Mélanie Feurer

Profile

Mélanie Feurer Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL
    Abteilung Waldwissenschaften
    Länggasse 85
    3052 Zollikofen

Activities

  • Project administration and implementation

  • Field research, analysis and dissemination

  • Support mandates on global forest policy

  • Administer scholarship program for international students

  • International collaboration

  • Assistance teaching

Teaching

  • BSc in Forest Sciences

  • BSc in Agricultural Sciences

  • Agroforestry in tropical landscapes

  • Community forestry

  • FLEGT

Research

  • Tropical landscapes, forests and agroforestry

  • Ecosystem services

  • Role of local communities in managing natural resources

  • Livelihoods of small-scale farmers and forest-dependent people

  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation

  • Global forest policy

CV

  • 07/2018 - present Research Associate BFH-HAFL
  • 04/2014 - 07/2018 Research Assistant BFH-HAFL
  • 12/2016 - 05/2017 Consultant FAO, Italy
  • 01/2015 - 08/2015 Research Intern RECOFTC, Myanmar
  • 04/2013 - 10/2013 Intern FORIG, Ghana
  • 08/2018 - present PhD in Geography and Sustainable Development University of Bern
  • 08/2017 - 07/2018 MSc in Geography University of Bern
  • 02/2014 - 01/2017 MSc in Agriculture and Forestry Bern University of Applied Sciences
  • 09/2010 - 12/2013 BSc in International Agriculture Bern University of Applied Sciences

Projects

  • PhD project - Modelling ecosystem services in a forest frontier landscape in Tanintharyi Region, Myanmar

  • Pinoy Tannin - Extracting tannins from tree biomass of locally adapted agroforestry systems for application in the plywood industry and enhanced livelihoods of local communities in the Philippines

  • AFF-HAFL scholarship program - Supporting scholarships for MSc students in International Forestry and building a network of young professionals engaged in the African Forest Forum

  • Forest landscape restoration - Updating the global Forest Landscape Restoration guidelines

Publications

Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • German - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • English - Full professional proficiency
  • French - Professional working proficiency
  • Spanish - Elementary proficiency
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Ghana
  • Switzerland