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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 2007 2019

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 Citations

A model to assess microphytobenthic primary production in tidal systems using satellite remote sensing

Daggers, T. D., Kromkamp, J. C., Herman, P. M. J. & Van Der Wal, D., 1 Jun 2018, In : Remote sensing of environment. 211, p. 129-145

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

remote sensing
primary production
primary productivity
Remote sensing
Satellites

Conditional effects of tides and waves on short-term marsh sedimentation dynamics

Ma, Z., Ysebaert, T., van der Wal, D. & Herman, P. M. J., 2018, In : Earth surface processes and landforms. 43, 10, p. 2243-2255 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

restoration
erosion
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tide
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tidal flat
saltmarsh
marsh
sediment property
chlorophyll a
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Dynamic equilibrium behaviour observed on two contrasting tidal flats from daily monitoring of bed-level changes

Hu, Z., van der Wal, D., Cai, H., Van Belzen, J. & Bouma, T. J., 1 Jun 2018, In : Geomorphology. 311, p. 114-126

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

bottom stress
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shear stress
morphodynamics
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