Naamdr. T Reimann

OmschrijvingAssistant Professor
OrganisatieDepartement Omgevingswetenschappen
OrganisatieeenheidBodemgeografie en Landschap
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I am a physical geographer by training and I have a passion for science, teaching and time related processes. Currently, I am working as Assistant Professor (UD) in the Soil Geography and Landscape group (SGL) and at the Netherlands Centre for Luminescence dating (NCL) of Wageningen University. As a teacher I am coordinating a MSc course on geochronology entitled the 4th dimension in earth sciences and I lead a pre-MSc course on fundamentals of landscapes. Furthermore, I am teaching basics of soils and landscapes as part of five BSc programs at Wageningen University.          

My research develops at the cross-roads of luminescence dating and new application within geomorphology and soil sciences. The ultimate goal is to quantify sedimentary and erosional processes in earth-surface and soil systems by harvesting intrinsic luminescence properties of natural mineral grains. Earth-surface and soil processes shape our planet and provide the basis for human infrastructure and food production. A quantitative understanding of soil and landscape processes (in 4 dimensions!) is vital to predict future changes and eventually help to develop sustainable land-use or hazard protection strategies for a more resilient future.

If you are also enthusiastic about this kind of research, suppose as part of a MSc thesis or research collaboration, please don’t hesitate to contact me. For more information on my research activities and publications please visit my Google Scholar or Research Gate pages.

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If you want to know more about luminescence dating and/or the Netherlands Centre for Luminescence dating (NCL) please visit the following web-page:




1. Research project

“Past coastal sediment-system-dynamics in South Holland and its implication for present and future coastal change”, Rubicon financed project (ALW-NWO 825.11.033)


  • Reconstruct past sediment budget dynamic in South-Holland.
  • Develop OSL standardisation techniques that allow the effective analysis of several hundred samples in order to archive the maximum spatial and chronological resolution of OSL dating.
  • Study OSL properties of quartz and feldspar minerals and its physical environmental controls. Link quartz and feldspar OSL characteristic to specific sedimentary processes (luminescence footprints). 

Status: completed (2012-2014)

Partners: ALW-NWO and TU Delft


2. Research project

“Development of new feldspar luminescence dating protocols for non-aeolian deposits’’


  • Finding a feldspar luminescence signal that is sufficiently stable and bleachable (e.g. transferred IRSL signals or time-resolved IRSL signals).
  • Revision of feldspar single aliquot measurement protocols.
  • Development of reliable feldspar single-grain techniques.

Status: In progress (since 2012)

Partners: HAZARD team (Risø DTU, LIAG Hannover, St. Andrews University, Århus University)


3. Research project

“On the quantification of soil bioturbation and soil relocation in a mountainous area in S Spain - testing the potential of single-grain OSL techniques”


  • Development of a single-grain feldspar luminescence protocol tailored towards the reconstruction of soil processes.
  • Reconstruction of long-term soil mixing and soil relocation at the Sierra Morena site in S Spain.
  • Quantifying bioturbation rates for the Sierra Morena site from luminescence data.

Status: In progress (since 2014)

Partners: University of Córdoba


3. Research project

“Luminescence footprints – a new monitoring method to quantify sediment fluxes”


  • Better understanding of luminescence signal bleaching under natural sediment transport conditions.
  • A new theoretical and analytical framework for this new application.
  • Testing at selected coastal and river settings.

Status: Planned

Partners: Deltares, TU Delft


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