Land van Ons - Warmond

Facility
The foundation 'Land van Ons' has obtained a peat meadow area near Leiden to increase biodiversity in this intensively used agricultural area. The goal is not to recreate nature, but to develop sustainable agricultural use of this land with the goal of increasing biodiversity in the area and developing management strategies that optimise its ecological, economic and recreational value.
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Land van Ons - Warmond
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Details

Category
Field site
Infrastructure type
Field sites / Long-term monitoring
Institute
NIOO-KNAW
Department
Microbial Ecology

The facility

The foundation 'Land van Ons' has obtained a peat meadow area near Leiden to increase biodiversity in this intensively used agricultural area. The goal is not to recreate nature, but to develop sustainable agricultural use of this land with the goal of increasing biodiversity in the area and developing management strategies that optimise its ecological, economic and recreational value. A development plan and experiments to be carried out at the area obtained (Oude Ade; Noordelijke vrouw Vennepolder) are under development. Of these, raising the water table in the whole area will be the intervention with the most impact. Research will be carried out by Leiden University, Naturalis and NIOO-KNAW in cooperation with Hoogheemraadschap Rijnland en several municipalities in the area. A nearby facility (Warmond Buiten) functions as a base for storing equipment, and hosting meetings and fieldworkers.

Species groups studied

Plants, insects, microbes, insects, mammals, zooplankton, algae, microbes 

Running period (guaranteed funding)

2020 – 202?: Initial funding for infrastructure and installations has bwwn secured.

Available equipment/facilities (permanently on-site)

A facility for storing equipment and samples, for simple labwork and for hosting meeting and visitors is available nearby at Warmond Buiten. Permanent installations in the field are under development.

Data management

FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable)
Primary data and the related metadata will be stored long-term by, and made available through, the protocols relating to data management of the organisations involved with a coordinating role for Leiden University. The level of availability will depend on the type of data, the organisation and the timing of the request. 

Details

Category
Field site
Infrastructure type
Field sites / Long-term monitoring
Institute
NIOO-KNAW
Department
Microbial Ecology

Experts

Paul Bodelier

Senior Researcher

Address

Netherlands

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