Academy symposium

Time Travel Through Soil - The importance of healthy soil in the past, the present and the future

23 November 2016 from 18:00 to 20:00 hrs
Trippenhuis Building, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam
+31 20 551 0702
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In 2015, the International Year of Soils focused attention on the soil and the life that exists beneath our feet. But how are things with the soil one year later? What must we do now to safeguard the soil for the future? 

iTZiT Visual Technology /Netherlands Institute of Ecology


  • Kelly Ramirez, Netherlands Institute of Ecology – Discover the jungle under our feet
  • Richard Bardgett, University of Manchester– How soil underlies civilisation
  • Ciska Veen, Netherlands Institute of Ecology – Home Sweet Home
  • Maria Briones, University of Vigo – Dangers of the future – a warming soil
  • Jasper Wubs, Netherlands Institute of Ecology – Injecting nature to cure soils
  • Wim van der Putten, Netherlands Institute of Ecology / Wageningen University & Research – Soil health: the future is history

Chair: Louise Vet, NIOO-KNAW