Ingrid RijkTitle: Doctoral Student School/office: School of Science and Technology
Phone: +46 19 303078
About Ingrid Rijk
One important function of our soils is to cycle carbon and nitrogen, so that organic matter is decomposed and nutrients are made available to plants. But how do we measure whether this function is impaired in contaminated soils? In my research I try to answer this question with a combination of (functional) soil, microbial and plant measurements. I make use of stable isotope techniques, among others, to reveal a site’s ecological status.
This PhD position has been set up together with the Swedish consultancy company Structor Miljöteknik to bring scientific techniques into practice as well as to feed the PhD with ideas and case-studies "from the field". Our joint aim is to improve ecological risk assessment of polluted sites.