Samuel Hepner

PhD Student

Unit Land Systems and Sustainable Land Management

+41 31 684 59 09
Postal Address
Universität Bern
Geographisches Institut
Hallerstrasse 12
CH-3012 Bern

The ecology and conservation of forest patches in West Africa – Insights for sustainable forest management

  • Forest structure, Aboveground Biomass, Point Clouds, Terrestrial Laser Scanning
  • Tropical forest ecology, biogeography, plant science
  • Vegetation-soil interactions
  • Agriculture, sustainable land use
  • Field inventories, soil profiles
  • GIS, Google Earth Engine, R

See also:

Hepner S., Kreuzer A., Helfenstein J., Herzog F. (2021): Polarization of agricultural landscape across Europe? An analysis of changing land use intensity in 14 case study sites. In: Landscape 2021 - Diversity for Sustainable and Resilient Agriculture. 20 September, Hrsg. Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Berlin (online). 2021, 1. [last access: 09.12.21]

Kreuzer A., Hepner S., Herzog F., Helfenstein J. (2021): What is the effect of increasing field size on landscape structure elements? In: Landscape 2021 - Diversity for Sustainable and Resilient Agriculture. 21.09., Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Deutschland. 2021.

Collins, D., Hepner, S., Kittilsby, E., Bass, P., & White, C. (2016). Vascular Vegetation and Soil Microbiota of Juneau Icefield Nunataks. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 2016, pp. GC31C-1133). [last access: 09.12.21]

2021-present: PhD in Geography and Sustainable Development, Unibe, Bern

2020-2021: Scientific collaborator at Agricultural Landscapes and Biodiversity group, Agroscope, Zürich

2018-2020: Master of Science in Biogeosciences at Unil, Lausanne and Unine, Neuchâtel

2013-2016: Bachelor of Science in Geography at UZH with minor in Agroecology at ETH, Zürich



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