2. Spatial Structures

This theme includes research on the provision of green services, landscape valuation, rural policy modelling and land use analysis. Within this theme, new opportunities for Bioeconomy research relate to land use and multifunctionality of rural areas under conditions of increasing competition for land and natural resources.


  • Measuring the Bioeconomy
    BioMonitor, project number: 773297

Key Publications

  • Meraner M., W. Heijman, T. Kuhlman and R. Finger (2014). Determinants of farm diversification in the Netherlands. Land Use Policy, Vol. 42, pp. 767-780
  • Heide C.M van der, and W.J.M. Heijman (eds), (2012). The Economic Value of Landscapes. Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics. Routledge, London
  • R. Jongeneel, N. Polman and L. Slangen (2012). Cost-benefit analysis of the Dutch nature policy: Transaction costs and land market impacts. Land Use Policy 29 (4): 827–836