The Development-Environment Nexus: Policymaking in Context

This theme combines the perspectives of themes "Environmental dynamics, natural resources and livelihoods" and "Knowledge, values and power in natural resource management" and focuses on the meso-level or regional scale because it is here where process, potentials and conflicts of overlapping ecological spaces and socio-economic and political spheres are manifested and articulated. 

Research is mainly conducted in Southeast Asia at a conceptual and methodological level, and in Central AsiaEast Africa and the Swiss Alps in a more applied perspective.

Research Themes
1) Space, spheres and levels in the development-environment nexus
2) Resources and livelihoods in center-periphery perspective
3) Linking regional development and sustainable resource management