Dr. Eric Lambin

Department of Geography, University of Louvain, Belgium

Roy F Weston Distinguished Global Sustainability Lecture Series Speaker

Eric F. Lambin is Professor at the Department of Geography and Geology at the University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. He was previously Assistant Professor at Boston University and Expert for the European Commission at the Joint Research Center (Ispra). He is the current Chair of the Land-Use and Land-Cover Change (LUCC) programme of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP). The research interests of Eric Lambin include the monitoring of land-cover changes by remote sensing, and the modelling of land-use changes and some of their impacts on coupled human-environment systems. Eric Lambin has published extensively in leading scientific journals in remote sensing, geography and environmental sciences. In 2002-2003, he was resident for one year as Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, California, USA. He recently published a broad audience book on the human impact on the Earth system: “La Terre sur un fil” (Ed. Le Pommier, Paris, 2004 – forthcoming translation by Chicago University Press).

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