Research seminars

ECOBE (the Ecosystem Management Research Group) organises a research seminar series on ecosystem ecology, functioning and management. Here you find an overview of past and planned lectures.

19/03/2015
Accounting for decadal climate variations in salt marsh modeling
Marck Schuerch (University of Kiel)

21/10/2014
- Wind-wave induced erosion processes and the fate of the Venice Lagoon
Andrea d'Alpaos (University of Padova)
- On the importance of understanding the establishment of biogeomorphic ecosystems
Tjeerd Bouma (Royal Netherlands Institute of Sea Research)
- Management of salt marshes
Jan P. Bakker (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)

06/10/2014
- Eckhart Kuijken (Research Institute for Nature and Forest)
Long term monitoring and protection of wintering geese in NW Flanders: lessons learned and way forward
- Maarten Loonen (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
Long term research on the ecology of geese in Svalbard
- René Van der Wal (University of Aberdeen)
High arctic plants like it hot: a long-term investigation of between-year variability in plant biomass across habitats and species

11/04/2014
Nico J. Smit (North-West University, South-Africa)
Ecosystem functioning, sustainable utilization and management of aquatic resources of the Lower Phongolo River and floodplain, South Africa

26/11/2013
Sara Puijalon (Claude Bernard University, Lyon)
Responses of aquatic plants to mechanical stresses

30/04/2013
Joachim Schrautzer (University of Kiel)
Potentials for nutrient retention in brook (river) valleys - Case studies from Schleswig-Holstein (Northern Germany)

16/04/2013
Raymond Torres (University of South Carolina)
Physical processes at the transition from fluvial to tidal rivers

14/12/2012
- Maarten De Jonge (University of Antwerp)
Influence of Acid Volatile Sulfides (AVS) on the accumulation and toxicity of sediment-bound metals in freshwater invertebrates
- Bruno De Vos (KU Leuven, Research Institute for Nature and Forest)
Spatial patterns of trace metal contamination in soils of Sigmaplan flood control areas
- Kate Spencer (University of London)
Understanding system disturbance and ecosystem services in restored saltmarshes: Integrating physical and biogeochemical processes

09/07/2012
Gulfem Bakan  (Ondokuz Mayis University)
The Black Sea environment: Past, present, future.

25/06/2012
Brian Needelman  (University of Maryland)
Plant productivity in tidal salt marshes: Effects of canopy removal through prescribed fire

15/06/2012
Harry Olde-Venterink (ETH Zürich)
The Kafue Flats: hydrology-vegetation-herbivores interactions in a threatened African wetland ecosystem