Policy Researcher Global Land Use and Population.
- MSc. Plant Protection, 1989. Wageningen University, The Netherlands.
- PhD. 2012. VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
- Member of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH)
- Member of the European Geosciences Union (EGU)
- Member of the American Geographical Union (AGU)
- Member of advisory board CLANIMAE programme
- Contributing author 5th AR IPCC