As a PhD candidate at Naturalis and the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML), I am exploring measures and crop systems that could make agriculture on peat soils more sustainable. I am especially interested in nature-based solutions that can benefit biodiversity, farmers and the climate.
Agroecosystems, biodiversity, ecosystem services, sustainable farming
Generally, I am interested in working at the interface between nature and society. Researching biodiversity and nature-based solutions in agriculture is a perfect example of that.
- Impact of agricultural practices, such as mowing regimes, tillage and fertilization, on soil and water quality, ecosystem properties and various levels of biodiversity
- Working with nature: soil and water characteristics as guiding principle for choices in agricultural land use
- The relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem processes
- Experimental fieldwork in the Polderlab, observational studies in the Living Lab Alblasserwaard