Perrine is an Assistant Professor at NTU’s Asian School of the Environment. Her research group examines how green infrastructure can contribute to creating resilient and inclusive cities in Southeast Asia. Prior to joining NTU, Perrine was a senior scientist at Stanford University with the Natural Capital Project, a global partnership aiming to integrate the benefits provided by nature into major societal decisions. There, she led the Livable Cities program, an initiative aiming to understand and elevate the role of nature in urban environments. Prior to her research on natural capital, Perrine has worked as an environmental engineer in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and conducted her PhD research in the field of integrated urban water management. She holds a PhD from Monash University, Australia, and a Master of Civil and Environmental Engineering from Ecole Centrale Nantes, France.
Perrine’s research focuses on the services provided by natural infrastructure in urban and rural environments, with a particular interest in hydrologic services. She has extensive experience in urban hydrologic modelling and has led the development of several ecosystem services models that support management decisions, now incorporated into the InVEST (integrated valuation of ecosystem services and tradeoffs) software. She has conducted natural capital assessments in partnership with environmental NGOs and public and private actors around the world, most recently in Latin America and South East Asia. Her research in Southeast Asia focuses on three themes: i) natural infrastructure for integrated urban water management, ii) climate vulnerability and urban resilience; and iii) incorporation of ecosystem-based management approaches into urban planning.