#1 On my way to Brazil

17 January 2019 | Category: Master thesis Melindy Dirks

After months of preparation, the adventure will finally start today! I am on my way to Brazil for my master thesis! At the moment I am in the plane to São Paulo, Brazil, where I will take another plane to Belo Horizonte. In Belo Horizonte, the 6th biggest city in…

Soil is Hot, are We Cashing In?

bodem
20 September 2018 | Category: Soil and land use

The soil underwent an emancipation process. For years the question has been: ‘How will we adjust the soil in such a way that we are able to carry out whatever we want in every spot?’ At last, it cropped up recently that it is about which soil we are actually…

The hidden world beneath our feet

The hidden world beneath our feet - flooding
8 June 2018 | Category: Soil and land use

Do we look properly at the soil? At what we find beneath us? And what is the relationship between this soil and all the flooding we have again experienced recently? Wageningen Environmental Research explains it in a short video. A lot of soil data is stored in the BRO (Basisregistratie…

Water and soil, an inseparable pair

7 June 2018 | Category: Soil and land use

For many decades, researchers all over the world have attempted to understand and describe the interactions that take place between water and soil. This is important, because of the impact that water and soils have on our lives. Crops will not grow properly in a soil that is too wet…

World Biodiversity Day: Cause for optimism?

World Biodiversity Day
18 May 2018 | Category: Biodiversity

The 22 May marks World Biodiversity Day 2018. A time to reflect and think about where we stand, to consider our achievements, and to decide what we are going to do in the future. Also a date to do something for biodiversity. Cause for optimism? The evidence in terms of…

Living soil: basis for our life

26 April 2018 | Category: Soil and land use

Authors: Jack Faber/ Jaap Bloem/ Ron de Goede    ”The soil is the poor man’s tropical rain forest” These words by the Scottish biologist M.B. Usher are spot on: one does not have to travel far to discover a wide diversity of life forms on a small area. Instead, a look…

It’s the soil…

it's the soil
17 April 2018 | Category: Soil and land use

Just a question: when you entered your house, when you ate your fries, when you drank a glass of water, or whilst driving your car, did you ever wonder what provides the basic services that are required for all these daily activities? No? It’s the soil. The soil is a…