News - October 8, 2015

Successor to Tittonell

Albert Sikkema

The Farming Systems Ecology group will get a new professor as the successor to Pablo Tittonell, says rector Arthur Mol.

According to Mol, Tittonell has done fantastic work in extending the discipline of ecological agriculture, initiating a lot of PhD projects and making good links with society at large. Mol wants to maintain the discipline but does wonder whether the chair would be better off as part of a larger research group. The rector plans to investigate the option of larger, more robust chair groups with several professors who can respond to changes together.