- PhD researcher
David Eitelberg has been employed at the Environmental Geography Group, Vrije Universiteit since 15 August 2012 as a PhD researcher focusing on global land system change modelling. His research is part of the Visions of Land use Transitions in Europe (VOLANTE) project and conducted under the supervision of Prof. P. H. Verburg.
Prior to arriving at IVM, David completed an MSc in Geographic Information Science for Development and Environment at Clark University, and a B.A. in Environmental Science and Geography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has a background in ecology, GIS, remote sensing, and international development.
A recent dataset from David’s work can be downloaded from: Global Potentially Available Cropland Estimates dataset.
Land use and land cover change modelling, landscape ecology, geospatial analysis, remote sensing and image analysis, time series analysis.
|2013||Young Scientists Summer Program, Ecosystems Services and Management research program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria|
|2010-2012||MSc Geographic Information Science for Development and Environment, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA|
|2003-2007||BA Environmental Studies and BA Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA|
|2006||International field studies of Siberian landscape ecology, Siberian Institute for Ecological Initiatives, Novosibirsk, Russia|
|2004||International course on Ecuadorian ecology, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador|
Professional employment history
|2012-present||PhD Researcher, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands|
|2011-2012||Software tester and technical support specialist, Clark Labs/IDRISI, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA|
|2011||GIS and Natural Resource Specialist Intern, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, National Landscape Conservation System, Washington D.C., USA|
|2007-2009||Rural Agriculture Development Extensionist, U.S. Peace Corps, Nicaragua|
|2012-2015||VOLANTE: Visions of Land Use Transitions in Europe|
|2015||GLOLAND: Integrating human agency in global-scale land change models|
|2014||SAT-BBE: Design of a systems analysis tools framework for the EU bio-based economy strategy|
Eitelberg, D.A., van Vliet, J. & Verburg, P.H.A. (2015). Review of global potentially available cropland estimates and their consequences for model-based assessments. Global Change Biology, 21, 1236–1248.