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Emma van der Zanden is a Postdoctoral researcher interested in the processes and patterns of change in agricultural landscapes, from the local to European level. Her research focusses on landscape characterization, including the mapping and typology development of agricultural landscapes, as well as on the consequences of landscape change (particularly agricultural abandonment). Currently, she is involved in the TALE project on the trade-off between food production, biodiversity, and ecosystem services, which includes a case study in the Netherlands (Kromme Rijn). Emma is also involved in teaching in BSc and MSc courses and in the daily supervision of PhD students.

Expertise: Land use change, Land abandonmentEcosystem services, Spatial Analysis, Modelling


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Last mutation Ancillary Activities: Amsterdam(2011-01-05)

Education / Academic qualification

Bachelor, University of Amsterdam

Master, Utrecht University

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Research Output 2013 2017

  • 12 Article
  • 1 PhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU

. Identifying pathways to visions of future land use in Europe

Verkerk, P. J., Lindner, M., Perez-Soba, M., Helming, J., Paterson, J., Verburg, P. H., Kuemmerle, T., Lotze-Campen, H., Moiseyev, A., Muller, D., Popp, A., Schulp, C. J. E., Sturck, J., Tabeau, A., Wolfslehner, B. & van der Zanden, E. H. 2017 In : Regional Environmental Change.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

A cross-scale impact assessment of European nature protection policies under contrasting future socio-economic pathways

Lotze-Campen, H., Verburg, P. H., Popp, A., Lindner, M., Verkerk, P. J., Moiseyev, A., Schrammeijer, E., Helming, J., Tabeau, A., Schulp, C. J. E., van der Zanden, E. H., Lavalle, C., E Silva, F. B., Walz, A. & Bodirsky, B. 16 May 2017 In : Regional Environmental Change. p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Trade-offs of European agricultural abandonment

van der Zanden, E. H., Verburg, P. H., Schulp, C. J. E. & Verkerk, P. J. 1 Mar 2017 In : Land Use Policy. 62, p. 290-301 12 p.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle