University of Copenhagen
My research is focused on land use transitions, natural resource management, food security and climate change adaptation and mitigation in the Global South. I am particularly interested in understanding causes of land use changes and how they affect socio-economic and environmental systems. My recent research is focussing on effects of land use changes on carbon storage in soil and vegetation and soil fertility management in agroecosystems with focus on shifting cultivation, rubber plantations oil palm plantations. I am also investigating the environmental and socio-economic impacts of the expansion of maize production that is currently taking place in mainland Southeast Asia. My regional focus is Southeast Asia, but I have also worked in East Africa, West Africa and in the Pacific.