Bruno Messerli

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Bruno Messerli (1986)

Bruno Messerli (17 September 1931 in Belp – 4 February 2019)[1] was a Swiss geographer and university professor, who focuses on geographic high mountain research.[2] He was appointed Full Professor of Geomorphology in 1968 by the University of Bern[3], where he worked in teaching and research until his retirement in 1996.[4] He contributed significantly to the inclusion of a mountain chapter in the Agenda 21.[5]

Awards[edit]

  • 1988: Global 500 Award of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)[4]
  • 1990: Marcel Benoist Prize
  • 2002: Gold medal of King Albert I Memorial Foundation [6]
  • 2002: Gold Medal ( Founder's Medal ) of the Royal Geographical Society
  • 2002: FAO - Medal for the UN - International Year of Mountains, Global Mountain Summit in Bishkek, Kyrghyzstan

Works[edit]

  • with H. Oeschger and M. Svilar (ed.): The climate. Analyzes and models, history and future . Springer Verlag, 1980.
  • with JD Ives (ed.): Mountain Ecosystems, Stability and Instability . Spec. Publ. IGU Congress Paris - Alps 1984. Mountain Research and Development
  • with E. Brugger, G. Furrer and P. Messerli (ed.): Upheaval in the mountain area. The development of the Swiss mountain area between independence and dependence from an economic and ecological point of view . Main publishing house, Berne 1984.
  • with JD Ives: The Himalayan dilemma. Reconciling Development and Conservation . UNU / Routledge, London / New York 1989, ISBN 0-415-01157-4 .
  • with JD Ives (ed.): Mountains of the World. A Global Priority . Parthenon, Carnforth / New York 1997, ISBN 1-85070-781-2 .
  • with T. Hofer: Floods in Bangladesh. History, Dynamics and Rethinking the Role of the Himalayas . United Nations University Press, Tokyo / New York 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Obituary". www.todesanzeigenportal.ch. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  2. ^ "Mountain Research and Development". Bio One. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Institute of Geography". Institute of Geography. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  4. ^ a b "ALBERT MOUNTAIN AWARDS". King Albert. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Dr. Bruno Messerli, Universitat Bern". Global 500 Environmental Forum. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Lorenz Bäumer dans une nouvelle dimension". Lefigaro. Retrieved 5 February 2018.