In environmental management, 1000+ of species are to be protected against 1000+ of different pressures. In the Environment Science (ES) group, we aim to understand and predict both the relative and cumulative impact of anthropogenic stressors on species including humans. We translate detailed mechanisms into overarching principles, applied in models for future projections, in particular in highly populated river deltas and estuaries. The methods developed and the results obtained are used by governments, agencies, industry and consultancies.

Focus of Environmental Science group in EU DPSIR chain.

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  • Adams, T.S.F. et al, 2022. Who is adjusting to whom?: Differences in elephant diel activity in wildlife corridors across different human-modified landscapes. Frontiers in Conservation Science 3 (doi)
  • Broekman, M.J.E. et al., 2022. Time-lagged effects of habitat fragmentation on terrestrial mammals in Madagascar. Conservation Biology (accepted; doi)
  • De Kleijne, K. et al., 2022. The many greenhouse gas footprints of green hydrogen. Sustainable Energy & Fuels (accepted; doi)
  • Van der Hulst, M.K. et al, 2022. Greenhouse gas benefits from direct chemical recycling of mixed plastic waste. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 186: 106582 (doi)

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Our expertise covers chemistry, toxicology, ecology and related fields. We focus on modelling studies and meta-analyses, lined up with lab experiments and field surveys. We integrate data across scales, stressors, species, conditions, frameworks and cases using quantitative models and qualitative guidelines, centred on three sub-themes.

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BSc / MSc internships
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