R. Prestele MSc

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faculteit der bètawetenschappen ( environmental geography )
PhD researcher, Land Use and Climate Change


Reinhard has been employed at the Environmental Geography Group, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, since June 2014 as a PhD researcher focusing on interactions and feedbacks between the land system and the climate system. His research is part of the project ‘Land-use change: assessing the net climate forcing, and options for climate change mitigation and adaptation’ (LUC4C) and conducted under the supervision of Prof. Peter Verburg. Reinhard’s research interests are related to the uncertainty in global land change projections and the representation of land change processes in environmental assessment models.

Prior to his PhD research, Reinhard completed an MSc in Environmental Systems and Sustainability (Physical Geography) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, and a BSc in Geoecology (Environmental Sciences) at the University of Bayreuth. He has an interdisciplinary background with a focus on the quantitative analysis and modeling of complex environmental problems.


Spatial analysis, GIS, Climate change, Remote sensing, Uncertainty assessment, R statistics.

Academic training

2010-2013MSc, Environmental Systems and Sustainability – Monitoring, Modeling and Management,
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
2007-2010BSc, Geoecology, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Professional employment history

2014-presentPhD Researcher, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Recent projects


2014-presentLUC4C: Land use change: Assessing the net climate forcing, and options for climate change mitigation and adaptation. http://luc4c.eu/

Ancillary activities

No ancillary activities
Last changes Ancillary activities: Amsterdam 27 januari 2017