I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Natural Capital Project and the Daily Lab, Biology. My research focuses on the importance of urban nature for human well-being and the spatial allocation of ecosystem services. My main focus is on the importance of urban ecosystems for recreation, and health (physical activity, mental health) and the spatial distribution of urban biodiversity. I help develop spatial ecosystem service models for the Natural Capital Project's InVEST model suite.

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Working Group lead, Ecosystem Service Partnership (2014 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Landbouwuniversiteit (2016)
  • Master of Science, Landbouwuniversiteit (2011)
  • Bachelor of Science, Utrecht University (2007)

Stanford Advisors

All Publications

  • Distant regions underpin interregional flows of cultural ecosystem services provided by birds and mammals. Ambio Schroter, M., Kraemer, R., Remme, R. P., van Oudenhoven, A. P. 2019


    Ecosystem service assessments rarely consider flows between distant regions. Hence, telecoupling effects such as conservation burdens in distant ecosystems are ignored. We identified service-providing species for two cultural ecosystem services (existence and bequest, and birdwatching) and two receiving, i.e. benefitting, regions (Germany, the Netherlands). We delineated and analysed sending, i.e. service-providing, regions on a global scale. The proportion of service-providing species with distant habitats was higher for birdwatching (Germany: 58.6%, Netherlands: 59.4%), than for existence and bequest (Germany: 49.3%, Netherlands: 57.1%). Hotspots of sending regions were predominantly situated in tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas and shrublands and were significantly more threatened and poorer than the global mean. Hotspot protection levels for flows to Germany were higher than the global mean, and lower for the Dutch hotspots. Our findings increase understanding on how distant regions underpin ecosystem services and necessitate interregional assessment as well as conservation efforts.

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s13280-019-01261-3

    View details for PubMedID 31552645

  • Key criteria for developing ecosystem service indicators to inform decision making ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS van Oudenhoven, A. E., Schroeter, M., Drakou, E. G., Geijzendorffer, I. R., Jacobs, S., van Bodegom, P. M., Chazee, L., Czucz, B., Grunewald, K., Lillebo, A. I., Mononen, L., Nogueira, A. A., Pacheco-Romero, M., Perennou, C., Remme, R. P., Rova, S., Syrbe, R., Tratalos, J. A., Vallejos, M., Albert, C. 2018; 95: 417–26
  • Trees enhance soil carbon sequestration and nutrient cycling in a silvopastoral system in south-western Nicaragua AGROFORESTRY SYSTEMS Hoosbeek, M. R., Remme, R. P., Rusch, G. M. 2018; 92 (2): 263–73
  • Accounting for ecosystem assets using remote sensing in the Colombian Orinoco River Basin lowlands JOURNAL OF APPLIED REMOTE SENSING Vargas, L., Hein, L., Remme, R. P. 2017; 11
  • Exploring spatial indicators for biodiversity accounting ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS Remme, R. P., Hein, L., van Swaay, C. M. 2016; 70: 232–48
  • Effects of budget constraints on conservation network design for biodiversity and ecosystem services ECOLOGICAL COMPLEXITY Remme, R. P., Schroeter, M. 2016; 26: 45–56
  • Spatial prioritisation for conserving ecosystem services: comparing hotspots with heuristic optimisation LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY Schroter, M., Remme, R. P. 2016; 31 (2): 431–50
  • Accounting for Ecosystem Assets using Remote Sensing in the Colombian Orinoco River Basin lowlands Vargas, L., Hein, L., Remme, R. P., Michel, U., Schulz, K., Ehlers, M., Nikolakopoulos, K. G., Civco, D. SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING. 2016

    View details for DOI 10.1117/12.2245293

    View details for Web of Science ID 000391483900028

  • Lessons learned for spatial modelling of ecosystem services in support of ecosystem accounting ECOSYSTEM SERVICES Schroeter, M., Remme, R. P., Sumarga, E., Barton, D. N., Hein, L. 2015; 13: 64–69
  • Progress and challenges in the development of ecosystem accounting as a tool to analyse ecosystem capital CURRENT OPINION IN ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY Hein, L., Obst, C., Edens, B., Remme, R. P. 2015; 14: 86–92
  • Monetary accounting of ecosystem services: A test case for Limburg province, the Netherlands ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS Remme, R. P., Edens, B., Schroter, M., Hein, L. 2015; 112: 116–28
  • Developing spatial biophysical accounting for multiple ecosystem services ECOSYSTEM SERVICES Remme, R. P., Schroter, M., Hein, L. 2014; 10: 6–18
  • Ecosystem Services as a Contested Concept: A Synthesis of Critique and Counter-Arguments CONSERVATION LETTERS Schroter, M., van der Zanden, E. H., van Oudenhoven, A. E., Remme, R. P., Serna-Chavez, H. M., de Groot, R. S., Opdam, P. 2014; 7 (6): 514–23

    View details for DOI 10.1111/conl.12091

    View details for Web of Science ID 000346914400003

  • Accounting for capacity and flow of ecosystem services: A conceptual model and a case study for Telemark, Norway ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS Schroter, M., Barton, D. N., Remme, R. P., Hein, L. 2014; 36: 539–51
  • How and where to map supply and demand of ecosystem services for policy-relevant outcomes? ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS Schroter, M., Remme, R. P., Hein, L. 2012; 23: 220–21