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IVM comprises a multidisciplinary research and teaching community of about 100 scientists and support staff.

We have an international team of researchers that come from all over the world. The main spoken languages in the institute are English and Dutch.

Moreover, IVM boasts an interdisciplinary research team, with expertise ranging from economics to geography and chemistry, and from political analysis to risk analysis.

Researchers Environmental Economics

Researchers Environmental Geography

Researchers Environmental Policy Analysis

Researchers Water and Climate Risk

Support staff


Management team

The team consists of an IVM Director, an Institute Manager, four Heads of Department, and four Deputy Department Heads.

Prof. Pieter van Beukering

Director IVM, Professor Environmental Economics

Portrait of Pieter van Beukering

Prof. Wouter Botzen

Head of department Environmental Economics, Professor Economics of Climate Change and Natural Disasters

Portrait of Wouter Botzen

Prof. Peter Verburg

Head of department Environmental Geography, Professor Environmental Spatial Analysis

Portrait Peter Verburg

Prof. Philipp Pattberg

Head department of Environmental Policy Analysis, Professor Transnational Environmental Governance and Policy

Photo Philipp Pattberg of ASI

Prof. Jeroen Aerts

Head of department Water and Climate Risk, Professor Water and Climate Risk

Portrait of Jeroen Aerts

Paul Bijlsma

Institute Manager, Finance and Administration

Portrait of Paul Bijlsma

Dr Jasper van Vliet

Deputy Head of department Environmental Geography, Associate Professor

Jasper van Vliet

Dr Oscar Widerberg

Deputy Head of department Environmental Policy Analysis, Assistant Professor

Portrait of Oscar Widerberg

Prof. Philip Ward

Deputy head of department Water and Climate Risk, Professor Global Water Risk Dynamics and Director MSc Hydrology

Portrait of Philip Ward