Project

Linking optical imaging techniques and 2D-modelling for studying spatial heterogeneity in vegetated streams and rivers

Duration
01 January 2010 → 31 December 2015
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Construction engineering
    • Earthquake engineering
    • Geotechnical and environmental engineering
    • Water engineering
    • Wind engineering
Keywords
ecohydraulics ecosystem modelling
 
Project description

Lowland rivers are characterised by patterns as vegetation patches and flow gradients, which dtermine the functionality of the river ecosystem (nutrientcycling, retention of material). The purpose of the project is to develop and apply new surface covering, optical measuring techniques with high spatial and temporal resolutions to map the heterogeneity in river ecosystems. Measurements will be used for the development and validation of a 2D river ecosystem model.