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Independent experts nominated by country party

Jean, William, André Poesen

First name
Jean, William, André
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Other Disciplines
Soil Science
UN languages spoken


Job function
Telephone number
32 16 326425/258648
Work experience
- Research Director, National Fund for Scientific Research (Belgium). Laboratory for Experimental Geomorphology, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium._x000D_
- Professor (part-time) (hoogleraar deeltijds) Physical Geography, K.U. Leuven (since 1 October 1994)._x000D_
- 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._x000D_
Research interests: soil erosion, soil degradation, hillslope hydrology, desertification processes and mitigation techniques, soil and water conservation._x000D_
International consulting activities.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
- Licentiate Physical Geography, Catholic University of Leuven, 1976._x000D_
- Ph.D., Catholic University of Leuven, 1983.
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. 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._x000D_
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._x000D_
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._x000D_
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._x000D_
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.
Other activities
- World Association of Soil and Water Conservation_x000D_
- International Society of Soil Science_x000D_
- International Erosion Control Association_x000D_
- International Geographical Union, corresponding member_x000D_
- IGBP-GCTE Soil Erosion Task Sterring Committee (1994-…): GCTE is a core project of the international geosphere-biosphere programme._x000D_
- Réseau Erosion (Belgian representative)_x000D_
- Soil and Water Conservation Society (USA)._x000D_
- European Society for Soil Conservtion: 1992-96: member of the Council and of the Executive Committee; 1996-2000: secretary._x000D_
- European Geophysical Society_x000D_
- British Geomorphological Research Group_x000D_
- Belgian Association for Geographical Studies_x000D_
- Belgian Society of Soil Science_x000D_
- Belgian Association of Geomorphologists.
- Scientific Prize "World Conservation Strategy" (World Wild Fund Belgium) for Ph.D. thesis, 1984._x000D_
- Conservation Award (British Conservation Foundation, supported by Ford Motor Company Ltd.) for research project on soil erosion and soil conservationin
Organisation name
Laboratory for Experimental Geomorphology
Organisation street address
Redingenstraat 16 bis, B-3000
Organisation city
Organisation country