Carina van der Laan
Dr. Carina van der Laan is an expert on land conversion and land use changes in Indonesia. She works as an independent advisor, researcher and coordinator and studies land use change dynamics at the landscape level. The projects in which she is involved are aimed at improving the livelihoods of local farmers, conserving tropical forests, minimising potential negative impacts of agriculture and promoting best practices. She obtained her PhD at Utrecht University on the topic of “Balancing the need for food and fuel with the provision of critical ecosystem services in local land-use planning in East Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo”.