Christiaan van der Tol (1978) is an associate professor in 'Ecohydrology and Earth Observation' at the Water Resources department. His interest is in the relations between water, energy and other resources on Earth.
He obtained his MSc in Hydrology at Wageningen University (2001), and PhD in Earth Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2007) with the thesis ‘Climatic Constaints on Cabon Assimilation and Transpiration of sub-Mediterranean forests’. He developed the ‘Soil-Canopy Observation of Photosynthesis and Energy fluxes’ (SCOPE) model, and worked on the interpretation of Solar Induced Chlorophyll fluorescence: https://github.com/christiaanvandertol
- ‘Soil-Canopy Observation of Photosynthesis and Energy fluxes’ (SCOPE) model
- Radiative transfer and energy budgets of vegetation
- Solar Induced Chlorophyll fluorescence
- Vegetation structure and functioning
- Energy dissipation pathways at the Earth surface
- Rainfall interception, evaporation and transpiration
- Photosynthesis and heat, water, and nutrient stress
- FLEX satellite mission
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Christiaan van der Tol has supervised nearly 50 Msc research thesis projects on topics of remote sensing of water fluxes and vegetation processes. He coordinates the curriculum of the Water Resources specialization of the MSc course of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation. He also trains young researchers in (among others) the PhD training network TRuStEE.
Affiliated Study Programmes
Courses Academic Year 2023/2024
Courses Academic Year 2022/2023
My research projects funded by NWO and the EU focus on understanding the interactions between plants, hydrology and climate.