Research

 DOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITION IN ECOLOGY AND SOCIO-ECOLOGY OF MANGROVES 

Projects (Co-)Supervised by Farid Dahdouh-Guebas (SERM)

Dates

Projects details

2020

Value to society and economy through sustainable water nexus management in partner countries of the Belgian Development cooperation – Water NEXUS (Long-Term Policy Supporting Research – PSR, ARES)

2019-2025


2013-2019

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree on Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems – TROPIMUNDO+
(European Commission, 2019-1451

Erasmus Mundus Masters Course on Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems – TROPIMUNDO (European Commission, 2013-1939)

2019Scientific and local capacity building in Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve through training and publications – MAKABANG (Belgian Federal Science Policy – BELSPO)
 Fostering grassroots entrepreneurship in Burundi (Short-Term Policy Supporting Research – PSR, ARES).
 Value to society and economy through sustainable water nexus management in partner countries of the Belgian Development cooperation – Water NEXUS (Long-Term Policy Supporting Research – PSR, ARES).
 Private Sector for Development – PS4D (VLIR-UOS & ARES).
2018-2020

Understanding the discursive & practical dynamics of sustainability and its assessment in complex social-ecological systems (SASES). (FNRS-PDR, T.0262.18)


2017-2019

Economic valuation of ecosystem services in Man and Biosphere reserves: testing effective rapid assessment methods in selected African MABs – EVAMAB (Belgian Science Policy –
BELSPO, BL/58/UN32)

2015-2018

 

Managing Mangrove Forests with Optical and Radar Environmental SaTellites – MAMAFOREST (Belgian Science Policy – BELSPO, SR/00/323)

MAMAFOREST

2012-2013Long-term monitoring of drivers determining mangrove distribution limits.  (Fund for Scientific Research – FWO Vlaanderen)
2011-2014Ecological functionality and stability of mangrove ecosystems: a modeling approach (Mandat impulsion scientifique – MIS, FNRS, F.4508.11).
2010-2014Coastal Research Network on Environmental Changes (CREC).  (EC, Marie-Curie IRSES, 247514)

2010


2009-2010

2009-2012

Reconstruction et prédiction de la dynamique spatio-temporelle des mangroves : analyse phytosociologique et étude diachronique de données de télédétection.  (FER)

FNRS-Crédit aux Chercheurs

FNRS-FRFC MIS F.4508.11

2008-2013GREEN DYKE : The use of natural barriers for coastal protection in Sri Lanka.  (VLIR- Own Initiative, ZEIN2008PR347 

2008

Colonisation of mangroves : research into the driving factors of propagule dispersal and establishment (Fund for Scientific Research – FWO Vlaanderen)


2007

Potential of mangroves and other coastal vegetation as a buffer against ocean surges in the Indian Ocean : an approach based on image and sediment archives, using the Dec. 2004 tsunami as a natural experiment. (VUB Research Council, research project)


2006

Mangrove-onderzoek in het Mekong-gebied te Vietnam : met gebruik van satellietbeelden en GIS i.k.v. bilateraal samenwerkingsproject ‘Improvement of Shrimp production sustainable and safety in Vietnam’ (Belgian Science Policy – OSTC/Belspo)

 

Monitoring structural attributes of trees and surrounding vegetation to detect status and predict changes in mangrove forests and assemblages.  (Fund for Scientific Research – FWO Vlaanderen).

 

2005

Peri-urban mangrove forests as filters and potential phytoremediators of domestic sewage in East-Africa – PUMPSEA. (VUB Conseil de Recherche, research project, matching fund).

VUB Conseil de Recherche, research project, matching fund

 

2005-2008

With Instituto de Ciência Aplicada e Tecnologia, Portugal – coordinator; Instituto do Mar, Portugal; University of Leipzig, Germany; Biological Institute/University of Southern Denmark, Denmark; Museo Zoologico de “La Specola” dell’Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy; Stockholm’s University,  Suede; Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Kenya; Universidad Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique; Faculties of Aquatic Sciences and Technology/ Engineering, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; & National Environment Management Council, Tanzania; European Commission.


2005

 Historical ecosystem dynamics along tropical coasts investigated on basis of recent vegetation structure,
and explorative research in European colonial text, image, and map archives (15th – 20th century).
 (VUB Conseil de Recherche, research project, matching fund)

(Fund for Scientific Research – FWO Vlaanderen)

2004

Dynamics in diversity, functionality, and stability of mangroves, approached by a retrospective and current remote sensing approach using new pattern recognition techniques. (Fund for Scientific Research – FWO Vlaanderen, research project)

 

Mangrove fauna and flora : patterns of reproductive biology and dispersal mechanisms.  (Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy – Fondi di Investigazione di Ricerca di Base – FIRB, Ministero di Istruzione Università e Ricerca – MIUR).

2004-2007

2001-2008

Monitoring and modelling of changes in coastline, vegetation, and biodiversity in natural and restored mangrove forests on a fundamental and applied level.  (Fund for Scientific Research – FWO Vlaanderen)

Fund for Scientific Research – FWO Vlaanderen,

2003-2008

Aquatic ecology for environmental management in Kenya AQUA.  Programme for international cooperation (IUC) VLIR i.s.m. University of Nairobi en Ugent

2003

Vegetation structure and regeneration of the mangroves in the Parc National du Banc d’Arguin, Mauritania.  (VUB Research Council)

 

Quality mapping, data integration and modelling of remote sensing, cartographic and field data from mangrove forests using a stand-alone geographic information system.  (Fund for Scientific Research – FWO Vlaanderen, Krediet aan Navorsers).


2002-2004

Quality and usefulness of very high resolution satellite imagery (IKONOS),  for research on vegetation dynamics in mangrove areas : integration of different types of remote sensing data.  (Fund for Scientific Research – FWO Vlaanderen, Krediet aan Navorsers)


2000

Recherche de la structure des mangroves au Parc National du Banc d’Arguin et de la régénération et ses facteurs faunistiques restrictifs.  (Fondation pour Favoriser les Recherches scientifiques en Afrique, EUR)

1999-2000

1996-1998

Dynamics and regeneration of mangroves – horizontal vegetation structure analysis of juvenile and adult individuals and research into regenerative constraints – (Flemish Institute for the Promotion of Innovation by Science and Technology – IWT)


1998

Recherche préliminaire de la régénération des mangroves au Parc National du Banc d’Arguin et de ses facteurs faunistiques restrictifs.  (Fondation pour Favoriser les Recherches scientifiques en Afrique)