Andreas Heinimann is a senior researcher of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South lead by the University of Bern. He is currently based in Lao PDR at the Water Resource and Environment Administration. He received a PhD in Geography from the University of Bern, and a MSc in Environmental Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. His main research fields are interdisciplinary research related to capturing and understanding human-environment interaction beyond specific local contexts as well as pathways and approaches of linking knowledge generation with policy and development discourses and respective information and knowledge needs. He has over 15 years of experience in development oriented research in various contexts and countries.
Messerli P, Heinimann A, Epprecht M. 2009. Finding homogeneity in heterogeneity – a new approach to quantifying landscape mosaics developed for the Lao PDR. Human Ecology 37.3 , 291 – 304. Mertz O, Leisz S, Heinimann A, Rerkasem K, Thiha, Dressler W, Cu P V, Vu K C, Schmidt-Vogt D, Colfer C J P, Epprecht M, Padoch C, Potter L. 2009. Who Counts? The Demography of Swidden Cultivators. Human Ecology. 37.3, 281 – 289 Messerli P, Heinimann A., Epprecht M., Minot N. 2008. Socio-economic Atlas of the Lao PDR –an analysis based on the 2005 census. Geographica Bernensis, Bern 180pp Epprecht M, Heinimann A, Minot N, Mueller D, Robinson T. 2007. From statistical data to spatial knowledge – informed decision making in Vietnam. Information Development 23.2/3, 193 – 204 Heinimann, A., Messerli, P., Schmidt-Vogt, D. and Wiesmann, U. 2007. The dynamics of secondary forest landscapes in the lower Mekong basin: A regional-scale analysis. Mountain Research and Development 27, 232-241.