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2nd TitleWageningen UR - Alterra
CreatorWageningen UR - Alterra
DescriptionAlterra is the main Dutch centre of expertise on rural areas and their sustainable use. Alterra is part of the Wageningen University Research Centre (Wageningen UR). Within the walls of the institute there are employees of both the university and Alterra. Five areas of specialisation are defined on the webpages: Soil Science; Ecosystem Studies (including forest ecosystems); Geo-information; Landscape; Water and Climate. At Alterra there is a range of expertise on sustainable agricultural systems, planning for the future, expert systems and modelling, biodiversity monitoring, landscape planning and landscape perception, integrated forest and nature management, geo-information and remote sensing, climate change modelling, soil degradation, spatial planning of leisure activities, habitat creation in terrestrial environments and marine and estuarine waters, green belt development and ecological webs, and pollution risk assessment, relations between cities and their surrounding countryside, multiple use of rural areas, economy and ecology and integrated water management. Alterra's research products include books, brochures, videos and software for simulation models, databases and decision support systems.
LanguageDutch, English
Keywordssustainable development; rural development; climate change; models; ecosystems; ecosystems; geographic information systems; biodiversity
TypeGovernment organizations, Research institutions and departments
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 Published: February 21 2007 | Last updated: February 18 2013