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Name, title:

Dr. Peter A. Finke

 

Function:

Associate professor (Hoofddocent)

Phone:

(+32) (0)9 264 4630

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Expertise:

Pedology

Spatial statistics

Soil– and groundwater mapping

Modelling (hydrology, leaching, pedogenesis)

Education:

- (1988) Drs cum laude in Physical Geography with emphasis on soil survey and land evaluation, University of Amsterdam, NLD

- (1992) Dr in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences with emphasis on precision agriculture, Wageningen University, NLD.

Current research:

- Pedogenetic modelling and landscape reconstruction

- Pedometric mapping

- Updating of soil maps

- Upgrading of soil information systems

5 Key publications:

- Finke, P.A. 1993. Field scale variability of soil structure and its impact on crop growth and nitrate leaching in the analysis of fertilising scenarios. Geoderma 60: 89-107.

- Bierkens, M.F.P., P.A. Finke and P. de Willigen. 2000. Upscaling and downscaling methods for environmental research. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.

- Finke, PA ; Brus, DJ ; Bierkens, MFP ; Hoogland, T ; Knotters, M ; De Vries, F. 2004. Mapping groundwater dynamics using multiple sources of exhaustive high resolution data. Geoderma 123: (1-2) 23-39.  Best paper in pedometrics 2004.

- Finke, P.A. and J. Hutson. 2008. Modeling soil genesis in calcareous löss. Geoderma 145 :462-479.

- Budiman Minasny, Peter Finke, Uta Stockmann, Tom Vanwalleghem, and Alex McBratney. 2015. Resolving the integral connection between pedogenesis and landscape evolution. Earth Science Reviews 150: 102-120.

Professional activities:

Affiliations

- 1992-1997: Head, Department of of Systematic Soil Information (SSI) at the Winand Staring Centre, Wageningen

- 1998-2002: Leader, Research Programme Geodata for the rural environment at Alterra, Wageningen.

- 2002-2005: Head, Department of Statistics and Mathematics(Biometris) at Plant Research International, Wageningen.

- 2005-now: Associate professor in Pedology at Ghent University