Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML)
The Institute of Environmental Sciences, also known as CML, is an institute of the Faculty of Science of Leiden University. CML is the abbreviation for the name of our institute in Dutch 'Centrum voor Milieuwetenschappen in Leiden'. The main area of work is research and education in the multidisciplinary field of environmental sciences.
- Environmental Biology (CML-EB), dealing with understanding interactions between anthropogenic pressures, biodiversity and natural resources;
- Industrial Ecology (CML-IE), dealing with research into the development of tools for decision making on sustainable production and consumption.
In 2022, the tenured and non-tenured staff consisted of about 70 fte including 11 fte supporting staff. The interdisciplinary character is reflected in the various staff members backgrounds, such as: ecologists, chemical engineers, agricultural engineers, physicists, etcetera.
The year 2018 marked CML’s fortieth anniversary as Institute of Environmental Sciences in Leiden. To reflect on the history of CML the book ‘Forty years of Leiden environmental science’ has been published. The book is available online in both English and Dutch.
The Institute is directed by Prof.dr.ing. Martina G. Vijver.