Bakgrunn og aktiviteter

Koen Kuipers is a PhD candidate at the Program for industriell økologi in the Institutt for energy- og prosessteknik at NTNU, funded by NTNU Bærekraft. The research is part of the Program for industriell økologi research area 1 (Ecosystems and Bioresources) and is conducted in collaboration with NINA and the ecology group in the Institutt for biologi at NTNU).

Furthermore, Koen Kuipers is teaching assistant at the Institutt for energy- og prosessteknik for the courses Industriell økologi, seminar - kritisk gjennomgang og formidling av vitenskap (TEP4305) and Forståelse og kvantifisering av miljøpåvirkninger på økosystemer (TEP4220).

 

Area of work

Elaborating the life cycle impact assessment methodology by including the representation of habitat fragmentation in land use and land use change impact categories to enhance the understanding of biodiversity loss induced by anthropogenic activities.

The research concerns efforts to quantify the implications of the introduction of barriers and land fragmentation for biodiversity loss on the global level, including spatial differentiation; to translate these findings into metrics that fit into the life cycle impact assessment framework; and to incorporate the quantification of the effects of habitat fragmentation on biodiversity loss into the life cycle impact assessment methodology.

 

Previous and other work

Working on the development of a methodology to assess the environmental impacts related to metal demand scenarios, specifically focusing on copper.

 

Expertise

Life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) characterisation models for land use impacts on biodiversity

 

Education

  • MSc Industrial Ecology, Leiden University/Delft University of Technology (2016)
  • BA Liberal Arts & Sciences (major: politics and human geography, minor: earth and environmental sciences), University College Utrecht (Utrecht University)

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