ECOSPHERE celebrating its 100th PhD thesis

On Monday 3rd of June 2024, the 100th PhD thesis from ECOSPHERE got successfully defended.

Midge monitoring along the Zeeschelde


Women, science and Antarctica: Towards a sustainable leadership

Prof. Dr. Gudrun de Boeck will give a talk about her Antarctica experience the past year entitled "Women, science and Antarctica: Towards a sustainable leadership".

The talk will be held on February 23th 2024 at 16:00 on Campus Drie Eiken, building O, room D.O.05.

Project "De Droge Delta" won Henri van de Velde Award 2024

On January 23, 2024, the project "De Droge Delta" won the bronze medal at the Henry van de Velde Awards 2024 in the design research category. Prof. Jan Staes took part in this design study of spatial levers in the fight against water scarcity in Flanders.​

Thimo Groffen won the Frans Verbeure Award

On November 30, 2023, Dr. Thimo Groffen received the Frans Verbeure award from the Research Board of the University of Antwerp for his research on PFAS in both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. His research mainly focuses on the biomonitoring of PFAS in these ecosystems, as well as the ecological and human health risks associated with the accumulation of PFAS in such matrices.