The presentations given by Leon Braat, Mark Everard and Gudrun Schwilch have been recorded on video. These recordings can be viewed below. For convenience, the presentations and the discussion/questions afterwards have been separated in different recordings. Both can be seen below.

The PowerPoint presentations themselves can be downloaded from the table below.

# Presenter PowerPoint Presentation Download
1 Dr. Leon Braat  Social, economic & institutional aspects of ESS and EU
practice [7.2Mb]
2 Dr. Mark Everard Soil threats and ecosystem services [2.1Mb]
Dr. Gudrun Schwilch  ESS and soil functions in RECARE [8.9Mb]








Soil is one of the most important natural resources that provides us with vital ecosystem goods and services that sustain life. Nevertheless, the functioning of the soils to provide the ecosystems services are threatened by a wide range of processes and a number of soil threats have been identified in Europe.














Although there is a large body of knowledge available on soil threats in Europe, the complexity and functioning of soil systems and their interaction with human activities, climate change (CC), and ecosystem services (ESS) is still not fully understood.


Date: May 19 - 2014
Venue: Orion Building 
Wageningen University campus,
room C2005

08:30-9:00 Registration
09:00-9:10 Opening remarks (Jannes Stolte)
09:00-10:00 Social, economic & institutional aspects of ESS and EU
practice (Leon Braat)
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 Soil threats and ecosystem services (Mark Everard)
11:30-12:00 Discussion
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:30 ESS and soil functions in RECARE (Gudrun Schwilch)
13:30-14:30 Open discussion on ESS and soil functions risks by soil threats
14:30-15.00 Break
15:00-16:30 Continuation open discussion
16:30-17:30 Refreshments

The workshop info-sheet van be downloaded HERE.

Logistical information

You are requested to arrange your own overnight stay. We recommend the two hotels in Wageningen listed below; transport from these hotels to meeting venue on Monday morning will be arranged. We ask you to fill in the registration form on this website, so we know where to pick you up in the morning.

Tarveling to Wageningen can be done using public transport. The documents below give information about using the public transport, addresses of hotel and workshop venue and a map of WUR locations in Wageningen.


This workshop is organised by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Bioforsk, Norway (WP2), in cooperation with
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Alterra, Wageningen UR.

Please remember to
register if you plan to join the workshop.