PEER Locations

SYKE - Finnish Environment Institute (Finland) DCE - Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, Aarhus University (Denmark) EC JRC - European Commission, Joint Research Centre IRSTEA - National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (France) CEH - Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (United Kingdom) Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (Germany) CIENS - Oslo Centre for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Social Research peer

Research Facility

The members of PEER run major research facilities, some of them unique. Please find below an overview of the facilties which are open to interested researchers.

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Chemical Biological Laboratory for Wageningen UR

Centre running the infrastructure:

  • Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra)

Type of facility:

  • Laboratory / high-end instrument

Short description:

Chemical Biological Laboratory for Wageningen UR

Major research issues/sites:

The laboratory supports research and education aimed at chemical analyses, soil chemistry and soil biology by:

  • Analyses of soil, plant and water samples;
  • Researchexperiments (analyses methods, denitrification, respiration, DMT and soil column, etc.)
  • Kwantification and determination of earthworms, potworms en nematods;
  • Supervision MSc- and PhD-students

Short technical description:

The work field includes: the analysis (total amounts) of inorganic components in soil, plant, soil moisture and water, the determination of available nutrients and metals in soil using different extraction methods and determination of soil characteristic parameters.

Analyses equipment: ICP-AES, HR-ICP-MS, Segmented Flow Analysers, TOC-analysers. The laboratory has a RvA-accreditation for testing laboratories  (Dutch Accreditation Council) for the analyses of soil, plant and water samples.

Scientific areas:

  • Soils, Forests and Agriculture
  • Fragile Environments
  • Climate Change
  • Biodiversity and Land Use

Options and conditions for visiting scientists:

Perform analyses and experiments by the lab against reimbursement of the actual cost.

Unit cost of use and principles of costing:

For prices of the analyses see: www.cblb.wur.nl