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  • Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), De Boelelaan 1111

    1081 HV Amsterdam

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Tim Williams is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Environmental Geography department at the Institute for Environmental Studies. He is a specialist in social-ecological systems modelling, with an emphasis on agricultural systems. His postdoctoral research examines pathways toward greater sustainability in European agriculture.

Tim obtained his PhD from the University of Michigan. In his dissertation he used agent-based modelling to examine strategies for building resilience in smallholder agricultural systems. His postdoctoral research builds on this prior experience by transitioning to a European context and a larger scale of modelling.


Agent-based modelling; Agriculture; Resilience.


2021: PhD in Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, USA.

2019: MSc in Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, USA.

2015: BEng in Natural Resources Engineering, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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