LAD-10309 Integration Course Soil, Water and Atmosphere


Credits 9.00

Teaching methodContact hours
One day excursion36
Practical extensively supervised40
Practical intensively supervised60
Problem-based learning9
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. JJ Stoorvogel
Lecturer(s)R Dijksma
dr. ir. AF Moene
S Nortier
dr. ir. HAJ van Lanen
dr. ir. ETHM Peeters
ing. GJWC Peek
AC Botman
dr. LJM Kroon
ir. MG Keizer
prof. dr. TW Kuyper
dr. ir. JC van Dam
dr. K Kok
dr. ir. JJ Stoorvogel
BSc S Visser
prof. dr. MC Krol
prof. dr. E Hoffland
Examiner(s)dr. ir. JJ Stoorvogel

Language of instruction:



1. Analysis of problems related to the environment, landscape, land use and nature in a study area around Wageningen focused on the scope of the specializations of the study Soil, Water & Atmosphere. The course discusses research methodologies for the different compartments to deal with the relevant problems.
2. Study the interrelationships between soil, water and atmosphere.

Learning outcomes:

At the end of the course the student is expected to:
- have insight in the interactions and the coherence between the three compartments of the abiotic environment: soil, water and atmosphere (BWA);
- have acquired knowledge on a wide range of research techniques as they are used in the BWA disciplines;
- have learned to investigate an integrated and multi-disciplinary BWA problem. All facets of such a research experience must have been tackled: writing a research proposal, select the appropriate research methodology, carry out the research work, write a research report and give an oral presentation;
- be able to understand and pinpoint the societal aspects of agricultural, nature conservational or environmental problems in the study area around Wageningen.


The course includes a range of different activities:
- study aerial photos, satellite imagery, and maps;
- soil, water, and air sampling and analysis;
- evaluate a multi-disciplinary problem with a group of your colleagues.


Students are expected to participate actively in all elements of the course. They are evaluated on the basis of their input and understanding together with oral and written reports on the exercises.


Reader can be obtained a week before the start of the course at the WUR shop.

Compulsory for: BSWSoil, Water, AtmosphereBSc6WD