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Ir NH (Niels) Batjes
Soils and Global Change; Head, World Data Centre for Soils
+31 317 483699
Soil scientist with long-term experience in developing land resources information systems in the framework of international research and capacity building projects. Niels joined ISRIC in 1990, after having worked in East Africa and the Caribbean as a Land Evaluation Expert. His special interest is in research on soil carbon stocks and change, soil data analysis for continental and global environmental assessments, soil property (area-class) maps, and digital soil mapping. He is Head of the World Data Centre for Soils (WDC-Soils), a regular member of the International Council for Science World Data System (ICSU-WDS). Niels is member of the Editorial Board of Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment and a regular reviewer of papers submitted to various primary international Journals. He has written numerous peer-reviewed papers, chapters in books and published proceedings, and technical reports (GoogleScholar; ResearchGate). Niels speaks English, French, Dutch and some German.
ISRIC Publications of: Niels H Batjes
Dr ZG (Zhanguo) Bai Soil and land degradation assessment and restoration
Ir NH (Niels) Batjes Soils and Global Change; Head, World Data Centre for Soils
Dr TM (Thomas) Caspari Soil/agricultural modeller
Ir IJ (Ingrid) Haas Webmaster and programmer
Dr T (Tom) Hengl Digital Soil Mapping
Dr ir GBM (Gerard) Heuvelink Pedometrics and Digital Soil Mapping
T (Theo) Jacobs Photographer, Monolith preparation
YGL (Yolanda) Karpes Secretariat
Dr ir B (Bas) Kempen Soil mapping
Ir JGB (Johan) Leenaars Soil legacy data officer, GlobalSoilMap.Net
Drs GWJ (Godert ) van Lynden Land, water and environmental management
Stephan Mantel, Msc Sustainable land management, Head of World Soil Museum
Dr JS (Jorge) Mendes de Jesus Programmer
L (Livija) Petrovic, Bsc Library
PAM (Nellie) Roefs Library
E. (Eloi) Ribeiro Geoinformatic
M (Maria) Ruiperez Gonzalez Msc Remote Sensing, GIS and Soil mapping
ir H (Rik) van den Bosch Director
Jan van Kleef Monolith preparation
FM (Fenny) van Egmond MSc Aquisition, Soil sensing
ir AJ (Andries) Bosma Business Developer