prof. dr. ir. M. (Theo) Spek
He is the director of the Centre for Landscape Studies of the University of Groningen, whose research aims at the following five themes: 1. Colonization, reclamation and water management of w etland landscapes in the Northern Netherlands and along the Wadden Sea coast (800 -1600 AD); 2. Medieval and Early Modern landscapes, societies and economies of the Pleistocene sandy landscapes of the Low Countries; 3. Comparative and interdisciplinary research on castles, country houses and landed estates in past and present; 4. Landscape biographies as a tool for spatial planning and integral landscape management; 5. Historical ecology as a tool for nature and heritage management.
At the University of Groningen Theo Spek is the director of an interdisciplinary master course on Landscape History, which has existed since 2008 and that has delivered a large number of landscape specialists since. Besides his university work he holds a number of board memberships and advisory positions in the fields op landscape research, landscape policy and landscape management.
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