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Name MJPM Riksen

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DescriptionAssistant Professor International Land and Water Management
OrganizationDepartment of Environmental Sciences
Organization UnitSoil Physics and Land Management
Phone+31 317 482 833
Secretarial phone+31 317 486 229
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Visiting addressDroevendaalsesteeg 3
Postal addressPostbus 47
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  • Geen nevenwerkzaamheden - Geen nevenwerkzaamheden
    Jun 2017 - Present


I work since 1998 for Wageningen University at the Soil Physics and Land Management group (SLM). I obtained in 1990 my BSc. in Tropical Agriculture with specialisation in Tropical Soil and Water Management at Larenstein Deventer. In 1994 I finished my MSc. at Wageningen University in Tropical Land Management with a specialisation in Erosion and Soil & Water Conservation. In 1998 I got my first research position in an EU-funded Wind Erosion project. In this project I worked on social-economic and policy aspects of wind erosion in the northern West European region. In 2001 I received a PhD fellowship from the Cornelis Lely Foundation for a research project entitled: “Making use of Wind and Water Erosion in Landscape Development”. In this project I studied the role of soil erosion processes in nature development. I obtained my PhD in 2006 and continued to work on inland drift sands in the Netherlands as a Post. doc. researcher for a National OB+N funded project on inland drift sands. In 2009 I became assistant professor of the SLM group teaching planning and design of soil and water conservation measures and land management strategies. My main research activities are in the field of:

- wind erosion and ( coastal) dune formation in the Netherlands; and

- soil and water conservation / sustainable land management

My publication list covers subjects like social-economic aspects of erosion, conservation policies, soil conservation, wind erosion, geomorphology in landscape ecology, and water harvesting.

Expert Profile

Publication lists

Dune development


UD education program BSc and MSc International Land and Water Manegement

Coordinator education SLM group

Photo: practical in the rainfall simulator

  • SGL-33806 - The 4th Dimension in Earth Sciences
  • SLM-11303 - Exploring Professional Practices in International Land and Water Management
  • SLM-20306 - Land & Water Engineering
  • SLM-31306 - Fundamentals of Land Management
  • SLM-52303 - Sustainable Soil Management: Soil4Life
  • SLM-70224 - MSc Internship Soil Physics and Land Management
  • SLM-70324 - MSc Internship Soil Physics and Land Management
  • SLM-79224 - MSc Research Practice Soil Physics and Land Management
  • SLM-79324 - MSc Research Practice Soil Physics and Land Management
  • WRM-21312 - Design in Land and Water Management 2
  • WRM-32306 - Research Approaches to Land and Water Management
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