Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Dr. Qing Zhan


Qing Zhan is currently working as postdoc on a large-scale digital research infrastructure (LTER-LIFE) at NIOZ. Within this project, Qing is serving as the coordinator for development of Wadden Sea digital twin. Although the shape of ecosystem digital twin remains to be determined/debated, the 10-a LTER-LIFE project is trying to tackle it based on three pillars: fairification of data/model, virtual research environment, and community building. You, as ecologists - end users, can join the community to help shape the ecosystem digital twin infrastructure. You can find more information about this project on its webpage (LTER-LIFE). Feel free to connect with Qing via twitter/X or LinkedIn

Before working at NIOZ, Qing worked at the Netherlands Insitute of Ecology (his NIOO webpage), in Wageningen for 4 years (2019-2023). In November 15th 2023, he successfully defended his PhD thesis in Wageningen University.  His thesis is about how climate change events may affect our current lake restoration efforts. You can find his thesis here.

Qing is a team player, and like doing sports, especially football. Currenlty he is both playing for NIOZ football team in Texel Futsal league, as well as GVC student football club in Wageningen.