King Center on Global Development
George and Setsuko Ishiyama Provostial Professor of Earth System Science
Department of Earth System Science
Woods Institute for the Environment
Eric Lambin is a geographer and environmental scientist who divides his time between the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium and Stanford University. At Stanford, he occupies the Ishiyama Provostial Professorship at the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences and the Woods Institute for the Environment.
With his research, Professor Lambin seeks to understand the causes and impacts of land use changes across the world. His current research investigates how globalization affects global land use, and how private and public regulations of land use interact to promote more sustainable land use practices. He previously served as the chair of the international scientific project, Land Use and Land Cover Change. He was awarded the 2009 Francqui Prize, the 2014 Volvo Environment Prize, the 2019 Blue Planet Prize, and is foreign associate at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.