Jørgen’s scientific voice takes us to the world of agroecology. A roadmap to obtain more sustainable agricultural systems would comprise a decrease in nutrient losses and surpluses, greenhouse gas emissions and chemical pesticides use, together with a better utilisation of the interactions plants-soils and natural resources such as nutrients, water and light.
To know more, listen to the coordinator of the ResidueGas project, the Professor Jørgen Eivind Olesen
Department of Agroecology
Daniel’s scientific voice takes us to the world of organic waste and the research behind its transformation into usable products such as proteins or pigments. The “organic leftovers” may contribute to the production of the biomass required to achieve a biobased society in a sustainable way.
To know more, listen to the project coordinator of the CLIMAQUA project, the Adjunct professor Daniel Pleissner
Institute for Food and Environmental Research (ILU)
Institute of Sustainable Chemistry, Leuphana University Lüneburg
Gerlinde’s scientific voice takes us to the world of soils. Despite being “out of sight and often out of mind”, soil life plays a determinant role in the functioning of the world above ground and it is the basis of both agricultural and natural systems. Loosing good soils can happen extremely fast while their formation takes considerable time.
To know more, listen to one of the scientists of the Eco-serve project, Professor Gerlinde De Deyn Department of Environmental Sciences-Soil Biology
Wageningen University and Research
Gerlinde kindly replaced Lijbert Brussaard, the coordinator of the Eco-serve project, who is retired.
Kirsti’s scientific voice takes us to the risks of arsenic, a chemical element present in bedrock and soil both under natural conditions and as a result of anthropogenic contamination, i.e. in ancient mining sites or battlefields. With pernicious effects on our health, it can be found in agricultural soil and water and thus in our food.
To know more, listen to the coordinator of the AgriAs project, Professor Kirsti Loukola-Ruskeeniemi
Geological Survey of Finland (GTK)
Sylvie’s scientific voice takes us to the world of soil organic matter and its effect on plant nutrition and the environment. Soil may store organic carbon, emit greenhouse gasses or experience nitrate losses thus influencing climate. Ensemble modeling can play a role to estimate greenhouse gas emissions and hence provide data to plan strategies for climate change mitigation and adaptation.
To know more, listen to the coordinator of the CN-MIP project, Senior researcher Sylvie Recous
Fractionnement des Agro-Ressources et Environnement (FARE)
French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (INRAE)
Marta’s voice takes us to the world of heavy metal soil contamination and the plants that can uptake enough pollutants to clean the soil. Energy crops make possible to grow safe biomass in marginal lands diminishing their environmental impact and the tension between food and fuel production.
To know more, listen to the coordinator of the MISCOMAR project, the Associate professor Marta Pogrzeba
Research and Development Department
Head of Environmental Remediation Group
Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas (IETU)
Michael’s scientific voice takes us to the world of genomics. This science can help us understand how domesticated and wild animal species adapt to climate and climate change and how this adaptation may change with time, an invaluable knowledge to design strategies for future climatechangeproof populations.
To know more, listen to the coordinator of the ClimGen project, Professor Mike Bruford
Dean for Environmental Sustainability
Co-director Sustainable Places Research Institute
School of Biosciences
Stig’s scientific voice takes us to the world of legumes. While all plants fix carbon during photosynthesis, only legumes can fix nitrogen thanks to their symbiotic relation with rhizobia bacteria. Therefore, growing more legumes could decrease the need of nitrogen fertiliser and contribute to a more sustainable agriculture.
To know more, listen to the coordinator of the ProFaba project, the Associate professor Stig Uggerhøj Andersen
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics - Plant Molecular Biology