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Latest news

Prof. Dr. Jan Nyssen cited by Der Spiegel

2015-07-30 Permalink

The german quality journal Der Spiegel has recently published an article 'Afrika in Grün' (Africa in green) in which the research work by UGent's Geography Professor Jan Nyssen in Ethiopia is abundantly quoted. It regards reconstructions of land cover changes using landscape photographs of the 19th century and aerial photographs made by the Italian army in the 1930s. The article can be downloaded here.

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

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Dupont, Lien, Antrop, M., & Van Eetvelde, V. (2015). Does landscape related expertise influence the visual perception of landscape photographs?: implications for participatory landscape planning and management. LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING, 141, 68–77.
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Teka, K., Nyssen, J., Teha, N., Haile, M., & Deckers, J. (2015). Soil, land use and landform relationship in the Precambrian lowlands of northern Ethiopia. CATENA, 131, 84–91.
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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.
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