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Daphne van der Wal is full Professor of Spatial Water Quality and Aquatic Systems in the Department of Water Resources, Faculty of Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC) of University of Twente, Enschede. In addition, she is senior scientist at NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, in the Department of Estuarine and Delta Systems, Yerseke.

Her background is in physical geography. She obtained her PhD in 1999 from the University of Amsterdam, and was a postdoctoral research fellow from 1999 up to 2002 at Royal Holloway, University of London.

  

Research interests

Daphne van der Wal is an expert in earth observation of coastal, estuarine, and delta systems. Using earth observation, her main interest is in understanding the functioning of aquatic systems, with focus on the physical processes in the coastal zone and their interaction with biology. Topics also include the response of aquatic systems to climate change and human impact, as well as risks (e.g., flooding) and services (e.g., nature-based flood risk reduction) of the coastal zone.

Approaches include satellite, airborne and near-surface remote sensing in the optical, radar/SAR, and TIR domain, combined with big data analyses and modelling tools.

Key qualifications: Remote sensing, geo-information, spatial patterns, coastal processes, river-sea interactions, water quality, wetlands, bio-geomorphology, morphology, sediment dynamics, aeolian dynamics, nature-based solutions

 

 

 

External positions

Senior Scientist, NIOZ, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research - NIOZ

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Research Output 1996 2019

3 Citations (Scopus)

Flow-divergence feedbacks control propagule retention by in-stream vegetation: the importance of spatial patterns for facilitation

Cornacchia, L., van der Wal, D., van de Koppel, J., Puijalon, S., Wharton, G. & Bouma, T. J., 1 Jan 2019, In : Aquatic Sciences. 81, 1, 16 p., 17.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

propagule
facilitation
divergence
trapping
vegetation
1 Citation (Scopus)

Plants face the flow in V-formation: a study of plant patch alignment in streams

Cornacchia, L., Folkard, A., Davis, G., Grabowski, R., van de Koppel, J., van der Wal, D., Wharton, G., Puijalon, S. & Bouma, T. J., 2019, In : Limnology and oceanography. 64, 3, p. 1087-1102 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

hydrodynamics
patch dynamics
hydrodynamic force
vegetation
drag
5 Downloads (Pure)

Trends in the seaward extent of saltmarshes across Europe from long-term satellite data

Laengner, M. L., Siteur, K. & van der Wal, D., 11 Jul 2019, In : Remote sensing. 11, 14, p. 1-25 25 p., 1653.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
saltmarsh
satellite data
mudflat
open water
trend

Turbulence-mediated facilitation of resource uptake in patchy stream macrophytes

Cornacchia, L., Licci, S., Nepf, H., van der Wal, D., Folkard, A., van de Koppel, J., Puijalon, S. & Bouma, T. J., 1 Mar 2019, In : Limnology and oceanography. 64, 2, p. 714-727 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Callitriche
facilitation
macrophytes
turbulence
uptake mechanisms
7 Citations (Scopus)
13 Downloads (Pure)

Using Remote Sensing to Identify Drivers behind Spatial Patterns in the Bio-physical Properties of a Saltmarsh Pioneer

Oteman, B., Morris, E. P., Peralta, G., Bouma, T. J. & van der Wal, D., 2019, In : Remote sensing. 11, 5, 20 p., 115.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
saltmarsh
physical property
remote sensing
canopy
reflectance

Activities 2018 2018

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