Assessing the effects of global change on avian migratory pathways: the case of the European Nightjar. Hasselt University
Natural gradients in temperature and soil age:Iceland represents a unique environment to clarify longterm global change effects on nutrient dynamics,vegetation and microbial communities. University of Antwerp
The coastal ocean: hotspot of global change. University of Antwerp
Macrophyte growth in a future world: the effect of Global Change on plant resilience to hydrodynamic forces, on litter quality and on decomposition. University of Antwerp
GCE - Global Change Ecology. University of Antwerp
The soil systems under global change (SOGLO). University of Antwerp
The soil systems under global change Ghent University
The objective of our research consortium is the understanding and quantification of the feedbacks between the soil system and sediment, nutrient, water and carbon fluxes in response to anthropogenic forcings over timescales ranging from the decade to the millennium. Before this can be achieved at the global scale, the interaction between the soil components over different temporal and spatial scales should be identified in case study areas ...
Response of fluvial processes and sediment dynamics to human impact and global change (Visiting scholar P. Billi, University of Ferrara) Ghent University
Natural rivers geomorphology and dynamics result from the interaction of two main factors: flow regime, controlled mainly by climatic factors, and sediment supply, controlled mainly by catchment physical properties and land use/cover. This project aims to study the river response in terms of sediment transport and channel morphology adjustments to human impact and desertification in both industrialised and developing countries.