Ruben Van De Kerchove is an environmental scientist, skilled in the spatio-temporal analysis of ecosystems. He has a specific interest in the complex interplay between plants, their ecology and diversity, and their regional climates. After completing his MSc and PhD in Geography at Ghent University in 2007 and 2012, Ruben worked as a project scientist at the Université Libre de Bruxelles for two years.

Keeping an eye on our Planet is key to preserve its natural beauty!

Since 2014, Ruben has been part of the VITO Remote Sensing VEGETATION team that’s responsible for several projects focused on applications in biodiversity. He uses a combination of field surveys with numerical modelling and diverse earth observation data (high- and medium-resolution optical time series, airborne imaging spectroscopy, airborne LiDAR and C/L-Band SAR time series) for analyses on local to regional scales.