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Nameprof.dr. J Wallinga

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DescriptionProfessor, group leader
OrganizationDepartment of Environmental Sciences
Organization UnitSoil Geography and Landscape
Phone+31 317 484 040
Secretarial phone+31 317 482 024
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Visiting addressDroevendaalsesteeg 3
Postal addressPostbus 47
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    Nov 2021 - Present


I am interested in the dynamics of soils and landscapes, and specialized in the development and application of luminescence dating methods to read the geological archive.

My research interests evolve around the notion that sediments and soils in the subsurface contain information on how the landscape changed over time due to natural processes and in response to human action. Geochronological tools are essential to read and interpret the information, and luminescence dating is a versatile tool that can be applied on timescales of decades to millions of years.

If we understand how landscapes change over time, we can use this information to develop sustainable and effective management strategies that use natural processes rather than fight against them.

I lead the Netherlands Centre for Luminescence dating. The luminescence dating facility is located on the Wageningen UR campus. For more information, see

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SGL-80812   BSc thesis Bodem Water Atmosfeer (coordinator)

SGL-52306    The 4th dimension in Earth Sciences - Quantifying past and future landscape and soil dynamics (lecturer)

Hydrology and Geology of Delta's (lecturer, MSc course in preparation)

  • HWM-33306 - Coastal Oceanography and Delta Geology
  • SGL-13303 - Introduction Soil, Water, Atmosphere
  • SGL-33806 - The 4th Dimension in Earth Sciences
  • SGL-51801 - Capita Selecta Soil Geography and Landscape
  • SGL-51802 - Capita Selecta Soil Geography and Landscape
  • SGL-51803 - Capita Selecta Soil Geography and Landscape
  • SGL-51804 - Capita Selecta Soil Geography and Landscape
  • SGL-51805 - Capita Selecta Soil Geography and Landscape
  • SGL-51806 - Capita Selecta Soil Geography and Landscape
  • SGL-70424 - MSc Internship Soil Geography and Landscape
  • SGL-79324 - MSc Research Practice Soil Geography and Landscape
  • SGL-80424 - MSc Thesis Soil Geography and Landscape
  • SGL-80436 - MSc Thesis Soil Geography and Landscape
  • SGL-80812 - BSc Thesis Soil, Water, Atmosphere
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