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Prof. Dietrich Schmidt-Vogt

  Dietrich Schmidt-Vogt, Professor of landscape ecology. Major research interests include 1) the dynamics of land use change in SE-Asia with a focus on changes affecting shifting cultivation and its transformation to other land uses; 2) the effects of decentralizing natural resources management; 3) how decision making on land use at household level is influenced by determinants from differen... More Content>>
Current Group Members
Group Leader:
  Prof. Dr. Dietrich Schmidt-Vogt
  Group Members:
  Dr. Peter Mortimer (Research Associate)
  Dr. YU Haiying (Research Associate)
  Mrs. LI Qiaohong (Research Associate)
  Postdoctoral Fellows:
  Dr. Peter Mortimer (current)
  Dr. JIANG Yuan (AIT)
  Dr. Prasit Wangpakapattanawong (AIT)
  Ph. D. Students:
  Mr. Om Nath Katel (ongoing)
  Mr. Kesaro Loeung (o... More Content>>
Major Research Achievements
(1) Status of shifting cultivation and of secondary forests in the Mekong region.
  It was found through meta-analysis of case studies that while shifting cultivation is declining throughout the Mekong region, the rates of decline varies from country to country. It was also found that the trajectories of change vary. While, for instance, the change in SW-China has been predominantly from shif... More Content>>
  1. Sophat, S., Schmidt-Vogt, D., Thapa, G. Monitoring biodiversity and biological resources in Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve, Cambodia: a comparison of external and local systems. Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services and Management (in press).
  2. Vliet, N., Mertz, O., Heinimann, A., Langake, Adams, C., Messerli, P., Leisz, S., Pascual, U., Schmook, B., Schmidt-Vogt, D., Cas... More Content>>
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