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Work Packages Leaders

Walter Rossing - WP1 Leader - Project Co-Convenor

Associate professor of Agro-ecology and Farming Systems at the Farming Systems Ecology group of Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

Research interests include: (1) multi-objective evaluation and design of farming systems (FarmDESIGN), (2) spatial modeling of spread of pests and natural enemies from field to landscape, and (3) co-innovation to strengthen the effectiveness of scientific knowledge in research for action.

Address: Wagenigen University - Plant Sciences; Farming Systems Ecology; PO Box 430; 6700AK Wageningen; Netherlands

Walter Rossing
Erik Steen Jensen

Erik Steen Jensen - WP2 Leader

Professor, Department of Biosystems and Technology.

His research interests include : (1) Development and assessment of sustainable and multifunctional cropping systems for food, feed and biomass for the bio-based economy, (2) Ecosystem services from legumes and diversified cropping systems, (3) Crop production and carbon-nitrogen cycling in organic and integrated system.

Address: Department of Biosystems and Technology; SLU Alnarp; S‐230 53 Alnarp; Sweden

Eric Justes - WP3 Leader - Project Coordinator

Research engineer at INRA Toulouse, Animator of the VASCO research team.

Research interests include: (1) Modelling, assessment, and design of innovative cropping systems for integrated crop management in low input farming, (2) Development of a generic modelling platform for a quantitative multricriteria evaluation of cropping systems, (3) Analysis and modelling of ecosystem services of multi-species stands.

Address: INRA; UMR 1248 AGIR Equipe VASCO; BP 52627; F- 31326 Castanet-Tolosan Cedex; France

Eric Justes
Johan Six

Johan Six - WP4 Leader

Full Professor, Department of Environmental System Sciences, ETH-Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

Research interests include: (1) effect of land use change and management on greenhouse gas fluxes in agricultural, grassland and forest ecosystems, (2) feedbacks between ecosystem management options (e.g., tillage, cover cropping, green manuring, sustainable farming, and grazing), global change (e.g., elevated CO2 and climate change), and biogeochemical cycling, (3) landscape analyses and global Food Security.


Address: Institut f. Agrarwissenschaften; TAN F 4; Tannenstrasse 1; 8092 Zuerich; Switzerland

Peter Zander - WP5 Leader

Agronomist, head of Research Area “Decision support systems at farm level”.

Research interests include: (1) Trade-offs between environmental quality targets and single-farm profitability, (2) simulation of single-farm decision making behavior by means of linear programming, (3) development of a crop rotation generator for organic agriculture, (4) modelling crop farming techniques with a view to ecological and economic assessment and strategic decision-making.


Address: ZALF - Institute of Socio-Economics; Eberswalder Strasse 84; 15374 Müncheberg; Germany

Peter Zander
Christine Watson

Christine Watson - WP6 Leader

Professor at Scotland’s Rural College and leader of the Soils and Systems Research Team

Research interests include: (1) improvment of nutrient use efficiency in a wide range of agricultural systems including outdoor pig production, dairying, organic farming and agroforestry, (2) management of legumes in agricultural systems.

Address: SRUC Aberdeen Campus; Craibstone Estate; Aberdeen AB21 9YA; United Kingdom

Fred Stoddard - WP7 Leader

University Lecturer and Adjunct Professor in crop sciences at the University of Helsinki.

Research interests include: (1) breeding, physiology and agronomy of legume crops, and (2) their environmental impacts on cropping systems.

Address: Department of Agricultural; Sciences University of Helsinki; PL 27 (Latokartanonkaari 5); 00014 Helsingin Yliopisto; Finland

Fred Stoddard