LAURA VANG RASMUSSEN

 

I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen in Denmark and an Affiliate Professor at the Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia.

 

I am interested in understanding and seeking solutions to the global challenge of feeding the world while conserving nature at the same time. I have pursued this research field in a number of different contexts and countries, including Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Mozambique, South Africa, Laos, and Brazil. 

2010-2013 PhD, Dept. of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2007-2009 MSc, Geography, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2004-2007 BSc, Geography, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 

2019-            Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen

2019-2022   Affiliate Professor, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia

2017-2019   Banting postdoctoral fellow, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia

2017             Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen

2015-2017   Postdoctoral fellow, International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI), University of Michigan

2013-2015   Postdoctoral fellow, Dept. of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen

2010-2013   Ph.D. candidate, Dept. of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen

2021             Independent Research Fund of Denmark. Effects of deforestation and reforestation on food security and nutrition. PI 

2020-2025   ERC starting grant. Reinterpreting how forests support people’s dietary quality in low-income countries. PI

2020             Strategy 2023: Integrating research into teaching, University of Copenhagen. PI

2018-2020   The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Socio-economic benefits of ecological infrastructure in South Africa. Work package lead

2017-2019   Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, Can agricultural expansion perversely lead to lower food security among local people? PI 

2019-2020   IUFRO Global Expert Panel on Forests and Poverty

2019-2024   Selected member of the of the Danish Young Academy (The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and   Letters)

Since 2018  Frontiers – Land, Livelihoods & Food security – Editorial Board member

Since 2017  Journal of Land Use Science – Editorial board member

Since 2015  Forest & Livelihoods: Assessment, Research and Engagement (FLARE) – Coordination committee

2016-2017   University of Michigan Postdoc Association – Board member

Office: 6.2.641

lr@ign.ku.dk

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