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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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Prof. Anne Beaulieu holds the Aletta Jacobs Chair of Knowledge Infrastructures at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

Her research and teaching provide insights into how data is created, synthesized and transformed into evidence. She also...
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J.A. (Anne) Beaulieu, Prof
Contact
j.a.beaulieu rug.nl
Function
Aletta Jacobs Chair of Knowledge Infrastructures; Director Data Research Centre
Modelling energy and environmental items from a systems perpective. Examples: National electricity production, Household energy (direct & indirect) consumption, Decentralized energy storage, Energy analysis
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Contact
r.m.j.benders rug.nl
+31 50 36 34604
Function
Researcher Energy and Environment
Toxicology and public health studies in ethnic communities. César Yanko Cervantes Benavides is a researcher of Latin American origin, focused on vulnerability studies in indigenous groups. These vulnerabilities include social and racial segregation, the consequences of climate change, genotoxic and neurotoxic effects on human health due to the consumption of water contaminated with heavy metals, as well as the analysis of public policies developed for ethnic minorities. He is currently working at the Campus Fryslan, designing a research project on the vulnerability faced by ethnic groups in arid areas with water scarcity, following exposure to contaminants such as arsenic, due to the consumption of water contaminated by effluents from mining and agricultural activities. His study also focuses on the analysis of public health policies more oriented to the worldview of the ethnic minorities themselves. The main objective of his research is to characterize the perception of environmental risk in the Yaqui ethnic group in southern Sonora, Mexico, and to determine, through biological screening, the level of exposure to heavy metals and malnutrition experienced by ethnic minorities such as the Yaqui ethnic group.
C. (Cesar Yanko Cervantes Benavides) Cervantes Benavides, MSc
Contact
c.cervantes.benavides rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Atmospheric measurements of greenhouse gases and related tracers
Lagrangian Particle Dispersion Model simulations
H. (Huilin) Chen, Prof
Contact
huilin.chen rug.nl
Function
Guest Professor
Dr. Arjan Conijn has an interest in the interaction of people and water. He mainly studies this interaction from a landscape perspective he developed during his interdisciplinary studies Landscape Architecture (BSc at Wageningen University) and Landscape... read more
dr. A.M. (Arjan) Conijn
Contact
a.m.conijn rug.nl
Function
Postdoc researcher Living dikes
Field / Discipline
Aerosol Science
Air pollution 
U. (Ulrike) Dusek, Prof
Contact
u.dusek rug.nl
Function
Associate Professor
Field / Discipline
A.C. (Anne) Eichholtzer, PhD
Contact
a.c.eichholtzer rug.nl
Function
Ongoing research covers energy system integration questions, modelling, transition processes towards low carbon energy systems and related innovation and policy questions. Main key words: Biobased Economy, renewable energy technologies, energy system and... read more
prof. dr. A.P.C. (André) Faaij
Contact
a.p.c.faaij rug.nl
Function
Distinguished Professor Energy System Analysis
Green Chemistry
T. (Thomas) Freese, MSc
Contact
t.freese rug.nl
Function
PhD Candidate Chemistry
Citizen Science, Social Innovation, Public Participation, Water and Environmental Governance, Smart Cities, Impact Evaluation
M. (Mohammad) Gharesifard, PhD
Contact
m.gharesifard rug.nl
+31 6 8560 4410
Function
Assistant Professor of citizen science
prof. dr. B. (Bert) Groenewoudt
Contact
b.groenewoudt rug.nl
Function
Professor of ecological landscape history 
Input - Output Analysis
Material-Flow Analysis
Network Analysis
K. (Kaan) Hidiroglu, MSc
Contact
k.hidiroglu rug.nl
Function
PhD Student
Environmental Management System, Industrial Ecology, Circular Economy, Biogas
D.L. (Linh) Hoang, MSc
Contact
d.l.hoang rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Persuasive Communication
prof. dr. J.C.J. (John) Hoeks
Contact
j.c.j.hoeks rug.nl
+31 50 36 37443
Function
Full Professor of Communication and Information Sciences
Klaus Hubacek is a Professor in Science, Technology and Society at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He is chair of Integrated Research on Energy, Environment and Society (IREES) and chair of the board of Energy and Sustainability Research... read more
K.S. (Klaus) Hubacek, Prof
Contact
k.hubacek rug.nl
+31 50 36 34269
Function
Professor
Integrated assessment model
Y. Ms. Kang, M
Contact
y.ms.kang rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
(Environment and Infrastructure) Planning, Energy Infrastructure, Energy Landscapes, Applied Thermodynamics, Governance, Environment and Engineering
dr. F.M.G. (Ferry) van Kann
Contact
f.m.g.van.kann rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor Environmental Planning
Atmospheric research, technician
B.A.M. (Bert) Kers
Contact
b.a.m.kers rug.nl
+31 50 36 37144
Function
research assistent
Arctic/Antarctic climate, atmospheric sciences, physical oceanography
M. (Marlen) Kolbe, MSc
Contact
m.kolbe rug.nl
Function
PhD Student
Field / Discipline
dr. P.W. (Winnie) Leenes
Contact
p.w.leenes rug.nl
+31 50 36 34872
Function
Ruoqi Li is a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. Please visit https://research.birmingham.ac.uk/en/persons/ruoqi-li for more information.
R. (Ruoqi) Li, PhD
Contact
rachel.li rug.nl
Function
Postdoc
Palaeoecology, Climate Science, Environmental Chemistry, Machine Learning in Geospatial Science, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence

More about my Arctic research: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QDnQS37dgU] and [https://www.youtube...
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G. (Gunnar) Mallon, Dr
Contact
g.mallon rug.nl
+31 50 36 32830
Function
Assistant Professor in Physical Geography
energy system transtion, multi-level perspective, industrial symbiosis, agent-based modelling
A.S. (Amtul Samie) Maqbool, Dr
Contact
a.s.maqbool rug.nl
Function
Atmospheric greenhouse gases, isotope physics
prof. dr. H.A.J. (Harro A J) Meijer
Contact
h.a.j.meijer rug.nl
+31 50 36 34760
Function
Full Professor
My research involves the environmental impacts of food production and the options to reduce the impacts. It includes both the production (agriculture) as the consumption patterns (diets). The research line on sustainable food issues was initiated 25 years... read more
dr. ir. S. (Sanderine) Nonhebel
Contact
s.nonhebel rug.nl
+31 50 36 34611
Function
Associate professor environmental sciences
Ecology, Biodiversity, Biodiversity Conservation, Nature Conservation, Sustainable Landscapes
prof. dr. H. (Han) Olff
Contact
h.olff rug.nl
+31 50 36 32214
Function
Professor of Community and Conservation Ecology
Carbon cycle, CO2, greenhouse gases, emissions, numerical modeling, methane, fossil fuels, climate, meterology, data assimilation, isotopes in greenhouse gases, ocean, biosphere, atmosphere, air quality
prof. dr. W. (Wouter) Peters
Contact
w.peters rug.nl
+31 50 36 38637
Function
Professor Atmospheric Composition Modeling
F. (Frank) Pierie
Contact
f.pierie rug.nl
+31 6 5106 7674
Function
Researcher
Prajal Pradhan studied agricultural engineering and environmental management. He has received the ERC Starting Grant 2022.  Prajal was a lead author of the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land and a contributing author of the AR6 IPCC WG IIIA... read more
P. (Prajal) Pradhan, Dr
Contact
p.pradhan rug.nl
+31 6 5001 9876
Function
Assistant Professor
drs. C.M. (Karin) Ree
Contact
c.m.ree rug.nl
+31 50 36 34132
Function
Coordinator Science Shop, lecturer Science & Society
Life Cycle Assessment
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Contact
d.y.ruiz.mendez rug.nl
Function
PhD student
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... lees meer
dr. ir. H.A. (Bert) Scheeren
Contact
h.a.scheeren rug.nl
Function
Researcher and lab coordinator
Research interests

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

Living dikes
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.
dr. M. (Mans) Schepers
Contact
mans.schepers rug.nl
Function
Assistant professor
Sport psychology and mental training
M. (Mark) Schuls, MSc
Contact
m.schuls rug.nl
Function
Teacher
Dermato-allergology, atopic dermatitis, hand eczema, occupational dermatology
M.L.A. (Marie-Louise) Schuttelaar
Contact
m.l.a.schuttelaar umcg.nl
Function
Dermatologist
A. (Andrea) Scifo, MSc
Contact
a.scifo rug.nl
Function
AMS Operator
Dr Yuli Shan is an Associate Professor in Sustainable Transitions at the University of Birmingham.

Please visit shanyuli.com and Birmingham webpage for more information.
Y. (Yuli) Shan, Dr PhD
Contact
y.shan rug.nl
Function
Affilated Associate Professor
Climate change ecology
N. (Nomikos) Skyllas, MSc
Contact
n.skyllas rug.nl
Function
PhD candidate
Environmental science (Polar regions)
Global mercury emissions
Radioecology (environmental distribution of radionuclides)
Spatial analysis (GIS, ArcGIS Pro)
Data analysis
Python (NumPy, GeoPandas, Pandas)
dr. F. (Frits) Steenhuisen
Contact
f.steenhuisen rug.nl
Function
Researcher
Xin Sun is a Tenure Track Assistant Professor at the Integrated Research on Energy, Environment and Society group, within Energy and Sustainability Research Institute Groningen. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from School of Vehicle and... read more
X. (Xin) Sun, Dr
Contact
xin.sun rug.nl
+31 6 2553 6961
Function
Paul Upham is an interdisciplinary environmental social scientist specializing in energy supply and demand. He works on the social processes involved in energy transitions, at individual, organisation and system levels, and is particularly interested in... read more
P. J. (Paul) Upham, Dr
Contact
p.j.upham rug.nl
+31 6 3192 1984
Function
Sustainability Transition Studies
Science and Technology Studies
Public participation
Conversation analysis
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Contact
roel.van.veen rug.nl
Function
Environmental Psychology, Group Processes, Social Identity, Socio-spatial dynamics.
Teaching: Mentor Academic Skills and Research Practicum.
Research interests: I am particularly interested in how group factors can drive collective action in response to...
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Contact
c.j.walker.clarke rug.nl
Function
PhD Candidate - Environmental Psychology
Blending insights from sustainability science, systems analysis, and economics, Anne unveils research that drives progress towards a more sustainable future. She focuses on leveraging quantitative methods grounded in systems thinking to advance the... read more
A. (Anne) Warchold, MSc
Contact
a.warchold rug.nl
Function
PhD Student
I.M. (Iris) Westra, MSc
Contact
i.m.westra rug.nl
Function
Phd in Hydrogen
Nature conservation, energy transition, energy cooperatives, science-society dynamics
H.J. (Henny J) van der Windt
Contact
h.j.van.der.windt rug.nl
+31 50 36 32280
Function
Associate Professor
Integrated Nutrient Management, Footprinting, Life Cycle Assessment
J. (Junjie) Yi
Contact
j.yi rug.nl
+31 6 4770 8715
Function
A. (Alessandro) Zanchetta, MSc
Contact
a.zanchetta rug.nl
Function
PhD student
The health and economic impacts of climate change
D. (Dianyu) Zhu
Contact
dianyu.zhu rug.nl
Function
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