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Martha Bakker   Dr.  University Educator/Researcher 
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Martha Bakker published an article in October 2018.
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Arnold K. Bregt

93 shared publications

Laboratory of Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing; Wageningen University; Wageningen The Netherlands

Mark D. A. Rounsevell

38 shared publications

Institute of Geography, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Arend Ligtenberg

30 shared publications

Wageningen University & Research, 6700 AH Wageningen, The Netherlands

Erez Hatna

11 shared publications

Johns Hopkins University

Qun Wu

8 shared publications

China Center for Land Policy, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing Jiangsu 210095, China

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Article 2 Reads 0 Citations Effects on participation and biodiversity of reforming the implementation of agri-environmental schemes in the Netherlan... A.N. Groeneveld, J.H.M. Peerlings, M.M. Bakker, N.B.P. Polma... Published: 01 October 2018
Ecological Complexity, doi: 10.1016/j.ecocom.2018.08.003
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Can the Land Use Master Plan Control Urban Expansion and Protect Farmland in China? A Case Study of Nanjing Zinan Shao, Tejo Spit, Zhifeng Jin, Martha Bakker, Qun Wu Published: 23 April 2018
Growth and Change, doi: 10.1111/grow.12240
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Projected vegetation changes are amplified by the combination of climate change, socio-economic changes and hydrological... Yasmijn A.M. Van Der Knaap, Martha M. Bakker, Shah Jamal Ala... Published: 01 March 2018
Land Use Policy, doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.12.071
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Article 10 Reads 3 Citations Tenure Track Policy Increases Representation of Women in Senior Academic Positions, but Is Insufficient to Achieve Gende... Martha M. Bakker, Maarten H. Jacobs Published: 29 September 2016
PLOS ONE, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0163376
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Underrepresentation of women in senior positions is a persistent problem in universities worldwide, and a wide range of strategies to combat this situation is currently being contemplated. One such strategy is the introduction of a tenure track system, in which decisions to promote scientific staff to higher ranks are guided by a set of explicit and transparent criteria, as opposed to earlier situations in which decisions were based on presumably more subjective impressions by superiors. We examined the effect of the introduction of a tenure track system at Wageningen University (The Netherlands) on male and female promotion rates. We found that chances on being promoted to higher levels were already fairly equal between men and women before the tenure track system was introduced, and improved–more for women than for men–after the introduction of the tenure track system. These results may partly be explained by affirmative actions, but also by the fact that legacy effects of historical discrimination have led to a more competitive female population of scientists. In spite of these outcomes, extrapolations of current promotion rates up to 2025 demonstrate that the equal or even higher female promotion rates do not lead to substantial improvement of the gender balance at higher levels (i.e., associate professor and higher). Since promotion rates are small compared to the total amount of staff, the current distribution of men and women will, especially at higher levels, exhibit a considerable degree of inertia—unless additional affirmative action is taken.
Article 0 Reads 2 Citations How Are Feedbacks Represented in Land Models? Yang Chen, Martha M. Bakker, Arend Ligtenberg, Arnold K. Bre... Published: 11 September 2016
Land, doi: 10.3390/land5030029
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Land systems are characterised by many feedbacks that can result in complex system behaviour. We defined feedbacks as the two-way influences between the land use system and a related system (e.g., climate, soils and markets), both of which are encompassed by the land system. Land models that include feedbacks thus probably more accurately mimic how land systems respond to, e.g., policy or climate change. However, representing feedbacks in land models is a challenge. We reviewed articles incorporating feedbacks into land models and analysed each with predefined indicators. We found that (1) most modelled feedbacks couple land use systems with transport, soil and market systems, while only a few include feedbacks between land use and social systems or climate systems; (2) equation-based land use models that follow a top-down approach prevail; and (3) feedbacks’ effects on system behaviour remain relatively unexplored. We recommend that land system modellers (1) consider feedbacks between land use systems and social systems; (2) adopt (bottom-up) approaches suited to incorporating spatial heterogeneity and better representing land use decision-making; and (3) pay more attention to nonlinear system behaviour and its implications for land system management and policy.
Article 0 Reads 6 Citations Sustainable agricultural development in a rural area in the Netherlands? Assessing impacts of climate and socio-economic... Pytrik Reidsma, Martha M. Bakker, Argyris Kanellopoulos, Sha... Published: 01 December 2015
Agricultural Systems, doi: 10.1016/j.agsy.2015.10.009
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