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Latest news

Successful field work Geography master student Lars De Sloover

2015-10-13 Permalink

Within the framework of the joint agreement between Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography (XIEG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Turpan Bureau of Cultural Heritage and Ghent University (UGent), Lars had the opportunity to carry out fieldwork within the scope of his master's thesis and his practical training.

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Successful TropiLakes2015 conference in Bahir Dar (Ethiopia)

2015-10-07 Permalink

The TropiLakes2015 conference has taken place in Bahir Dar (Ethiopia) between 23 and 29 September 2015. It was organized by UGent Department of Geography and Bahir Dar University. There were 89 participants from 19 countries, 10 sessions, 4 keynote talks, 63 paper and 16 poster presentations. The mid-conference excursion on Lake Tana by boat attracted 71 participants. In the pre-conference excursion, 72 scientists, 10 participants from various stakeholder organisations in Ethiopia and 22 farmers participated and had fruitful exchanges in the field. There were detailed excursion guide books both in English and Amharic language.

A photographic report can be downloaded here.

Multi-D event

2015-09-30 Permalink

From 20 October to 24 October, Ghent is hosting a Multi-D event in collaboration with AGIV, C3A and Ghent University. This event comprises sessions and workshops on various techniques (e.g. 3D scanning, 3D printing, CAVE, Sketchup, BIM,...). During the opening session, eight speakers will explain their ideas on the use of multi-D data. More information can be found on www.stad.gent/Gent3D.

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Recent publications

Asfaha, T.-G., Frankl, A., Haile, M., & Nyssen, J. (2016). Catchment rehabilitation and hydro-geomorphic characteristics of mountain streams in the western Rift Valley escarpment of Northern Ethiopia. LAND DEGRADATION & DEVELOPMENT.
Fang, G., Yang, J., Chen, Y., & Zammit, C. (2015). Comparing bias correction methods in downscaling meteorological variables for a hydrologic impact study in an arid area in China. HYDROLOGY AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES, 19(6), 2547–2559.
Fang, G., Yang, J., Chen, Y., Xu, C., & De Maeyer, P. (2015). Contribution of meteorological input in calibrating a distributed hydrologic model in a watershed in the Tianshan Mountains, China. ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCES, 74(3), 2413–2424.
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