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van der Meij, Marijn, PhD


Dr. Marijn van der Meij
Laborleitung (Cologne Geomorphological Software Laboratory)

Institute of Geography, Rundbau, Room 0.13

Zülpicher Str. 45
50931 Köln

E-mail m.vandermeij(at)

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2021-now: Laborleitung (Cologne Geomorphological Software Laboratory), working group Geomorphology and Geochronology, Institute of Geography, University of Cologne
  • 2019-2020: Applied geomorphologist, Wageningen Environmental Research
  • 2015-2019: PhD candidate. Joint project of Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF) and Wageningen University and Research. Title of PhD thesis: Co-evolution of soils and landscapes in the Anthropocene
  • 2013-2015: Master Earth and Environment, Wageningen University and Research
  • 2009-2013: Bachelor Soil, Water, Atmosphere, Wageningen University and Research


Van der Meij, W.M., Temme, A.J.A.M., Binnie, S.A., Reimann, T., 2023. ChronoLorica: introduction of a soil–landscape evolution model combined with geochronometers. Geochronology. 

Rymer, K.G., Rachlewicz, G., Buchwal, A., Temme, A.J.A.M., Reimann, T., Van der Meij, W.M., 2022. Contemporary and past aeolian deposition rates in periglacial conditions (Ebba Valley, central Spitsbergen). Catena. 

Van der Meij, W.M., Meijles, E.W., Marcos, D., Harkema, T.T.L., Candel, J.H.J., Maas, G.J., 2022. Comparing geomorphological maps made manually and by deep learning. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.

Calitri, F., Sommer, M., Van der Meij, W.M., Tikhomirov, D., Christl, M., Egli, M., 2021. 10Be and 14C data provide insight on soil mass redistribution along gentle slopes and reveal ancient human impact. Journal of Soils and Sediments. 

Van der Meij, W.M., 2020. Co-evolution of soils and landscapes in the Anthropocene – from natural to intensively managed landscapes. PhD thesis, 

Van der Meij, W.M., Temme, A.J.A.M., Wallinga, J., Sommer, M., 2020. Modeling soil and landscape evolution – the effect of rainfall and land use change on soil and landscape patterns. SOIL, 

Calitri, F., Sommer, M., Van der Meij, W.M., Egli, M., 2020. Soil erosion along a transect in a forested catchment: Recent or ancient processes?. CATENA, 

Van der Meij, W.M., Reimann, T., Vornehm, V., Temme, A.J.A.M., Wallinga, J., van Beek, R., Sommer, M., 2019. Reconstructing rates and patterns of colluvial soil redistribution in agrarian (hummocky) landscapes. Earth Surface processes and Landforms, 

Van der Kroef, I., Koszinski, S., Grinat, M., van der Meij, W.M., Hierold, W., Südekum, W., Sommer, M., 2019. Digital mapping of buried soil horizons using 2D and pseudo-3D geoelectrical measurements in a ground moraine landscape. European Journal of Soil Science, 

Van der Meij, W.M., Temme, A.J.A.M., Lin, H.S., Gerke, H.H., and Sommer, M., 2018. On the role of hydrologic processes in soil and landscape evolution modeling: concepts, complications and partial solutions. Earth-Science Reviews, 

Van der Meij, W.M., Temme, A.J.A.M., Wallinga, J., Hierold, W., and Sommer, M., 2017. Topography reconstruction of eroding landscapes – A case study from a hummocky ground moraine (CarboZALF-D). Geomorphology, 

Van der Meij, W.M., Temme, A.J.A.M., de Kleijn, C.M.F.J.J., Reimann, T., Heuvelink, G.B.M., Zwoliński, Z., Rachlewicz, G., Rymer, K., and Sommer, M., 2016. Arctic soil development on a series of marine terraces on central Spitsbergen, Svalbard: a combined geochronology, fieldwork and modelling approach. SOIL,