• Room A-621, W&N-building

  • Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), De Boelelaan 1087

    1081 HV Amsterdam

20162019
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Niels Debonne is a PhD researcher in the Environmental Geography Group. His research aims at developing methods to model land use changes that emerge from telecoupled systems, and specifically as a consequence of large-scale land acquisitions. He conceptualizes and models novel trajectories of land change at the world region and global scale. This research is embedded in the GLOLAND ERC-project (Integrating human agency in global land change models) under the supervision of Prof. Peter Verburg.

Niels completed a Master of Science in Geography – Spatial analysis and GIS program at the University of Leuven and the VU Brussels, and a Bachelor of Science in Geography at the University of Leuven. While these programmes provided Niels with a broad background in human geography and physical geography, Niels developed a specific interest in human-environment interactions and the spatial analysis of these interactions. For his master thesis, Niels travelled to a remote forested area in Southwest Ethiopia to investigate the impact of rural in-migration on the forest. He developed an operational agent-based model of the human-environment interactions he observed.

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Education/Academic qualification

Geography, Master, KU Leuven

1 Sep 201315 Sep 2015

Geography, Bachelor, KU Leuven

1 Sep 20104 Jul 2013

Keywords

  • G Geography (General)

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Research Output 2016 2019

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
File
Cambodia
governance
acquisition
reintroduction
land

Representing large-scale land acquisitions in land use change scenarios for the Lao PDR

Debonne, N., van Vliet, J., Verburg, P. H. & Heinimann, A., Aug 2018, In : Regional Environmental Change. 18, 6, p. 1857–1869 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
land use change
land
smallholder
rubber
commodity

Modelling the impact of rural migration on tropical deforestation in South-West Ethiopia

Van Rompaey, A., Debonne, N. & Vanmaercke, M., 24 Oct 2016.

Research output: Contribution to ConferencePosterOther research output

deforestation
modeling
immigrant population
forest resource
field survey