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Katholieke Universiteit Leuven,
Onderzoeksgroep Fysische en Regionale Geografie

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KU Leuven

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The Physical and Regional Geography Research Group, KU 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,  semi-arid and tropical environments through research projects in the European Mediterranean, the Middle East, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ecuador, Vietnam 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://ees.kuleuven.be/geography/index.html

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Division of Geography
KU 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.

Dr Matthias Vanmaercke

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

Willem Maetens MSc

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Bio. Eng. Specialist in the analysis of meta-data related to soil and water conservation

 

The Physical and Regional Geography Research Group, KU 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,  semi-arid and tropical environments through research projects in the European Mediterranean, the Middle East, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ecuador, Vietnam 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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