Michel Riksen

 

 


 

Michel Riksen is an assistant professor in the Soil Physics and Land Management group (SLM) of Wageningen University. In 1994 he finished his MSc at Wageningen University in Tropical Land Management with a specialization in Erosion and Soil & Water Conservation. In 1998 he got his first research position in an EU-funded Wind Erosion project. In this project he worked on soil conservation measures and social-economic and policy aspects of wind erosion in the northern West European region. In 2001 he received a PhD fellowship from the Cornelis Lely Foundation for a research project entitled: Making use of Wind and Water Erosion in Landscape Development which investigated the role of soil erosion processes in nature development. After his PhD he continued to work on wind erosion processes in inland drift sands in the Netherlands as a Post-doc researcher. In 2009 he became an assistant professor in the SLM group teaching planning and design of soil and water conservation measures and land management strategies. He is involved in several research projects on wind erosion.




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Learn why soil is so important, how it’s being threatened and what we can do to protect this natural resource so vital to our lives. Soil is the earth’s fragile skin that anchors all life. We depend on soil to build our homes and cities, to grow crops for food and raise livestock, to support transportation and enable recreation. Yet we disregard this crucial and precious resource that lies right under our feet.

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