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
  • Elsevier
    Special Issue Editor Journal Ecosystem Services
  • Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek- Vlaanderen
    Panel member Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO)
    Chair Programme Committee Joint SDG research initiative


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
Willemen, L. (2021). It's about time: advancing spatial analyses of ecosystem services for integrated landscape management. s1-s28. Webinar series "Flipping the coin: Managing agrolandscapes to tackle multiple global challenges through a landscape approach. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVuGhI0GqkY

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

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Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
ITC (building no. 75), room 4-145
Hengelosestraat 99
7514AE  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
ITC  4-145
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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