Workshop on Monitoring and Assessing Land Use Changes

In this workshop examples from different perspectives will be presented on the consequences of the strongly increasing demand for food, fibre and fuel on land use and land use changes at the global level. We hope to have a good debate on better linking agriculture and forest objectives in climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Organised by Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing

Fri 17 June 2016 14:00 to 18:00

Venue Gaia, building number 101
Room 1

The workshop takes place after the PhD thesis defense of Veronique de Sy entitled “Remote sensing of land use and carbon losses following tropical deforestation”. You are also invited to attend the public defense of her thesis at 11:00 in the Aula.

Time Subject Name
14:00 Opening Prof. Dr. Martin Herold
14:05 Support for the development of EO based National Forest Monitoring Systems in the Congo Basin Dr. Christophe Sannier, SIRS, France
14:30 Dynamics of landscape-scale tree cover and the hydroclimate: beyond a forest carbon discourse Prof. Dr. Meine van Noordwijk, Wageningen University & ICRAF, Indonesia
14:55 Pathways of commodity agriculture expansion in the tropics: Displacement, emerging frontiers, and supply chains governance Dr. Patrick Meyfroidt, Université Catholique Louvain, Belgium
15:20 Coffee break
15:45 Land use sector mitigation and independent monitoring Prof. Dr. Martin Herold, Wageningen University
16:10 Meeting the 2 degree target for agriculture and vision for an integrated approach to LED AFOLU Dr. Lini Wollenberg, CCAFS& University of Vermont, USA
16:35 tbc tbc
17:00 Discussion, followed by drinks

Participation is free of charge. For registration, please send an email to We are looking forward for your participation!