Ir/MSc Degree (1990 – 1993)

Ir/MSc Degree (1990 – 1993)

Wageningen Agricultural University (1990 – 1993)Wageningen Agricultural University

Thesis ‘Management of Natural Resources in the Tropics’, Forestry and Nature Conservation-project, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia: vegetation inventory of Baluran National Park (East Java).
Thesis ‘Forest Management’, West Papua Peoples Front and Stichting Milieudefensie (the Dutch branch of Friends of the Earth), the Netherlands: studied the ecological and social effects of commercial logging of mangrove forests in West Papua, Indonesia; started project administration, contacted third parties in Indonesia, wrote texts on forest management and laws, and designed the layout of the report.
Main study-topics: aerial photograph interpretation, agro-forestry ecosystems, forest influences, land evaluation, non-timber forest products, nursery practices and soil degradation & conservation.