Hans Verkerk

Senior Researcher

Personal background:

Dr. Hans Verkerk is senior researcher in the Sustainability and Climate Change programme in Finland and in the Mediterranean regional office EFIMED in Spain. He holds a MSc degree in Forest and Nature Management from Wageningen University and obtained his PhD degree with distinction from the University of Eastern Finland on impacts and trade-offs of intensified biomass production and biodiversity protection concerning forests in Europe. He has over 10 years of experience in the fields of European forest resource management, woody biomass availability, forest ecosystem services and climate change mitigation.

Scientific interests:

  • European forest resource assements
  • Climate change mitigation in the forestry sector
  • Biomass resource use potentials for bio-energy
  • Ecosystem services provided by European forests
  • Develop and apply the EFISCEN model 

Ongoing projects:

  • BeWater - Making society an active participant in water adaptation to global change
  • GenTree – Optimising the management and sustainable use of forest genetic resources in Europe
  • S2BIOM - Delivery of sustainable supply of non-food biomass to support a "resource-efficient" bioeconomy in Europe

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