Meet the experts

Thursday 29 August 2019 from 17:00 to 18:30

Lumen building, garden terrace and rooms 1&2

This is your chance to meet some of the #WSC2019 experts and ask them all the questions you can think of! What were the big moments that changed their career? What brought them to specialize in the use of soil functions for policy support, digital soil mapping or innovative methods for investigating microbial soil processes? What do they consider the current research challenges in their field? This is also your chance to ask that specific question that you wished you had asked during the oral sessions but did not have the opportunity to do so. Moreover, you can ask them for feedback on your own research activities and get their advice. Do not miss this opportunity!

To spark the conversation, each expert will bring an object that links to their area of expertise. You can decide who took the nicest, most surprising and most interesting object. Meanwhile, we provide free drinks, snacks and live music by the Festa Chordis ensemble in an informal setting.

Come, ask, share and vote!

Below you’ll find a list of experts that have confirmed their presence:


Dominique Arrouays
French National Institute for Agricultural Research, France
Digital soil mapping at the global scale


Jantiene Baartsman
Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands
Soil-related flow and transport processes

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Victoria Ballester
Sao Paulo University, Brazil
Landscape ecology


Janna Barel
Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands
Soil information and quality assessment


Deborah Bossio
The Nature Conservancy, United States of America
Translational science for impact


Rob Comans
Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands
Soil (geo)chemistry


Peter de Ruiter
University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Soil ecology and soil food webs


Jennifer Dungait
Editor-in-Chief EJSS
Publishing in EJSS


Bert Jan Groenenberg
Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands
Sustainable soil-water-nutrient-pest management


Mathilde Hagens
Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands
Soil carbon and climate management


Edith Hammer
Lund University, Sweden
Soilchips, soil microstructure and fungi

Katharina Helming

Katharina Helming
Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Germany
Sustainability impacts of soil management


Thomas Kätterer
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
C and N cycling in agroecosystems


Titia Mulder
Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands
Remote and proximal soil sensing


Laura Poggio
ISRIC – World Soil Information, the Netherlands
Digital soil mapping at the global scale


Pytrik Reidsma
Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands
Sustainability and resilience of farming systems


Tony Reimann
Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands
Long-term soil and landscape process impacts

Marcus Schmidt

Marcus Schmidt
Georg-August University of Goettingen, Germany
Nutrient availability, productivity and nutrient response efficiency


Helena Soinne
Natural Resources Institute, Finland
Agriculture and surface water quality


Jannes Stolte
Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, Norway
Land degradation and soil erosion


Jetse Stoorvogel
Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands
Linking and integrating spatial and temporal scales


Brigritta Szabó
Centre for Agricultural Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Soil physics


Wim van der Putten
Netherlands Institute of Ecology, the Netherlands
Soil ecology


Karen Vancampenhout
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Soil organic matter and forest soils


Jakob Wallinga
Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands
Geochronology and landscape dynamics


Marie Zwetsloot
Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands
Functional diversity and habitat