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Namedr. PC Roebeling

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DescriptionSenior researcher nature economics
OrganizationWageningen Economic Research
Organization UnitGreen Economy and Landuse
Phone+31 317 488 199
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  • Project management; Staff/PhD/MSc-student supervision - CESAM & Dept. Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro
    Oct 2019 - Sep 2020

    University of Aveiro (UAV) projects (such as the H2020 UNaLab project) and corresponding staff (research assistants; PhD/MSc-students) coordinated by me and in the interest of WEcR, will continue to be coordinated and supervised by me. This will facilitate and lead to joint publications, project proposals and student/staff exchange and, hence, will contribute to successfully achieving the objectives defined in the R&O agreement. The continuation of these activities will be evaluated annually.


Dr. Peter Roebeling is Senior Researcher at the Green Economy and Land Use group of Wageningen Economic Research (Wageningen University & Research [WUR]; Netherlands) as well as Invited Researcher at the Department of Environment & Planning and Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies of the University of Aveiro (UA; Portugal). He holds a PhD in Social Sciences from Wageningen University (Netherlands; 2003) and an MSc in Agriculture and Natural Environment (Wageningen University, Netherlands; 1995), and has almost 20 years experience in the area of sustainable development – leading integrated research projects regarding strategic resource use planning and environmental management as well as pathways for adoption of sustainable practices in Europe, Oceania, South-East Asia and Latin America. He has worked at the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CGIAR-CIAT; Colombia; 1995), the National University (UNA-CINPE; Costa Rica; 1996-1999), the Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR – Social Sciences; Netherlands; 1999-2003) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO – Ecosystem Sciences; Australia; 2003-2007). His socio-environmental-economic research focuses on sustainable regional development through Integrated Catchment and Coastal Zone Management (ICCZM), Sustainable Urbanizing Landscape Development (SULD), Coastal Erosion and Adaptation Strategies (CEAS) and Efficient Air Quality Management (EAQM), and is based in integrated explorative and predictive approaches that support stakeholders in the identification, development and implementation of sustainable development strategies. His international research impact is evidenced by the publication of 37 journal papers, 5 books, 9 book chapter, 64 conference papers and 38 project reports. He is editorial board member of Landscape & Urban Planning and World Water Policy, guest-editor for Resources, has been guest-editor for Water Resources and Economics, and is peer reviewer for 17 ISI journals (5 on a regular basis). He has ample international experience through the lead of and participation in research projects (23; H2020; FP7; INTERREG-IVC, FCT, ACIAR, MTSRF and CSIRO), conference organizing (2) and scientific (7) committees, and international conferences (32). He has organizational management expertise as board member of the University Council (WUR; 2000-2002), deputy program leader WfHC-Floodplain Renewal (CSIRO; 2005-2007) and board member of the Departmental Council (DAO; 2010-present). Finally, 6 PhD-students (1 completed; 5 on-going) and 40 MSc-students (36 completed; 4 on-going) have been (co-) supervised.

Expert Profile
  • Spatial environmental-economic modelling; Complex socio-ecological systems modelling; Regional land use modelling; Farm household modelling; Simulation models; Optimisation models; Environmental valuation
  • BHV-WEcR

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UNaLab – ‘Urban Nature Labs’ (2.5 m€/yr, H2020, EU)

UNaLab is a project funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The UNaLab consortium is comprised of 28 partners from 10 cities across Europe and beyond, including municipalities, research, business and industry. The UNaLab partner cities commit to addressing the challenges that cities around the world are facing today, by focusing on climate and water related issues, within an innovative and citizen-driven paradigm. With three demonstration cities, seven replication cities and several observers, the UNaLab project aims to develop smarter, more inclusive, more resilient and increasingly sustainable societies through innovative nature-based solutions (NBS).


2003: Ph.D.-degree in Social Sciences with specialization in Development and Natural Resource Economics, Wageningen University (WU), Netherlands.

1995: M.Sc.-degree in Agriculture and Natural Environment with specialization in Rural Development Studies, Wageningen University (WU), Netherlands.

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