Education. 

  • MSc.1989. Plant Protection (T-14), Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Specialisation Tropical Entomology, Integrated Pest Management.
  • PhD. 2012. (Looking) Back to the Future: A reconstruction of historic land use and its application for global change research. VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 173 pp.

Grants/awards

  • UU Early Career Fund 2022 (2023-2027), 250k euro.
  • UU FAIR IT fund (2023-2024), 50k euro.
  • UU Education Quality Fund (2022), Teaching assistant hire 20 hours.
  • Future Anthromes workshop organization (2022) Utrecht, 10k euro.
  • Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) - VENI grant (2014-2018) of 250k euro.

Professional  activities

  • Member Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) of the PAGES (www.pages.org) working group LandCover6k [2014 - present] (http://www.pages-igbp.org/workinggroups/landcover6k/intro).
  • Editorial Board member journal LAND (2020-2022).
  • Guest editor journal LAND (2017-2018). Special issue 'Anthropogenic Anthromes’, Ellis, E., Klein Goldewijk, K., Martin, L. and Ramankutty, N. (eds.), Open Access journal LAND, special issue (ISSN 2073-445X, http://www.mdpi.com/journal/land).
  • Yearly contribution to the update of the Global Carbon Project [2009-present](www.globalcarbonproject.org)
  • Contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Working Group One, Fifth Assessment Report, Chapter 6 “Carbon and Other Biogeochemical Cycles”. 2013.
  • Regularly reviews for peer-reviewed journals (Nature, GEB, GBC, CC, LE,  GEC, GRL, etc), and reviewer of project proposals for the EU, Universities, National funding agencies.
  • Member of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH), American Geophysical Union (AGU), European Geosciences Union (EGU).

 

Experience

2021 - present

UTRECHT UNIVERSITY (UU), Faculty Geosciences, Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development, Utrecht, The Netherlands (1.0 fte).

Assistant Professor Land Use

 

2019 - 2021

UTRECHT UNIVERSITY (UU), Faculty Geosciences, Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development, Utrecht, The Netherlands (0.4 fte).

Lecturer/researcher

and

PBL NETHERLANDS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AGENCY, The Hague/Bilthoven, The Netherlands (0.6 fte).

policy reseacher integrated assessment

 

2018 - 2019

PBL NETHERLANDS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AGENCY, The Hague/Bilthoven, The Netherlands (0.2 fte).

policy reseacher integrated assessment

 

 

2014 – 2018.

UTRECHT UNIVERSITY (UU), Faculty Geosciences, Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development, Utrecht, The Netherlands (0.8 fte).

Researcher - VENI grant (250.000,- euro). Historical land use research, climate, C-cycle. Development of a Holocene IMAGE model. 

and

PBL NETHERLANDS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AGENCY, The Hague/Bilthoven, The Netherlands (0.2 fte).

 

 

2012 – 2014

UTRECHT UNIVERSITY (UU), Faculty of Humanities, Research Institute for History and Culture (OGC), Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Researcher, as part of the CLIO-INFRA project (http://www.clio-infra.eu), a data base for assessment of historical global inequity, section Geography and Environment. Improvement of the HYDE database with empirical data/studies, crossover with different disciplines (History, Archaeology, Historical geography, economic social history)

and

UTRECHT UNIVERSITY (UU), Faculty Geosciences, Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Researcher. Historical land use research, climate, C-cycle. Development of a Holocene IMAGE model. 

and

PBL NETHERLANDS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AGENCY, Bilthoven, The Netherlands.

Policy Researcher Global Land Use and Population.

 

 

2011 – 2012

UTRECHT UNIVERSITY (UU), Faculty of Humanities, Research Institute for History and Culture (OGC), Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Researcher, as part of the CLIO-INFRA project (http://www.clio-infra.eu). Contributing to the data base for assessment of historical global inequity, section Geography and Environment. Improvement of the HYDE database with empirical data/studies, crossover with different disciplines (History, Archaeology, Historical geography, economic social history)

and 

NETHERLANDS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AGENCY (PBL), Bilthoven, The Netherlands.

Policy Researcher Global Land Use and Population. Cooperation in international global change assessments (e.g. OECD Environmental Outlook, UNEP’s Global Environmental Outlook, IPCC reports). Involved in Ecosystems Goods and Services research. Involved in Poverty and Biodiversity research. Co-developer historical land use scenarios (RCP’s) for 5th AR of IPCC (Hurtt et al. 2011). Data management and modelling land use and population for international integrated environmental assessments (e.g. IMAGE)

and

VU UNIVERSITY Amsterdam, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM).  

PhD Thesis. (Looking) Back to the Future: A reconstruction of historic land use and its application for global change research.

 

 

2002 – 2011  

NETHERLANDS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AGENCY (PBL), Bilthoven, The Netherlands.

Policy Researcher Global Land Use and Population.Cooperation in international global change assessments (e.g. OECD Environmental Outlook, UNEP’s Global Environmental Outlook, IPCC reports, Millenium Ecosystem Assessment). Co-developer Anthromes 2 approach (Ellis et al. 2010). Co-developer historical land use scenarios (RCP’s) for 5th AR of IPCC (Hurtt et al. 2011). Two yrs Co-Project leader National Emission Inventory Reports for The Netherlands.

 

 

1997 – 2002               

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT (RIVM), The Netherlands.

Research Associate. Work involves data logistics and analysis for several integrated environmental assessments, e.g. the Global Environmental Outlooks (GEO’s) for UNEP, and European assessments like the State of the Environment reports (for the European Environment Agency), and the European Environmental Problems project (EEP) for the European Commission. Co-developed applications such as the global emission database (EDGAR) and a standardised mapping tool at RIVM (Geoview). Cooperation with other international scientific research groups on (historical) land use modelling (LUCC).

 

1996 - 1997                

STOGO foundation, (Stichting Toegepast Geografisch Onderzoek), Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Research associate. Data logistics for several integrated environmental assessments (Global and National Environmental Outlooks). Co-operated in several collective data logistic efforts within RIVM.

 

 

1995 - 1996                

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF LIMBURG (RUL), Maastricht.

Research associate. Faculty of Mathematics. Data logistics for several integrated environmental assessments, contributed to the First Global Environmental Outlook of UNEP. Co-operated in several collective data logistic efforts within RIVM.

 

 

1991 - 1994                

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (RIVM), The Netherlands.

Research associate in the Global Change Department of the Dutch National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Protection (RIVM). 

 

 

1990 - 1991                

INSTITUTE OF FORESTRY AND URBAN ECOLOGY "DE DORSCHKMAP" (IBN-DLO), Wageningen, The Netherlands. Co-developed a simulation model for carbon sequestration (CO2FIX) in Dutch forest ecosystems and analysed the implications of carbon sequestration on climate change policy.

 

 

1989                           

INSTITUT DES SCIENCES AGRONOMIQUES DU BURUNDI, Bujumbura, Burundi, Africa. Co-developed a program for integrated pest management of cassava, one the most important food crops in Burundi.