Climate change impacts on coastal wetlands. University of Antwerp
Pollution in the coastal wetlands of East Asia: cascading effects from littoral macroinvertebrates to migrating shorebirds (COAST-IMPACT). University of Antwerp
Coastal wetland response to sea level rise: an integrative marsh – mangrove study on soil elevation and soil carbon response. University of Antwerp
Coastal wetland response to sea level rise: an integrative marsh – mangrove study on soil elevation and soil carbon response KU Leuven
Coastal wetlands, such as mangroves and marshes, are unique ecosystems that are often feared to be lost by sea level rise. However they can adapt to a rising sea level to some extent by raising their elevation via sediment accumulation, and they can mitigate climate change by storing carbon into their soils. Present insights into the feedbacks between sea level rise, sediment and carbon accumulation mainly come from studies on marshes, while ...
The main goal of this sabbatical is to strengthen and revigorated our key research niche, i.e. studying the biogeochemistry of tropical aquatic systems using state-of-the-art analytical techniques. My research combines a focus on tropical aquatic ecosystems, and the use of stable isotope proxies to study element cycles across a range of ecosystems – from highland streams to rivers, lakes and reservoirs, floodplains, down to the coastal zone. ...