Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

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Current project

Tracing ancient biomass burning using molecular biomarkers in marine and lake sediments.

In this project I work on developing levoglucosan, one of the most dominant compounds formed during biomass burning, as a tracer for past burning events in marine and lake sediment records.



2016 R/V James Cook (cruise JC-134). Part of project Dusttraffic: Transatlantic fluxes of Saharan dust



2009 - 2012 BSc Earth Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2012 - 2014 MSc Applied Environmental Geosciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands



Schreuder, L.T., Beets, C.J., Prins, M.A., Hatte, C., Peterse, F., 2016. Late Pleistocene climate evolution in Southeastern Europe recorded by soil bacterial membrane lipids in Serbian loess. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 449, 141-148.


On top of the bridge of R/V James Cook crossing the North Atlantic collecting dust samples