dr. MAJ (Machiel) Lamers

dr. MAJ (Machiel) Lamers

Assistant professor

Machiel Lamers is an Associate Professor at the Environmental Policy Group of Wageningen University in the Netherlands. He obtained his PhD from Maastricht University in The Netherlands in 2009 with a dissertation on the sustainability challenges and regulation of Antarctic tourism development. His research interests are in the fields of, and interrelation between, sustainable tourism, nature conservation, climate adaptation and environmental policy and governance. I develop and lead research projects on the governance of sustainable tourism and (global/regional) environmental change in coastal and marine destinations, including both the Arctic and Antarctic region, the Caribbean and Indonesia. Theoretically and conceptually I aim to apply and build the sociology of environmental mobilities and flows, as well as practice theory approaches. 

Machiel is a member of the Societal and Economic Research Applications (SERA) working group of the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP), World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). He is also a steering group member of the Polar Coupled Analysis and Prediction for Services (PCAPS) programme of the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP), World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). Machiel has been a co-chair of the Societal and Economic Research Applications (SERA) task team and a steering group member of the Polar Prediction Project, the predecessor of PCAPS at the WMO-WWRP. He has been a founding member of the International Polar Tourism Research Network and has served as chair of the network for 8 years.

Selected publications:

Lamers, M., Steins, N. A., & van Bets, L. (2024). Combining polar cruise tourism and science practices. Annals of Tourism Research107, 103794.

Lamers, M., Ljubicic, G., Thoman, R., Carrasco, J., Dawson, J., Heinrich, V. J., ... & Stewart, E. J. (2024). Tailored Investments Needed to Support Weather, Water, Ice, and Climate Services in the Polar Regions. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society105(3), E645-E650.

Lamers, M., Van der Duim, R., & Spaargaren, G. (2017). The relevance of practice theories for tourism research. Annals of Tourism Research, 62, 54-63.

Lamers, M., Van der Duim, R., Van Wijk, J., Nthiga, R. (2014). Governing Conservation Tourism Partnerships in Kenya. Annals of Tourism Research 48: 250-265.

Hegger, D., Lamers, M., Van Zeijl-Rozema, A. & Dieperink, C. (2012). Conceptualising knowledge co-production in climate change adaptation projects: success conditions and levers for action. Environmental Science & Policy 18: 52-65.