Preface to the special issue on biohydrology dedicated to the memory of Dr. Louis W. Dekker

Paul D. Hallett* (Corresponding Author), Tammo S. Steenhuis, Coen Ritsema, Ľubomír Lichner

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Over a scientific career spanning an amazing 63 years, Dr. Louis W. Dekker advanced our understanding of soil and hydrological processes greatly. He sadly passed away in November 2019 at the age of 80, while still actively involved in
research. He left behind a scientific legacy that will continue to influence research in the years to come. This special issue on Biohydrology is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Louis Dekker. His impact is reflected not only in the citations to his work by the 14 papers in this special issue that covers topics ranging from water use by plants to soil water repellency, but more importantly by the many scientists that had the privilege to work with him. They are carrying forward his excitement for
soil science and its many unique aspects
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationJournal of hydrology and hydromechanics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2020


  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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