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
Jump to: 2020 | 2019 | 2014 | 2011


Daniel, Desiree; Ifejika Speranza, Chinwe (2020). The Role of Blockchain in Documenting Land Users' Rights: The Canonical Case of Farmers in the Vernacular Land Market. Frontiers in blockchain, 3(19) Frontiers Media 10.3389/fbloc.2020.00019

Boillat, Sébastien; Martin, Adrian; Adams, Timothy; Daniel, Desiree; Llopis, Jorge; Zepharovich, Elena; Oberlack, Christoph; Sonderegger, Gabi; Bottazzi, Patrick; Corbera, Esteve; Ifejika Speranza, Chinwe; Pascual, Unai (2020). Why telecoupling research needs to account for environmental justice. Journal of land use science, 15(1), pp. 1-10. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/1747423X.2020.1737257


Daniel-Ortmann, Desiree Christina; Sutherland, Michael; Ifejika Speranza, Chinwe (2019). The role of tenure documents for livelihood resilience in Trinidad and Tobago. Land use policy, 87(104008), p. 104008. Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.05.027


Ortmann, J.; De Felice, G.; Wang, D.; Daniel-Ortmann, Desiree Christina (2014). An Egocentric Semantic Reference system for Affordances. Semantic Web journal, 5, pp. 449-472. IOS Press

Daniel-Ortmann, Desiree Christina (2014). Resilience as a Disposition. In: Garbacz, P.; Kutz, O. (eds.) The 8th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems. Amsterdam: IOS Press


Ortmann, J.; Daniel-Ortmann, Desiree Christina (2011). An Ontology Design Pattern for Referential Qualities. In: Aroyo, L.; Welty, C.; Alani, H.; Taylor, J.; Bernstein, A.; Kagal, L.; Noy, N.; Blomqvist, E. (eds.) 10th International Semantic Web Conference. Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Vol. 7031 (pp. 537-552). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer 10.1007/978-3-642-25073-6_34

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.