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Khabbazan, S. (author)
Agriculture plays a critical role in the economy and environment worldwide, and the provision of real-time, reliable information on large-scale agricultural activity is essential for precision agriculture and global economic prosperity. In this context, remote sensing, especially through Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), can play an important role...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Spriggs, A.M.S. (author), Mosselman, E. (author), Schielen, R.M.J. (author), Stancanelli, L.M. (author)
Recent policy initiatives in Europe emphasize a movement towards nature-based solutions in flood management; however, a quantitative relationship between specific flood management measures and indicators of ecological health and biodiversity is difficult to establish (Penning et al., 2023). In the Netherlands, several studies have been conducted...
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Reis, Rui A. (author), Fortes, Conceição J.E.M. (author), Rodrigues, José A. (author), Hu, Zhan (author), Suzuki, T. (author)
Laboratory experiments of wave propagation over rigid and flexible vegetation fields, with the same configurations, were conducted to understand the effect of vegetation flexibility on the drag coefficient (C<sub>D</sub>). The direct method and the least squares method (LSM), based on force and flow measurements, are applied to calculate the...
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van den Hoven, Kim (author), Grashof-Bokdam, Carla J. (author), Slim, Pieter A. (author), Wentholt, Ludolph (author), Peeters, Patrik (author), Depreiter, Davy (author), Koelewijn, André R. (author), Stoorvogel, Marte M. (author), van den Berg, M. (author), Kroeze, Carolien (author), van Loon-Steensma, Jantsje M. (author)
Coastal flood managers seek to anticipate future flood risk and as a result consider the adaptation of flood defences. Instead of crest heightening, dikes can be adapted to include hydrodynamic reducing vegetated foreshores to form a nature-based hybrid flood defence, for instance; at managed realignments. In this study we investigated the...
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Weitzner, Eli (author)
This work seeks to expand on the research done previously by the WOODY group on the ability of vegetation as a form of wave damping. Specifically in this work, we are looking at pollard willow trees (Salix Alba) and the relationship between the motion of the object and the forces it can induce on the wave flow. This was done by testing a range...
master thesis 2023
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Knoop, Job (author)
This research analyses and evaluates the performance of the drainage system in Beira, Mozambique. It considers its formation, maintenance, failure modes and connections, to recommend improvements on its performance. The research identifies six primary failure modes - vegetation overgrowth, human interference, waste accumulation, sedimentation,...
master thesis 2023
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Cuevas Salgado, Sebastian (author)
Coastal dunes serve as the primary defence mechanism against coastal storms for many coastal communities around the world. Vegetation plays a role in increasing dune resiliency as it enables dune growth, however not enough is known about its effects during storms. Research has shown that the current climate crisis will increase the intensity of...
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Delval, Mona (author)
Food loss and waste (FLW) generation is a global issue that has recently gained an increasing attention. It has previously been estimated that approximately one third of all food globally produced is wasted. Recently, other accounts have been made, for various food products and focusing on various geographical scopes, sometimes disaggregating...
master thesis 2023
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Diepens, Huub (author)
Climate change is one of the most pressing matters our society faces. As a result, temperatures are rising across the globe. This effect is especially prevalent in urban areas, where artificial surfaces such as pavements are abundant and vegetation scarce. This effect is called the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHI). Another issue that is caused by...
master thesis 2023
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van Bergen, Karine (author)
Riparian ecosystems are crucial for maintaining ecological balance in riverine landscapes, offering diverse habitats, regulating water quality, and preventing soil erosion. However, these ecosystems are vulnerable to slope instability, leading to detrimental effects such as land loss, habitat destruction, and increased sedimentation in water...
master thesis 2023
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Blanken, Emma (author)
Fire both shapes and destroys forests. Forest fires are therefore essential to ecological processes and vegetation as we know them. With climate change, forest fires are expected to increase in severity and frequency. To maintain the functioning of the forests, it is important to understand the vegetation response to and recovery from forest...
master thesis 2023
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Mulder, K.B. (author), Lubelli, B. (author), Dijkhuis, Edwin (author)
Walls overgrown with plants can have a positive impact on urban comfort and contribute to biodiversity in the city. In particular, quay walls, thanks to their close contact with water, have the potential to be ecologically engineered to encourage the growth of herbaceous plants. Different factors can affect growth of vegetation on walls. This...
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Luo, Yifan (author), Yang, Jinxin (author), Shi, Qian (author), Xu, Yong (author), Menenti, M. (author), Wong, Man Sing (author)
The urban heat island effect poses a growing threat to human society, especially in densely populated and developed megacities. With the introduction of the Local Climate Zones (LCZ) framework, new perspectives and findings have been brought to urban heat island studies. This study investigated the cooling effect of vegetation and albedo on the...
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Xu, H. (author), Tan, Jinkai (author), Li, Chunlan (author), Niu, Yiying (author), Wang, Jun (author)
As global warming continues to intensify, the relationship between diurnal temperature range (DTR) and vegetation productivity continues to change over time. However, the impact of DTR changes on vegetation activities remains uncertain. Thus, further study about how DTR changes affect the physiological activities of plants is also urgently...
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Fresne, Maëlle (author), Chun, Kwok P. (author), Hrachowitz, M. (author), McGuire, Kevin J. (author), Schoppach, Remy (author), Klaus, Julian (author)
Identifying the vegetation and topographic variables influencing the isotopic variability of xylem water of forest vegetation remains crucial to interpret and predict ecohydrological processes in landscapes. In this study, we used temporally and spatially distributed xylem stable water isotopes measurements from two growing seasons to examine...
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Ma, Y. (author), Zhu, Longhuan (author), Peng, Zhong (author), Xue, Liming (author), Zhao, Wenzhen (author), Li, Tianyou (author), Lin, Shiwei (author), Bouma, T.J. (author), Hofland, Bas (author)
With the capacity to reduce wave energy and trap sediment, Scirpus mariqueter has become an important native species of annual grass for ecology restoration at the Yangtze Estuary in eastern China. Due to seasonal variances of biophysical characteristics, S. mariqueter usually bends and breaks in winter, resulting in flattened stems that may...
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Zeng, Yelong (author), Jia, Li (author), Menenti, M. (author), Jiang, Min (author), Barnieh, Beatrice Asenso (author), Bennour, Ali (author), Lv, Yunzhe (author)
The potential drivers of vegetation changes in the Sudano-Sahelian region of Africa remain poorly understood due to complex interactions between climatic and anthropogenic processes. In this study, we analyzed the vegetation greenness trends in relation to rainfall variability that we considered the essence of climatic effects on vegetation...
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Angelini, Franco (author), Angelini, Pierangela (author), Angiolini, Claudia (author), Bagella, Simonetta (author), Caccianiga, Marco (author), Della Santina, C. (author), Gigante, Daniela (author), Hutter, Marco (author), Nanayakkara, Thrishantha (author)
In this paper, we first discuss the challenges related to habitat monitoring and review possible robotic solutions. Then, we propose a framework to perform terrestrial habitat monitoring exploiting the mobility of legged robotic systems. The idea is to provide the robot with the Natural Intelligence introduced as the combination of the...
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El Rahi, Joe (author), Martínez-Estévez, Iván (author), Tagliafierro, Bonaventura (author), Domínguez, José M. (author), Crespo, Alejandro J.C. (author), Stratigaki, Vasiliki (author), Suzuki, T. (author), Troch, Peter (author)
Vegetation meadows in coastal waters are a key constituent of a future green defense package due to the ecosystem services they provide and the potential to attenuate wave energy. To numerically describe the vegetation dynamics under wave action, this paper presents a novel application of a numerical coupling for solving fluid–elastic...
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Asenso Barnieh, Beatrice (author), Jia, Li (author), Menenti, M. (author), Yu, Le (author), Nyantakyi, Emmanuel Kwesi (author), Kabo-Bah, Amos Tiereyangn (author), Jiang, Min (author), Zhou, Jie (author), Lv, Yunzhe (author)
Land Use/Land Cover (LULC) change is a major global concern and a topic of scientific debate. In West Africa, the key trend among the changes of the past few years is the loss of natural vegetation related to changes in different LULC categories, e.g., water bodies, wetland, and bare soil. However, not all detected changes in these LULC...
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