Lieven Claessens

  • Lieven Claessens has extensive experience with the spatial analysis, integrated assessment and modelling of soil – landscape – land use systems. He developed the LAPSUS-LS landscape process model, a spatially explicit methodology for predicting landslide hazard and quantifying associated soil redistribution.

    In addition he has experience with crop growth simulation models (DSSAT), digital soil mapping, land use change modeling and integrated assessments of agricultural systems and with a focus on agricultural systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. Current research is focusing on modeling interactions and feedback mechanisms between bio-physical and socio-economic processes at the regional scale level. Within the Tradeoff Analysis framework (www.tradeoffs.oregonstate.edu), integrated assessments of agricultural systems are performed with an emphasis on adaptation and mitigation strategies in the context of climate change.