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Nynke Schulp is an Assistant Professor in ecosystem services. She is specialized in analyzing societal demand for ecosystem services in relation to the supply by the landscape. Her research focuses on cultural landscapes with a strong role for agriculture. She coordinated CONNECT and currently leads 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.


Ecosystem services, Land use change, Land use history, Mapping, Modelling


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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Research Output 2006 2019

sustainable agricultural intensification
agricultural intensification
alternative agriculture
European Union
environmental impact

Mapping and modelling past and future land use change in Europe's cultural landscapes

Schulp, C. J. E., Levers, C., Kuemmerle, T., Tieskens, K. F. & Verburg, P. H., Jan 2019, In : Land Use Policy. 80, p. 332-344 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

cultural landscape
land use change
land use
agricultural policy

Aesthetic appreciation of the cultural landscape through social media: An analysis of revealed preference in the Dutch river landscape

Tieskens, K. F., Van Zanten, B. T., Schulp, C. J. E. & Verburg, P. H., 1 Sep 2018, In : Landscape and Urban Planning. 177, p. 128-137 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

cultural landscape
social media

Conceptualising fields of action for sustainable intensification – A systematic literature review and application to regional case studies

Weltin, M., Zasada, I., Piorr, A., Debolini, M., Geniaux, G., Moreno Perez, O., Scherer, L., Tudela Marco, L. & Schulp, C. J. E., 1 Apr 2018, In : Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 257, p. 68-80 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Global flows of ecosystem services

Koellner, T., Schröter, M., Schulp, C. J. E. & Verburg, P. H., Jun 2018, In : Ecosystem Services. 31, Part B, p. 229-230

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Activities 2012 2014

  • 3 Lecture / Presentation

No net loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services: a quantitative assessment of policy scenarios towards an EU No Net Loss initiative

A.J.A. van Teeffelen (Keynote speaker), C.J.E. Schulp (Keynote speaker)
8 Sep 2014

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Comparison of EU-scale ecosystem service maps

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

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Linking biodiversity, ecosystem services and conservation policy - a case study on crop pollination

C.J.E. Schulp (Speaker), P.H. Verburg (Speaker), S. Lautenbach (Speaker), R. Brouwer (Speaker)
28 Aug 2012

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic