Supervisors

Universiteit Antwerpen

Prof. dr. Ivan Janssens

Prof. dr. Ivan Janssens

Coordinator, Co-supervision of ESR2 and ESR5

World-leading researcher on the ecosystem carbon cycle, and among the most highly-cited researchers in ecology. co-founder of the ForHot site.

Prof. dr. Erik Verbruggen

Prof. dr. Erik Verbruggen

Supervision of ESR1, Co-supervision of ESR4, ESR8 and ESR13

The complicated role soil microbiota play in the ecosystem carbon cycle Microbial community analysis and next-generation sequencing.

Dr. Joke Van den Berge

Dr. Joke Van den Berge

Project manager

CREAF

Prof. dr. Josep Peñuelas

Prof. dr. Josep Peñuelas

Supervision of ESR8, Co-supervision of ESR1, ESR3 and ESR5

Studies (i) ecosystem response to climate change (ii) nutrient impacts on ecosystem functioning, (ii) plant-soil interactions, (iii) plant ecophysiology and stoichiometry.

Iolanda Filella

Iolanda Filella

Co-supervision of ESR7 and ESR10

UTARTU

Dr Ivika Ostonen

Dr Ivika Ostonen

Supervision of ESR3, Co-supervision of ESR8 and ESR12

Focuses is on belowground carbon and nutrient cycling of terrestrial ecosystems, root foraging strategies driven by relationships between roots and their associated bacteria, archaea and mycorrhizae in ecosystem adaptation to environmental change.

Marika Truu

Marika Truu

Co-supervision of ESR3

Univie

Prof. Andreas Richter

Prof. Andreas Richter

Supervision of ESR4, Co-supervision of ESR8 and ESR13

Focuses on understanding how plants and soil microorganisms respond to their abiotic and biotic environ­ment. Field and Lab work.

Dr. Christina Kaiser

Dr. Christina Kaiser

Supervision of ESR4

Focuses on understanding how plants and soil microorganisms respond to their abiotic and biotic environ­ment. Mathematical modelling.

Prof. Ulrike Felt

Prof. Ulrike Felt

Supervision of ESR15

focuses on shifting research cultures as well as governance, democracy and public parti­cipation. She also leads an interfaculty research platform “Responsible research and innovation in academic practice”.

VSI

Dr. Boris Rewald

Dr. Boris Rewald

Supervision of ESR12, Co-supervision of ESR3

Is Scientific Advisor and has 15 years’ experience in plant science.

BOKU

Gernot Bodner

Gernot Bodner

Co-supervision of ESR12

SVARMI

MSc Victor Pajuelo Madrigal

MSc Victor Pajuelo Madrigal

Supervision of ESR10, Co-supervision of ESR7 and ESR14

Is a remote sensing specialist and has extensive experience on using drones for ecological research.

LBHI

Prof. Dr. Bjarni D. Sigurdsson

Prof. Dr. Bjarni D. Sigurdsson

Supervision of ESR7, Co-supervision of ESR6 and ESR10

Focuses on terrestrial ecosystem carbon and nutrient cycling. He is the coordinator of the international FORHOT (www.forhot.is) project.

ILVO

Dr. Peter Lootens

Dr. Peter Lootens

Supervision of ESR2, Co-supervision of ESR7

Expert in ecophysiology and plant and crop phenotyping in field trials using image analysis and close remote sensing using drones.

Greet Ruysschaert

Greet Ruysschaert

Co-supervision of ESR2

Jane Debode

Jane Debode

Co-supervision of ESR1

Jürgen Vangeyte

Jürgen Vangeyte

Co-supervision of ESR15

UCPH

Per Gundersen

Per Gundersen

Supervision of ESR6, Co-supervision of ESR9 and ESR11

Expert nitrogen cycling and nitrate leaching in natural ecosystems under environmental change.

Klaus Steenberg Larsen

Klaus Steenberg Larsen

Supervision of ESR6, Co-supervision of ESR5

Expert in ecosystem carbon dynamics, flux measurements and instrumentation.

UIBK

Prof. Dr. Michael Bahn

Prof. Dr. Michael Bahn

Supervision of ESR5, Co-supervision of ESR6

Expert on effects of global changes on grassland biogeochemistry with a particular emphasis on trace gas fluxes, carbon cycle processes and their interactions with the water and nitrogen cycles.

IMEC

Prof. Steven Latre

Prof. Steven Latre

Supervision of ESR13 and ESR14, Co-supervision of ESR8 and ESR10

Expert in distributed artificial intelligence and network management.

Prof. Maarten Weyn

Prof. Maarten Weyn

Supervision of ESR9, Co-supervision of ESR11

Expert in ultra-low power sensor communication and embedded systems, sub 1-Ghz communication, sensor processing and localization.

DMR

Dr. Poul Larssen

Dr. Poul Larssen

Supervision of ESR11, Co-supervision of ESR9

Expert in innovation of novel sampling devices.

MIRICO

Damien Weidmann

Damien Weidmann

Co-supervision of ESR5

MICROSOFT

Co-supervision of ESR14

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 framework programme for research and innovation under grant agreement No 813114.