dr. V (Niki) de Sy

dr. V (Niki) de Sy


I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at Wageningen University, as part of CIFOR's global comparative study on REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, plus enhancing forest carbon stocks in (sub)tropical non-annex 1 countries). My research focuses on the role and options of national forest monitoring for REDD+, with particular emphasis on remote sensing technologies, national capacities & circumstances, and drivers of deforestation.


I hold a master degree in International Land & Water Management from wageningen University, specialising in interdisciplinary research of land management and development issues, with a minor in remote sensing and geo-information science.

Special interests are spatial analysis of land use change dynamics, natural resouce management, and the interaction between technology and the broader socio-economic context in developing countries.

I also like to explore ways to visualise and present scientific data to a wider (non-scientist) audience, because bringing science to life is an important aspect of being an applied scientist.

Check out this story map, developed for an international data visualisation competition, that illustrates the role of forests in feeding the world.