PhD students

I am in the supervising committee (Dutch: co-promotor) of:

Kor de Jong, Development of algorithms and modelling framework for hardware-scalable tools and applications to geographical data-analysis. With Prof. Dr. S.M. de Jong (Dep. of Physical Geography, Utrecht Univ.), Prof. Dr. M. van Kreveld, Dr. D. Panja (Dep. of Information and Computing Sciences).

Anna-Maria Ntarladima, Impact of personal environmental exposure on health, with Dr. Ilonca Vaartjes, Prof. Dr. Martin Dijst, and Prof. Dr. Rick Grobbee.

Lucie Babel, Mediating models: implications on scientific research and communication, with Prof Dr M.F.P. Bierkens.

Merijn de Bakker, Meta-modelling of Sustainable City Systems, with Prof Dr S.M. de Jong.

Jeroen Bernhard, Optimizing water resources at river basin and continental scale, with Prof. Dr. S.M. de Jong and Prof. Dr. A.P.J. de Roo (EC-JRC). Jeroen works at EC-JRC in Italy.

Yasmina Loozen, Taking a remote look at canopy nitrogen to improve global climate models, with Prof. Dr. S.M. de Jong, Prof. Dr. M.J. Wassen, and Dr. K.T. Rebel.

Scientific Software Engineers & Modellers (PCRaster team)

Kor de Jong (MSc), scientific software engineer, currently doing a PhD as well (see above),

Dr Oliver Schmitz, scientific software engineer, geocomputation,

Dr Edwin Sutanudjaja, modeller & geocomputation,

Postdocs and teaching staff

Dr Meng Lu, geocomputation and modelling,

Ivan Soenario (MSc), geostatistician,

Dr. Wouter Marra, e-Learning, environmental modelling,

Alumni (PhD students)

Lisa Jean Watson, Spatial modeling for petroleum exploration, with Prof. Dr S.M. de Jong and Dr. Menno Straatsma. Lisa works at the Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of Stavanger, Norway.

Judith Verstegen, Quantifying and reducing uncertainty in land use change model projections. Case studies on the implications of increasing bioenergy demands. With Prof. Dr. A. Faaij, Prof. Dr. S.M. de Jong, and Dr. F. van der Hilst. Now at Muenster University, Germany.

Niko Wanders, Improving near real-time flood forecasting using multi-sensor soil moisture assessment (NWO-SRON/GO), together with Prof Dr S. de Jong, Dr A.P.J. de Roo (EC-JRC) & Prof. Dr. M.F.P. Bierkens. Now at Utrecht University.

Ekkamol Vannametee, Hydrograph prediction in ungauged basins: development of the closure relation for Hortonian runoff (2014), with Prof. Dr. M.F.P. Bierkens, Prof. Dr. S.M. de Jong and Dr. M.R. Hendriks. Now at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand,

Oliver Schmitz, Integrating environmental component models: development of a software framework (2014). Oliver is at the Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Now at Utrecht University (PCRaster team).

Feras Youssef, Effect of vegetation cover and transitions on regional wind erosion in drylands (2012). Available here.

Hans van der Kwast, Quantification of top soil moisture patterns : Evaluation of field methods, process-based modelling, remote sensing and an integrated approach (2009), available here , Hans is currently working at UNESCO-IHE, Delft, the Netherlands.

Paul Hiemstra, Ensemble modeling and statistical mapping of airborne radioactivity (2011).

Julia Arieira Couto, Spatial Variability of Vegetation in Response to the Edaphical, Hydrological and Topographical Conditions in North Pantanal, Mato Grosso (Brazil) (2010). Julia is at the Federal University of Mato Grosso, Brazil.

Completed MSc student theses and reports (selection)

Koko Alberti, Web-based visualization of uncertain spatio-temporal data (2013). Link.

Jeroen Bernhard, Consequences of secondary succession on water availability in Mediterranean areas: a study case in northeastern Spain (2013). Link.

Floris Zevenbergen, A modelling study on the effect of groundwater on vegetation and the effect of vegetation on groundwater in the Pantanal of Mato Grosso, Brazil (2012).

Koen Siteur, Modelling early warning signals for critical transitions in a water-controlled grazing system (2011).

Lucie Babel, Towards a philosophical account of hydrological model construction (2012).

Annelies van Hoesel, Modelling the opening of the Dover Strait: retrograding pro-glacial lake spillage (2009).

Jasper Schuur, Automatied hydromorphological classification of a part of the Buech catchment, Southern France (2009)

Maria Konstantinou, Future commerical land use patterns based on an analytical model (2009).

Ekkamol Vannametee, Upscaling of hydrological processes for an alluvial fan: fundamental knowledge for hydrogeomorphic-based catchment modelling (2008).

Manuel de Vries, Simulation of non-stationary fields using multiple point geostatistics (2008). His research resulted in a journal paper.

Dennis W. Hallema, PCRMAF: a distributed model for groundwater flow in alluvial fans (2008).