Dr. Chantal Hendriks

Postdoctoral Researcher Team: Mosquito modelling and zoonotic malaria


Chantal is a post-doctoral landscape modeller within the Malaria Atlas Project. Her job focusses on finding geospatial patterns for insecticide resistance in mosquito vectors of malaria and investigating potential landscape drivers. The main driver Chantal focusses on is pesticide use in agriculture. Data on pesticide use in agriculture is often not well documented for malaria regions in Africa and therefore other covariates, such as crop growth, soils and hydrology, need be considered to find relationships between pesticide use in agriculture and insecticide resistance in mosquito vectors of malaria.

Before Chantal became part of the Malaria Atlas Project, she did a PhD in soil science at Wageningen University (The Netherlands). Her PhD was about soil data in regional land use analyses. Regional land use analyses, which include for example agronomic, hydrologic, biologic and climatologic studies, became more quantitative and interdisciplinary over time. This changed the soil data requirements and, as a consequence, a gap developed between the available and required soil data in regional land use analyses. Chantal identified the gap and investigated several solutions on bridging the gap.

Chantal's Research Gate page.

Selected Biography

URLHendriks CMJ, Stoorvogel JJ, Claessens L,

How to feed environmental studies with soil information to address SDG ‘Zero hunger’.

EGU Conference, Vienna. 2017
Hendriks CMJ, Stoorvogel JJ, Lutz F, Claessens L,

Combining new and legacy soil data to enrich local to regional land use analysis.

Geoderma. In review
URLDOIHendriks CMJ, Stoorvogel JJ, Claessens L,

Exploring the challenges with soil data in regional land use analysis.

Agricultural Systems. 2016 144(1): 9-21.