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Prof. Veerle Vanacker

Dept. of Geography
University of Louvain
3, place Louis Pasteur
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

  +32 10 47 85 06

Expertise & Interests

Overview / specialty        Geomorphology, Fluvial morphology, Erosion processes, Land use/-cover change, 10Be denudation rates, Landscape evolution, Human-Landscape interactions

Human impact on environmental functions and services in mountain regions
Official functions (outside of PAGES)        Member of Scientific Leadership Council MRI / Member of CONDESAN
PAGES interests        Global Soil and Sediment - GloSS



Vanacker, V., Bellin, N., Molina, A., Kubik, P., 2014. Erosion regulation as a function of human disturbances to vegetation cover: a conceptual model. Landscape Ecology, 29, 293–309, DOI 10.1007/s10980-013-9956-z.

Balthazar, V., Vanacker, V., Molina, A., Lambin, E.F., 2015. Impacts of forest cover change on ecosystem services in high Andean mountains. Ecological Indicators 48, 63-75.

Vanacker, V., von Blanckenburg, F., Govers, G., Campforts, B., Molina, A., Kubik, P.W. (2015) Transient River Response, Captured by the Channel Steepness and its Concavity. Geomorphology 228: 234-243.

Molina, A., Vanacker, V., Govers, G. Balthazar, V., Mora, D. and A. Van Rompaey (2012). Complex land cover change, water and sediment yield in a degraded Andean environment. Journal of Hydrology 472–473: 25–35. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.09.012

Bellin, N., Vanacker, V., and S. De Baets (2013). Anthropogenic and climatic impact on Holocene sediment fluxes in SE Spain. Quaternary International 308-309: 112-129. Doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2013.03.015

Reinhardt L, Jerolmack D, Cardinale, BJ, Vanacker V, and Wright J., 2010. Dynamic interactions of life and its landscape : feedbacks at the interface of geomorphology and ecology. Earth surface processes and Landforms 35: 78-101. DOI: 10.1002/esp.1912

Vanacker, V., von Blanckenburg, F., Govers, G., Molina, A., Poesen, J., Deckers, J., Kubik, P., 2007. Restoring natural vegetation reverts mountain erosion to natural levels. Geology 35: 303-306. DOI: 10.1130/G23109A

Bellin, N., Vanacker, V. and P.W. Kubik (2014). Denudation rates and tectonic geomorphology of the Spanish Betic Cordillera. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 390: 19–30. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2013.12.045

Balthazar, V., Vanacker, V., Girma, A., Poesen, J., and S. Golla (2013). Human Impact on Sediment Fluxes within the Blue Nile and Atbara River Basins. Geomorphology 180-181: 231-241. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2012.10.013

Vanacker, V., Vanderschaeghe, M., Govers, G., Willems, E., Poesen, J., Deckers, J, De Bievre, B., 2003. Linking hydrological, infinite slope stability and land use change models through GIS for assessing the impact of deforestation on landslide susceptibility in High Andean watersheds. Geomorphology 52: 299-315.