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Dr. Ulrike Bechtold (b.1975) is an anthropologist with a special focus on human ecology. She studied biology/anthropology at the University of Vienna. In 2000/2001 she attended the master's programme for Human Ecology at the Freije Universiteit of Brussels (Belgium). In 2001 she completed her first fieldwork in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. In 2002 (February-June) she spent a second field season there, conducting research and collecting data for her master's thesis: 'Xelaque - Social Impact Analysis of the DA-Project XelAguA in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala'. The thesis focused on the evaluation of an Austrian DA-Project dealing with sustainable freshwater use in the second largest city of Guatemala. She finished her master's thesis in the Spring of 2003 and started working as a PhD research assistant for the Human Ecology working group with special attention on transition studies, societal transition and local sustainability. Within this focus she worked together with H. Wilfing in the project: 'Man: Nature - Leymebamba' in 2003, which deals with the local sustainability options of a remote village in Amazonia, Peru.
During her scientific career, she completed special trainings in qualitative and semi-quantitative research methods as well as gathering experiences in statistical data analysis.
In April 2006 she completed a training course of 392 hours in mediation.


selected references

Bechtold, U., Wilfing, H. (2002): Xelaqué – Social Impact Analysis of the DA-Project ‘XelAguA’ in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Horizont 3000. Wien: Universität Wien

Bechtold, U., (2003): Xelaqué – Soziale Impact Analyse des EZA-Projekts ‚XelAguA’ in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Wien: Universität Wien.

Bechtold, U., Wilfing, H. (2003): Man:Nature – Leymebamba. Transition patterns of the Social System in Leymebamba, Amazonia, Peru. Wien: Universität Wien.

Rammel, C., Hinterberger, F., Bechtold, U. (2004): Governing Sustainable Development – A co-evolutionary perspective on transitions and change. GoSD-Discussion Paper. Wien.

Hinterberger, F., Rammel, C., Bechtold, U.: Governing Sustainable Development. A Co-Evolutionary perspective on transitions and change. Presentation at the ESEE 2004, Montreal Core session C.12.8.521.A

Bechtold, U., Wilfing, H., 2003: Man-Nature : Leymebamba. Transition patterns of the Social System in Leymebamba, Amazonia, Peru. Wien: Universität Wien.

Wilfing, H., Bechtold, U., Seidler, H. (2005): Man-Nature : Leymebamba. Bericht über die Aktivitäten 2004/2005 im Distrikt Leymebamba, Chachapoyas, Amazonia, Peru. Wien.

Bechtold, U.: Leymebamba, Peru. Untersuchungen zur Transition eines sozial-ökologischen Systems in Richtung Nachhaltigkeit. Dissertation. Universität Wien 2006 (abstract).

Bechtold, U., Wilfing, H., Peterson, B., Hirvelä, S.: Transition - an Overarching Theoretical Approach. Preliminary Modeling of Thoughts. In preparation.

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