Eric F. Lambin#


Short biography

Education
  • 1988 | PhD in Sciences, Geography, University of Louvain, Belgium
  • 1985 | Master in Sciences, Geography, University of Louvain, Belgium
  • 1985 | Baccalaureate, Philosophy, University of Louvain, Belgium

Professional Experience

  • 2010 - Present | George and Setsuko Ishiyama Provostial Professor Stanford University (Winter & Spring)
  • 1995 - Present | Professor, University of Louvain, Belgium (Summer & Fall)
  • 2002 - 2003 | Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford
  • 1993 - 1995 | Expert, Joint Research Center (Ispra, Italy), European Commission
  • 1991 - 1993 | Assistant professor Boston University

Honors & Awards

  • 2010 | Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 2010 | Fellow in the European Academy of Sciences
  • 2009 | Francqui prize in Sciences (http://www.francquifoundation.be/ang/reglement_prix_en.htm)
  • 2009 | Foreign Associate of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences
  • 2006 | Membre de l’Académie Royale des sciences, des lettres & des beaux-arts de Belgique
  • 1999 - 2005 | Chair of the Scientific Steering Committee of the “ Land-Use and Land-Cover Change ” (LUCC) project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP)

University Service

  • Sept 2013 - present | Co-Chair of Department, Environmental Earth System Science, Stanford University
  • 2006 - 2009 | Member of the Research Council, University of Louvain
  • 2000 - 2003 | Chair of Department, Geography and Geology, University of Louvain

Professional Activities

  • 2012- 2013 | Member of the External Advisory Board of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), USA
  • 2011- present | Member of the Board of Directors of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, Stockholm
  • 2005 - Present | Associate Editor of Ecology and Society: A journal of integrative science for resilience and sustainability
  • 2004 - Present | Member of the Editorial Board of Global Environmental Change
  • 2004 - 2011 | Member of the Science Advisory Committee of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria
  • 2005 - 2010 | Member of the Steering Committee of the Global Terrestrial Observing System
  • 2002 - 2006 | Member of the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
  • 2001 - 2004 | Member of the Editorial Board of Ecosystems

Advisee Degrees

  • 2013 | Rachel Garrett: Interactions between global supply chains, land use, and governance: the case of soybean production in South America, PhD (Harvard University)
  • 2012 | Yann Le Polain de Waroux: Livelihoods transitions and forest cover change in the argan woodlands, Morocco, PhD (Stanford University).
  • 2012 | Sarah D’Haen: Improving welfare in a West African context: Nonfarm activities, rainfall and poverty in contemporary Burkina Faso, PhD (University of Copenhagen).
  • 2011 | Elise Dion: Landscape epidemiology of foot-and-mouth disease in South Africa: A spatially-explicit multiagent simulation model, PhD.
  • 2011 | Hugues Lorent: An integrated approach of land degradation in southern Europe, Ph.D. (Faculté Universitaire de Namur)
  • 2010 | Eva Haas: Temporary water bodies as ecological indicators in West African drylands, Ph.D. (Joint Research Center)
  • 2009 | Catherine Linard: Spatial and integrated modelling of the transmission of vector-borne and zoonotic infections, Ph.D. (Oxford University)
  • 2009 | Giulia Conchedda : Human-environment interactions in two mangrove ecosystems of Senegal, Ph.D. (F.A.O., Rome)
  • 2009 | Patrick Meyfroidt: Forest transition in Vietnam: Evidence, theory and social-ecological feedbacks, Ph.D. (University of Louvain)
  • 2008 | Rodrigo Lorena: Linking spatial patterns of land use to agents of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, Ph.D. (Director, Instituto Jones dos Santos Neves, Brazil)
  • 2008 | Else Swinnen: Vegetation dynamics in southern Africa from NOAA-AVHRR and SPOT-VEGETATION time series, Ph.D. (Flemish institute for technological research (VITO))
  • 2008 | Pedram Rowhani: Global interannual variability in terrestrial ecosystems: Patterns, sources, and impacts on biodiversity and human security, Ph.D. (University of Sussex)
  • 2006 | Marie Scouvart: Une Analyse Quali-Quantitative Comparée des causes de la déforestation en Amazonie brésilienne, Ph.D. (unknown)
  • 2005 | Sophie Vanwambeke: Impacts of land-use change on mosquito-borne diseases in northern Thailand, Ph.D. (University of Louvain)
  • 2003 | Fred Stolle: Land use as driver of vegetation fires in Indonesia, Ph.D. (World Resource Institute)
  • 2003 | Sabine Henry: The influence of the natural environment on migration in Burkina Faso, Ph.D. (Faculté Universitaire de Namur)
  • 2002 | Nathalie Stephenne: A dynamic simulation model to understand land-use change processes in the Sudano-sahelian region, Ph.D. (Eurosense)
  • 2001 | Suzanne Serneels: Land use conflicts around the Masai-Mara Serengeti ecosystem, Ph.D. (Broederlijk Delen)
  • 2001 | Carine Petit: Detection and reconstruction of land-use and land-cover changes from multi-source cartographic and remote sensing data, Ph.D. (European Commission)
  • 2000 | Hugh Eva: Monitoring of tropical vegetation fires and their impact on land cover using remote sensing techniques, Ph.D. (Joint Research Center, Ispra)
  • 1999 | Benoit Mertens: Spatial modelling of diverse tropical deforestation processes, Ph.D. (World Resource Institute)
  • 1999 | Philippe Mayaux: Estimation des surfaces mondiales de forêts tropicales humides par télédétection satellitale, Ph.D. (Joint Research Center, Ispra)
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