Staff members with discipline Environmental Sciences
Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.
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My experience encompasses energy systems models like power system simulation models, bottom-up technology-oriented models based on linear programming, top-down macro-economic models like computable general equilibrium models, agent based models, and geographical explicit models. With my expertise, I know how to combine (softlink) the strengths of different models, and interpret their results in the light of their weaknesses. Models I am familiar with include Plexos, MARKAL, TIMES, TIMER, WorldScan, and ArcGIS at national, European, and global scale.
I supervise European and national research projects. Topics of recent projects:
wind and solar power integration in the European power system (based on hourly modelling); impact of energy efficieny on electricity and heat demand patterns; identification of optimal placement of photovoltaic systems and wind across Europe; demand response at a large scale steel plant; combining energy efficiency measures, bio-based technologies and CO2 capture and storage (CCS) in the industry.
As supervisor of PhDs and Master Students I can explore new ideas in the energy efficiency and energy systems modelling research.
I am always interested in discussing cooperation and future opportunities.
Lagrangian Particle Dispersion Model simulations
Arjan has a particular interest in topics:
- Flood and water management;
- Water related heritage;
- Interdisciplinary landscape approach;
- European landscapes;
- Interaction between practice and academia.
A NWO financed project led by dr ir Bas Borsje from Twente University. Together with dr. Mans Schepers, I investigate how the history of coastal landscapes can be used for new coastal defence strategies.
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Land use systems
Integrated Sustainability Assessment
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Holocene climate and environments
Water quality assessment
Hydrochemistry / Biogeochemistry of wetlands
Ecological refugia of northern wetlands
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My research interests and expertise include:
Monitoring of greenhouse gases and (reactive) organic trace gas species.
The global carbon cycle.
High precision measurements of stable isotopes of CO2 (and CH4).
Atmospheric transport of pollutants and their role in atmospheric chemistry and physics.
My research is focussed on the complex interaction between people and the natural environment. Some topics related to this broad theme have my particular interest:
- The present perception (and presentation) of past human behaviour.
- Modelling/understanding the way plant remains end up in different types of archaeological context to facilitate more nuanced interpretation.
- Understanding the interaction between ecological, physical-geographical, and cultural forces in various landscape types
- Improving transdisciplinary cooperation and exchange of ideas.
- The relation between Art and Environment. I am co-supervising the PhD project by Anna-Rosja Haveman on Artistic Approaches to the Coastal Landscape of the Netherlands.
Selection of research projects
A NWO financed project led by dr ir Bas Borsje from Twente University. Together with a Postdoc researcher, I will investigate the way new coastal defence strategies will affect the existing landscape and how this is related to the history of coastal landscapes.
On suitable grounds
A NWO funded project led by prof dr Hans Huisman, dealing with the introduction of crop cultivation in the Netherlands. I co-supervise the PhD-project carried out by Ana Smuk, dealing with palaeoecological analyses.
Fields of opportunity
In 2015, I was awarded a NWO VENI grant to study early crop cultivation in the coastal salt marshes of the Netherlands and Germany. The project has ended, but some papers are currently underway. The project includes collaborations with Prof Dr Karl-Ernst Behre, Dr Welmoed Out, and Dr Niek Scheepens.
Please visit https://research.birmingham.ac.uk/en/persons/yuli-shan for more information.
Global mercury emissions
Radioecology and environmental distribution of radionuclides
Spatial analysis (GIS)
Science and Technology Studies
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