Collaborative Research Unit

Research consortium for soil inventarization, characterization and sustainable soil management

Acronym
UGentSoilLab
Co-ordinator
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Methods in archaeology
  • Natural sciences
    • Biogeochemistry
    • Inorganic geochemistry
    • Geoarchaeology
    • Geophysics not elsewhere classified
    • Climate change
    • Geomorphology and landscape evolution
    • Palaeoclimatology
    • Soil ecology
    • Terrestrial ecology
    • Ecosystem services
    • Environmental chemistry
    • Environmental impact and risk assessment
    • Environmental management
    • Environmental monitoring
    • Environmental rehabilitation
    • Natural resource management
    • Carbon sequestration science
    • Land capability and soil degradation
    • Soil biology
    • Soil chemistry
    • Soil physics
    • Soil sciences, challenges and pollution not elsewhere classified
  • Engineering and technology
    • Soil mechanics
    • Sensing, estimation and actuating
    • Modelling and simulation
    • Geospatial information systems
    • Surveying
    • Geomatic engineering not elsewhere classified
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production not elsewhere classified
    • Agricultural hydrology
    • Agricultural spatial analysis and modelling
    • Agricultural systems analysis and modelling
    • Agricultural technology
    • Sustainable agriculture
    • Forestry sciences not elsewhere classified
Description
UGentSoilLab is composed of the research groups belonging to the former department of Soil Management at UGent (currently merged into department of Environment at UGent) and thus spans a wide range of disciplines of applied soil science, including soil fertility, soil chemistry, soil physics, soil biology, soil degradation and soil conservation, soil genesis, soil pollution, geostatistics, site specific soil management. We do research on soils in both ecosystems with strong human influence (agricultural, urban) and in natural ecosystems, in the context of themes relevant to society such as sustainable crop production, soil biodiversity, land degradation, the role of soils in climate change (mitigation).