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Studer Christoph
Dr. sc. nat., Ing.-Agr. ETH


Professor of Natural Resources Management


Abteilung Agronomie

Curriculum vitae

Akademische Ausbildung / Academic education

1988 - 1993PhD Thesis: Interactive effects of N-, P-, K-nutrition and water stress on the development of young maize plants
1981 - 1986Studies of Agricultural Sciences (Crop Production) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich. Diploma in Agricultural Sciences (Dipl. Ing.-Agr. ETH)

Berufliche Tätigkeiten / Professional experience

Since 2001Professor of Natural Resources Management at the School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL, Switzerland: University teaching, research, international consultancy services
1998 - 2000Soil-Plant-Water Relations Specialist (Senior Scientist) at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Aleppo, Syria: Research, research management, project leader
1998Consultant for the Center for Development and Environment, University of Berne
1994 - 1997Postdoctoral position in the Agroforestry Program of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) Sahelian Center, Niger: Research, collaborative projects, training; Program leader after May 1996
1993 - 1994Postdoctoral position at the Institute of Plant Sciences ETH (Dept. Plant Nutrition): Effects of N-, P-, K-nutrition and water stress on the water use efficiency of maize
1988 - 1993Scientific collaborator, lab instructor and teaching assistant during PhD thesis at the Institute of Plant Sciences ETH (Dept. Plant Nutrition)
1987Research assistant at the Institute of Plant Sciences ETH (Dept. Plant Nutrition): Sorption and desorption of vitamins in soils

Schwerpunkte in Forschung, Dienstleistungen und Lehre

  • Management of natural resources (particularly efficient water use in agriculture and soil/nutrient management) under divers/changing conditions
  • Integrated production systems in arid and semi-arid areas; Agroforestry
  • Holistic assessment of the sustainability of agricultural production, aiming at inducing measures for improvements
  • Strategic planning and project development; Program/project management and integration; Program/project review and evaluation, monitoring and backstopping
  • Focal regions/countries: Midde East/North Africa, (West) Africa, Central Asia, North Korea



Team International agriculture – Agricultural production systems


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