Fleur van Duin
PhD candidate / self funded
Fleur started her PhD research on biodiversity monitoring in Dutch agricultural peatlands in June 2023.
Fleur obtained her MSc diploma in biology with a specialization in biodiversity and sustainability at Leiden University. Her MSc research projects were about biodiversity and ecosystem services in various agricultural systems, including dairy farming, greenhouse horticulture and flower bulb cultivation.
Next to her studies she worked at Naturalis on various projects that were aimed at bridging the gap between biodiversity research and society. Research topics ranged from soil quality in flower bulb cultivation to nature-inclusive urban development, and projects were executed in close collaboration with stakeholders. These projects were also complemented with extensive outreach campaigns leading to far-reaching attention and implementation.
Fleur’s current research focuses on biodiversity and sustainability in Dutch agricultural peatlands. The primary aim is to assess the effectiveness of various measures in terms of reducing peat degradation and strengthening the agroecosystem. This research is a collaborative endeavor between Naturalis Biodiversity Center and CML, and takes place in the Land van Ons Polderlab.