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Rhian Ebrey

  • Phone+31 (0)20 59 81233
  • Room 8A-40, NU-building

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

    1081 HV Amsterdam

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Rhian Ebrey is a Junior Researcher in the department of Water and Climate Risk in the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She completed a bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences: Biology and Earth Sciences from Durham University (UK) before working in and studying wildlife conservation in South Africa. Subsequently, Rhian worked for several years with deprived communities in Leeds (UK) before returning to academia to complete her Masters in Sustainable Cities at the University of Leeds. Her thesis explored the political, social, economic and technical requirements of a Green New Deal for Britain, and analysed political discourse around climate change in the UK Parliament on Twitter.

Currently, Rhian is working on a DG Clima EU project on climate adaptation modelling, focussing on biodiversity and city models, to inform rapid decision and policy making on climate adaptation. She is also supporting the coordination of the Master’s programme, Global Environmental Change and Policy.


Global change biology, sustainable urban systems.


2019: MSc Sustainable Cities, University of Leeds (UK).

2012: BSc Natural Sciences: Biology and Earth Sciences, Durham University (UK).

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