Flurina Wartmann is a social environmental geographer who focuses on human-nature relationships, with a particular interest on cultural landscape values and people-place relations. She uses digital media, public surveys, and participatory research methods, such as participatory mapping and GIS, to explore representations of nature and landscapes in different settings. Past projects have for example examined indigenous ties with land and landscape in the Bolivian Amazon, the experience of tranquillity in protected areas in Scotland, and the public perception of landscape aesthetics in Switzerland.

She is committed to disseminating research across the science-policy interface and has authored and co-authored several policy reports (including a report commissioned by the European Commission on the implementation of the European Landscape Convention, and reports for the Swiss Federal Office of the Environment). Her research has received funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation, the European Research Commission, and the Carnegie Research Trust, among others. Flurina holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Zurich (UZH) and has held prior research positions at the University of Zurich, the Swiss Federal Research Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape, and the University of Edinburgh. She has been lecturing Geography at the University of Aberdeen since 2020.


  • Nature & society
  • Cultural landscape values
  • Sense of place
  • Digital methods
  • Participatory mapping