Mona Bartling

Email: mona.bartling(at)  Phone: +43 662 8044 7553

PhD-thesis: Evaluating adaptive interfaces for participatory GIS applications to enhance usability

Mona Bartling received a MSc in Applied Geoinformatics at the University of Salzburg, Austria and is a PhD candidate since October 2017. Since April 2015 she is a researcher at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Colombia where she is part of the developer team of the participatory tool GeoCitizen. In her PhD she focuses on improving the usability of participatory GIS tools and has a particular interest in adaptive user interfaces.

The PhD is funded by the BMZ (German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development) project “Climate smart coffee and cacao: from theory to practice” (CSCC), carried out from January 2017 until December 2019. The CSCC project seeks to improve coffee farmers’ income level while increasing the coffee systems resilience against climate change. Capacity will be built throughout the sector to deliver site-specific information by using the GeoCitizen framework. Partnering institutes in this project are the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).