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Onderzoeksgroep Fysische Geografie (VUB-FARD)

English name: Research group Physical Geography
Parent institute: Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Geografie (VUB), more

Thesaurus terms (11) : Antarctic zone; Cartography; Climatic changes; Climatology; Environmental charts; Environmental surveys; Geomorphology; Glaciers; Remote sensing; Slope processes; Soil erosion
Geographical terms (4) : Antarctica [Marine Regions]; Greenland [Marine Regions]; Russia, Siberia [Marine Regions]; USA, Alaska [Marine Regions]
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels

Tel.: +32-(0)2-629 33 82
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Type: Scientific

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The research group Physical Geography (FARD) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel was founded in 1970. The original research concentrated on glaciology and Quaternary geology and shifted towards the research themes ‘ice and climate’ and ‘volcanology’ from 2011 onwards. The first theme focuses on the dynamics of natural ice masses and their interaction with the climate system. The research group’s emphasis lies on 3D modelling of the continental cryosphere (Antarctica, Greenland and the Quaternary ice sheets), regional Antarctic ice sheet dynamics (modelling, field work, remote sensing) and research on glaciers in the Alps, the Himalaya and the Caucasus Mountains (modelling, mass balance, radar sounding and GPS measurements).

Within the field of volcanology, the research topics concern the geomorphology and spatial distribution of volcanoes, the characterisation of instability processes and on the monitoring of eruptive processes on African volcanoes.

Within the marine domain, the group studies ice sheet and glacier dynamics and their impact on global sea level changes. The research group Physical Geography is also strongly involved in the IPCC reports regarding the themes ‘cryosphere’, ‘sea level’ and ‘polar ice sheets’.

Publications (8)  Top | Persons | Projects 
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  • Peer reviewed article Di Nitto, D.; Neukermans, G.; Koedam, N.; Defever, H.; Pattyn, F.; Kairo, J.G.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F. (2014). Mangroves facing climate change: landward migration potential in response to projected scenarios of sea level rise. Biogeosciences 11(3): 857-871., more
  • Peer reviewed article Di Nitto, D.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Kairo, J.G.; Decleir, H.; Koedam, N. (2008). Digital terrain modelling to investigate the effects of sea level rise on mangrove propagule establishment. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 356: 175-188., more
  • Peer reviewed article Gullentops, F.; Bogemans, F.; De Moor, G.; Paulissen, E.; Pissart, A. (2001). Quaternary lithostratigraphic units (Belgium). Geol. Belg. 4(1-2): 153-164, more
  • Van Breedam, J. (2015). Projections of global sea-level change in the next 10,000 years and implications for northern Belgium, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 167-170, more
  • Di Nitto, D.; Neukermans, G.; Koedam, N.; Defever, H.; Pattyn, F.; Kairo, J.G.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F. (2012). Mangroves facing climate change: landward migration potential in response to projected scenarios of sea level rise, in: Dahdouh-Guebas, F. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings of the International Conference 'Meeting on Mangrove ecology, functioning and Management - MMM3', Galle, Sri Lanka, 2-6 July 2012. VLIZ Special Publication, 57: pp. 56, more
  • Di Nitto, D.; Defever, H.; Neukermans, G.; Decleir, H.; Pattyn, F.; Kairo, J.G.; Koedam, N.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F. (2009). Modelling the dispersal of propagules and mangrove assemblages: current situation and possible future scenarios of sea level rise (Gazi Bay, Kenya), in: Dahdouh-Guebas, F. et al. Proceedings of the Symposium African Botany in Brussels. pp. 72, more
  • De Hauwere, N. (2005). Ontstaan en evolutie van de Laat-Holocene getijdengeul Testerep, in het gebied tussen Nieuwpoort en Oostende (Belgische Kustvlakte). MSc Thesis. Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Departement Geografie: Brussel. 107 pp., more
  • Bogemans, F. (1993). Quaternary geological mapping on basis of sedimentary properties in the eastern branch of the Flemish Valley (sheets Boom-Mechelen & Vilvoorde-Zemst). Toelichtende Verhandelingen voor de Geologische Kaart en Mijnkaart van België = Mémoires pour servir à l'explication des cartes géologiques et minières de la Belgique, 35. Ministerie van Economische Zaken: Brussel. 49 pp., more

Projects (4)  Top | Persons | Publications 
  • ASPI: Antarctic Subglacial Processes and Interactions: the role of transition zones in ice sheet stability, more
  • ASTER: Assessment of modelling uncertainties in long-term climate and sea- level change projections, more
  • EU-PolarNet: EU-PolarNet - connecting science with society, more
  • Ice2sea: Estimating the future contribution of continental ice to sea-level rise, more

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