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Prof. Dr. Reto Rupf

Prof. Dr. Reto Rupf

Prof. Dr. Reto Rupf

ZHAW School of Life Sciences and Facility Management
Institute of Natural Resource Sciences
Grüentalstrasse 14
8820 Wädenswil

+41 (0) 58 934 59 07

Work at ZHAW



Environmental and landscape planning (environmental compatibility, environmental construction support, project planning, replacement measures), environmental aspects of sport/leisure/tourism (recreation ecology), visitor management, protected area planning, including parks of national importance, choice experiments


  • Module Environmental Planning, BSc in Natural Resource Sciences
  • Module Research Methods, MSc in Environment and Natural Resources
  • Supervisor Master Thesis
  • Adjunct Professor, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby/Vancouver Canada


  • Lecturer Nature Management
    Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Natural Resource Sciences
    2004 - today
  • Head Research Group Environmental Planning
    Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Natural Resource Sciences
    2004 - 2020
  • Lecturer Environmental Planning
    University of Zurich
    2002 - 2017
  • Head Profitcenter Landscape, Lecturer Tourism College Grisson
    Academia Engiadina Samedan
    1999 - 2004

Education and Continuing education


  • Dr. nat. techn. / Natural Resources and Life Sciences - Recreational Planning
    BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
    2008 - 2014
  • Research Fellow / Choice Modelling
    Simon Fraser University, Burnaby/Vancouver Canada; School of Resource & Environmental Management
    02 / 2009 - 08 / 2009
  • MSc Geography
    University of Zurich
    1992 - 1998
  • Secondary School Teacher / Mathematics and natural sciences
    St.Gallen University of Teacher Education
    1986 - 1990



"Certificate of Merit“ in recognition of Ph.D.-Thesis „Choice-Experimente als Grundlage für Agenten-basierte Modelle zur Planung im naturorientierten Outdoorsport – Wandern und Mountainbiking in Tourismus- und Bergregionen sowie Schutzgebieten
Graduate School Graubünden
06 / 2016



Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Books and monographs, peer-reviewed
Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
Other publications
Oral conference contributions and abstracts

Other publications

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