Jan is a postdoctoral researcher under the Wallenberg Foundation Research Exchange program on Natural Capital, Resilience and Biosphere Stewardship, which is jointly hosted by Stanford University and the Stockholm Resilience Centre. His research focuses on integrating scenario planning methods with ecosystem service modelling in a social-ecological context. Previously he contributed to the development of the Global Biodiversity model for policy support (GLOBIO) at the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). He earned his PhD at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology in Wageningen where he studied resilience and regime shifts in aquatic ecosystems. In close collaboration with water quality managers and environmental consultancy companies he developed dynamic modelling tools that can be used to evaluate ecosystem services, quantify resilience and predict the occurrence of regime shifts.