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Written by Joost   

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Catholic University of Leuven, Physical and Regional Geography Research Group

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K.U.Leuven

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The Physical and Regional Geography Research Group, K.U.Leuven, has a strong expertise in the fields of soil erosion assessment at various spatial and temporal scales (from the experimental plot to the river basin) using laboratory experiments, field techniques and spatial modeling, but also in desertification processes, soil and water conservation. An important research topic of the last decade has been the impact of land use change on water and sediment fluxes at a range of spatial scales. The group has extensive working and research experience in Mediterranean and semi-arid environments through research projects in the European Mediterranean, the Middle East, Ethiopia, Tanzania and China. The group brings important expertise to the project with respect to the monitoring and modeling of land degradation, soil and water conservation techniques.

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http://www.kuleuven.be/geografie/frg/

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Physical and Regional Geography Research Group; K.U.Leuven
Celestijnenlaan 200E
B-3001 Heverlee
Belgium
Fax: +32/16/32.29.80

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Prof. Dr. Jean Poesen

Tel: +32 16326425

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Physical geographer; specialist in soil erosion, hillslope hydrology, desertification, soil erosion control as well as soil and water conservation practices.

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Prof. Dr. Gert Verstraeten

Tel:+3216326411

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Physical geographer; specialist in terrestrial ecosystems and environmental change.

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Dr. Miet Van Den Eeckhaut

Tel:+32 16326417

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Physical geographer; specialist in landsliding and statistical modeling of landslide susceptibility.

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Prof. Dr. Gerard Govers

Tel:+32 16326423

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Physical geographer; specialist in GIS and modeling of soil erosion and hydrological processes.

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Prof. Dr. Anton Van Rompaey

Tel:+32 16326403

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Physical geographer; specialist in land use change monitoring and modeling.Image

Matthias Vanmaercke, MSc.

Tel: +32 16 326420
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Physical Geographer; Specialist in monitoring and modelling of sediment export of river basins; PhD Subject: sediment yield at various spatial scales.

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References

Poesen, J.W.A. & Hooke, J.M. 1997. Erosion, flooding and channel management in Mediterranean Environments of southern Europe. Progress in Physical Geography 21 (2):157-199.
Morgan, R.P.C., Quinton, J.N., Smith, R.E., Govers, G., Poesen, J.W.A., Auerswald, K., Chisci, G., Torri, D. & Styczen, M.E. 1998. The European Soil Erosion Model (EUROSEM): a dynamic approach for predicting sediment transport from fields and small catchments. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 23:527-544.
Bochet, E., Poesen, J. and Rubio, J.L. 2000. Mound development as an interaction of individual plants with soil, water erosion and sedimentation processes on slopes. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 25:847-867.
Vandekerckhove, L., Poesen, J., Oostwoud Wijdenes, D., Nachtergaele, J., Kosmas, C., Roxo, M.J., De Figueiredo, T. 2000. Thresholds for gully initiation and sedimentation in Mediterranean Europe. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 25:1201-1220.
Gyssels, G., Poesen, J., Nachtergaele, J. and Govers, G. 2002. The impact of sowing density of small grains on rill and ephemeral gully erosion in concentrated flow zones. Soil & Tillage Research 64(3-4):189-201.
Poesen, J., Nachtergaele, J., Verstraeten, G. & Valentin, C. 2003. Gully erosion and environmental change: importance and research needs. Catena 50(2-4):91-133.
Nyssen, J., Poesen, J., Moeyersons, J., Deckers, J., Mitiku H. & Lang A. 2004. Human impact on the environment in the Ethiopian and Eritrean Highlands – a state of the art. Earth Science Reviews, 64/3-4:273-320.
de Vente, J. & Poesen, J. 2005. Predicting soil erosion and sediment yield at the basin scale: Scale issues and semi-quantitative models.  Earth Science Reviews 71:95-125.
Li, Y., Poesen, J. & Valentin, C. 2004. Gully Erosion under Global Change. Sichuan Science and Technology Press, Chengdu, China, ISBN 7 – 5364 – 5423 – 6: 354 pp.
Boardman, J. and Poesen, J. (Eds.) 2006. Soil Erosion in Europe.  Wiley, Chichester, ca. 60 chapters: in press.
 
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