Research Centre
Environmental Economics and Regional Development


In their amazing plurality (socially, economic, naturally, institutionally and culturally) the Alps constitute a giant natural laboratory, in which nature and men conduct a variety of “experiments”.
Understanding how nature and humans interrelate in these fairly different conditions and how they respond to global and supra-regional impulses is the key focus of this research area.
Our research results should enable the understanding about what is left to humans for using this space efficiently in the future.