Sébastien Boillat

Contact

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Sébastien Boillat, Dr.

Position

Post-doctoral researcher
Project co-coordinator

Institution

Université de Genève
Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz, Bolivia

University of Manitoba

Email

email sebastien boillat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Projects

ongoing:

  • A Multi-scale Approach to Land Governance in Complex Cultural, Environmental and Institutional Contexts:
    Development of a Comparative GIS Methodology Linking Land Use, Land Cover and Land Tenure from the Cases of Bolivia and Lao PDR.
    Financed by the Swiss Network for International Studies (www.snis.ch)
  • Institutional change, land governance, discourses and narratives of peasant communities in the Bolivian Andes.
    Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba.
    Financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation (www.snf.ch)

finished:

  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Land Use and Ecosystem Diversity in the Tunari National Park, Bolivia. An Ethnoecologial approach to dialogue between traditional and scientific ecological knowledge, PhD Thesis
  • La biomasa como fuente renovable de energía para el medio rural en Cuba (BIOMAS-CUBA), SDC Project Monitoring
  • 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, MSc Thesis

Areas of expertise or field of activity/research interests

  • traditional ecological knowledge, ethnoecology
  • common-pool resources, land governance, land use change
  • biocultural diversity
  • people and protected areas
  • sustainable agriculture

Countries of research

Bolivia, Cuba, Canada, Switzerland, France

 

Education

  • PhD, University of Bern (Human Geography)
  • MSc, ETH Zürich (Environmental Science)

Publications

  • Boillat S, Serrano E, Rist S, Berkes F. The importance of place names in the search for ecosystem-like concepts in indigenous societies: An example from the Bolivian Andes. [submitted]

  • Boillat S, Mathez-Stiefel SL, Rist S. Transformation of Environmental Knowledge and Ecosystem Diversity” A case study on bio-cultural diversity in the Bolivian Andes. [submitted]
  • Boillat S, Serrano E, Alca J. Protected areas and indigenous peoples in Bolivia and Peru: overcoming obstacles or considering alternatives? Policy Brief, NCCR North-South, Bern [submitted]
  • Boillat S. La etnociencia del paisaje como enfoque para la integración de conocimientos. Un ejemplo en la Cordillera del Tunari, Bolivia. Conference Proceedings "Endogenous Development and Transdisciplinarity in Higher Education; Challenges for the co-evolution of mainstream and Endogenous Knowledge Traditions; Agroecologia Universidad Cochabamba, Universidad Mayor de San Simon, Cochabamba [forthcoming]
  • Rist S, Boillat S, Gerritsen P, Schneider F, Mathez-Stiefel SL, Tapia N. The importance of Endogenous Knowledge and its implications in sustainable development. Perspectives of the NCCR North-South [forthcoming]
  • Boillat S, Gerber JF, Funes-Monzote, F. What economic democracy for degrowth? Some comments on the contribution of socialist models and Cuban agroecology. Futures [forthcoming]
  • Funes-Monzote F, Martin Martin GJ, Suarez J, Blanco D, Reyes F, Cepero L, Rivero JL, Rodriguez E, Savran V, Del Valle Y, Cala M, Vigil M, Sotolongo JA, Boillat S, Sanchez JE. Evaluación inicial de sistemas integrados para la producción de alimentos y energía en Cuba. Pastos y Forrajes 34 (4) [in press]
  • 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. 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. 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. El diálogo de conocimientos para la caracterización y la gestión sostenible de ecosistemas en los Andes bolivianos. In Armengol N, Funes F, Martin G, Alvarado G. Memorias Agrodesarrollo ’09. Por una agricultura con futuro. 26-28 de mayo, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba, pp. 276-278
  • Boillat S, Rist S, Serrano E, Ponce D, Delgadillo J. 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
  • Mathez-Stiefel S-L, Boillat S, Rist S. Promoting the Diversity of Worldviews: An Ontological Approach to Biocultural Diversity. In Haverkort, B., Rist, S. «Endogenous Development and Bio-cultural Diversity» Compas Series on Worldviews and Sciences, Vol.6. Leusden:ETC/COMPAS, pp. 67-81
  • Serrano E, Boillat S, Rist S. 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. 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
  • Boillat S. Medio ambiente y biodiversidad desde una perspectiva transdisciplinaria. Pautas para un nuevo enfoque para el Parque Nacional Tunari. In Delgado F, Mariscal J. (Eds.) Gobernabilidad social de las Áreas Protegidas y biodiversidad en Bolivia y Latinoamérica. Serie «La vida en las comunidades», Vol. 7, AGRUCO-Plural, pp. 361-374

Others

  • 2011 «Etnociencia del paisaje en la Cordillera del Tunari, Bolivia. Un enfoque etnoecologico para el diálogo entre el conocimiento endógeno y el conocimiento científico del ecosistema» Exposition; Conferencia Internacional CAPTURED, Desarrollo Endogeno y al Trandsiciplinariedad en la Educación Superior, Tarata, Bolivia
  • 2011«Bases teóricas y conceptuales de la etnoecología: de la etnobiología a la etnociencia» Séminaire Maestria en Agroecologia, Cultura y Desarrollo Sostenible en Latinoamérica, Agroecologia Universidad Cochabamba, Universidad Mayor de San Simon, Cochabamba, Bolivia
  • 2010 «Parks, people, and traditional knowledge, a challenge for regionalized development» Exposition; International Conference on Global Change and the World’s Mountains, Perth, Scotland
  • 2008 «An ethno-ecological approach to link traditional ecological knowledge and ecosystem diversity in a protected area» Exposition at the International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD), NCCR North-South, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • 2008 «La relación entre el conocimiento tradicional y el conocimiento científico. Diálogo de saberes en torno a ecosistemas y áreas protegidas» Exposition; Seminario «Dialogo de saberes y prácticas en el manejo de recursos naturales renovables», La Paz, Bolivia
  • 2008 «Für uns bedeutet Naturschutz Pflege». Koproduktion von Wissen und deren Beitrag zur Erkenntnis einer Kulturlandschaft in Bolivien. Exposition; Natur Kongress 2008, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2007 «Traditional ecological knowledge, land use (crop and livestock production) and ecosystem diversity in the Tunari National Park (Bolivia). Effect of current land use on ecosystem diversity» Cours; Geographical Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • 2004 «Decentralization, Social Movements and Protected Areas: Natural Resource Management at Stake. The case of Bolivia» Exposition; Integrated Training Course of NCCR North South, Schwarzsee, Switzerland
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