Researcher and lecturer at the Water and Climate Risk department of IVM
I want to understand drivers of changes in hydro-climatic extremes and hazards, how they affect societies, and what measures can be taken to mitigate risk. Together with other top researchers at the Water and Climate Risk department of the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) of the VU Amsterdam, we apply multidisciplinary methods and integrate a large range of models and datasets to tackle the key questions about hydro-climatic risk: what are the physical mechanisms behind them, how are they changing, how do socio-economies cope with those risks, and how do people influence risk patterns and adapt to it. Core topics of our research include: climate dynamics and climate extremes, floods, droughts, sea level rise, cyclones, (multi-hazard) risk, data-driven methods like machine learning and causality analysis, climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction. We work both at the global and at the urban scale. We study the past, to better understand the physical and social systems, and we apply this knowledge to project future changes. We are always busy creating new ideas to bring these scientific challenges ahead, and we want to find excellent PhD candidates that are prepared to work with us on this and to think independently.
"Adaptation to Sea Level Rise: A Multidisciplinary Analysis for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam."
"A global framework for future costs and benefits of river-flood protection in urban areas."
"Agreement between reconstructed and modeled boreal precipitation of the Last Interglacial."
"FLOPROS: an evolving global database of flood protection standards."
"The influence of Arctic amplification on mid-latitude summer circulation."
"River flood risk in Jakarta under scenarios of future change."
"A global reanalysis of storm surges and extreme sea levels."
"Drought in the Anthropocene."
"A global multi-hazard risk analysis of road and railway infrastructure assets."
"Evaluating Flood Resilience Strategies for Coastal Megacities."