GWF Research Associate, Permafrost, Wilfrid Laurier University
Niels completed his PhD in physical geography at Stockholm University (Sweden) where he studied permafrost carbon quantity, quality, and dynamics. He worked in permafrost environments in northern Scandinavia and Russia, focusing on the fate of organic matter following thaw and thaw-induced landscape change. Before joining Laurier, Niels was a postdoctoral fellow at Carleton University with Stephan Gruber, where he worked on a collaborative pan-Canadian synthesis of recent permafrost change. His work aims to understand permafrost landscape sensitivity by linking permafrost change to climatic, hydrologic, and geomorphologic change, as well as infrastructure and resource development.