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Academy membership:  Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften),  since 2003


Visiting professorships:

-Visiting Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Earth Environment, Xian

-Visiting Professor at the University of Novi Sad (since 2009)

-Concurrent professor at the University of Nanjing (since 2009)



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Editor-in-chief of journal 'Quaternary' (MDPI)


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Academic qualification

Geology, Master, licenciaat Geology, Kathollieke Universiteit Leuven

1 Oct 197315 Jul 1979

Award Date: 15 Jul 1979

Sciences, PhD, Geomorfologie der Zuiderkempen, Kathollieke Universiteit Leuven

1 Oct 196811 Jul 1973

Award Date: 11 Jul 1973

Geography, Master, Aggregaat Geografie, Kathollieke Universiteit Leuven

1 Oct 196731 Aug 1968

Award Date: 31 Aug 1968


  • G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
  • Quaternary geology
  • Geomorphology
  • Palaeoclimatology
  • Fluvial
  • Aeolian
  • Grain size
  • Loess
  • Periglacial
  • Permafrost


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