Dr R.C.H. Aben (Ralf)

Employee - Aquatic Ecology and Environmental Biology

Dr R.C.H. Aben (Ralf)
Visiting address

Heyendaalseweg 135
Internal postal code: 31

Postal address

Postbus 9010

Working days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Ralf Aben has a broad interest in the biogeochemistry of ecosystems on land and in water. His focus is on greenhouse gas emissions from freshwater ecosystems and drained peatlands. What are the major sources of GHG emissions in these systems and what influences them?

Ralf is currently working as a postdoc researcher within the Dutch National Research Programme on Greenhouse Gases in Peatlands (NOBV), a program that was started as a result of the National Climate Agreement of the Dutch government. The aim is to study the effectiveness of various measures to reduce peat oxidation and GHG emissions, and to improve our ability to predict GHG emissions from peat soils under different conditions and mitigation strategies. Climate mitigation measures include passive subsoil irrigation, active (pressurized) subsoil irrigation and paludiculture.

The NOBV research program is carried out by a consortium of 8 parties (Deltares, Radboud University, VU University Amsterdam, Wageningen Environmental Research, Wageningen University, B-ware Research Centre, Kytalyk Geoscience and TU Delft) and is funded by the Dutch government, several provinces and water boards. For more information, visit https://www.nobveenweiden.nl/en (links to another website).



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