dr.ir. JP (Jan Peter) Lesschen

dr.ir. JP (Jan Peter) Lesschen

Researcher / Project leader Soil and Climate

Dr Jan Peter Lesschen has over 10 year experience on greenhouse gas emissions, soil science, land use, agriculture and regional scale modelling. He is working at Wageningen Environmental Research since 2008 as researcher and project leader. A key characteristic of his work is integrating knowledge and data from different expertise, e.g. land use, environment and agriculture. He is responsible for the development and application of the MITERRA model. This model assesses effects and interactions of policies and measures in agriculture on nitrogen and GHG emissions, changes in soil organic carbon stocks and nutrient losses to water at different spatial levels for the EU and at global scale. He is member of the LULUCF working group that is responsible for the emission inventory of the LULUCF sector for the Netherlands. He is involved in several EU funded projects and service contracts for DG Environment, DG CLIMA and DG Energy. Jan Peter has published more than 35 papers in international scientific journals with peer review and several book chapters and scientific reports.