Dr. Desirée Daniel

Adjunct researcher

Unit Land Systems and Sustainable Land Management

+41 31 684 32 93
Postal Address
University of Bern
Institute of Geography
Hallerstrasse 12
CH-3012 Bern

Areas of professional focus:

  •     Resilience, social power and sustainable transformation
  •     Land tenure and small-scale farming livelihoods
  •     blockchain and digitalisation
  •     formal ontology, social ontology and semantics
  •     Geographical Focus: Small Island Developing States (SIDS)



  • How power dynamics shape resilience in farming communities in Trinidad and Tobago.


  • 10550-HS2019: Proseminar «Initiativen zur Restaurierung von Land und Land Ressourcen


  • 423825-HS2018: Challenges Geography I
  • 441902-FS2018: Environmental justice
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Dr Daniel-Ortmann is a postdoctoral researcher and Swiss Excellence Scholar at the Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Switzerland. In the context of sustainable land management and sustainable development, her research aims to understand the role of digitalization in land management to strengthen community resilience. She holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Bonn, Germany and a MSc in Geoinformatics from the University of Muenster, Germany.