Alumnivereniging Lulofs Alumni association for Physical Geography and Earth Sciences of the University of Amsterdam
Newsletter - February 2021

Dear Lulofs members,

We are very happy with all the people we were able to welcome for our first webinar of this year, and of course with both our speakers, Inge Wiekenkamp and Dan Assendorp. For those who missed the webinar, we are currently editing the recording and we will let you know when this is available online.

Of course, with this success, we would like to continue with this format and have another two talks lined up for you all to enjoy. Please see the invitation below for the 25th of March, we hope to see you all again then!

The board of Lulofs

25 March: second Lulofs Webinar

The second webinar of our online series of this year takes place on Thursday March 25 from 16:00-17:00 via Microsoft Teams. Two talks are lined up:

Anja Verbers (Landschapsbeheer Drenthe) will give a presentation on Geoheritage in Research and Practice - Aardkundig erfgoed, onderzoek en praktijk

Jaap J.M. van der Meer (Prof. Emer. Physical Geography, Queen Mary University) provides a talk on Jan M. van Mourik, Soil archives in the Pleistocene sandbox. Heath, driftsands and plaggic Anthrosols

Afterwards,  there will be again the opportunity to meet each other for a digital drink/ catch-up in the online Lulofs room!

If you want to join the webinar, please register via this link, so we can send you the Teams invite and a link to the room.

We hope to see you all Thursday the 25th of March!

Register here: webinar on 25th of March

De wereld in het klein by alumnus Sietze Norder

Sietze (MSc Earth Sciences alumnus) has recently published a book and we are thrilled to share his news with our members:

"In 2010 kreeg ik de kans om op het eiland Mauritius veldwerk te doen voor mijn bachelorscriptie, dit was het begin van mijn fascinatie voor eilanden. Ook mijn masterscriptie bij Earth Sciences ging over eilanden. Vorig jaar promoveerde ik op een proefschrift met de titel 'Island Biogeography in the Anthropocene and Quaternary'. Zowel tijdens mijn studie en promotieonderzoek heb ik geprobeerd om onderzoeksresultaten niet alleen te delen met collega's maar ook met een breder publiek. Ik vind het leuk en belangrijk om anderen te vertellen over mijn liefde voor de wetenschap en mijn fascinatie voor mens-natuurrelaties, niet alleen op feestjes en familiebijeenkomsten, maar ook daarbuiten. De afgelopen jaren heb ik daarom elk verloren uurtje besteed aan het schrijven van een populairwetenschappelijk boek. 'De wereld in het klein - wat eilanden ons vertellen over de relatie tussen mens en natuur' ligt sinds eind januari in de boekwinkels en ik hoop van harte dat het naast de fysisch geografen die deze nieuwsbrief lezen ook vele anderen zal aanspreken!"

De wereld in het klein

Archive of Lulofs

You might have noticed that we have started to add a lot more pages to the website. Our current focus is to make sure all the content from the old website is transferred to the new webpages, to ensure our online archive is as complete as possible. These include the previous newsletters (starting at ±2013 and newer) and photos from events (such as our anniversary symposia in 2012 and 2017).

However, we know there is a lot of material out there with our members that we do not have and that we think is worth sharing with and storing for future alumni. For example, the images Jaap J.M. van der Meer shared during his in memoriam talk at the last webinar are now in our archive and we welcome more of these great images from the past >80 years!

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