PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

The Physical Geography research group of Ghent University focuses on man-environment interactions in the context of a changing environment and climate.



Research

The research group Physical Geography focuses on the interaction between geomorphological processes and human impacts. This mainly involves the effect of changes in land use, land management, hydrology and climate on the surface of the Earth. Focus is given to spatial scales of small (50-150 ha) to medium-sized catchments (15,000 km2) and on dynamics on short (present-day processes) to medium terms (<200 years). Geomorphological processes are investigated using the latest research methods, often in collaboration with developments in the Geomatics research groups. The Physical Geography research group is strongly involved in (university) development projects (in particular in Ethiopia).


Keywords: erosion — mass wasting — runoff and sediment yield — SfM-photogrammetry — hydrogeomorphic modelling — climate — land management

News

Soil is our most valuable natural resource, but is locally being lost at high rates due to erosion. Therefore, the Department of Geography is investigating soil erosion control solutions such as vegetation barriers. Their eff…

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Projects

In Northern Ethiopia, safe water and improved sanitation facilities generally lacking, especially in rural areas. In order to improve both the water and sanitation infrastructure, as well as to improve access and hygienic usa…

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Staff

Prof. dr. Jan Nyssen
Tenured Academic Staff
Prof. dr. Morgan De Dapper
Tenured Academic Staff
Prof. dr. Amaury Frankl
Tenured Academic Staff (Part-time)
Prof. dr. ir. David Dehenauw
Visiting Professor
Prof. dr. Sil Lanckriet
Visiting Professor
Dr. Stefaan Dondeyne
Scientific Staff
Sofie Annys
Scientific Staff, PhD Student
Hanne Hendrickx
Assisting Academic Staff, PhD Student

Voluntary Staff

  • No voluntary staff