Professor Pim Martens

Photo Pim Martens 300 DPI_MG_3836Pim Martens holds the chair ‘Sustainable Development’ at Maastricht University (Netherlands) and is a professor extraordinary at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He is the (founding) Director of the Maastricht University Graduate School of Sustainability Science (MUST),  and has been Director of the International Centre for Integrated assessment and Sustainable development (ICIS) from 2004-2013. Apart from his scientific work, Pim Martens is also a scientivist, intending to contribute to a better, more sustainable society. Pim Martens is founder of AnimalWise, a “think and do tank” integrating scientific knowledge and animal advocacy to bring about sustainable change in our relationship with animals.



Akin, S. & Martens, P. (2014).A survey of Dutch expert opinion on climatic drivers of infectious disease risk in Western Europe. Climate2(4), 310-328.

Toan, D.T.T., Martens, P., Hoat, L.N., Wright, P. & Choisy, M. (2014). Climatic-driven seasonality of emerging dengue fever in Hanoi, BMC Public Health, 14:1078. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-1078.

Caminade, C., Kovats, S., Rocklov, J., Tompkins, A.M., Morse, A.P., Colón-González, F.J., Stenlund, H., Martens, P., and Lloyd, S.J. (2014). Impact of climate change on global malaria distribution. PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1302089111.

Keune, H., Kretsch,C., De Blust, G., Gilbert, M., Flandroy, L., Van den Berge, K., Versteirt, V., Hartig, T., De Keersmaecker, L., Eggermont, H., Brosens, D., Dessein, J., Vanwambeke, S., Prieur-Richard, A.H., Wittmer, H., Van Herzele, A., Linard, C., Martens, P., Mathijs, E., Simoens, I., Van Damme, P., Volckaert, F., Heyman, P. and Bauler, T. (2013).Science–policy challenges for biodiversity, public health and urbanization: examples from Belgium. Environmental Research Letters, 8, 025015 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/2/025015

Huynen, M., Martens, P. & Akin, S.(2013). Climate change: an amplifier of existing health risks in developing countries. Environment, Development and Sustainability, DOI 10.1007/s10668-013-9450-4.


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