Staff Environmental Geography


Department Head
Prof. Peter VerburgProfessor Environmental Spatial Analysis

Academic Staff
Dr Jasper van Vliet(Deputy Head) Senior Researcher / Associate Professor
Dr Nynke SchulpSenior Researcher / Assistant Professor
Dr Verena SeufertAssistant Professor
Dr Žiga MalekAssistant Professor
Dr Christian Levers
Assistant Professor


Dr Jac DavisPostdoctoral Researcher
Dr Niels Debonne
Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr Yue DouPostdoctoral Researcher
Dr Anna FilyushkinaPostdoctoral Researcher
Dr Franziska KomossaPostdoctoral Researcher

PhD Candidates
Jonas Appelt, MScPhD research: Assessment of trade-off processes between sustainable development goals
Vita Bakker, MScPhD Candidate
Leen Felix, MScPhD Candidate
Kina Harmanny, MScPhD Candidate
Perrine Laroche, MScPhD research: Impacts of changing lifestyles and ecosystem services demand in the frame of telecoupled interactions
Floris Leijten, MScPhD Candidate
Mengmeng Li, MSc PhD research: Urban environmental analysis
Claudia Parra Paitan, MScPhD research: Methods to model environmental and social impacts of products and services in globalized commodity networks
Job Rosier, MSc
PhD Candidate
Bep Schrammeijer, MScPhD research: Crowdsourcing urban land use change
Katharina Schulze, MScPhD research: Land use change and competition
Rebecca Swart, MScPhD Candidate
Camille Venier-Cambron, MSc
PhD Candidate
Bohan Yang, MSc
PhD research: Ecosystem services and cropland trade-offs
Cecilia Zagaria, MScPhD research: Multi-agent modelling of cultural landscape change

Previous PhD Candidates

Dr Adenew AritiPostdoc Land Use Change and Information Systems
Fangfang CaiPhD student Land Use and Planning
Dr Marthe DerkzenUrban Ecosystem Services
Dr David EitelbergPostdoc Global Land Use Modelling
Dr Philipp GrötschPostdoc Aquatic Remote Sensing
Dr Richard FuchsPostdoc Land Use – Climate Interactions
Dr Franziska Komossa
Postdoc Landscape Change & Public Goods
Dr Joona LehtomäkiPostdoc Conservation Planning
Dr Christine OrnetsmuellerPostdoc Land System Change
Dr Reinhard PrestelePostdoc Land Use and Climate Change
Dr Laura SchererPostdoc Sustainable Agriculture
Dr Samantha ScholtePostdoc Social Valuation of Ecosystem Services
Dr Julia Stürck Postdoc Land Use Change and Ecosystem Service Modelling
Dr Koen TieskensPostdoc Cultural Heritage Landscape Dynamics
Dr Willem VerhagenPostdoc Ecosystem Service Modelling
Dr Sarah Wolff
Postdoc Global Ecosystem Service Demand
Karina Zelaya, MScPhD student Agricultural Land System Change