Vincent Bax

Vincent Bax

Vincent Bax graduated from the master's program in Environmental Sciences at Wageningen University in 2015. In the following years, he gained experience as a researcher and lecturer at the Universidad de Ciencias y Humanidades in Peru and as a consultant at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture in Colombia.

Here his work consisted mainly of analyzing the interactions between biodiversity loss and economic activities in tropical forest areas. It included fieldwork with isolated communities in the Amazon in which he sought to understand how their livelihoods affect and are affected by the dynamics of ecosystem change. He also developed spatial modeling approaches to investigate land use change processes in the tropical Andes and propose candidate areas for biodiversity protection measures.
Vincent joined the HZ's Building with Nature research group as a lecturer researcher in Human Geography since April 2020. His current research focuses on how nature-based approaches to coastal defense are perceived by society and how we can best implement them to prepare for some of the pressing, socio-environmental challenges ahead.

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