CSEND co-conducted an interdisciplinary study from 2002-2004 on resolution of environmental conflicts titled "Governing the Use of Landscape and Habitats in Alpine Areas: Negotiations as a Means to co-ordinate Stakeholder Interests" together with colleagues form the University of Basle. The study was part of the Swiss National Science Foundation programme Nr. 48. Results of the study were published in book form entitled "Verhandlungen bei Umweltkonflikten:  ökonomische, soziologische und rechtliche Aspekte des Verhandlungsansatzes in alpinen Raum" by Elke Staehelin-Witt, Raymond Saner & Beatrice Wagner Pfeifer (2005).