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I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Climate and Ecosystem Change group at the VU. My research focusses on droughts and wildfires around the globe, with a focus on boreal and tropical ecosystems. In practice, this means combining (satellite) remote sensing images, climate data, other geospatial datasets and field data, often by using classic statistical methods, machine learning and by developing my own algorithms. Besides research, I very much enjoy supervising students and teaching courses, especially, when this involves fieldwork or outdoor excursions. 

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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 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Academic qualification

Ecology, PhD, Drought in the rainforest: Investigating leaf, tree and ecosystem scale responses to drought in the Amazon forest, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Award Date: 10 Jan 2022

Master, Forest and Nature Conservation (Cum laude), Wageningen University

1 Sept 20131 Sept 2015

Award Date: 27 Aug 2015

Bachelor, Bos- en Natuurbeheer, Wageningen University

1 Sept 20101 Sept 2013

Award Date: 31 Aug 2013

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