Project

Modelling the eco-geomorphological evolution of tidal marshes

Duration
01 October 2011 → 31 January 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Atmospheric sciences
    • Geology
    • Physical geography and environmental geoscience
    • Atmospheric sciences, challenges and pollution
Keywords
hydrodynamics vegetation sediment transport
 
Project description

Tidal marshes are prominent landforms occurring in the buffer zone between land and sea of estuaries and lagoons. These coastal features result from the interplay between vegetation, sediment transport and the flow field. The proposed research aims to develop a model which will allow us to evaluate the key elements that control the long-term evolution of tidal marshes.