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Name LGJ van Bussel

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DescriptionUniversitair docent
OrganizationDepartment of Environmental Sciences
Organization UnitEnvironmental Systems Analysis
Phone+31 317 487 763
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    Jul 2017 - Present


Lenny van Bussel’s research focusses on relation between farm level production practices, landscape configuration and ecosystem services, as well as on the spatial and temporal scales of these ecosystem services flows.

Previously she worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Wageningen University and Research (Plant Production Systems), as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Bonn, Germany, and as a researcher at RIKILT, Institute of Food Safety, Wageningen University.

Lenny holds master degrees in Forest and Nature Conservation and Earth System Science, both from Wageningen University. In October 2011 she received a doctorate in crop modelling from Wageningen University, with a thesis entitled: “From field to globe: Upscaling of crop growth modelling”.

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2019 - present

Novel agricultural nature management contracts and revenue models to encourage farmers to produce other ecosystem services in addition to food are designed in the European research project Contracts2.0. In this project I analyze the effects of existing agri-environmental schemes on the environment and nature and identify possible win-win situations with regard to ecosystem service delivery. My analysis relates agricultural management and ecosystem service delivery based on expert knowledge and spatial mechanistic models. I will also organize innovation labs in which a wide range of stakeholders (such as representatives of farmers and the agricultural collectives, scientists and policymakers) jointly design new contracts, offer policy support for them and analyze the scaling possibilities.

2016 - 2018

The Biodiversa Civil-Public-Privat-Partnerships (cp3,  project investigates how collaborative governance approaches for policy innovations can enhance biodiversity and ecosystem services delivery in agricultural landscapes.


Coordinator of the course "Environmental Systems Analysis: Methods and Applications". Environmental problems are complex and of a multidisciplinary character. In solving these problems often many actors are involved. Analysing such complex problems requires an integrated approach. In this course, methods and instruments are taught that can be used to analyse environmental issues while taking into account these interactions. Environmental systems analysis studies are often performed to assist decision-makers in finding solutions to specific environmental problems. In this course, attention is paid to interactions between researchers (systems analysts) and the users (decision-makers) of the results of environmental systems analysis studies.
The course starts with a general introduction in which a systems analysis procedure is presented. Next, tools and techniques used in environmental systems analysis will be introduced. Special attention will be given to modelling. Group work study will give more insight in the use of environmental systems analysis and methods and instruments.

  • ESA-22806 - Environmental Systems Analysis: Methods and Applications
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