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Profil personnel

Présentation

I entered the research world with a Masters in geography, specialised in land use science. During my PhD in Geography at UCLouvain (Belgium), I developed large-scale models of land use change for Europe, according to different socio-economic and climate change scenarios. Though this generated land use change maps that have been used quite a few times to assess impacts of these changes on biodiversity and, to a lesser extent, ecosystem services, I was unsatisfied for two reasons. First, by looking at spatial statistics over large extents you only get a glimpse of correlations but have no idea about causalities. Second, such results may be significant to science but lack clear impacts on decision-making. 

During my Postdoc at the University of Edinburgh, I turned to agent-based modelling of land use change at the local scale and started working with sociologists in addition to ecological scientists. This led me to try and understand people and farmers’ motivations to act on the environment, and to start interacting with decision-makers. I strongly believe that science should not only be interdisciplinary but rather transdisciplinary, i.e. try to interact with civil society and decision-makers in order to accelerate the much-needed transition to sustainability. Hence, scientists should generally be issue advocates, acknowledging their non-neutrality and the normative character of all research.

As a professor of geography at the University of Namur (back in Belgium), I try to pass this message to my students, and argue that a change in our agricultural systems is the first necessary step towards sustainability. Lately, I have become interested in the issue of inclusive valuation of Ecosystem Services as a tool to reduce social inequalities, create positive environmental change, and question our Western democracies.

My research teams focuses on ecosystem services, sustainable agriculture, land use change, and biodiversity. I teach issues such as landscape analysis and planning, cartography and GIS, history and epistemology of geography.

 

 

Domaines de compétence

-GIS
-Land Use Change
-Ecosystem Services
-Agro-environmental measures
-Participatory Approaches
-Agent-Based Modelling
-Scenario Modelling

Charges externes

-Senior Editor of Journal: Regional Environmental Change

-Co-coordinator of the Belgium Ecosystem Services science-policy platform (BEES)

-Co-coordinator of the global Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) working group on inclusive valuation of ecosystem services

-Scientific partner of the Walloon Platform for Ecosystem Services (WALES)

-Member of the Scientific Committee of EFESE, the French initiative for mapping and assessing ecosystem services

I have acted as a referee for international peer-reviewed journals such as:
-Global Change Biology
-Ecology and Society
-Journal of Land Use Science
-Soil Use and Management
-Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment

Diplômes

-PhD en Sciences (Géographie), Université catholique de Louvain (UCL, Belgium). 08/2006.
-DEA en Sciences (Géographie), UCL, 09/2004.
-Licence en Sciences Géographiques, UCL, 09/2002.
-Diplôme de Guide Nature, cercle des naturalistes de Belgique, 2007

Qualification académique

Docteur ès sciences, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)

Date d'octroi: 30 août 2006

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Projets

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An evaluation of species distribution models to estimate tree diversity at genus level in a heterogeneous urban-rural landscape

Stas, M., Aerts, R., Hendrickx, M., Dendoncker, N., Dujardin, S., Linard, C., Nawrot, T., Van Nieuwenhuyse, A., Aerts, J. M., Van Orshoven, J. & Somers, B., juin 2020, Dans : Landscape and Urban Planning. 198, 103770.

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    Contribution of agroecological farming systems to the delivery of ecosystem services

    Boeraeve, F., Dendoncker, N., Cornélis, J. T., Degrune, F. & Dufrêne, M., 15 avr. 2020, Dans : Journal of Environmental Management. 260, p. 109576 109576.

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  • Drastic shifts in the Belgian bumblebee community over the last century

    Rollin, O., Vray, S., Dendoncker, N., Michez, D., Dufrêne, M. & Rasmont, P., 1 juil. 2020, Dans : Biodiversity and Conservation. 29, 8, p. 2553-2573 21 p.

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  • How are landscapes under agroecological transition perceived and appreciated? A Belgian case study

    Boeraeve, F., Dufrêne, M., Dendoncker, N., Dupire, A. & Mahy, G., 1 mars 2020, Dans : Sustainability (Switzerland). 12, 6, 2480.

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    Improving collaboration between ecosystem service communities and the IPBES science-policy platform

    Washbourne, C. L., Dendoncker, N., Jacobs, S., Mascarenhas, A., De Longueville, F., van Oudenhoven, A. P. E., Schröter, M., Willemen, L., Campagne, S., Jones, S. K., Garcia-Llorente, M., Iniesta-Arandia, I., Baró, F., Fisher, J., Förster, J., Jericó-Daminelo, C., Lecina-Diaz, J., Lavorel, S., Lliso, B., Montealgre Talero, C. & 4 autres, Morán-Ordóñez, A., Roces-Díaz, J. V., Schlaepfer, M. A. & Van Dijk, J., 26 mai 2020, Dans : Ecosystems and People. 16, 1, p. 165-174 10 p.

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  • Activités

    • 2 Participation à un atelier/workshop, un séminaire, un cours

    EFESE et Thèse

    Nicolas Dendoncker (Président)

    8 oct. 2014

    Activité: Types de Participation ou d'organisation d'un événementParticipation à un atelier/workshop, un séminaire, un cours

    Ecole doctorale SIG Participatif

    Nicolas Dendoncker (Organisateur)

    28 sept. 201030 sept. 2010

    Activité: Types de Participation ou d'organisation d'un événementParticipation à un atelier/workshop, un séminaire, un cours

    Presse/médias

    Ecosystem Services

    Nicolas Dendoncker

    11/12/13

    1 élément de Couverture média

    Presse/Médias: Commentaire d'expert

    Ouverture du 1er observatoire du paysage...

    Nicolas Dendoncker

    26/10/13

    1 élément de Couverture média

    Presse/Médias: Autre