Review IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

Published on: December 18, 2020

The IPCC is currently working on the new Sixth Assessment Report. Like with the five previous assessment reports, this report will be again a landmark publication for climate change research. In this blog post I want to tell about my experience with reviewing a previous IPCC report, for which I even was selected to become a contributing author. About two years ago I found out that Working Group II of the IPCC was working on a new report called Climate Change and Land. The IPCC is divided over…

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Visualizing Uncertainty in Maps

Published on: November 24, 2019

One of my main research topics is the impact of climate change on soil erosion. I often apply an ensemble of climate models to account for the uncertainty in the future climate projections. In this way, I can determine how (un)certain the soil erosion projections are, of course, after applying a statistical test. But how can you visualize this uncertainty? That is the topic of this blog post. This all seems rather boring, but don’t leave yet. I promise I will show you some nice maps! In…

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Workshop Science Communication

Published on: September 18, 2019

The IAHS Early Career Committee (ECC) organized the Science Communication workshop at the IUGG General Assembly in Montreal. Three speakers were invited to talk about various subjects on how to communicate scientific results to the general public. The talks were followed by a fruitful discussion on the motivation to actively reach out to the public personally and on behalf of the hydrological community. This blog post highlights the key points raised by the speakers and summarizes the outcomes…

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Large-scale Soil Erosion Modeling

Published on: June 13, 2019

Recently, I have published a few articles on the impact of climate change on water security and potential adaptation strategies. The backbone of these articles is the SPHY model we have developed over the last few years. In this blog post I will tell how we developed the model and how we applied the model to the Segura catchment. Please check out all related articles in the Publications section. In 2015 I started as a postdoctoral researcher at the Soil and Water Conservation Research Group…

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3d Illustrations for Scientific Articles

Published on: December 8, 2018

In one of my latest publications I took some of my illustrations to the next level. I used 3D software to illustrate some of the key aspects of the soil erosion model I have developed. In this blog post I will tell some about the software I used and some experience I got with making 3D illustrations. In almost every article I have written so far, I try to include a figure to illustrate some key aspects or conclusions of the study. These kind of figures are called explanatory diagrams, but I will…

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