Eric F. Lambin

External Advisory Board Member

Dr. Eric Lambin, a geographer and environmental scientist, divides his time between the Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) and Stanford University, where he holds the Ishiyama Provostial Professorship at the School of Earth, Energy, & Environmental Sciences and the Woods Institute for the Environment. Eric’s research tries to better understand causes and impacts of land use changes in different parts of the world.  Eric was Chair of the international scientific project Land Use and Land Cover Change (LUCC) from 1999–2005. He was awarded the 2009 Francqui Prize, the 2014 Volvo Environment Prize, and the 2019 Blue Planet Prize, and he is a Foreign Associate at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Eric’s current research tries to understand how globalization affects global land use and how private and public regulations of land use interact to promote more sustainable land use practices. Eric served as a member of SESYNC’s External Advisory Board. 

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2011 - 2013
Areas of Expertise
land-system science
human-environment interactions
Research Interests
tropical deforestation
dryland degradation
land-use governance
Methods of Expertise
remote sensing
field interviews
spatial modeling

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