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- faculteit der bètawetenschappen ( dep. water & climate risk )
- PhD researcher
Toon Haer has been employed as a PhD student at the IVM since December 2013. In the coming years he will be working on the ENHANCE project under supervision of Prof. Jeroen Aerts. The ENHANCE project aims to enhance risk management partnerships for catastrophic natural disasters in Europe and to provide guidelines and policy recommendations for the horizontal integration of risk management and climate-proofing in policies.
In 2012, Toon did an internship at the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of Maryland, USA, under supervision of Prof. Eugenia Kalnay. His thesis on relative sea-level rise led to a publication and sparked his interest in flood risk research. During his PhD, Toon will be working with Agent-Based Models to evaluate future flood adaptation strategies on different scales throughout Europe. Since the hazard is influenced by human action and vice versa, Toon will investigate the dynamic coupling of the human and natural system.
Agent-Based Modelling, Flood Risk Assessment, Climate Change, Adaptation
||PhD Researcher, Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
|2010-2012||MSc Energy and Environmental Sciences, IVEM, University of Groningen (cum laude)|
|2006-2010||BSc Technologymanagement, University of Groningen|
Professional employment history
||Visiting scholar at the Broom center for demography, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
|2013||Trainee Biobased Productions at Bioclear B.V.|
|2012||Intern at the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of Maryland, USA|
|2010||Researcher at the International Business Research Vietnam|
Haer, T., Botzen, W.J.W., Zavala-Hidalgo, J., Cusell, C. & Ward, P.J. (2017). Economic evaluation of climate risk adaptation strategies: Cost-benefit analysis of flood protection in Tabasco, Mexico. Atmosfera, 101. [doi: 10.20937/ATM.2017.30.02.03].
Haer, T., Botzen, W.J.W., de Moel, H. & Aerts, J.C.J.H. (2016). Integrating household mitigation behaviour in flood risk analysis: An agent-based model approach. Risk Analysis. DOI: 10.1111/risa.12740
Haer, T., Botzen, W.J.W., & Aerts, J.C.J.H. (2016). The effectiveness of flood risk communication strategies and the influence of social networks: insights from an agent-based model. Environmental Science & Policy, 60, 44–52. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2016.03.006
Haer, T., Kalnay, E.E., Kearney, M.S., Moll, H. (2013) Relative sea-level rise and the conterminous United States: Consequences of potential land inundation in terms of population at risk and GDP loss. Global Environmental Change, Volume 23, Issue 6, Pages 1627–1636, ISSN 0959-3780, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.09.005.