Dr. Ciska Veen Netherlands Institute of Ecology, The Netherlands

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Dr. Ciska Veen is a tenure track researcher at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology. She completed her PhD in 2011 at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. She then obtained two personal grants from the Dutch Research Council to do a postdoc at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)... read morein Umeå, Sweden (2011-2014) and at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (2014-2018). Ciska’s research focusses on plant-soil interactions; specifically she aims at unravelling how plant-specific decomposer microbiomes drive soil carbon cycling. Ciska uses a combination of large-scale field experiments, meso- and microcosm trials and chemical and molecular tools in the laboratory.