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Don't miss it: Lunch seminar Hanne Hendrickx - The use of 3D data in the Swiss Alps

(21-11-2017)

"Curious about what the research group of Physical Geography is doing in high Alpine environments concerning 3D data? Then I kindly invite you to this lunch seminar, where I will talk about the differ…

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Etefa Guyassa successfully defends his PhD

(03-10-2017)

On Friday 22 September Etefa Guyassa successfully defended his PhD entitled "Hydrological response to land cover and management in a semi-arid mountainous catchment of northern Ethiopia”. His researc…

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Special Issue of ‘Land Degradation and Development’ about Ethiopia’s lakes

(05-09-2017)

As a follow-up to the TropiLakes conference that took place on the shores of Lake Tana in 2015, the journal Land Degradation and Development has released a special issue related to Environmental Chang…

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Science and policy interactions resulted in a success story for land restoration in Ethiopia

(24-08-2017)

Since many years, UGent’s Department of Geography carries out joint research projects with Mekelle University, in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia, in relation to soil erosion, land degradation and conse…

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Prof. dr. Jan Nyssen on drought and famine in Africa

(22-03-2017)

Read the article in the 'Gazet van Antwerpen' here. The two photographs from the same mountain slope in Ethiopia illustrate how reforestation increased the resilience against drought in the country, m…

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Launch of PhD research on the impact of large dams in Ethiopia

(28-02-2017)

A research project on Systemic analysis of dam-driven transitions of downstream alluvial plains in Ethiopia has been launched in January 2017 by exploratory field visits along the Beles and Tekezze Ri…

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Launching VLIR-IUC programme in Ethiopia

(10-01-2017)

From January 16 to 20, the VLIR-IUC programme 'Wisdom at the source of the Blue Nile: BDU Spearheads Climate Resilient Green Economy Research in Northwest Ethiopia' will be launched. Therefore, a larg…

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Physical geography shines out at Ghent Africa Platform celebration

(20-12-2016)

With over 14 contributions, research in physical geography received much attention on the 10th anniversary symposium of the Ghent Africa Platform. Two sessions were chaired by prof. dr. Jan Nyssen, dr…

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Collaboration started with Fribourg University (Switzerland)

(15-09-2016)

After a successful first fieldwork campaign on the Col du Sanetsch , Hanne Hendrickx starts research on permafrost and associated geomorphological processes. For her PhD, she will collaborate with th…

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Biadgilgn Demissie defends his PhD

(07-09-2016)

On 2 September Biadgilgn Demissie has successfully defended his PhD on 'Ephemeral stream dynamics, land cover changes and climate variability in the marginal grabens of the northern Ethiopian Rift Val…

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UGent geographers publish in top journals

(16-06-2016)

The new Impact Factors of scientific journals have been released. The journal Land Degradation and Development in which many UGent geographers publish their articles has reached an IF 8.145. Prof. Dr.…

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Successful annual BAG excursion!

(15-06-2016)

On Friday 10 June, the Physical Geography group organized the annual excursion of the Belgian Association of Geomorphologists . The topic of the day was the hydrogeomorphology of the Aa river basin ,…

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2016 BAG annual excursion – Registration open

(16-03-2016)

The annual excursion of the Belgian Association of Geomorphologists is organized by the physical geography group of Ghent University and takes place on June 10, 2016. Topic is ‘Geomorphology and flood…

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Strengthening wisdom at the source of the Blue Nile

(08-03-2016)

Prof. dr. Jan Nyssen started as a program coordinator for the VLIR-UOS Institutional University Cooperation programme that was initiated at Bahir Dar University in Ethiopia. The framework for a 12-ye…

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Sil Lanckriet defends his PhD

(04-02-2016)

On 22 January 2016, Sil Lanckriet successfully defended his PhD on interactions between climate shifts, land degradation and humans in the Horn of Africa. The PhD was supervised by Prof. dr. Jan Nysse…

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Field visit GeLiGeo

(09-01-2016)

8th of January, a field visit was organized by the Physical Geography group of Ghent University, including participants from Ghent University, Liège University, Lille University, British Geological Su…

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Special Issue of Land Degradation and Development on tropical Africa

(06-10-2015)

The journal Land Degradation and Development has released a special issue related to Environmental conservation for food production and sustainable livelihood in tropical Africa. Prof. Jan Nyssen and …

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