Photo of Peter H. Verburg

prof. dr. ir. Peter H. Verburg

  • Phone+31 (0)20 59 83594
  • Room 8A-61, NU-building

  • Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), De Boelelaan 1111

    1081 HV Amsterdam

20002021

Research output per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Personal information

Peter Verburg is professor Environmental Spatial Analysis and leads the Environmental Geography group that is part of the Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Peter is named a Highly Cited Researcher for 2018 that ranks in the top 1% by citations in Web of Science. Peter has established a leading position in the field of land use analysis and modelling. He has developed and applied a wide range of methods to analyze spatial patterns of land use at scales from local to global. Methods used in his research originate from different disciplines, including social sciences (interviews, participatory workshops, multi-level statistics, foresight and scenario studies), econometrics (efficiency analysis, spatial econometrics), geography (accessibility analysis, spatial modelling, remote sensing) and earth sciences (biogeochemical modelling).

Having worked with collaborators from this wide variety of fields Peter has established insight in the different disciplinary traditions and vocabularies which facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration. His work on regional and global scale land use modeling has resulted in one of the most frequently used land use models worldwide (CLUE). Peter is the former chair of the Global Land Programme of Future Earth and is actively involved in several EU-level research projects in the field of land use, sustainable city planning, climate change adaptation, rural development and ecosystem services. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters. He has organized workshops and post-graduate courses on the topic of land use modelling and ecosystem services.

Expertise

Land change analysis, spatial analysis and modelling, landscape ecology, ecosystem services, interdisciplinary analysis of human-environment interactions, environmental decision making, scenarios, multi-functional land use, sustainable intensification, landscape aestetics.

Education

2000: PhD. Land Use Modelling, Wageningen University.

1996: MSc. Physical Geography, Wageningen University.

Professional employment history

  • 2010-present: Professor Environmental Spatial Analysis, Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam
  • 2009-2010: Senior Researcher at Alterra, WUR
  • 2003-2010: Assistant professor, Land dynamics group, Wageningen University
  • 2001-2003: Post-doc, Faculty of Geographical Sciences, Utrecht University
  • 2000-2003:  Post-doc, Laboratory of Soil Science and Geology, Wageningen University
  • 1996-2000: Junior researcher, Department of Agronomy, Wageningen University

Publications

For an overview of my publications please visit my ResearchGate profile.

Ancillary activities

  • Elsevier publisher | Amsterdam | co-editor-in-chief | 2019-01-01 - present
  • Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL | Birmensdorf | Medewerker | 2020-03-01 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

Keywords

  • Q Science

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics where Peter H. Verburg is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 13 Similar Profiles

Network

Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.
Your message has successfully been sent.
Your message was not sent due to an error.
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.