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Jasper van Vliet is an Assistant Professor in land-use science. In his research he combines case study approaches and meta-study approaches with spatial analysis and spatial modeling tools in order to improve our understanding of land use change processes. Recent and ongoing work focuses on urbanization, food security, and biodiversity, and the interrelations between these. Jasper teaches a number of courses related to spatial analysis at the Bachelor and the Master level and regularly supervises related thesis projects.


Land use, Land cover, Land-use change, Meta-study, Modelling, Validation.


2013: PhD in Geo-Information Science, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

2007: MSc in Geo-Information Science, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

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Education/Academic qualification

Geo-information Science, PhD, Wageningen University

Geo-Information Science, Master, Wageningen University


  • GE Environmental Sciences
  • Land use change
  • land systems
  • G Geography (General)
  • Land cover change
  • Modelling

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Research Output 2009 2019

Beyond the urban-rural dichotomy: Towards a more nuanced analysis of changes in built-up land

van Vliet, J., Verburg, P. H., Grădinaru, S. & Hersperger, A. M., 2019, In : Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. 74

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

land use
urban population
population density
land use change

Future governance options for large-scale land acquisition in Cambodia: Impacts on tree cover and tiger landscapes

Debonne, N., van Vliet, J. & Verburg, P. H., 1 Apr 2019, In : Environmental Science & Policy. 94, p. 9 - 19 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

An Exploration of Human-Environment Interactions that Shape the Earth's Surface

Eitelberg, D. A., 2018, 193 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access

A short presentation of CLUmondo

van Vliet, J. & Verburg, P. H., 2018, Geomatic Approaches for Modeling Land Change Scenarios. Olmedo, M. T. C., Paegelow, M., Mas, J-F. & Escobar, F. (eds.). Springer, p. 485-492 8 p. (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography)

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Direct and indirect loss of natural habitat due to built-up area expansion: A model-based analysis for the city of Wuhan, China

Ke, X., van Vliet, J., Zhou, T., Verburg, P. H., Zheng, W. & Liu, X., 2018, In : Land Use Policy. 74, p. 231-239

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

habitat loss
habitat destruction

Activities 2013 2018

  • 2 Editorial work
  • 1 Lecture / Presentation

Regional Environmental Change (Journal)

van Vliet, J. (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Journal of Land Use Science (Journal)

van Vliet, J. (Reviewer)
1 Jan 2017 → …

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Comparison of EU-scale ecosystem service maps

Schulp, C. J. E. (Speaker), Verburg, P. H. (Speaker), van Vliet, J. (Speaker), B. Burkhard (Speaker), J. Maes (Speaker)
12 Sep 2013

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic