In 2007 Marieke graduated as a soil & groundwater quality engineer at the Wageningen University. Subsequently she did her PhD research at the Wageningen University on the topic of carbon transport and sequestration in permafrost and raised bogs. Following the completion of her research, she decided to continue her career in Germany, where she started working at the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ) on the high-frequency measurement of carbon and nitrogen leaching in drinking water extraction areas. After four years, it was time for a new challenge and she moved to the Umweltbundesamt in Dessau, where she specialized in environmental risk assessment and authorization of biocidal products.
Within our team she works as a senior consultant and specialist in the field of ecohydrological and biogeochemical processes between soil and water. Marieke is very experienced in setting up monitoring strategies and experiments in the field using innovative sampling techniques such as high-frequency in-situ measurements. We got to know her as a friendly and social colleague, who likes to learn new things and is very good at figuring out problems by doing good research. Marieke is a real go-getter, very knowledgable and with a good sense of humor.