Team

  • Aafke Schipper

Aafke Schipper joined the GLOBIO team in 2015 and currently leads the GLOBIO project. In addition, she holds an assistant professorship at Radboud University (Environmental Science). Her main interest is in quantifying human impacts on biodiversity and identifying strategies for conservation.

  • Rob Alkemade

Rob Alkemade is a senior ecologist and has been involved with GLOBIO from the beginning. He manages the development and application of GLOBIO-ES and is a professor on global biodiversity and ecosystem services modelling at Wageningen University

  • Jan Janse

Jan Janse is aquatic ecologist, a team member since 2006 and he developed the GLOBIO-Aquatic module for freshwater systems. He is responsible for the further development of the model for aquatic biodiversity and ecosystem services, including policy applications and links with other models. Jan is also guest researcher at the Neth. Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) in Wageningen.

  • Alexandra Marques

Alexandra Marques joined the GLOBIO team in 2020. Her work is currently focused on GLOBIO-ES. She has experience in modelling impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services, and on footprint modelling. She is also interested in translating this knowledge into options for conservation.

  • Clara Veerkamp

Clara Veerkamp joined the GLOBIO team in 2015 where she works on the modelling of ecosystem services. In addition, Clara is also doing an PhD focused on the assessment of urban ecosystem services and how urban nature can contribute to address urban sustainability challenges (e.g. climate change, human health).

  • Johan Meijer

Johan Meijer is a geographer and working with the GLOBIO team since 2013. He works on the terrestrial and aquatic model framework development and applications from global to landscape scale, improving pressure datasets on land use and infrastructure and support for GLOBIO user interface.

  • Paul Giesen

Paul Giesen joined the GLOBIO team in 2019. He works on technical model development, applications and improvement of state and pressure input datasets. Paul has a background in geodesy and is a specialist in geographic information systems.

  • Sana Okayasu

Sana Okayasu joined the GLOBIO team in 2020 where she participates in the development of GLOBIO-ES. In addition, Sana is coordinating the work of the IPBES task force on scenarios and models as a member of its technical support unit.

  • Sandy van Tol

  • Arthur Beusen

Arthur Beusen is senior researcher and advisor on methodology and modelling techniques and he manages the Global Nutrient Model.

  • Harry Wilting

Harry Wilting is a senior researcher on environmentally-extended multi-regional input-output analysis and works together with the GLOBIO team since 2015. He is using GLOBIO for biodiversity footprint modelling. In addition, he works on methodologies and policy analyses related to sustainable production and consumption.

  • Sido Mylius

Sido Mylius is senior researcher and advisor on methodology and modelling techniques. Sido joined the GLOBIO team in 2017.

  • Jelle Hilbers

Jelle Hilbers joined the GLOBIO team in 2018 and is responsible for the GLOBIO model set-up, model simulations and quality control of input data and model output. He currently works as a research engineer at the Radboud University (Environmental Science). 

  • Valerio Barbarossa

Valerio Barbarossa joined PBL and the GLOBIO team in 2019. He is responsible for the further development of the GLOBIO-Aquatic model. In addition, he holds an assistant professorship at Leiden University (Industrial Ecology).