Mr Maarten Wynants
Profiles

Mr Maarten Wynants

Teaching and Support Assistant

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (NC) (Faculty of Science & Engineering (NC))

Role

PhD researcher

Qualifications

  • Master in Biology: KULeuven (Belgium)
  • Bachelor in Biology: KULeuven (Belgium)

Research interests

I am interested in the effects of land use change on soil erosion dynamics and the accompanied declining ecosystem service provisions in East-Africa. Our research goal is to contribute to sustainable land management plans safeguarding food security, people's livelihoods and biodiversity. Some of the tools we use to reach these goals are GIS, geochemical fingerprinting, Compound specific stable isotopes and ecological assessments.

 

- Wynants M., Solomon, H., Ndakidemi, P. and Blake, W.H. 2018. Pinpointing areas of increased erosion risk following land cover change in the Lake Manyara catchment, Tanzania. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 71: 1-8. 
- Lemmens, P., Teffera, F. E., Wynants, M., Govaert, L., Deckers, J., Bauer, H., ... & De Meester, L. (2017). Intra‐and interspecific niche variation as reconstructed from stable isotopes in two ecologically different Ethiopian Rift Valley lakes.  Functional Ecology 31: 1482-1492.