PD Dr. Matthias Schmidt
Studies of Geography, Geology, Limnology and Political Sciences at the University of Bonn.
| Areas of expertise |
Political Ecology, Geographical Development Studies, Post-Socialist Studies, High Mountain Research, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan
| Research |
Political ecology, human-environment research, resource management in peripheral mountain regions of South and Central Asia, post-socialism, common property theory
| Habilitation (Postdoctoral Thesis) |
Human and environment in Kyrgyzstan: a study of political ecology in a post-colonial and post-socialist context (in German). 2010, Freie Universitaet Berlin.
| PhD Thesis |
Water and property rights in Shigar, Baltistan: autochthonous institutions of resource utilisation in the Central Karakoram (in German). 2001, University of Bonn.
| Diploma (Master degree equivalent) |
Socio-economic consequences of forest degradation in subtropical high mountains: the example of Bagrot / Karakoram (in German). 1996, University of Bonn.
| Functions |
Research and teaching of human geography at the Institute for Economic and Cultural Geography
| Memberships |
Verband der Geographen an Deutschen Hochschulen (VGDH)
Arbeitskreis Geographische Entwicklungstheorien
Bonner Geographische Gesellschaft
Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS)