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WUR SENSE fellows Annette Janssen and Lieke Melsen were awarded a NWO Veni grant worth 250,000 euros for their research on respectively the future of lakes in a changing world, and the human side of environmental modelling.
Booming or blooming? The future of lakes in a changing world
Dr. A.B.G. (Annette) Janssen, WUR
Algal blooms turn lakes into toxic soups. Why are we unable to prevent them? This research studies the interaction between society and environment to find new solutions to prevent algal blooms. These solutions will help us to restore our lakes back to a healthy environment.
The human side of environmental computer modelling
Dr ir. L.A. (Lieke) Melsen, WUR - Wageningen University & Research
Give different people the same recipe, the final dish will taste different. This is also true for computer models used for environmental predictions, like river discharge in response to climate change; different modellers will obtain different results. The researcher aims to quantify the effect of the human-factor in environmental modelling.
For the complete overview of the 166 researchers awarded a Veni grant, see https://www.nwo.nl/en/research-and-results/programmes/nwo/talent-scheme/veni-awards-2019.html