Department of Soil Quality

Our department consists of two chair groups: Soil Biology & Biological Soil Quality and Soil Chemistry & Chemical Soil Quality. Both groups collaborate in research, education and management.

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Our research

Our current research deals with chemical compounds and organisms in soil and their characteristics, behavior and interactions. Important themes are:

  • nutrients
  • contaminants
  • soil particles
  • soil organisms
  • chemical speciation
  • biological transformations
  • bioavailability & mobility
  • soil biodiversity
  • organic matter & soil structure

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Our education

The chair groups participate in the following BSc and MSc programs of Wageningen University:

  • BSc Soil, Water, Atmosphere (BBW)
  • BSc Environmental Sciences (BMW)
  • BSc Plant sciences (BPW)
  • MSc Earth a Environment (MEE)
  • MSc Environmental sciences (MES)
  • MSc Climate studies, Biology, Organic agriculture

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