About the Soil Geography and Landscape group

The chair group Soil Geography and Landscape (former name: Land Dynamics) has the following aim and approach:

Our mission is to improve and share understanding of soil patterns and landscape dynamics. We take an integrative approach that combines biophysical and human elements to gain insight in past, present and future system dynamics, and to support sustainable land management.

Our approach, in teaching as well as in research, is characterized by a system approach to landscapes, acknowledging the large variety of landscape functions and corresponding ecosystem services, and by our focus on spatial processes that govern most interactions among land use functions and thereby shape landscape structure in fundamental ways.