Prof. Dr. ir. Raf Aerts PhD
Raf Aerts obtained an MSc (KU Leuven, 1999) and a PhD (KU Leuven, 2006) in bioscience engineering, land and forest management. Raf investigates how human land use and environmental change affect biodiversity and ecosystems and how such changes have an impact on human health and wellbeing. He is currently a part-time associate professor at the Division Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation (KU Leuven). He joined Sciensano in 2016 as scientist and work leader.