Staff Environmental Geography


Department head
Prof. Peter VerburgProfessor Environmental Spatial Analysis
Academic staff
Dr Nynke Schulp(Deputy head) Senior Researcher / Teacher
Dr Astrid van TeeffelenSenior Researcher / Teacher
Dr Jasper van VlietSenior Researcher / Teacher


Dr Anna Liza Bais-MolemanPostdoc Sustainable Agriculture
Dr Žiga MalekPostdoc Land System Modelling
Dr Jeanne Nel
Researcher Ecosystem Services
Dr Emma H. van der ZandenPostdoc Land Use Planning Approaches
Dr Boris T. van ZantenResearcher Landscape Preferences and Cultural Services
PhD students
Adenew AritiPhD student Land Use Change and Information Systems
Jonas Appelt
PhD student Assessment of Trade-off Processes between Sustainable Development Goals
Niels Debonne MSc PhD student Land Use Change and Telecoupling Modelling
David EitelbergPhD student Global Land Use Modelling
Philipp Grötsch MScPhD student Aquatic Remote Sensing
Harun Kiruki MPhil.PhD student Woodland Degradation
Franziska Komossa MScPhD student Landscape Change and Public Goods
Perrine Laroche
PhD student Impacts of Changing Lifestyles and Ecosystem Services Demand in the Frame of Telecoupled Interactions
Mengmeng Li  
PhD student Urban Environmental Analysis
Yujing Ma
PhD student Urban Ecosystem Services
Christine Ornetsmueller MSc
PhD student Land System Change
Claudia Parra Paitan
PhD student Methods to Model Environmental and Social Impacts of Products and Services in Globalized Commodity Networks
Reinhard Prestele MSc
PhD student Land Use and Climate Change
Samantha Scholte MScPhD student Social Valuation of Ecosystem Services
Bep Schrammeijer MScPhD student Crowdsourcing Urban Land Use Change
Katharina Schulze MSc
PhD student Land Use Change and Competition
Julia Stürck PhD student Land Use Change and Ecosystem Service Modelling
Koen Tieskens MScPhD student Cultural Heritage Landscape Dynamics
Willem Verhagen MScPhD student Ecosystem Service Modelling
Sarah Wolff MScPhD student Global Ecosystem Service Demand
Bohan Yang
PhD student Ecosystem Services and Cropland Trade-offs
Cecilia Zagaria MScPhD student Multi-agent Modelling of Cultural Landscape Change

Visiting scientists

Brian Shaw

Previous researchers
Fangfang Cai
PhD student Land Use and Planning
Dr Marthe Derkzen
Urban Ecosystem Services
Dr Richard Fuchs
Postdoc Land Use – Climate Interactions
Dr Joona Lehtomäki
Postdoc Conservation Planning
Laura Scherer
Postdoc Sustainable Agriculture
Karina Zelaya MScPhD student Agricultural Land System Change