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Biodiversity and Foodweb structures in predicted environmental scenarios

  • 20 November, 2019
  • Wageningen University, Marine Animal Ecology
  • prof. dr AJ Murk
  • dr LE Becking

Climate change and human activity has influence coastal global oceans which may has an effect to the shifting in the composition of pelagic and benthic community. A major challenge to marine science is to discern how marine biota will respond to the environmental disruption caused by climate change and eutrophication. However, much research to date has focused on ecological responses of individual species to rising temperature over short time scale. Thus, marine lakes can be used as a model to predict about the marine biota adaptation in the reef as well as to study consequences and mitigation of future coastal perturbations.

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Ludi Aji

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Virtual flows of water consumption and pollution related to inter-regional commodity trade

  • 1 September, 2018
  • University of Twente, Water Management Group
  • Krol
  • Wang

With the deteriorating state of freshwater resources due to rising demand and pollution all over the world, it becomes important to address water stress in terms of both quantity and quality. In addition, referred to the concept of virtual water trade, virtual water pollution shifting related to inter-regional commodity trade has rarely been investigated, no mention to the elaboration of water quality stress shifting among regions. This is mainly due to lack of data for pollution releasing to water bodies from different sectors.
The overall objective of this research is to estimate the burdens shifting of both water quantity and quality stress through inter-regional commodity trade, at three spatial levels (river basin, national and global) and over the period 1996-2015. Furthermore, this study will analyze the changes of burden shifting patterns when we increasing the water productivity to the benchmarking levels of different sectors.

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Quenliang Ye

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Agricultural Green Development Pathways for Food and Clean Water in China

  • 9 December, 2019
  • Wageningen University, Water Systems and Global Change; in collaboration with China Agriculture University
  • prof. dr C Kroezeprof. dr F Zhang
  • dr M Strokalprof. dr L Ma

Agriculture often discharges pollutants such as antibiotics into surface and ground water, causing negative effects on nature and society. This study aims to explore future Agricultural Green Development (AGD) pathways for food and clean water in the North China Plain and China in the 21st century. For this, a multi-pollutant model will be developed to quantify inputs of pollutants to surface and ground water today and in the future. AGD pathways integrating optimistic options will be developed to increase the availability of clean water under sustainable agriculture in the North China Plain and China.

The research is carried out in cooperation with China Agriculture University.

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Qi Zhang

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Spatial and temporal distribution of algae patterns in Taihu Lake and its impact factors based on big data and deep learning

  • 1 August, 2021
  • Wageningen University, Water Systems and Global Change
  • dr ir MFLLW Lürling
  • dr ABG JanssenDr. W. He

Lakes are of vital importance to the Chinese population for example by providing a source of drinking water. Taihu Lake is iconic in this perspective by being an important water source for its surrounding cities. The lake experiences frequent reoccurring algal blooms since 2007, threatening the drinking water safety of tens of millions of people. Therefore, it is valuable to study the spatial and temporal distribution of algal bloom and analyse which factors impact algal blooms in Taihu Lake to support the prediction of algal blooms. In traditional studies of algal blooms, there are limitations in data size and data analytical methods. This project will use big data and deep learning technologies to obtain more accurate algal distribution data in Taihu Lake, analyze its spatial and temporal distribution, identify key influencing factors, and apply this data and information into agal bloom data-driven models.

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Hao Yu

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Air pollutant eMissions from AgRiculture optimized by EarTh observaTiOns (AMARETTO)

  • 6 February, 2017
  • Wageningen University, Environmental Systems Analysis
  • prof. dr ir W de Vries
  • dr. M. Schaap

Emissions of ammonia to air from the agricultural sector have large negative societal impacts. Ammonia contributes to eutrophication and acidification of terrestrial and marine ecosystems and loss of biodiversity. Despite its central role in many environmental threats, the uncertainty in agricultural ammonia emissions is large. Recently, the need of temporal explicit emission information was highlighted as the fate of air pollutants after emission is highly dependent on concurring meteorological conditions. We aim to improve the quantification of agricultural ammonia emissions at European scale using earth observation data. Remote sensed data will be used to increase insight in the temporal dynamics of agricultural practices and emissions over the year by adding spatial and temporal resolution, not available through statistical agencies. The data from various satellites provide important variables, such as crop distributions, biomass density, soil moisture, snow cover and surface temperature. The satellites provide direct global observations, as opposed to point measurements. The inherent spatial variability of the observed variables will be reflected in the derived emission distributions. The atmospheric ammonia budget will be modelled using LOTOS-EUROS. We aim to verify the novel emission product using ammonia column data from IASI and CrIS as well as in-situ observations. Finally, we aim to invert ammonia emission strengths from the IASI data with LOTOS-EUROS. The contribution of the agricultural sector to nitrogen deposition in Europe will thus be quantified, being a crucial product in view of biodiversity impacts.

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Xinrui Ge

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Sediment connectivity and river morphodynamics in semi-arid river systems

  • 1 January, 2021
  • Wageningen University, Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management
  • prof. dr ir AJF Hoitink
  • dr ir B Vermeulendr JEM Baartman

This study aims to understand the governing processes and quantify sediment connectivity at catchment and reach scales, and relation with riverbank erosion that affect morphodynamics in semi-arid river systems. As the morphodynamics of the catchment and river network system of reach levels are complicated system and demanding high input data, this study will apply reduced complexity approaches of GIS, connectivity index , and simplified models (e.g, CASCADE, CAESAR-Lisflood) using satellite images, archives and global available datasets, and flume experiment will apply to test the relation between sediment connectivity and bank erosion in response to key drivers.

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Niguse Abebe Hagos

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