Sean Goodwin

  • Room 8A-40, NU-building

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

    1081 HV Amsterdam


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Sean Goodwin is a researcher in the department of Environmental Geography of the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He has a background in Law and Arts from the University of Queensland, Australia, and did his Master’s studies at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in Environment and Resource Management. His Master’s thesis addressed the methodological challenges in constructing diverse and novel forms of socio-ecological value presented by ecosystems, for example relational values, and the relevance for this in the science-policy interface. Sean is now working on several projects at the IVM on the spatial dynamics of land-use change in the context of different scenarios and land degradation neutrality. Other project work includes the incorporation of citizen information in spatial analysis.


Ecosystem services, land change analysis, land-use scenarios, interdisciplinary analysis of human-environment interactions, land degradation neutrality.


2018: MSc Environment and Resource Management (Cum Laude), specialisation biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.

2016: LLB Bachelor of Laws, BA Bachelor of Arts, specialisation international and environmental law, and languages (Mandarin Chinese), University of Queensland.

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Values held by Swedish primary school students towards forest ecosystems and the relevance for a nature’s contributions to people approach

Goodwin, S., Brogaard, S. & Krause, T., 17 Nov 2019, In : Ecosystems and People. 15, 1, p. 331-346

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