PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency - NETHERLANDS
Rob Alkemade has a MSc degree in agricultural sciences at Wageningen University, with special focus on plant protection and mathematical statistics. He obtained his PhD on marine ecology at Wageningen University in co-operation with the Netherlands Institute for Ecology in Yerseke. From 1993 to 2008 he was researcher at the Netherlands Institute for public health and the environment (RIVM), where he developed the GLOBIO model for global biodiversity and ecosystem services (www.globio.info). From 2008 he is senior researcher at PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and guided the applications of the GLOBIO model in scenario studies for Global Environmental Outlooks, Global Biodiversity Outlooks and OECD environmental outlooks. From 2014 he is head of the IPBES Technical Support Unit for Scenarios and Models, and lead author of the IPBES scenario assessment (www.ipbes.net). From 2012 he is affiliated to the Environmental Systems Analyses group in Wageningen University, and from March 2019 special professor on global biodiversity and ecosystem services modelling.