my portfolio of research projects
Space and place
In collaboration with Massey University, New Zealand, we developed a research agenda based on the social notion of place versus the geographical notion of place as a more fitting concept to research landscapes.
The landscape restoration project aimed to restore landscapes through private investments in local businesses.
REDD+ at WUR
The REDD+ research network at the Wageningen University aims at increasing transdisciplinary knowledge on REDD+ implementation, climate mitigation and sustainable development.
Natura 2000 implementation
The project of which this study was part of was called Beech Forest for the Future . It aimed to develop novel cross-national strategies for coherent beech forest conservation in Europe with a focus on Natura 2000.
FORESTS and LIVELIHOODS
The aim of this project was to identify locally viable options for forest use contributing to local livelihoods and to promote these as a basis for sustainable development in the Amazon.
My research looks at the relation between policy implementation and the actual outcomes of that in the landscape. It does so from a dynamic governance perspective and a focus on local practices.