As a geomorphologist with strong geomatics interests I like to combine my knowledge on the geomorphological processes, their nature and relationships with the environment (geology, climate, land use), with my geospatial analysis skills. My key research areas include mapping on high resolution digital elevation models and orthophotos, and spatial statistical analysis within GIS using open source platforms. I am performing applied research, focusing on natural hazards and ways of their avoidance, e.g. by providing susceptibility maps for communities. Additionally, my research interests span to research on landslide event inventory mapping using UAVs and the nature, history and evolution of human impact on geomorphological processes, such as erosion or landslides and possible ways of assessing these impacts spatially.
Teaching is for me an important interface from theory to research and likewise from students to academics. Room for discussions and questions during a class is often the starting point for a fruitful exchange of ideas between students and academics. As a teacher I enjoy to introduce the subject by always taking into account the current state of the art. With my teaching, I share my passion for the subject geomorphology and geomatics in lively, stimulating and challenging (field) classes. Similarly, it is important for me to continuously reflect on my teaching effectiveness, to improve my course material and learn about new teaching methodologies.
GEOG 211 – Introduction to spatial analysis with GIS (BSc.)
GEO 411 Landscape management and earth observation (MSc.)
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