Henri is a Leverhulme Trust researcher in the Landscape Dynamics cluster of the School working with Prof. David Thomas, Dr Nick Middleton and Dr Troy Sternberg since December 2011. He completed his doctoral studies (December 2009) at the Faculty of Economics, University of Aix-Marseille, France, on tree plantations and climate change mitigation economics in drylands. In 2009 he joined the Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern as a researcher investigating the marginalization processes of the Gujar mobile pastoralists in the Hindu Kush Himalaya Mountains of Northern Pakistan. Henri has strong associations with the University of Bern, University of Leeds, University of Peshawar, University of Central Asia, the National University of Mongolia and the Chinese Academy of Science.
Visiting Research Associate
- Member of the Landscape Dynamics research cluster
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Henri's research focuses on people living in deserts and alpine environments. One facet of his work investigates climate hazards occurrences (drought and extreme winters) and the level of preparedness and resilience of pastoralists. Another aspect of it explores the extent to which payments for ecosystem service schemes, especially carbon, can help smallholder exit marginalization and increase adaptive capacity. Having a better understanding of human-environment interactions in drylands and mountains by means of integrative approaches serves the purpose of up-scaling community-level research to regional policy and global governance.
This recently started three-year project on Climate Hazards in the Gobi Desert will contribute in better understanding extreme climate events (drought and dzuds) occurrences and agro-pastoralist preparedness strategies in a rapidly changing environment. Environmental and institutional changes in Mongolia and China offer new perspectives to pastoralists as well as challenges that greatly affect access to natural resources and their availability. This research investigates these environmental and social dynamics and their implications for pastoralism and agriculture.
- Middleton, N., Rueff, H., Sternberg, T., Batbuyan, B. and Thomas, D. (2014) Explaining spatial variations in climate hazard impacts in western Mongolia. Landscape Ecology.
- Rueff, H. (2014) Book Review: High-Altitude Rangelands and Their Interfaces in the Hindu Kush Himalayas. Mountain Research and Development, 34(3): 305-306.
- Rueff, H. and Rahim, I. (2014) Book review: Making a Living in Uncertainty: Agro-Pastoral Livelihoods and Institutional Transformations in Post-Socialist Rural Kyrgyzstan. Nomadic Peoples, 18: 149-151.
- Rueff, H., Rahim, I., Kohler, T., Mahal, T.J. and Ariza, C. (2014) Can the green economy enhance sustainable mountain development? The potential role of awareness building. Environmental Science and Policy.
- ur-Rahim, I., Maselli, D., Rueff, H. and Bonfoh, B. (2014) Market Access and Herders' Strategies to Pass through Lean Winter Periods in Post-soviet Kyrgyzstan. APCBEE Procedia, 8(2014): 323-328.
- Khan, M., Rahim, I., Rueff, H., Saleem, M., Maselli, D., Sher, M. and Wiesmann, U. (2013) Morphological characterization of the Azikheli buffalo. Animal Genetic Resources, 52: 65-70.
- Rahim, I., Saleem, M., Rueff, H. and Maselli, D. (2013) Conserving indigenous livestock breeds to benefit mountain smallholders. Arynova, M. (ed.) Evidence for Policy Series, Regional Edition Central Asia. NCCR North-South, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. 4 pp.
- Rueff, H. and Rahim, I. (2013) Sustainable mountain pastoralism: challenges and opportunities. In, Wymann von Dach, S., Romeo, R., Vita, A., Wurzinger, M. and Kohler, T. (eds.) Mountain Farming Is Family Farming: A contribution from mountain areas to the International Year of Family Farming. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
- Saleem, M., Rahim, I., Rueff, H., Khan, M., Maselli, D., Wiesmann, U. and Muhammad, S. (2013) Morphological characterization of the Achai cattle breed under sedentary and transhumant farming system in Pakistan. Animal Genetic Resources, 52: 83-90.
- Dougill, A., Stringer, l., Leventon, J., Riddell, M., Rueff, H., Spracklen, D. and Butt, E. (2012) Lessons from community-based payment for ecosystem service schemes: from forests to rangelands. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 367(1606): 3178-3190.
- Ojeda, G., Rueff, H., Rahim, I. and Maselli, D. (2012) Sustaining mobile pastoralists in the mountains of northern Pakistan. Evidence for Policy Series, Regional edition Central Asia, No. 3, ed. Mira Arynova. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan: NCCR North-South.
- Rueff, H., and Schwartz, M. (2012) Can carbon finance enhance desert afforestation and serve smallholders' needs? Chapter 5 in, Sternberg, T. and Mol, L. (eds.) Changing Desert: Integrating environment people and challenges. The White Horse Press, Isle of Harris. 350pp. ISBN: 978-1-874267-69-0.
- Saleem, M., Rahim, I., Rueff, H., Khan, M., Maselli, D., Wiesmann, U. and Muhammad, S. (2012) Effect of management on reproductive performances of the Achai cattle in the Hindukush (Northern Pakistan). Tropical Animals Health and Production, 44(6): 1297-1302.
- Shah, I., Rahim, I., Rueff, H. and Maselli, D. (2012) Landless mobile pastoralists: securing their role as custodian of northern Pakistan's mountains. Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Bern, Bern. Workshop Proceedings.
- Stringer, L., Dougill, A., Thomas, A., Spracklen, D., Chesterman, S., Ifejika-Speranza, C., Rueff, H., Riddell, M., Williams, M., Beedy, T., Abson, D., Klintenberg, P., Syampungani, S., Powell, P., Palmer, A., Seely, M., Mkwambisi, D., Falcao, M., Sitoe, A., Ross, S. and Kopolo, G. (2012) Challenges and opportunities in linking carbon sequestration, livelihoods and ecosystem service provision in drylands. Environmental Science and Policy, 19-20: 121-135.
- Rahim, I., Maselli, D., Rueff, H. and Wiesmann, U. (2011) Indigenous fodder trees can increase grazing accessibility for landless and mobile pastoralists in Northern Pakistan. Pastoralism: Research, Policy, and Practice, 1(2).
- Khan, M., Rahim, I., Rueff, H., Saleem M., Maselli, D., Sher, M. and Wiesmann, U. (2011) Conserving indigenous animal genetic resources as a coping strategy to adapt to climate change: the Azikheli Buffalo in Northern Mountains of Pakistan. Livestock Research for Rural Development, 23(12).
- Rueff, H. and Rahim, I. (2010) Book review: Desarrollo y Perspectivas de los Sistemas de Andenerıas en los Andes Centrales del Peru (Development and Perspectives of Irrigated Terrace Systems in the Peruvian Central Andes). Mountain Research and Development, 30(2): 186-187.
- Rueff, H. and Rahim, I. (2010) Carbon Finance and Dryland Afforestation. Evidence for Policy Series, Regional edition Central Asia, No. 1, ed. Mira Arynova. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan: NCCR North-South.
- Rueff, H. and Viaro, A. (2009) Palestinian refugee camps: from shelter to habitat. Refugee Survey Quarterly. 28(2-3): 339-359.
- Rueff, H., Parizot, C., Ben Israel, A. and Schwartz, M. (2008) Dryland afforestation and poverty alleviation: Bedouin and Palestinian non-timber forest product collectors in contrasting economic environments. Human Ecology, 36(6): 923-930.
- Rueff, H. and Viaro, A. (2007) Assessment on housing conditions of Palestine refugees. Report to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. Mandate coordinated by the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, Geneva.
- Rueff, H. (2007) Mapping the population density of registered refugees in UNRWA's camps. Report to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. Mandate coordinated by the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, Geneva.
- Rueff, H., Kressel, G. and Schwartz, M. (2004) Forest fire control and Bedouin pastoralism in Israel's afforested drylands: a cost benefit analysis. Nomadic Peoples, 8(1): 113-137.