Team

graziano

Principal Investigator

Graziano Ceddia is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Development and Environment of the University of Bern. Previously he was Associate Professor in Sustainable Development at the Department of Public Governance and Sustainable Development of the MODUL University Vienna. He has a PhD in Environmental Economics from the University of York (Ebor). His main research interests fall in the area of Ecological Economics, Political Ecology, Applied Economics and Institutional Analysis. He is currently working on two main topics: 1) Land Use Cover Change (LUCC) and deforestation in tropical regions, including Latin America, with a focus on  institutional factors; 2) adaptation to climate change, with a focus on flood risk management.

 dimitris

External Co-Investigator

Dimitris Christopoulos is Associate Professor at the Department of Public Governance and Sustainable Development of the MODUL University Vienna. Dimitris’ current research interests are on networks of political and business actors, political and policy entrepreneurship and social entrepreneur motivation. The unifying theme in his work is a focus on exceptional agency and relations as expressed in the networks of leaders and entrepreneurs.

 nick

External Co-Investigator

Nick Bardsley is Associate Professor at the School of Agricultual Policy and Development of the University of Reading (UK). His research focuses on three areas. Firstly, the economics of climate change, with particular interest in insights from ecological economics and behavioural economics. Secondly, he has been conducting experimental investigations of decision making, and has also addressed related methodological issues. For example, he has been looking at evidence contradicting received theories of economic behaviour and testing alternative theories, particularly ones positing ‘social preferences’ or collective rationality.

Researcher

Maurice Tschopp is a senior researcher at the Centre for Development and Environment of the University of Bern. He earned a PhD in Geography working on the environmental and economic impact of quinoa production in Bolivia, with a particular interest on issues related to governance.

Within the INCLUDE project, he is looking at issues related to the adoption of sustainable land management practices among small-holders farmers (criollos) in the province of Salta.

Researcher

Carla Inguaggiato is a senior researcher at the Centre for Development and Environment of the University of Bern. Her expertise and research interests are in the study of environmental governance through the use of Social Network Analysis (SNA).

Within the INCLUDE project she is studying the governance structure associated with the implementation of the forest law in the province of Salta by using SNA and qualitative research methods.

Montani - foto carnet[13250] Researcher

Rodrigo Montani is an Argentine anthropologist with substantial experience in researching the cultures, languages, history and current situation of the indigenous peoples of the Gran Chaco. He is Assistant Researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) of Argentina, and Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the National University of Córdoba (Argentina). He has a PhD in Linguistics from the National University of Córdoba and a BA in Anthropology from the National University of Rosario. He is currently working on two main topics: 1) the multiple relationships between Wichi people material culture and their history, social and economic organisation, language and worldview; 2) the analytical comparison of different aspects of the Wichi society with other native societies of the South American lowlands. Within the INCLUDE project he is studying the impact of deforestation in the Chaco Saltenho on indigenous communities of the region.

elena Researcher

Elena Zepharovich is a researcher at the Centre for Development and Environment at the University of Bern. She is currently  doing her PhD at University of Bern at the Institute of Geography. Before joining the CDE, she was working at Vienna University of Economics (WU) in the Department of Ecological Economics in the field of Education for Sustainable Development. Her current research focus lies on inequality, environmental justice, post-politics and governance.