Dr. Peter Bijl
Peter Bijl is an Assistant Professor at Earth Sciences. Scientifically ‘born and raised’ at Utrecht University, Peter studied Geology (2007) and finished his PhD at the Sciences Faculty (2011).
Peter studies the climatic evolution of Antarctica and the surrounding Southern Ocean during interesting time intervals of the geologic past. His research contributes to understanding how much Antarctica will melt in the future, and how much sea level rise can be expected. Peter was awarded an NWO Veni grant (2013), an ERC Starting grant (2018), the EGU Arne Richter Outstanding Young Scientist Award (2014), and the KNAW Heineken Young Scientist Award (2018).
What was Antarctica’s contribution to sea level rise in the geologic past?
Peter Bijl has been a member of the Utrecht Young Academy, a bridge between young and talented researchers, since 2019.