Heidelberg University

Research

Recent Projects

HiMViD - High Mountain Visual Database:
Repeat Photography

  • Longterm project. Various funding sources

Himalayan Glaciers:
Endangered and Dangerous Cryoscapes of Knowledge

  • Excellence Cluster "Waterscapes in Transcultural Perspective", Subproject MC9

Semi-Arid Areas in Transition:
Livelihood Security, Socio-Ecological Variability and the Role of Development Interventions in East Africa (SAAT II / extension)

  • Volkswagen Foundation

Completed Projects

Landslide Hazard and Vulnerability:
Unsafe Conditions in the Middle Hills of Nepal

  • German Research Foundation (DFG), NU102 / 12-1

Changing Strategies of Resource Use:
The 'Bhotiyas' in the High Mountain Border Region of Uttarakhand, India

  • German Research Foundation (DFG), NU102 / 10-1 and 10-2

Food Security in Ladakh:
Subsistence-Oriented Resource Utilisation and Socioeconomic Transformation

  • German Research Foundation (DFG), NU102 / 7-1 and 7-2

IERA - Himal:
Integrated Earthquake Risk Assessment for the Himalayan Region

  • Heidelberg Karlsruhe Research Partnership (HEiKA), 12-28

Large Dams and ‘Clean Development’:
Transcultural Narratives about Global Environmental Change and their Asymmetric Impacts

  • Excellence Cluster "Asia and Europe", C8

Semi-Arid Areas in Transition:
Livelihood Security, Socio-Ecological Variability and the Role of Development Interventions in East Africa (SAAT I)

  • Volkswagen Foundation

Large Dams:
Contested Environments Between Hydro-Power and Resistance

  • Excellence Cluster "Asia and Europe", C2

Landslides in Azad Kashmir:
Strengthening of Disaster Risk Reduction at Community and District Levels in Hazard-Prone Areas of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan

  • Federal Foreign Office Germany, Malteser International, PN2197

Resource Utilization, Land Degradation and External Interventions in the Peripheral Mountains of Lesotho, Southern Africa

  • Volkswagen Foundation and Habilitation Fellowship German Research Foundation (DFG)

Human-Ecological Dynamics of Land-Use in Chitral, Eastern Hindu Kush, Pakistan

  • German Research Foundation (DFG), Priority Programme "Culture Area Karakorum" (CAK)

Further Information
HEiKA
Heidelberg Karlsruhe Research Partnership

Excellence Cluster
'Asia and Europe in a Global Context: Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows'

Volkswagen Foundation
'Knowledge for Tomorrow – Cooperative Research Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa'

Malteser International
'Improving disaster preparedness capacities on community- and district level'