Visiting MSc student

Starting 7th october 2013, Cecilia Zagaria, an MSc student from Wageningen University, will stay at our group for a period of 5 months to work on her MSc thesis project entitled:

‘Adaptation to climate change through sustainable land management: protecting ecosystem service provision in Mediterranean agro-ecosystems’

During her stay she will be supervised by Joris de Vente.

Summer course: adaptation to climate change

Between 10-12 of July, members of our group will participate in the organization and teaching of a summer course on climate change and hydrology: from science to practice in management of soil and water resources. The course is coordinated by Dr. Sandra Garcia from the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT). Besides two days of lectures the course includes a 1 day field visit. For more details on the programme and inscription (until 28th June) click here.

PhD defence Elisabet Nadeu

PhD defence Elisabet Nadeu

On Thursday 18th of April Elisabet Nadeu succesfully (cum laude) defended her PhD thesis entitled:

Soil erosion and organic carbon mobilization at the catchment scale: factors, processes and impact on the carbon balance.

Congratulations Elisabet!

You can access all the thesis of this research group through the links in the dissertations section.

Study visit from KU Leuven

Between the 7th and 14th of March Benjamin Campforts, a PhD student from KU Leuven (Belgium), visits our group to select a study site for assessment of the human impact on millennial changes in soil properties and their consequences for soil functioning using meteoric Be isotopes. His work forms part of the SOGLO project, funded by the Belgian Science Policy Office (Interuniversity Attraction Poles).