Instituut voor Landbouw- en Visserij Onderzoek (ILVO)
After graduating from the University of Ghent (Agricultural Engineer with minor Plant Production, UGent, 2001), I started a Ph D in the research group of Plant and Vegetation Ecology at the University of Antwerp (doctor in science, UA, 2006) to study the effects of climate change on the tundra vegetation in Greenland. Since 2007, I work for the Social Sciences Unit in the Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO). In this unit, I am coordinator of the research domain Agricultural and Farm development. Last years, I build up expertise on the topics “sustainability of agro-food systems”, “knowledge exchange” and “agro-ecology”, my research is mainly based on projects and processes with stakeholders related to the overall strive for more sustainable agro-food systems. Since 2013, I am also a lecturer at the University of Antwerp (UA), within the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development. Through lecturing the course “Methodologies and Techniques on interdisciplinary research”, I’m in the possibility to consolidate, structure and disseminate expertise on methodologies of inter- and transdisciplinary research with respect to sustainability issues.
Faculty/Department: ILVO/Social Sciences Unit