Contact Us

Nikolaos P. Nikolaidis
(Lab Director)
Phone: +30-28210-37785
Fax: +30-28210-37847
E-mail: Nikolaos P. Nikolaidis

H.E.R.S. Lab,
Environmental Eng. Dept., 
Technical University of Crete, 
73100, Chania, Crete, Greece


SOILTREC - Soil Transformations in European Catchments

soiltrecThe aims of SoilTrEC are to address the priority research areas identified in the European Union Soil Thematic Strategy and to provide leadership for a global network of Critical Zone Observatories (CZO) committed to soil research. The specific objectives are: to describe from 1st principles how specific soil parameters, e.g. soil structure, influence processes and functions of soil covers; to establish 4 EU CZOs; develop a CZ Integrated Model of soil processes and function; create a GIS‐based modelling framework to delineate soil threats and assess mitigation at EU scale; quantify impacts of changing land use, climate and biodiversity on soil function and economic value; form with international partners a global network of CZOs for soil research; deliver a programme of public outreach and research transfer on soil T