New narratives could (re)connect EU nature policies with peoples' perception of nature. Just regulation ('Red List') and economic valuation ('ecosystem services') will not stop the reduction in species and habitats. The ambition of my team is to find these narratives on the basis of inputs by stakeholders, develop new ideas for policies and show how these could contribute to reaching biodiversity goals. Publication will be first half of 2016, during the Dutch presidency of the EU Council.

Education 

  • Agronomy at Wageningen Agricultural University

Work experience 

  • Centre for Agriculture and Environment, 1991-2000
  • Wageningen Agricultural University, dept. of Agricultural Economics, 1991