JasperJasper van Vliet is an Assistant Professor in land-use science. In his research he combines case study approaches and meta-study approaches with spatial analysis and spatial modeling tools in order to improve our understanding of land use change processes. Jasper teaches a number of courses related to spatial analysis at the Bachelor and the Master level. Moreover, he contributes to the research design course for thesis students and supervises a number of Bachelor and Master thesis projects. Jasper has ample international experience due to his participation in a number of international research projects, his capacity building project in Southeast Asia, and several international workshops and conferences.

Expertise: Land use, Land-use change, Meta-study, Modelling, Validation


  • 2013 PhD in Geo-Information Science, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
  • 2007 MSc. in Geo-Information Science, Wageningen University, the Netherlands


  • 2015-present: Assistant Professor in land use science, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2012-2015: Postdoctoral Researcher, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • 2007-2011: Researcher and consultant at the Research Institute for Knowledge Systems bv, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Selected publications

For a complete overview, please look at my Google Scholar profile.

Contact: Tel: +31 20 59 83052 | E-mail: jasper.van.vliet@vu.nl