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Peter Cornelis Roebeling

Peter Cornelis Roebeling

Assistant Researcher


  • Researcher ID: G-6233-2011
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-2421-9299
  • Department: CESAM - Department of Environment and Planning
  • Research Group: Coastal Zone Planning & Manag.
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: Author = (Roebeling P*) ; Researcher ID = G-6233-2011


Research interests

Peter Roebeling’s socio-environmental-economic research focuses on sustainable regional development through:
- Integrated Catchment and Coastal Zone Management (ICCZM);
- Sustainable Urbanizing Landscape Development (SULD);
- Coastal Erosion and Adaptation Strategies (CEAS); and
- Efficient Air Quality Management (EAQM),
and is based in integrated explorative and predictive approaches that support stakeholders in the identification, development and implementation of sustainable development strategies.

Academic degrees

M.Sc. in Rural Development Studies with specialization in Development Economics, 1995, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Ph.D. in Social Sciences with specialization in Development and Natural Resource Economics, 2003, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Scientific activities

Peter Roebeling’s international research impact is evidenced by:
- Publication of 35 journal papers, 4 books, 9 book chapter, 64 conference papers and 38 project reports;
- Editorial board member of World Water Policy (previously New Water Policy and Practice), guest-editor for Resources (2019) and Water Resources and Economics (2014), and peer reviewer for 17 ISI journals (5 on a regular basis);
- Lead of and participation in research projects (23; H2020; FP7; INTERREG-IVC, FCT, ACIAR, MTSRF and CSIRO), conference organizing (2) and scientific (7) committees, and international conferences (32);
- Organizational management expertise as board member of the University Council (WUR; 2000-2002), deputy program leader WfHC-Floodplain Renewal (CSIRO; 2005-2007) and board member of the Departmental Council (DAO; 2010-present); and
- PhD-student (4 on-going), MSc-student (34 completed; 3 on-going) and research assistant (2 on-going) supervision.

Others

Professional experience:
1996 – 1997: Research Assistant, Development Economics Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
1997 – 1999: Research Assistant, International Centre for Political Economy (CINPE), National University, Costa Rica
1999 – 2003: Ph.D. Researcher, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
2003 – 2007: Senior Research Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia
2008 – present: Research Scientist, Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), University of Aveiro, Portugal

Publications

Projects

Estudo de caracterização e viabilidade de um quebra-mar destacado multifuncional em frente à Praia da Vagueira See more

ProjectÔ See more

UNaLab - Urban Nature Labs See more

FUTURAR - Air quality in Portugal in 2030 – a policy support See more

MAPLIA - Moving from Air Pollution to Local Integrated Assessment See more

Aqua_Add - Deploying the added value of water in local and regional development See more

CASCADE - CAtastrophic Shifts in drylands: how CAn we prevent ecosystem DEgradation See more

LTER-RAVE - Long term monitoring in the Ria de Aveiro: towards a deeper understanding of ecological, environmental and economic processes See more

ADAPTARia: Climate Change Modelling on Ria de Aveiro Littoral - Adaptation Strategy for Coastal and Fluvial Flooding See more

ERLAND – Direct and indirect impacts of climate change on soil erosion and land degradation in Mediterranean watersheds See more

IB-TWM - Iberian Trans-boundary Water Management: experiences from the past and approaches for the future See more

ForeStake - The role of local stakeholders to the success of forest policy in areas affected by fire in Portugal See more

Scientific Supervision

PhD (Main Supervisor): Maria Isabel Bastos (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Rita Mendonça (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Martijn van Grieken (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Pedro Almeida (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): João Rocha (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Henrique Manuel Telo Cepeda Alves (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Rita Meireles Mendonça (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Miguel Saraiva (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Iris Silva (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Celso Simões (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): David Grossi (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Raquel Bulhões (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Bruno Pais (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Catia Baptista (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Erinke Siegersma (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Cristian Grasso (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Telmo Cruz (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Eleonora dElia (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Henrique Alves (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Jovana Milic (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Luiz Norberto Lacerda Magalhães Filho (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Carla Teotónio (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Nisete Augusta de Amigo (ex-CESAM member)

Biography

Dr. Peter Roebeling is Assistant Researcher at the Department of Environment & Planning (DAO-UA) and integrated researcher at the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) of the University of Aveiro since 2008. He coordinates,since, 2016, CESAM’s Laboratory of Integrated Planning (LIP) tha taims to develop cutting edge trans-disciplinary approaches as well as societal impact in the area of sustainable and resilient environmental and natural resources planning and management in linked terrestrial, freshwater, coastal and marine socio-ecological systems (see http://www.cesam.ua.pt/index.p.....


He holds a PhD in Social Sciences from Wageningen University (Netherlands; 2003) and an MSc in Agriculture and Natural Environment (Wageningen University, Netherlands; 1995), and has about 20 years experience in the area of sustainable development – leading integrated research projects regarding strategic resource use planning and environmental management as well as pathways for adoption of sustainable practices in Europe, Oceania, South-East Asia and Latin America. His socio-environmental-economic research focuses on sustainable regional development through Integrated Catchment and Coastal Zone Management (ICCZM), Sustainable Urbanizing Landscape Development (SULD), Coastal Erosion and Adaptation Strategies (CEAS) and Efficient Air Quality Management (EAQM), and is based in integrated explorative and predictive approaches that support stakeholders in the identification, development and implementation of sustainable development strategies.

Academic degrees

M.Sc. in Rural Development Studies with specialization in Development Economics, 1995, Wageningen University, The Netherlands


Ph.D. in Social Sciences with specialization in Development and Natural Resource Economics, 2003, Wageningen University, The Netherlands


 

Scientific activities

1996 – 1997: Research Assistant, Development Economics Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands


1997 – 1999: Research Assistant, International Centre for Political Economy (CINPE), National University, Costa Rica


1999 – 2003: Ph.D. Researcher, Wageningen University, The Netherlands


2003 – 2007: Research Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia


2008 – present: Research Scientist, Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), University of Aveiro, Portugal

Sustainable Urbanizing Landscape Development (SULD) decision support tool

The Sustainable Urbanizing Landscape Development (SULD) decision support tool (Roebeling et al., 2007) is a GIS-based model, based on an analytical urban economic model with environmental and urban amenities (Mills, 1981; O'Sullivan, 2000; Wu and Plantinga, 2003), that allows for the assessment of sustainable landscape development patterns and/or scenarios. Based on scientific and stakeholder input (e.g. scenarios for climate change adaptation, population growth, household characteristics and economic development), the model assesses the economic and quality-of-life benefits of green/blue space development and/or rehabilitation. SULD builds on a numerical application of the above described classic urban economic moldel with environmental amenities, using GAMS 21.3 (Brooke et al., 1998). The model determines the location of residential development, the residential development density, the population density, the housing quantity, the living space and the real estate value, taking into account households’ willingness to pay as well as the opportunity cost of land.


URL: http://suld.web.ua.pt/

Participation in projects

IB-TWM - 'Iberian Trans-boundary Water Management: experiences from the past and approaches for the future' (PTDC/AAC-AMB/104301/2008), financed by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) and the Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional (FEDER). Project leader.     The objective of the project is to develop and apply an integrated approach that supports decision makers in the exploration of social welfare maximizing water quality targets as well as in the (cost-) effectiveness assessment of instruments that facilitate the achievement of these targets, thereby comparing the situation of intra- and trans-boundary river basins in linked catchment and coastal ecosystems.


Aqua_Add - 'Deploying the added value of water in local and regional development', financed by INTERREG IVC. Through a large international collaboration between the Municipality of Eindhoven (F. v. Swol - project lead), CESAM-DAO-UA (P. Roebeling), various universities, municipalities and natural resource management agencies, this project aims to better deploy the potential of 'water' (economically, socially and environmentally) in urbanised landscapes and to improve the implementation of water measures in local and regional spatial development.


ADAPTARia - 'Climate change modelling on Ria de Aveiro littoral - adaptation strategy for coastal and fluvial flooding' (PTDC/AAC-CLI/100953/2008), financed by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) and the Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional (FEDER). Project member.     The main goal of this project is to perform flood risk assessment and define adaptation strategies for the Ria de Aveiro and the Vagueira-Mira and Esmoriz-Furadouro stretches.


ERLAND - 'Direct and indirect impacts of climate change on soil erosion and land degradation in Mediterranean watersheds' (PTDC/AAC-AMB/100520/2008), financed by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) and the Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional (FEDER). Project member.     The project seeks to estimate the impacts of climate change on soil erosion in representative Portuguese agro-forestry watersheds, in relation to changes in rainfall, runoff generation and vegetation cover.


ForeStake - 'The role of local stakeholders to the success of forest policy in areas affected by fire in Portugal' (PTDC/AGR-CFL/099970/2008), financed by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) and the Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional (FEDER). Project member.     The project aims to increase the knowledge and awareness of various stakeholders to the relevance of adoption of participatory and social learning processes, aiming at sustainable forest management.


LTER-RAVE - 'Long term monitoring in the Ria de Aveiro: towards a deeper understanding of ecological, environmental and economic processes' (LTER/BIA-BEC/0063/2009), financed by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) and the Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional (FEDER). Project member.     The goal of the project is a reappraisal of the ecological and economic value provided by an estuarine ecosystem, through integrated monitoring, analysis and understanding of the multiple habitats.


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