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,
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.
Bechtold, U., Wilfing, H. (2002): Xelaqué – Social
Impact Analysis of the DA-Project ‘XelAguA’ in
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Horizont 3000. Wien: Universität
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
Rammel, C., Hinterberger,
F., Bechtold, U. (2004): Governing Sustainable
Development – A
co-evolutionary perspective on transitions and change. GoSD-Discussion
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.
Leymebamba, Peru. Untersuchungen zur Transition eines
sozial-ökologischen Systems in Richtung Nachhaltigkeit.
Universität Wien 2006
Bechtold, U., Wilfing, H., Peterson, B., Hirvelä, S.: Transition - an Overarching Theoretical Approach. Preliminary Modeling of Thoughts. In preparation.