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Dr. Melanie Feurer

Research associate


   Tennenbacherstr. 4
   79085 Freiburg im Breisgau     


   Room 4070
   Phone 0761/203-3678
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Integrated Minor "Sustainable land use in the global context"

Forest use systems (BSc Forestry and Environment)

   from 2021: Land users and land uses in the context of rural development (BSc Forest Sciences)

Forest use in the context of rural development (BSc Forestry and Environment)

   from 2021: Forest and trees in the context of rural development (BSc Forest Sciences)

Forestry and Rural Development (MSc Environmental Governance)


Research projects

·         FRIAS Project Group "Socioecological Diversity"

·         MixForChange


Publications (peer-reviewed)

Feurer M, Rueff H, Celio E, Heinimann A, Blaser J, Htun AM, Zaehringer JG, 2021. Regional scale mapping of ecosystem services supply, demand, flow and mismatches in Southern Myanmar. Ecosystem Services, 52. 

Feurer M, Zaehringer JG, Heinimann A, Naing SM, Blaser J, Celio E, 2021. Quantifying local ecosystem service outcomes by modelling their supply, demand and flow in Myanmar's forest frontier landscape. Journal of Land Use Science, 19 (2), 1-39.

Fromm I, Feurer M, Mengel S, 2020. Sustainable palm oil production in Honduras: Myth or reality? International Review of Modern Sociology, 46 (1-2), 79-101.

Schneider F, Feurer M, [...], Messerli P, 2020. Sustainable development under competing claims on land: Three pathways between land-use changes, ecosystem services and human well-being. The European Journal of Development Research, 32 (2), 316-337.

Feurer M, Heinimann A, Schneider F, Jurt C, Myint W, Zaehringer JG, 2019. Local perspectives on ecosystem service trade-offs in a forest frontier landscape in Myanmar. Land, 8 (3), 45ff.

Feurer M, Gritten D, Than MM, 2018. Community forestry for livelihoods: Benefiting from Myanmar's mangroves. Forests, 9 (3), 150ff.


Other contributions

Feurer M, 2021. Ecosystem services from community forests in Myanmar's frontier landscape. Oral presentation, Hugo P. Cechini Institute Annual Event, 15th June 2021, Zollikofen, Switzerland.

Feurer M, 2021. Ecosystem services for communities in forest frontiers: An assessment of nature's benefits to local stakeholders under different land use and tenure systems in a tropical frontier landscape in Myanmar. Doctoral thesis. Bern University, Bern, Switzerland.

Thompson I, Blaser J, Feurer M, 2021. Two organizations and a common goal: The aim of the ITTO-CBD Collaborative Initiative for Tropical Forest Biodiversity [...]. International Tropical Timber Orgnaization. Tropical Forest Update, 30 (1), 5-8.

ITTO, 2020. Contribution to the "Guidelines for forest landscape restoration in the tropics". ITTO Policy Development Series No. 24. International Tropical Timber Organization, Yokohama, Japan.

Feurer M, Blaser J, Heinimann A, Zaehringer JG, 2019. Trade-offs from tree crop expansion in Myanmar's forest frontier landscapes. Oral presentation, World Agroforestry Congress, 20th - 25th May 2019, Montpellier, France.

Feurer M, 2019. Land im Wandel - Wie reagiert Myanmar's ländliche Bevölkerung auf veränderte Ökosystemleistungen? Blog, ESP-DE,

Feurer M, Blaser J, Gritten D, Than MM, 2016. People and mangroves: The role of community forests for climate change adaptation in the Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar. Poster presentation, Tropentag, 18th - 21st September 2016, Vienna, Austria.

Feurer M, 2016. People and mangroves - towards a changing future in the Ayeyarwady Delta. Blog, RECOFTC,

Agyei K, Agyememan VK, Asare RA, Asante WA, Benefoh DT, Blaser J, Damnyag L, Deppeler A, Feurer M, Foli EG, Heeb L, Kofie W, Klossner M, Kyereh B, Kwakye Y, Oduro KA, 2014. REDD+ in agricultural landscapes: evidence from Ghana's REDD+ process. ITTO, Yokohama, Japan.



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