Stephan Rist is currently lecturer on sustainable regional development at the University of Bern. He has a PhD in Rural Sociolgy from the University of Munich-Weihenstephan. He is coordinator of the NCCR North-South research project “Rrural transformation in Bolivia and Mexico” and coordinator of the SNIS project “Governance of Forests Multiple Outcomes in the Bolivian Lowlands”. Thus he will ensure that methods for the analysis of the relations between institutions and natural resource management developed in Bolivia will be brought into the new SNIS project. Stephan Rist has a long standing experience in inter and transdisciplinary research in human geography, rural sociology and sustainable agriculture. He has worked during 10 years at the University Program AGRUCO in Bolivia.
- Pohl Ch, Rist S, Zimmermann A, Fry P, Gurung G, Scheider F, Speranza C, Kiteme B, 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, Journal of Science and Public Policy 37(4): 267–281. - Boillat S, Rist S, Serrano E, Ponce D, Delgadillo J. 2008: Struggling 'Ontological Communities': The Transformation of Conservationists' and Peasants' Discourses in the Tunari National Park in Bolivia. In: Haller, T. and Galvin, M. (eds). People, Protected Areas and Global Change. Perspectives of the NCCR North-South Nro.3. P. 31-73 - Rist S. Chidambaranathan M, Escobar C, Wiesmann U, Zimmermann, A. 2007. Moving from sustainable management to sustainable governance of natural resources: The role of social learning processes in rural India, Bolivia and Mali. Journal of Rural Studies, 23(1):23-37 - Mathez-Stiefel S, Boillat S, Rist S. 2007. Promoting the diversity of Worldviews: An ontological approach to Bio-cultural diversity. In: Endogenous Development and Bio-cultural Diversity. The interplay of worldview, globalization and locality. Haverkort B. and Rist St. (eds). COMPAS series on Worldviews and Sciences Nr. 6. Co-edition COMPAS-CDE-University of Bern. Leusden, Netherlands. p. 67-81. - Rist S, Dahdouh-Guebas F. 2006. Ethnosciences - A step towards the integration of scientific and non-scientific forms of knowledge in the management of natural resources for the future. Journal for Environment, Development and Sustainability 8(4):467-493. Introductory paper of the Special Issue of the Journal of Environment, Development and Sustainability on 'Bridging the gap between natural resources and their human management for the future using ethnosciences'