14 April 2021 - 13:00
14 April 2021 | 13:00 – 14:00 | Microsoft Teams
NCR provides a montly podium for a special story. In this lecture dr. Ymkje Huismans hosts dr. Muriel Brückner, who will talk about the ERC Consolidator project on biogeomorphology carried out at Utrecht University.
About the speaker
Muriel Brückner is an environmental engineer working with bio-geomorphological processes in rivers and estuaries. She did her PhD on bio-geomorphological modelling at Utrecht University and is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Exeter. As a scientist she mainly develops and couples hydro-morphodynamic and ecological models to understand the evolution of landscapes and the role that organisms play in it. In her free time she likes to explore nature or visit her favourite coffee place (at least in pre-covid times)…
About the lecture
The large-scale morphology of rivers and estuaries is partly determined by the interplay between cohesive sediment, vegetation and benthic species that stabilize or destabilize bars and floodplains. To understand how rivers and estuaries evolve, the group of Prof. Maarten Kleinhans studied both abiotic and biotic stabilizing and destabilizing effects on morphology using a range of novel numerical models and experiments. In this lecture, Muriel Brückner will present the most important results and overarching insights on the evolution of these landforms, and how these might be affected by climate change impacts.
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