dr. L.L.J.M. Willemen (Wieteke)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Ecosystem services and rural development researcher. Current research includes RS-based ecosystem service mapping and monitoring, impact assessments of integrated restoration, and prioritization of investments in land degradation neutrality actions. Website: https://www.itc.nl/ecosystem-services

PhD in spatial modelling from Wageningen University, the Netherlands. Worked before at Bioversity International in Colombia, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in Italy, Cornell University in the USA. Roles: Coordinating Lead Author of the Land Degradation and Restoration assessment of IPBES, Chair of the Steering Committee of Ecosystem Services Partnership, and editorial work for several journals.


Zhang, W., Gowdy, J., Bassi, A. M., Santamaria, M., deClerck, F., Adegboyega, A., ... Wood, S. L. R. (2018). Systems thinking: an approach for understanding ‘eco-agri-food systems’. In TEEB for Agriculture and Food : Scientific and Economic Foundations Report : work in progress Geneva.
Scholes, R. J., Montanarella, L., Brainich, E., Brainich, E., Barger, N., ten Brink, B., ... Willemen, L. (Eds.) (2018). IPBES (2018): Summary for policymakers of the assessment report on land degradation and restoration of the Intergovernmental Science- Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Bonn, Germany: Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.
de Groot, R., Costanza, R., Braat, L., Brander, L., Burkhard, B., Carrascosa, J. L., ... Willemen, L. (2018). Ecosystem Services are Nature’s Contributions to People: Response to: Assessing nature's contributions to people. Science Progress, 359(6373), [ta].
Semedi, J. M., Willemen, L., Nurlambang, T., Van Der Meer, F. D., & Koestoer, R. H. (2018). Developing a framework for assessing the impact of geothermal development phases on ecosystem services. IOP conference series: Earth and environmental science, 103(1), [012003]. DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/103/1/012003
Vargas, L., Willemen, L., & Hein, L. (2018). Linking planetary boundaries and ecosystem accounting, with an illustration for the Colombian Orinoco river basin. Regional environmental change, 18(5), 1521-1534. [WOS:000432987600023]. DOI: 10.1007/s10113-018-1282-1
Palomo, I., Willemen, L., Drakou, E. G., Burkhard, B., Crossman, N. D., Bellamy, C., ... Verweij, P. (2018). Practical solutions for bottlenecks in ecosystem services mapping. One Ecosystem: ecology and sustainability data journal, 3(1), [e20713]. DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e20713
Wood, S. L. R., Jones, S. K., Johnson, J. A., Brauman, K. A., Chaplin-kramer, R., Fremier, A., ... Declerck, F. A. (2018). Distilling the role of ecosystem services in the Sustainable Development Goals. Ecosystem services, 29, 70-82. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.10.010

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