Project details


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 ?”…




LANDMARK adopted a common visual identity and branding to strengthen the corporate image of the project and the Consortium. Discover it with our the Communication tools (Publication trees, Glossary, Newsletter, Photos).

Publication trees


Our publication trees permit to visualize what the project is producing to communicate outputs and outcomes to a wide variety of stakeholders and the public. Each time LANDMARK publishes a scientific paper this will give birth to a new publication tree.



December 14, 2017
British Ecological Society Annual meeting 2017
ICC Ghent, Belgium

Meeting agenda

Our JSI colleagues Prof Marko Debeljak  and Dr Aneta Trajanov  will be presenting at the  #BES2017 British Ecological Society Annual Meeting in Ghent, BELGIUM from 11th to 14th of December 2017.


Programme info here

December 18, 2017
2017 EU Agricultural Outlook conference
Bruxelles, Belgium

Meeting agenda

During the 2017 EU Agricultural Outlook conference  Rachel Creamer (WUR) will have the opportunity to join the discussion on the future of agriculture in Europe and the challenges which lie ahead from a LANDMARK perspective.

The conference will take place in Bruxelles, Belgium  on the 18th of December 2017.

More info and agenda here.

April 13, 2018
EGU 2018
Vienna, Austria

Meeting agenda

The Landmark team will be actively participating at the EGU general assembly next 8-13th April 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

Here below 5 good reasons to come:

  1. LANDMARK Biodiversity session Soil biota driven functions and ecosystem services in agricultural systems of Europe   Convener: Rachel Creamer – Co-Conveners: Martin Potthoff , Johann Zaller. Deadlines for abstract by 10th January 2018 13:00 CET.
  2. LANDMARK short course Meet the experts in land and soil functions: from primary productivity to biodiversity:” Convener: Taru Sandén  – Co-Conveners: Francesca Bampa, Rannveig Anna Guicharnaud, Kelly Ramirez
  3. Dealing with BIG DATA or Land and soil successful examples of knowledge transfer? Be efficient and send another abstract to:
    1. Session Citizen Science in the Era of Big Data: Convener: Taru Sandén – Co-Conveners: Daniel Dörler, Florian Heigl , Steffen Fritz
    2. Session Moving Beyod the Year of Soil – building on successful local examples for taking global action: Convener: Kelly Ramirez – Co-Conveners: Arwyn Jones, Taru Sandén, Francesca Bampa
  4. Other interesting short courses:
    1. How to get involved in global efforts to sustain soil and land: – Convener: Steffen A. Schweizer , Co-Conveners: Chloe Hill , Taru Sandén , Christian Schneider
    2. Scientific publishing, science integrity and work ethics: short-course on the scientific method and our modern work environment: Convener: Sebastian Doetterl  Co-Conveners: Carsten W. Mueller , Taru Sandén , Jörg Schnecker , Cordula Vogel , Steffen Schweizer , Annegret Larsen.
  5. Meet the LANDMARK team!

More info

May 22, 2018
Roundtable 7 – Austria
Ages, Vienna, Austria

Meeting agenda

The LANDMARK Roundtable 7 will be hosted by  Heide Spiegel & Taru Sandén  (AGES ) and will take place in VIENNA, AUSTRIA on 22-24th May 2018.

The field trip will take place at Alfred Grand‘s farm in Absdorf, our Steering Committee member.

June 21, 2018
III Ecology of Soil Microorganisms 2018 conference
Helsinki, Finland

Meeting agenda

On the 17–21st of June 2018 in  there will be the III Ecology of Soil Microorganisms conference 2018 – Digging deeper in Helsinki, Finland

Topics of discussion will be: carbon and nutrient cycling, decomposition, interactions of organisms, priming, climate/environmental change, microbial diversity and functions in all ecosystems, and particularly in the arctic and peatlands.  Especially:
1. Ecology of microbial taxa
2. Interactions of microorganisms with other organisms
3. Involvement of microorganisms in ecosystem functions
4. Microbes in the changing environment
5. Applied microbial ecology
6. Environmental microbiome and human health
7. Modeling of microbial ecosystem services
8. New methodological approaches
9. Tea bag index
10. Sustainable soil use and quality indicators

More info here



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