PhD defence

Bridging the gap between the available and required soil data for regional land use analysis

PhD candidate ms. CMJ (Chantal) Hendriks
Promotor prof.dr. J (Jakob) Wallinga
Co-promotor dr.ir. JJ (Jetse) Stoorvogel
dr.ir. LFG (Lieven) Claessens
Organisation Wageningen University, Soil Geography and Landscape
Date

Thu 5 April 2018 11:00 to 12:30

Venue Aula, gebouwnummer 362

Summary

The United Nations pledged to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Regional land use analyses (RLUA) have an essential contribution to achieving these goals. To better meet the needs for achieving sustainable development, RLUA became more quantitative and more interdisciplinary over recent decades. This change resulted in an increased use of quantitative simulation models, which changed the type and nature of input data as well. Soil data are one of the input data RLUA require. Available soil data often do not meet the soil data requirements anymore, due to the change in RLUA. Therefore, a gap exists between the available and required soil data. This thesis aims to find possible solutions to bridge this gap.