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

Full Professor

About Me

Professor of Spatial Dynamics of Ecosystem Services. Current research includes RS-based ecosystem service mapping and monitoring, impact assessments of integrated restoration, citizen science integration in impact research, and prioritization of investments in land degradation neutrality actions. Website: About me, About our ecosystem service work.

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, Board of the Executive Committee of Ecosystem Services Partnership, and editorial work for several journals. Former board member of the JA@UT, the young academy of the University of Twente.


Earth & Environmental Sciences
Ecosystem Service
Land Degradation
Agriculture & Biology
Ecosystem Services
Land Degradation
Remote Sensing
Business & Economics
Ecosystem Services

Ancillary Activities

  • Ecosystem Service Partnership
    Executive Board
    Chair Programme Committee Joint SDG research initiative
  • Elsevier
    Special Issue Editor Journal Ecosystem Services


Teurlincx, S., van Halsema, R., SM Deffner, A. , Willemen, L. , & Egorova, E. (2023). Capturing elements of the Nature Futures Framework Through in situ place descriptions: An empirical study in urban blue locations. In R. Westerholt, & F-B. Mocnik (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Platial Information Science (pp. 5-13) https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8286255
Obergh, D., Best, L. , Willemen, L. , Schwarz, N., & van Kanten, R. (2023). Citizen science for a healthy living environment in Suriname. s1-s15. Caribbean Urban Forum, CUF 2023, Paramaribo, Suriname.
Best, L. , Schwarz, N. , Willemen, L., Obergh, D., van Kanten, R., & Teuling, R. (2023). Urban green spaces as nature based solution in the Caribbean? Diurnal and seasonal variation of cooling effects.. S1-S13. Caribbean Urban Forum, CUF 2023, Paramaribo, Suriname.
Willemen, L., Kenter, J. O., O’Connor, S., & Noordwijk, M. V. (2023). Nature living in, from, with, and as people: exploring a mirrored use of the Life Framework of Values. Current opinion in environmental sustainability, 63, [101317]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2023.101317
Waeber, P. O., Carmenta, R., Estrada-Carmona, N., Garcia, C., Falk, T., Fellay, A., Ghazoul, J., Reed, J. , Willemen, L., Zhang, W., & Kleinschroth, F. (2023). Structuring the complexity of integrated landscape approaches into selectable, scalable, and measurable attributes. Environmental science & policy, 147, 67-77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2023.06.003
Dorado-Guerrero, B. , & Willemen, L. (2022). Assessing the impact of post-fire restoration interventions using spectral vegetation indices. Abstract from 13th European Conference on Ecological Restoration, SER Europe 2022, Alicante, Spain. https://www.sere2022.org/index.php/programme-speakers/abstracts-book
Chen, Y., Herrera, R. A., Benitez, E., Hoffmann, C., Möth, S., Paredes, D., Plaas, E., Popescu, D., Rascher, S., Rusch, A., Sandor, M., Tolle, P. , Willemen, L., Winter, S. , & Schwarz, N. (2022). Winegrowers’ decision-making: A pan-European perspective on pesticide use and inter-row management. Journal of rural studies, 94, 37-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2022.05.021

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Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Langezijds (building no. 19), room 1105
Hallenweg 8
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Langezijds  1105
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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