Wageningen University and Research Centre – Alterra (the Netherlands)
Alterra is the environmental research institute of the Wageningen University and Research Centre. Alterra combines expertise on water and soils, ecosystems and biodiversity, water and climate, landscape, and geoinformation for environmental assessments and increasingly on ES assessments. Alterra engages in strategic and applied research to support policy-making and management at the local, national and international level. Alterra has supported the development of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 (Natura 2000, Ecosystem Services and economic valuation, Green Infrastructure and Land Services). Alterra closely co-operates with research and educational institutes within and outside the Netherlands, e.g. in networks such as PEER and ALTER-Net.