Natural Capital Project
Roy Remme is a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford's Natural Capital Project, working with Prof. Gretchen Daily. His work focuses on the development of open source software tools that provide insight on where nature provides benefits to people in cities around the world. The spatial tools map current and future benefits of urban nature to inform urban planning for sustainable and healthy cities. Roy coordinates the development of the urban models and is in charge of developing the subset of models related to human health. He works on projects in cities in the United States, China, France and the Netherlands. His scientific research focuses in particular on the impact of urban nature on physical activity and mental health.
Roy is an interdisciplinary environmental scientist from the Netherlands with research experience in ecology, geography, climate change and environmental economics. He obtained his PhD in environmental science at Wageningen University in the Netherlands in 2016, for research on the development of ecosystem accounting to systematically monitor ecosystem services, biodiversity and their contributions to the economy. He has contributed to the development of the United Nation's System of Environmental-Economic Accounts. In 2016 and 2017, Roy worked at the Dutch Statistics Office to implement national ecosystem accounts. From 2016 to 2018, he worked at the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, where he developed open source tools to map and analyze ecosystem services in the Netherlands. Roy received a BS in environmental sciences from Utrecht University and a MS in climate studies from Wageningen University, both in the Netherlands. He has lived in Somalia, Zimbabwe, Ecuador, Nicaragua, the Netherlands and the United States.