Kees Jan van Groenigen
- global change
- carbon cycle
- soil microbiology
- greenhouse gases
Bsc in Soil, Water and Atmosphere from Wageningen University (1999)
Msc in Soil Science (specialization “Soil formation and ecopedology”) from Wageningen University (2002)
PhD in Environmental Sciences from Wageningen University (2007)
I study how management
practices and changes in atmospheric conditions affect the flow of C and N
through ecosystems. To do this, I often use meta-analytic techniques to
synthesize findings in my field of research. I also study the role of soil
microbes in C and N cycling processes, using techniques such as incubation experiments
and analyses of biomarkers.
Big-picture career goal
Through my research, I hope to increase understanding of how land ecosystems respond to and influence global environmental change.
I enjoy working in my garden, being opinionated, and outdoor activities such as running and drinking beer with friends.
van Groenigen KJ, Forristal D, Smyth N, Jones M, Hungate BA, Schwartz E,
Dijkstra P, 2013. Using
metabolic tracer techniques to assess the impact of tillage and straw
management on microbial carbon use efficiency in soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 66, 139-145.
Lubbers IM, van Groenigen KJ, Fonte SJ, Six J, Brussaard L, van Groenigen
JW, 2013. Greenhouse-gas
emissions from soils increased by earthworms. Nature Climate Change 3, 187-194.
Groenigen KJ, van Kessel C, Hungate BA, 2013. Increased greenhouse-gas intensity of rice
production under future atmospheric conditions. Nature Climate Change 3, 288-291.
Linquist B, Van Groenigen KJ, Adviento-Borbe A, Pittelkow C, Van Kessel C, 2012. An agronomic assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from major cereal crops. Global Change Biology, 18: 194-209.
Van Groenigen KJ, Osenberg CW, Hungate BA, 2011. Increased soil emissions of potent greenhouse gases under elevated CO2. Nature, 475: 214-216.
Van Groenigen KJ, Bloem J, Bååth E, Boeckx P, Rousk J, Bode S, Forristal D, Jones MB, 2010. Abundance, production and stabilization of microbial biomass under conventional and reduced tillage. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 42: 48-55.
Hungate BA, van Groenigen KJ, Six J, Jastrow JD, Luo Y, de Graaff MA, van Kessel C, Osenberg CW, 2009. Assessing the effect of elevated CO2 on soil C: a comparison of four meta-analyses. Global Change Biology 15: 2020-2034
Will global change cause soil carbon loss?
(IRCSET-Marie Curie International Mobility Fellowship in Science, Engineering and Technology)