Tom Veldkamp

  • Drienerlolaan 5

    7522 NB Enschede


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1988 …2024

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Personal profile

Research interests

Research fields: Spatial Environmental Quality

  • Quaternary geology (analysing and modelling of landscape dynamics, fluvial systems)

  • Geomorphology (modelling landscape processes, sediment geochemistry)

  • Soil Science (soil-landscape system characterisation and impact of land use on soil dynamics)

  • Land evaluation, Land use cover change modelling (spatially explicit modelling of land use/cover change)

  • Coupled Human-Ecological systems (modelling of feedbacks and system analysis)
  • Transition towards sustainable development and Competing Claims


PhD supervision
I have been (Co) promotor of 32 PhD Theses. I am currently (Co) promotor of 2 ongoing PhD theses. I have been a member of over 60 PhD graduation committees (at 10 different universities in 5 different countries)

Fieldwork locations
Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, Canada, New Zealand, Israel, Turkey, France, UK, Spain, Germany, Netherlands.

Editorial activities

  • Editor in Chief Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment,
  • Former Associate Editor Agronomy for Sustainable Development,
  • Former Member of Editorial board Journal of Land Use Science,
  • Former Member of editorial board Landscape Ecology,
  • Former Member of editorial board Ecosystems,
  • Former Member of editorial board Netherlands Journal of Geosciences,
  • Former Member of International Board of Netherlands Journal of Agricultural Sciences (NJAS).
  • Guest Editor Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment, Special Issue: "Predicting land use change." Together with E. Lambin. (Impact score 1.4) No 6 on most downloaded papers 2001.
  • Guest editor Journal of Environmental Management special issue "Modelling land use change and its environmental impacts" with P.W. Verburg. Most downloaded JEM issue in 2004.
  • Guest editor International Journal of GIS special issue "Modelling land use change" with P.W. Verburg. No 7 of most cited papers of IJGIS.
  • Guest editor Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment, Special Issue: "Future land use - Europe: scenario based studies on land use and environmental impact.." Together with P.W. Verburg and Mark Rounsevell.
  • Guest editor Geoderma special issue "Advances in landscape-scale soil research" with D.J. Pennock. (2006)
  • Guest editor Land use Policy with Kok, K., Verburg, P.H Special Issue: "Integrated assessment of the land system: The future of land use" (2007)
  • Guest editor Landscape Ecology with E. Milne, R. Aspinall "Integrated modelling of natural and social systems in land change science". (2009)
  • Guest editor Ecology and Society with K. Kok “Scale and governance: Conceptual considerations and practical implications ” (2011).
  • Guest editor Geomorphology with K-T. Chang and M. Borga “Modeling land dynamics in mountainous environments “ (2011).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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