Keynote speakers: Assit.Prof. Jasper Van Vliet
From Institute of Environment Studies, VU University Amsterdam
Topic: Model based assessment of land use change for sustainable development.
Jasper van Vliet is an assistant professor at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) of the VU University Amsterdam. In his research he aims to better understand land use changes and their impacts on society and the environment. While land use change is a global phenomenon, it is manifested in local realities. Hence to understand these processes from all perspectives he employs a wide range of research methods, including case study analysis, spatial analysis, meta‐studies, and land‐use modelling. Jasper is leader of the Global Land Project’s working group on rural‐urban interactions, and he leads an international research project on trade‐ offs related to improved food security in Laos and Myanmar. He has published > 30 papers in ISI‐listed journals, and contributed to > 30 conference presentations. Further information about publications and citations are available on Google Scholar and ResearchGate.