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.



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!

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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 4, 2018
Laboratory Skills Course in Soil Biology and Biochemistry WUR 2018
Department of Soil Biology and Biological Soil Quality, Wageningen University and Research, 6708 PB, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Meeting agenda

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITYLaboratory Skills Course in Soil Biology and Biochemistry

4th-8th June 2018 Wageningen University and Research

This will include training in soil quality parameters such as labile C, microresp – respiration, extracellular enzyme activity, nematode and enchytraied extraction and basics of identification. Earthworm sampling and identification.

For further details and to register please contact Rachel Creamer (

Deadline for registration: 30th March 2018.
Fee: *Reduced fee of 500 euros and full price registration is 1000 euros.

*The reduced fee applies to BSc and MSc students, PhD candidates, staff of public (national) institutes and organizations based in ODA-listed countries

Flyer available here Laboratory Skills Course in Soil Biology and Biochemistry_WUR_SOQ_2018_flyer

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

Meeting agenda

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

Our project coordinator and Pillar 2 leader Rachel Creamer (WUR) and our partner Taru Sanden (AGES) will be giving oral presentations. See

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.

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


August 17, 2018
21st World Congress of Soil Science – Rio2018
Windsor Convention & Expo Center R. Martinho de Mesquita, 129 Bloco 2 - Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil

Meeting agenda

The LANDMARK project will participate with a session to the 21st World Congress of Soil Science – Soil Science beyond food and fuel will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next 12-17th of August 2018.

LANDMARK will organize an Inter-Divisional session part of Division1 on Functional Land Management – managing soils from ped to planet

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