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Expert NameMr. Jean, William, André Poesen
InstitutionLaboratory for Experimental Geomorphology
Telephone32 16 326425/258648
Work Experience- Research Director, National Fund for Scientific Research (Belgium). Laboratory for Experimental Geomorphology, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. - Professor (part-time) (hoogleraar deeltijds) Physical Geography, K.U. Leuven (since 1 October 1994). - Visiting Professor (part-time) (gastprofessor deeltijds) at the department Soil Management (vakgroep Bodembeheer en -hygiëne, Faculteit Landbouwkundige en Toegepaste Biologische Wetenschappen) of the University Ghent: I.e. 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97. Research interests: soil erosion, soil degradation, hillslope hydrology, desertification processes and mitigation techniques, soil and water conservation. International consulting activities.
Qualifications- Licentiate Physical Geography, Catholic University of Leuven, 1976. - Ph.D., Catholic University of Leuven, 1983.
Number of Publications149
Awards- Scientific Prize "World Conservation Strategy" (World Wild Fund Belgium) for Ph.D. thesis, 1984. - Conservation Award (British Conservation Foundation, supported by Ford Motor Company Ltd.) for research project on soil erosion and soil conservationin
Other Activities- World Association of Soil and Water Conservation - International Society of Soil Science - International Erosion Control Association - International Geographical Union, corresponding member - IGBP-GCTE Soil Erosion Task Sterring Committee (1994-…): GCTE is a core project of the international geosphere-biosphere programme. - Réseau Erosion (Belgian representative) - Soil and Water Conservation Society (USA). - European Society for Soil Conservtion: 1992-96: member of the Council and of the Executive Committee; 1996-2000: secretary. - European Geophysical Society - British Geomorphological Research Group - Belgian Association for Geographical Studies - Belgian Society of Soil Science - Belgian Association of Geomorphologists.
Publications1. Poesen, J., Torri, D. & Bunte, K. (1994) Effects of rock fragments on soil erosion by water at different spatial scales: a review. Catena 23: 141-166. 2. Poesen, J., Vandaele, K. & van Wesemal, B. (1996) Contribution of gully erosion to sediment production in cultivated lands and rangelands. IAHS Pub. 236:251-266. 3. Poesen, J., Boardman, J., Wilcox, B. & Valentin, C. 1996. Water erosion monitoring and experimentation for global change studies. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 51 (5): 386-390. 4. Poesen, J.W.A. & Hooke, J.M. (1997) Erosion, flooding and channel management in Mediterranean Environments of southern Europe. Progress in Physical Geography 21 (2):157-199. 5. Poesen, J. & Lavee, H. (1997) How efficient were Ancient water Harvesting Systems in the Negev Desert, Israel? Meded. Zitt. K. Acad. overzeese Wet. 43 (1997-3):405-419.
DisciplineSoil Science
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