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

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