Based out of the Yellowknife research office, Niels Weiss works within a research team focused on monitoring changing permafrost in the NWT. His work aims to understand permafrost landscape sensitivity by linking permafrost change to climatic, hydrologic, and geomorphologic change, as well as infrastructure and resource development.
Niels completed his PhD in Physical Geography at Stockholm University (Sweden) where he studied permafrost carbon quantity, quality, and dynamics. He worked in permafrost environments in northern Scandinavia and Russia, focusing on the fate of organic matter following thaw and thaw-induced landscape change. Before joining Laurier, Niels was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Carleton University with Stephan Gruber, where he worked on a collaborative pan-Canadian synthesis of recent permafrost change.