Research projects of the Department of Soil Quality

Joint research projects

DOC and disease suppression

The role of dissolved organic matter in disease suppression of agricultural soils.
2011-2015
Angela Straathof (PhD); prof. Ellis Hoffland, prof. Rob Comans
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Metal bioavailability in the rhizosphere

Integrated experimental and modeling approach to identify processes controlling metal bioavailability in the rhizosphere
2009-2013
Andreas Duffner (PhD); dr. Liping Weng, prof Sjoerd van der Zee, prof. Ellis Hoffland, prof. Rob Comans.
More information (PDF, 67 kb)

Soil chemistry projects

Changing redox & Bioavailability

Effects of Changing Redox Conditions on the Bioavailability of Heavy Metals in Paddy Soils.
2011-2015
Yunyu Pan (PhD); dr.Liping Weng, prof. Rob Comans.
More information (PDF, 245kb)

Fate of nanoparticles

Fate of nanoparticles in the environment.
2011-2015
Bastiaan Molleman (PhD) & dr. Gerwin Koopmans (post-doc); dr. T. Hiemstra, prof. Rob Comans.
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Micronutrient management

Micronutrient Management for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment; a new innovative approach.
2010-2014
Cristian Terrones Cano (PhD) & Supriatin (PhD); dr. Liping Weng,
prof. Rob Comans.
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Soil Transformations in European Catchments

The goal of our part of the project is to gain insight into chemical mechanisms that determine the formation and stability of soil structure.
2009-2013
Inge Regelink (PhD); dr. Liping Weng, prof. Rob Comans.
More information: SoilTrec

Soil biology projects

Genetically modified crop impact assessment on soil ecosystems

Genetically modified crop impact assessment on soil ecosystems by DNA bare-code based monitoring of nematode communities (ERGONema).
2008-2012
J. Vervoort, Karst Brolsma, Ron de Goede
More information (PDF, 35kb); ERGONema

Trade-offs greenhouse gas emission and carbon sequestration in the soil

Trade-offs between greenhouse gas emission and carbon
sequestration in the soil: is the CO2 sink an N2O source?
2008-2012
Ingrid Lubbers (PhD) & Roland Klefoth (PhD); dr. Jan Willem van Groenigen
More information (PDF, 79kb)