Dr Kees Jan Van Groenigen
Senior Lecturer in Climate and Environmental Science

Profile

I'm a biogeochemist. Through my research, I try to increase understanding of how plants and soil respond to and influence environmental change. I have studied carbon and nutrient cycles in a wide range of ecosystems, including grasslands, cropland, temperate forests and rice paddies. I often use meta-analytic techniques to synthesize findings in my field of research. I also study the role of soil microbes in carbon and nitrogen cycles, using techniques such as incubation experiments, isotopic tracers and analyses of biomarkers.

Broad research specialisms:

  • Elevated atmospheric CO2
  • Soil microbiology
  • Rice agriculture
  • Plant-soil interactions
  • Meta-analysis and data synthesis

Qualifications

  • MSc, Soil Science, Wageningen University
  • PhD, Environmental Sciences, Wageningen University

Career

  • 2017-present     Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter
  • 2016                 Visiting Professor, University of California – Davis
  • 2015-2016         Assistant Research Professor, Northern Arizona University
  • 2012-2015         Postdoctoral scholar, Northern Arizona University
  • 2007-2012         Research fellow, Trinity College Dublin

Contact details


Email
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Tel+44 (0) 1392 724619
AddressInnovation Centre
University of Exeter
Rennes Drive
Exeter
EX4 4RN
UK
OfficeUnit L1

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