3012 Bern

Mailing Address:

Augasse 322B
-3762 Erlenbach im Simmenal

Phone: +41 (0) 79 382 64 63
Phone2: +41 (0) 33 681 12 30
E-mail: hans.hurni(at)unibe.ch
URL Institution: www.cde.unibe.ch/
Personal URL: link
Phone: +41 (0) 79 382 64 63
Phone2: +41 (0) 33 681 12 30
E-mail: hans.hurni(at)unibe.ch
URL Institution: www.cde.unibe.ch/
Personal URL: link

Programs in which Hans Hurni holds an official function:
IAASTD-2008lead author
NCCR-North-SouthHonorary chair2010 -
WASWCexecutive committee

Additional functions:
director, Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia (1975-1977) ; initiating director SCRP Ethiopia (1981-1998) ; president WASWAC (1991-1996) ; initiator WOCAT (1991- ); member of BoD ICIMOD (2014-2021)

Key Publications of Hans Hurni (up to ten) :
Implications of Land Use and Land Cover Dynamics for Mountain Resource Degradation in the Northwestern Ethiopian Highlands (MRD Vol 21/2);
The Implications of Changes in Population, Land Use, and Land Management for Surface Runoff in the Upper Nile Basin Area of Ethiopia (MRD Vol 25/2);
Land degradation, famine, and land resource scenarios in Ethiopia. World soil erosion and conservation. Cambridge studies in applied ecology and resource management, pp. 27-61;
Global change research for sustainable development. Perspectives of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South, University of Bern, Vol. 6. Bern, Switzerland: Geographica Bernensia, pp 15–42.

Expertise of Hans Hurni:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeExpert Type
Scientific / Fundamental Research
Research Interface / Management
ScopeImpact of Change
Adaptation Measures to Change
Mitigation of Change
Topic AtmosphereClimate
Topic HydrosphereHydrosphere
Precipitation / Runoff
Topic CryosphereGlaciers
Permafrost / Solifluction
Topic PedospherePedosphere
Soil Formation
Soil Degradation / Erosion / Desertification
Topic BiosphereAnimals
Topic Integrated SystemsLife Cycle
Topic EcosystemsTerrestrial Ecosystems
Topic Economy/ResourceUseAgriculture, Forestry and Fishery
Food Security
Land Cover / Land Use / Landscape
Topic TechnologyTechnical Environmental Protection
Topic Politics/LawConventions / Protections
Topic SocietySociety
Population Dynamics / Migration / Urbanisation
Employment / Social Security / Poverty
Education / Communication / Participation
Topic SustainabilitySustainability
Ecological Sustainability
Social Sustainability
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleSpatial Scale
Local / Community
Time FramePast
Recent / Today
Statistical FocusMean Change / Trends
Data Collection - Measurement
Data Analysis
Policy Analysis and Formation
Integrated Assessment
Collaboration with developing and transition countries ; Capacity Building

Specialties of Hans Hurni:
Sustainable Land and Water Management and Climate Change:
Strategies and technologies to increase resilience to climate variability and climate change as well as options for carbon sequestration. Impacts of biofuels: impacts of biofuels and other mitigation strategies on society and natural resources.

Last update: 11/23/23
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2024)

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