On October 12, Vasco Diogo has successfully defended his PhD dissertation at the VU University. His thesis ‘Agricultural land systems: Explaining and simulating agricultural land-use patterns’ reveals to what extent empirical and theory-based approaches of spatial analysis and land-use modelling are able to explain observed spatial patterns in agricultural land use systems. The same approaches are subsequently applied to assess the ability of simulating and exploring future spatial patterns in agricultural land use systems.

Diogo’s promotors were Prof. dr. H.J. Scholten and prof. dr. P. Rietveld † and his co-promotor was dr. E. Koomen. We congratulate him with the successful defense and wish him all the best with the next steps in his career! His full thesis can be viewed and downloaded here.

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Vasco Diogo defends his PhD