Background and activities

Koen Kuipers is a PhD candidate at the Industrial Ecology Programme at NTNU.

 

Area of work

Elaborating the life cycle impact assessment methodology by including the representation of habitat fragmentation in land use and land use change impact categories to enhance the understanding of biodiversity loss induced by anthropogenic activities.

The research concerns efforts to quantify the implications of the introduction of barriers and land fragmentation for biodiversity loss on the global level, including spatial differentiation; to translate these findings into metrics that fit into the life cycle impact assessment framework; and to incorporate the quantification of the effects of habitat fragmentation on biodiversity loss into the life cycle impact assessment methodology.

 

Previous and other work

Working on the development of a methodology to assess the environmental impacts related to metal demand scenarios, specifically focusing on copper.

 

Skill and expertise

  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA)

 

Education

  • MSc Industrial Ecology, Leiden University/Delft University of Technology (2016)
  • BA Liberal Arts & Sciences (major: politics and human geography, minor: earth and environmental sciences), University College Utrecht (Utrecht University) (2014)