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Prof. Alishir Kurban

2015-06-30 Permalink

At the cartoGIS cluster, we welcomed Prof. Alishir Kurban from the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography (XIEG) of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS). Due to the cooperation agreement between UGent and XIEG, he will stay in Ghent untill early August to discuss and develop an apporach for analysing long term time series data of ecosystem dynamics in the lower reach of the Tarim River (China) and 3D archaeological GIS in Turpan region. More information on the collaboration here.

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Recent publications

Lanckriet, S., Frankl, A., Mesfin, G., Descheemaeker, K., & Nyssen, J. (2015). Gully cut- and- fill cycles as related to agromanagement: a historical curve number simulation in the Tigray Highlands. EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS, 40(6), 796–808.
Fransen, K., Neutens, T., De Maeyer, P., & Deruyter, G. (2015). A commuter-based two-step floating catchment area method for measuring spatial accessibility of daycare centers. HEALTH & PLACE, 32, 65–73.
Frankl, A., Seghers, V., Stal, C., De Maeyer, P., Petrie, G., & Nyssen, J. (2015). Using image-based modelling (SfM-MVS) to produce a 1935 ortho-mosaic of the Ethiopian highlands. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DIGITAL EARTH, 8(5), 421–430.
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