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Nynke Schulp is an Associate Professor Land use, Lifestyle, and Ecosystem Change. She is specialized in analyzing societal demand for ecosystem services in relation to the supply by the landscape, and feedbacks of landscape functioning to human preferences and needs. Her research focuses on cultural landscapes with a strong role for agriculture and primarily takes a European or case study scale. She currently leads a project on Bright Spots of Climate Smart Agriculture in the Netherlands and previously coordinated the projects CONNECT and  VITAL,  which includes a case study in the Netherlands (Kromme Rijn). She developed a set of spatial models for mapping ecosystem services and applied these in science and policy support. Nynke teaches BSc and MSc courses on historical geography, environmental sciences, and scenario development and supervises BSc and MSc theses.


Sustainable land use, Land use change, Land use history, Mapping, Modelling, Ecosystem Services.


2009: PhD in Land Dynamics, Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

2003: MSc in Soil Science, Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

2000: BSc Soil, Water, and Atmosphere, Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

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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 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


  • GE Environmental Sciences
  • HD Industries. Land use. Labor


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