Staff

Mario Angst

Mario Angst

Postdoctoral Researcher, Cluster: PEGO

Department Environmental Social Sciences

About Me


  • Early career researcher exploring ecosystem governance, networks and social-ecological systems.
  • Papi, avid bikepacker and microadventurer. Forever amazed by nature and music.


The interplay between ecological systems and social networks fascinates me. I am excited about the possibilities of jointly analyzing both ecological system dynamics and social networks in order to explore better ways of managing natural resources. A key focus of my current research lies in developing integrated network models for ecosystem governance to do this, specifically for the governance of wetlands.

Within social-ecological systems, I am particularly interested in understanding governance networks. These form in the interaction between different organizations in politics, society and the private sector surrounding governance issues. Such issues include drinking water, flood prevention or the protection of biodiversity.

In my research, I use modern analysis methods and develop innovative concepts. All of this while staying deeply rooted in the social and material context in which my analyses take place. I aim to make alternative data collection methods, such as webscraping or automated content analysis applicable to our research, rely on Bayesian data analysis methods, network models, and explore the world of machine learning and Bayesian networks.


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Projects

Social-ecological networks allow for the joint modeling of ecological interdependencies and governance structure.
Identification and Integration of Fragmented Games in Swiss Water Politics

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Selected publications

Angst, M. (2019) Networks of Swiss water governance issues. Studying fit between media attention and organizational activity, Society and Natural Resources, doi:10.1080/08941920.2018.1535102, Institutional Repository
Angst, M. (2018) Bottom-up identification of subsystems in complex governance systems, Policy Studies Journal, doi:10.1111/psj.12301, Institutional Repository
Angst, M.; Widmer, A.; Fischer, M.; Ingold, K. (2018) Connectors and coordinators in natural resource governance: insights from Swiss water supply, Ecology and Society, 23(2), 1 (15 pp.), doi:10.5751/ES-10030-230201, Institutional Repository
Angst, M.; Hirschi, C. (2017) Network dynamics in natural resource governance: a case study of Swiss landscape management, Policy Studies Journal, 45(2), 315-336, doi:10.1111/psj.12145, Institutional Repository
Fischer, M.; Angst, M.; Maag, S. (2018) Co-participation in the Swiss water forum network, International Journal of Water Resources Development, xx, doi:10.1080/07900627.2017.1374929, Institutional Repository

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Address

E-Mail: mario.angst@eawag.ch
Phone: +41 58 765 5391
Fax: +41 58 765 5802
Address: Eawag
Überlandstrasse 133
8600 Dübendorf
Office: FC E20

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Research Focus

  • Ecosystem Governance
  • Networks
  • Social-ecological Systems

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