Roland Bol holds since 2017 the visiting special chair in Terrestrial Biogeochemistry at the University of Amsterdam Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics. He is interested in the complex biogeochemistry processes that occur at the soil-water-air interface in natural and agricultural ecosystems.
My research is within the context of sustainable use of the natural resources soil, water and atmosphere. The biogeochemistry processes that occur at the soil-water-air interface in natural and agricultural ecosystems are therefore examined. With special focus is how isotope signatures can be used as tracers of carbon, nutrients and sediments in the environment, this at small, medium laboratory and larger scale, complex field experiments. The research is centered around:
Doctoral (Drs), Physical Geography, University of Amsterdam, NL (1989)
Dr. (Ph.D), University of Bangor (Wales) (Soil Science) (1994)
2020 - current Professor Biogeochemistry (0.2 FT), Environment Centre Wales, Bangor University (UK)
2019 - current Visiting Professor Biogeochemistry & Geomicrobiology, Department of Geology,
Universidad Catolica del Norte, Antofagasta (Chile)
2017-current Visiting chair Terrestrial Biogeochemistry - Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem
Dynamics, Amsterdam University, Netherlands
2012-current Research leader Soil organic matter & Elemental cycles (0.8 FT) FZJ, Germany
2010-2012 Leader Biogeochemistry Soil, Water & Air Team, Rothamsted North Wyke
2008-2010 Leader Soil and Water Interactions Team, North Wyke Research
2007-2008 Principal Research Scientist, North Wyke Research (formally IGER North Wyke)
1995-2006 (Senior) Research Scientist, IGER North Wyke
2003-2004 Visiting Research Scientist, Lincoln University, New Zealand (OECD Fellowship)
1992-1995 Post-doc NERC Radiocarbon Laboratory, Scotland.