LANDMARK - European Research Project on the sustainable management of land and soil in Europe.
LANDMARK is a European Research Project on the sustainable management of land and soil in Europe. The questions that LANDMARK aims to address are: “How can we make the most of our land ? How can we ensure that our soils deliver on the many expectations we have of our land ?”
These expectations (or ‘demands’) include:
- Primary productivity (agriculture and forestry)
- Water purification and regulation
- Carbon sequestration, cycling and regulation
- Provision of functional and intrinsic biodiversity
- Provision and cycling of nutrients.
LANDMARK is a pan-European multi-actor consortium of 22 partner institutes from 14 EU countries plus Switzerland, China and Brazil. These include universities, applied research institutes, Chambers of Agriculture, an SME and the European Commission that will develop a coherent framework for soil management aimed at sustainable food production across Europe. Landmark is led by Wageningen University and Research (WUR) and is supported by a series of organizations being part of our Stakeholder Steering Committee ( FAO, COPA-COGECA, EFI, EUFRAS, DG-AGRI, DG-ENV, EMBRAPA, EFSA, EEA, EIONET, etc.)
- Using data mining techniques to model primary productivity from international long-term ecological research (ILTER) agricultural experiments in Austria
- Assessment of Benefits of Conservation Agriculture on Soil Functions in Arable Production Systems in Europe.
- Gap assessment in current soil monitoring networks across Europe for measuring soil functions
- Functional Land Management: Bridging the Think-Do-Gap using a multi-stakeholder science policy interface
- The Impact of Policy Instruments on Soil Multifunctionality in the European Union
- The elusive role of soil quality in nutrient cycling: a review
- Making the Most of Our Land: Managing Soil Functions from Local to Continental Scale
- Key indicators and management strategies for carbon sequestration and climate regulation