Knowledge and research is an essential part of everything we do. To execute large-scale reforestation projects, combining science and technology we need to ensure that we are constantly up to date with the latest academic research and developments. Back in 2019, Prof. Dr. Koen Kramer of Wageningen University (Forest Ecology and Forest Management) joined Land Life Company as our Head of Resilience Engineering.
The following year, we decided to form a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB); a board with expertise in the reforestation of degraded ecosystems to oversee practices on large scientific programs globally and support Land Life Company in carrying out projects that follow the highest scientific standards. They will advise Land Life Company on scientific and technological matters alongside reviewing and monitoring Land Life Company’s reforestation projects. Essentially, they will help us be the best we can possibly be.
So without further ado, let’s introduce the members of the SAB to date:
Prof. Dr. Andreas Bolte – Thünen Institute
|Head of the Institute of Forest Ecosystems, one of the 14 institutes making up the Thünen Institute, a German Federal Research Institute under the auspices of the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Prof. Dr. Andreas Bolte specializes in forest resources and climate protection, soil protection and forest health and forest ecology and biodiversity.|
Prof. Dr. Ir. GMJ (Frits) Mohren – Wageningen University
|Professor of Forest Ecology and Forest Management at Wageningen University. His research interest has shifted in recent years from the production ecology of trees and forests to the analysis of management systems, and the knowledge and information needed for this. He is particularly interested in the growth of trees and forests in relation to soil and climate.|
Prof. Dr. Santi Sabaté – University of Barcelona
|He is the Co-author of GOTILWA+; a model that simulates forest growth under different scenarios of management and environmental conditions and is used for research, as well as a tool for practical forest-related courses. His research interests and lecturing activities have been the study of forest structure and functioning, carbon, water, and nutrient balances, as well as ecophysiological responses of forests to climate change, drought, forest fires and forest management.|
We feel honored to work with such esteemed and prestigious academics in the reforestation field. Given the broad expertise of the SAB in the field of restoration of forested landscapes in different parts of the globe, the SAB’s advice and recommendations will greatly strengthen Land Life Company’s performance, both in and out of the field.