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Alterra Wageningen University & Research Centre

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Alterra

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Alterra is the main Dutch centre of expertise on rural areas. It combines all expertise on rural areas and their sustainable use, including aspects as water, wildlife, forests, the environment, soils, landscape, climate and recreation, and various other aspects in the development and management of the environment. Alterra engages in strategic and applied research to support policymaking and management at local, national and international level. During the last decades, simulation models like SWAP, PESTLA, and LISEM have been developed. Alterra is in charge of several national and international databases on soil, groundwater, land use, landscape and recreation, including the national soil databases of the Netherlands. Alterra is coordinator of the DESIRE project.

Website

www.alterra.nl

Address

Alterra

P.O. Box 47

Droevendaalsesteeg 4

6700 AA Wageningen

Netherlands

Fax: +31 317 419000

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Prof. Dr. Coen Ritsema

Tel: +31 317 486517

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Coordinating large international research projects; soil physicist, fundamental and applied research related to effects of drought, soil erosion and flooding risks

Dr. Rudi Hessel

Tel: +31 317 486530

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Physical geographer, expert in dynamic modelling and model application, execution of scenario analysis, GIS, and designing and executing field work

Dr. Simone Verzandvoort

Tel. +31 317 486500

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Physical geographer. Main topics: land degradation, GIS, Soil and catchment hydrology, teaching.

Ing. Erik van den Elsen

Tel: +31 317 486533

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Electronic engineer and Internet Technology specialist, expert in field data acquisition and soil science applications, soil physical determination methods, designing and executing field work.

 

 
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Acknowledgement

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The DESIRE project was 
co-funded by the
European Commission,
Global Change and
Ecosystem.
Contract no: 037046 GOCE

DESIRE brought together the expertise of
26 international research institutes
and non-governmental organisations.

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