Alexander van Oudenhoven is Lead Author for the Regional Assessment of Europe and Central Asia. His chapter deals with the status and trends of nature's contributions to people and good quality of life. In addition, Alexander is involved in a working group that focuses on indicator selection for the Global Assessment .
Van Oudenhoven works at Leiden University, where he is based at the Institute of Environmental Sciences. His main research interest include coastal ecosystems, ecological engineering, ecosystem services, indicators and the science-policy interface.