Project

Response of fluvial processes and sediment dynamics to human impact and global change (Visiting scholar P. Billi, University of Ferrara)

Duration
25 July 2009 → 25 January 2010
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Keywords
desertification human impact sediment transport sediment supply channel adjustment fluviatile geomorphology
 
Project description

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.