Bruno Messerli (17 September 1931 in Belp – 4 February 2019) was a Swiss geographer and university professor, who focuses on geographic high mountain research. He was appointed Full Professor of Geomorphology in 1968 by the University of Bern, where he worked in teaching and research until his retirement in 1996. He contributed significantly to the inclusion of a mountain chapter in the Agenda 21.
- 1988: Global 500 Award of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)
- 1990: Marcel Benoist Prize
- 2002: Gold medal of King Albert I Memorial Foundation 
- 2002: Gold Medal ( Founder's Medal ) of the Royal Geographical Society
- 2002: FAO - Medal for the UN - International Year of Mountains, Global Mountain Summit in Bishkek, Kyrghyzstan
- with H. Oeschger and M. Svilar (ed.): The climate. Analyzes and models, history and future . Springer Verlag, 1980.
- with JD Ives (ed.): Mountain Ecosystems, Stability and Instability . Spec. Publ. IGU Congress Paris - Alps 1984. Mountain Research and Development
- with E. Brugger, G. Furrer and P. Messerli (ed.): Upheaval in the mountain area. The development of the Swiss mountain area between independence and dependence from an economic and ecological point of view . Main publishing house, Berne 1984.
- with JD Ives: The Himalayan dilemma. Reconciling Development and Conservation . UNU / Routledge, London / New York 1989, ISBN 0-415-01157-4 .
- with JD Ives (ed.): Mountains of the World. A Global Priority . Parthenon, Carnforth / New York 1997, ISBN 1-85070-781-2 .
- with T. Hofer: Floods in Bangladesh. History, Dynamics and Rethinking the Role of the Himalayas . United Nations University Press, Tokyo / New York 2006.
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