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- PhD researcher
Emma van der Zanden has been employed at IVM since 1 February 2011 as a PhD researcher focusing on the analysis of the role of land use intensity changes on ecosystem services in Europe. Her research is part of the Visions of Land Use Transitions in Europe (VOLANTE) project and under supervision of Prof. dr. P.H. Verburg.
Fitting the interdisciplinary nature of land use processes, she has training in both Human and Physical Geography. This combination reflects her broad range of interest. Her master thesis focused on soil erosion on sloping olive fields in Northwest Syria.
Land use change analysis, soil erosion measurement and modelling.
|2011-present||PhD Researcher, Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|2008-2011||Master Physical Geography, Utrecht University, The Netherlands|
|2009||International Course on Coastal Management, Anna University, Chennai (India).|
|2004-2008||Bachelor Liberal Arts and Sciences (Bèta-gamma bachelor), University of Amsterdam.|
|2005-2008||Major Human Geography (cum laude).|
|2005-2007||Major Earth Sciences (cum laude).|
Professional employment history
|2008-2011||Tutor (junior docent) at the Future Planet Studies bachelor (University of Amsterdam|
|2007-2008||Student assistant of dr. E.E. van Loon (IBED, University of Amsterdam)|