Niek Jesse Speetjens

PhD researcher at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

I’m an enthusiastic scientist with a big passion for nature, the environment and the outdoors. Currently I’m working within the H2020 project ‘Nunataryuk‘. Nunataryuk addresses issues related to arctic change and permafrost thaw from both the natural science and socioeconomic perspective – My research focuses on organic matter (OM) dynamics and carbon cycling in arctic permafrost watersheds. I combine field research, bio-geochemical analyses and spatial modelling to investigate lateral OM fluxes in these aquatic systems on a pan-arctic scale.