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Recent Projects

HiMViD - High Mountain Visual Database: Repeat Photography
Longterm project. Various funding sources

Producing Charcoal in the Sub-Saharan Drylands: The Contested Fuelscape of Central Pokot, Kenya
German Research Foundation (DFG), NU 102/14-1

Completed Projects

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

Volkswagen Foundation
Himalayan Glaciers:
Endangered and Dangerous Cryoscapes of Knowledge

Excellence Cluster "Waterscapes in Transcultural Perspective", Subproject MC9

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 Pakistan administered Kashmir:
Strengthening of Disaster Risk Reduction at Community and District Levels in Hazard-Prone Areas of 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)