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Dr TM (Thomas) Caspari
Soil/agricultural modeller
Thomas is a soil scientist with a M.Sc. in Management of Soil Fertility from the University of Reading/UK, and a Ph.D. in Soil Science from the Technical University of Munich/Germany (TUM). During his Ph.D. on the soils of Bhutan his focus has been on soil formation and classification, with particular interest in using soils as indicators for landscape development and palaeoclimate. Subsequently, he has been working in the fields of forest and climate change (for EU INTERREG IVB project ForeStClim), GIS and data management (for Port Hills Geotech Group, Christchurch/NZ) and contaminated soil management (for Aurecon in Christchurch/NZ). Thomas started teaching soil-related subjects in 2006 at the University of Freiburg/Germany and is holding a certificate in recognised standards of university teaching. Having joined ISRIC in June 2013, Thomas’s work will involve modelling the time dimension for the SOTER database, contributing to a global survey on land degradation, as well as supporting ISRIC in existing projects (e.g. SOLEX) and teaching assignments. Thomas is fluent in English and German, and speaks some Dutch, French, Italian, and Te Reo Māori.
ISRIC Publications of: Thomas Caspari
Ir IJ (Ingrid) Haas Webmaster and programmer
Dr T (Tom) Hengl Digital Soil Mapping
Ir NH (Niels) Batjes Soils and Global Change; Head, World Data Centre for Soils
Stephan Mantel, Msc Sustainable land management, Head of World Soil Museum
Dr ZG (Zhanguo) Bai Soil and land degradation assessment and restoration
YGL (Yolanda) Karpes Secretariat
Ir JGB (Johan) Leenaars Soil legacy data officer, GlobalSoilMap.Net
Drs GWJ (Godert ) van Lynden Land, water and environmental management
Dr ir GBM (Gerard) Heuvelink Pedometrics and Digital Soil Mapping
L (Livija) Petrovic, Bsc Library
Dr ir B (Bas) Kempen Soil mapping
Dr JS (Jorge) Mendes de Jesus Programmer
T (Theo) Jacobs Photographer, Monolith preparation
PAM (Nellie) Roefs Library
Dr TM (Thomas) Caspari Soil/agricultural modeller
E. (Eloi) Ribeiro Geoinformatic
M (Maria) Ruiperez Gonzalez Msc Remote Sensing, GIS and Soil mapping
ir H (Rik) van den Bosch Director
Jan van Kleef Monolith preparation
FM (Fenny) van Egmond MSc Aquisition, Soil sensing
ir AJ (Andries) Bosma Business Developer