Sébastien Boillat is a post-doc researcher at the Centre for Development and Environment at the University of Bern, and will be a visiting scholar at the Natural Resource Institute at the University of Manitoba during the year 2011 (SNSF fellowship). He has a PhD in Human Geography from the University of Bern and a MSc in Environmental Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. His fields of research include the governance of natural resources, cultural values of biodiversity, land use and vegetation ecology, with focus on the context of small-scale agriculture in developing countries. Sébastien Boillat has four years of field research experience in Bolivia, and work experience with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Switzerland and in Cuba.
- Pohl C, Rist S, Zimmermann A, Fry P, Gurung GS, Schneider F, Ifejika S, Chinwee KB, Boillat S, Serrano E, Hirsch Hadorn G, Wiesmann U. 2010. Researchers’ roles in knowledge co-production: experience from sustainability research in Kenya, Switzerland, Bolivia and Nepal. Science and Public Policy 37(4): 267-281 - Boillat S, Alca J, Alvarez A, Bottazzi P, Ponce D, Serrano E, Biffi V, Mathez-Stiefel S-L, Larsen P, Rist S. 2010. Protected Areas and Indigenous Peoples in Bolivia and Peru: Dilemmas, Conflicts, and Ways Out. In Hurni H, Wiesmann U. (Eds.) “Global Change and Sustainable Development: A Synthesis of Regional Experiences from Research Partnerships” Perspectives of the NCCR North South, University of Berne, Vol. 5. Bern: Geographica Bernensia, pp. 501-515 - Boillat S, Rist S, Serrano E, Ponce D, Delgadillo J. 2008. Struggling ‘ontological communities’: transformations of conservationists’ and peasants’ discourses in the Tunari National Park in Bolivia. In Galvin, M., Haller, T. (Eds.) «People, Protected Areas and Global Change: Participatory Conservation in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe» Perspectives of the NCCR North South, University of Berne, Vol. 3. Bern: Geographica Bernensia, pp. 37-80 - Serrano E, Boillat S, Rist S. 2006. Incorporating Gender in Research on Indigenous Environmental Knowledge in the Tunari National Park in the Bolivian Andes. In Premchander S, Müller C. (Eds.) «Gender and Sustainable Development. Case Studies from NCCR North-South» Perspectives of the NCCR North South, University of Berne, Vol. 2. Bern: Geographica Bernensia, pp. 305-327 - Boillat S, Burga CA, Gigon A, Backhaus N. 2004. La succession végétale sur les anciennes cultures en terrasses de la vallée de la Roya (Alpes-Maritimes, France) et sa perception par la population locale. Geographica Helvetica 59 :2, 154-167