Laura Vang Rasmussen

Laura Vang Rasmussen

Lektor - forfremmelsesprogrammet

My research is centered on land use changes, their human and environmental drivers, and the outcomes of these land use changes. I have pursued this research field in a number of different contexts and countries, including Burkina Faso, Mali, Mozambique, South Africa, Malawi, Tanzania, Laos, and Brazil. I received my Ph.D. in 2013 from the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen and since then have held positions at the University of Michigan and University of British Columbia.

Current and recent research projects as PI

  • The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DANIDA). Climate, Pollinator biodiversity, Crop Pollination and People’s Livelihoods. Co-PI, 2024-2029
  • ERC Proof of concept grant. An innovative 'Forest and Trees Toolkit' for reducing malnutrition in Africa. PI, 2023-2025
  • ERC starting grant. Reinterpreting how forests support people's dietary quality in low-income countries. PI, 2020-2025
  • Independent Research Fund Denmark. Effects of Deforestation and Reforestation on food security and nutrition. PI, 2021
  • Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. Can agricultural intensification and expansion perversely lead to lower food security among local people? PI, 2017-2019

Research group:

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