Eric Lambin is Professor at the Department of Geography at the University of Louvain, Belgium. He was previously Assistant Professor at Boston University and Expert for the European Commission at the Joint Research Center (Ispra). He has been Chair of the Land-Use and Land-Cover Change (LUCC) programme of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP).
His research aims at better understanding land change and human-environment interactions in land systems at multiple scales of analysis. He has expertise on the monitoring of land-cover change by remote sensing and the modelling of land-use changes and some of their impacts on coupled human-environment systems.
In 2002-2003, Eric Lambin was resident as Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. Starting January 2010, he will hold a split appointment between the University of Louvain, and the School of Earth Sciences and the Woods Institue for the Environment at Stanford University.