Dr Flurina Wartmann
- Since July 2020: Lecturer in Geography and Environment, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
- 2018 - 2020 PostDoc at the Swiss Federal Research Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape on further developing the Swiss Landscape Monitoring Programme for the Federal Office of the Environment
- 2017 -2018 PostDoc at the Institute of Geography, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh, UK. Project on mapping tranquillity as a landscape quality in a Scottish national park using interviews and social media data. Funded by SNSF.
- 2016 -2017: PostDoc at the Geography Department, University of Zurich, Switzerland. Project on combining quantitative and qualitative methods for assessing cultural landscape values from bottom-up descriptions. Funded by the cogito foundation.
- 2012 -2016: PhD in Geography at the University of Zurich. Title: From Space to Place in the Bolivian Amazon – Representing Landscape Perceptions with Ethnographic and GIS Approaches.
- 2009-2012 Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Development and Cooperation at nadel, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
- 2009-2012 Programme Coordination at the NGO Biovision Foundation: coordination and monitoring of sustainable development projects in East Africa
- 2009 Master in Geographic Information Science at the University of Zurich, Switzerland
Relating landscape ecological metrics with public survey data on perceived landscape quality and place attachmentLandscape Ecology, vol. 36, pp. 2367–2393Contributions to Journals: Articles
Assessing experienced tranquillity through natural language processing and landscape ecology measuresLandscape Ecology, vol. 36, pp. 2347–2365Contributions to Journals: Articles
Expanding the toolbox: Assessing methods for local outdoor recreation planningLandscape and Urban Planning, vol. 212, 104105Contributions to Journals: Articles
Assessing the potential of social media for estimating recreational use of urban and peri-urban forestsUrban Forestry & Urban Greening, vol. 64, 127261Contributions to Journals: Articles
Factors influencing visual landscape quality perceived by the public. Results from a national surveyLandscape and Urban Planning, vol. 208, 104024Contributions to Journals: Articles
Broadly, my research interests revolve around the relationship between society and nature, including nature conservation, protected area management, landscape assessment, cultural landscape values, landscape restoration and rewilding.
In my research I use interdisciplinary approaches and a variety of data sources, including interviews, public surveys, social media photographs, digitised text sources (e.g. hiking blogs) and participatory GIS.
Recently, I have also worked on developing interdisciplinary approaches for mapping tranquillity. This research was recently featured in the Geovisualisation blog by the Royal Geographical Society.
Geography and EnvironmentSupervising
I am interested to supervise students pursuing dissertations on a range of topics, including, but not limited to: cultural landscape values, integrated landscape assessments, use and perception of urban green spaces, public attitudes on landscape change, rewilding, and conservation.
Currently advertised PhD position:
- Smith, J.A. (2021): The role of green spaces in Aberdeen City during an ongoing pandemic. Dissertation for MA in Geography, University of Aberdeen. Main supervisor.
- Leafstedt, E. (2021): Identity, Sustainability, and the Growth Machine - Discourse Analysis of Urban redevelopment– A Case Study of the 2015 Aberdeen City Centre Masterplan. Dissertation for MA in Geography, University of Aberdeen. Main supervisor.
- Arnet, H.T. (2021): Forest boundaries. Where does the forest start and where does it end? A case study on forest policy and forest delineation in the Canton of Aargau, Switzerland. MSc in GIScience, University of Zurich, Co-supervisor.
- Komossa, F. (2020): Outdoor Recreationists and Where To Find Them: Quantifying Outdoor Recreation Preferences In European Landscapes. PhD Thesis. Environmental Geography, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Co-supervisor.
- Hartmann, M. (2019): Automated recognition of outdoor recreation activities from social media photographs. MSc environmental and forest management, MSc Forest management ETH Zurich and WSL. Main supervisor.
- Henzi, M. (2017): Mapping and GIS analysis of Seri place names along the Sonora coast in Mexico. MSc in GIScience, University of Zurich. Main supervisor.
- Bär, M. (2017): Real-time Multiplayer Online Location-based Game for Geographic Information Mining. MSc in GIScience, University of Zurich. Co-supervisor.
- Huldi, R. (2015): Automatically Extracting Landscape Descriptions from Trip Reports. Introducing a Method based on Sentiment Analysis and Valency Grammar. MSc in GIScience, University of Zurich. Co-supervisor.
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Introduction: The trouble with forest: Definitions, values and boundariesGeographica Helvetica, vol. 73, no. 4, pp. 253-260Contributions to Journals: Review articles
Investigating sense of place as a cultural ecosystem service in different landscapes through the lens of languageLandscape and Urban Planning, vol. 175, pp. 169-183Contributions to Journals: Articles
Generating spatial footprints from hiking blogsContributions to Journals: Conference Articles
Describing and comparing landscapes using tags, texts, and free lists: an interdisciplinary approachInternational Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 32, no. 8, pp. 1572-1592Contributions to Journals: Articles
‘This is not the jungle, this is my barbecho’: semantics of ethnoecological landscape categories in the Bolivian AmazonLandscape Research, vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 77-94Contributions to Journals: Articles
What's (not) on the map: Landscape features from participatory sketch mapping differ from local categories used in languageLand, vol. 6, no. 4, 79Contributions to Journals: Articles
"Institutional shopping" for natural resource management in a protected area and indigenous territory in the Bolivian AmazonHuman Organization, vol. 75, no. 3, pp. 218-229Contributions to Journals: Articles
More than a list: What outdoor free listings of landscape categories reveal about commonsense geographic concepts and memory search strategiesSpatial Information Theory - 12th International Conference, COSIT 2015, Proceedings. Freundshuh, S., Fabrikant, S. I., Davies, C., Bell, S., Bertolotto, M., Raubal, M. (eds.). Springer Verlag pp. 224-243, 20 pages.Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
Erratum to: Size, Site Fidelity, and Overlap of Home Ranges and Core Areas in the Socially Monogamous Owl Monkey (Aotus azarae) of Northern ArgentinaInternational Journal of Primatology, vol. 35, no. 5Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates
Size, Site Fidelity, and Overlap of Home Ranges and Core Areas in the Socially Monogamous Owl Monkey (Aotus azarae) of Northern ArgentinaInternational Journal of Primatology, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 919-939Contributions to Journals: Articles