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I am a lecturer in natural hazard studies in ITC's department of Earth Systems Analysis. My original background is in soil science (MSc, Wageningen University), with a specialisation in Remote Sensing and earth surface dynamics. My career began as a junor researcher, involved in the development of a Geographical Information System (GIS) for natural resources management and conservation planning in the Amazon region of Colombia. Over the years I have worked in different fields where insight in geography and earth surface processes is relevant, including sustainable land management, rural land development and disaster risk reduction. To this end I've developed specific expertise in image interpretation for earth sciences, digital terrain analysis, natural hazard modelling, disaster risk analysis, spatial data quality. This is combined with a focus on the use of freely available geo-data and open-source software tools. My current research interest is in the (re-)use of geographical data in areas and working environments where access to data and adequate geo-information is often limited. Examples are rural communities, small towns and local NGOs. They increasingly face today's environmental and climate-related challenges. But they often lack the means to acquire data and advanced technical expertise themselves. While putting science into practice I intend to contribute to the sharing of knowledge and information - in a manner that is relevant for effective planning and decision making by those living at risk.     

 

 

Research Output 1992 2016

1 Citation (Scopus)

The use of geo-information in Eco-DRR : from mapping to decision support

Krol, B. G. C. M., Boerboom, L. G. J., Looijen, J. & van Westen, C. J., 2016, Ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and adaptation in practice. Renaud, F. G., Sudmeier-Rieux, K., Estrella, M. & Nehren, U. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 161-179 (Advances in natural and technological hazards research; no. 42).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

16 Citations (Scopus)

Analysing the possible impact of landslides and avalanches on cultural heritage in Upper Svaneti, Georgia

Alcaraz Tarragüel, A., Krol, B. G. C. M. & van Westen, C. J., 2012, In : Journal of cultural heritage. 13, 4, p. 453-461

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Model performance analysis for flood hazard assessment in Ubaye river, Barcelonnette, France

Ramesh, A., Glade, T., Alkema, D., Krol, B. G. C. M. & Malet, J. P., 24 Nov 2010, Mountain risks : bringing science to society : proceedings of the Mountain Risks International Conference, Firenze, Italy, 24-26 November 2010. Malet, J. P., Glade, T. & Casagli, N. (eds.). Strasbourg: CERG, p. 49-53

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Towards a data quality management framework for digital soil mapping with limited data

Krol, B. G. C. M., 2008, Digital soil mapping with limited data. Hartemink, A. E., McBratney, A. & de Lourdes Mendonca-Santos, M. (eds.). Berlin, Germany: Springer, p. 137-149

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Ontology - based multi - source data integration for digital soil mapping

Krol, B. G. C. M., Rossiter, D. & Siderius, W., 2007, Digital soil mapping : an introductory perspective / ed. by P. Lagacherie, A.B. MacBratney and M. Voltz. Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2007. ISBN 978-0-444-52958-9. (Developments in Soil Science ; 31). pp 119-133. Lagacherie, P., MacBratney, A. B. & Voltz, M. (eds.). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier, p. 119-133

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review