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Taco Regensburg Taco Regensburg

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Room 10.18, Miull building
School of Geography
University of Leeds
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Leeds LS2 9JT   UK

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Project title:

Impact of blocking peat pipes

Project overview

Research on subsurface networks in peatland has yielded ample knowledge about the existence of natural soil pipes, and their behaviour, but none of both have been addressed in the context of blanket bog restoration efforts. As part of the European peatland restoration programme called MOORLIFE2020, it is questioned how to deal with pipe erosion and what impacts restoration activity has on these pipe systems. In close collaboration with Moors for the Future, who are governing the project whilst active in the Peak District and South Pennines of England, I will set up field trials to quantify the contribution of blocking peat pipes for the hydrologic functionality of upland blanket bog. The overall aim of the project is to get insights paramount to understand the efficacy of blocking peat pipes in upland blanket bog, to improve future best practices for peatland restoration work.

Supervisor(s)

Research affiliations

River Basin Processes and Management

Moors for the Future – MOORLIFE2020

Funding

Peak District National Park Authority

Conferences/training courses attended

EGU 2015

Wageningen Soil Congress 2015

Short Curriculum Vitae

  • Work period: 01/10/2016 – 31/12/2016

project title: Research coordinator

Objective: setup of scientific community and research framework to study the design and impact of the Hydrologic Corridor concept (based on proof of concept by Wageningen University).

Coordinating institution: Justdiggit (Non-profit) (www.justdiggit.org)

Role: conceptualization of research framework, coordination interns and graduate students, and coordination of scientific community

  • Work period: 16/05/2016 – 31/12/2016

project title: Identification of viable research approaches on biological control mechanisms for successful phase-out of pesticide use in turf grass management on Dutch golf courses.

Objective: Provision of new pathways for turfgrass management studies focusing the outphasing of the use of pesticides.

Coordinating institution: Dutch Turf Research Foundation & Wageningen University, NL

Funding agency: Centre for International Foundation Programmes, St. Andrews University

Role: responsible for project organization, literature reviews, copy writing, and final editing

  • Work period: 01/09/2015 – 31/12/2015

Project acronym: Short Term Scientific Mission under COST ES1306 CONNECTEUR WP2

project title: Vegetation and inter-patches as sources and sinks in post-fire runoff and sediment connectivity

Coordinating institution: University of Aveiro, Portugal

Funding agency: COST ACTION ES1306 CONNECTEUR, EU

Role: responsible for own organization, preparation, and instrumentation of scientific equipment in the study area, data assimilation, data analyses, and write-up

  • Work period: 01/09/2015 – 31/12/2015

Project acronym: RECARE

project title: preventing and Remediating degradation of soils in Europe through land CARE.

Objective: to develop effective prevention, remediation and restoration measures using an innovative trans-disciplinary approach, actively integrating and advancing knowledge of stakeholders and scientists in 17 Case Studies, covering a range of soil threats in different bio-physical and socio-economic environments across Europe.

Coordinating institution: Wageningen University, ALTERRA, NL

Funding agency: EU (Grant agreement no. 603498)

Role: research assistant responsible for organization, preparation, and instrumentation of scientific equipment in the project study area

  • Work period: 01/09/2014 – 31/12/2015

Project acronym: CASCADE

project title: CAtastrophic Shifts in drylands: how CAn we prevent ecosystem DEgradation?

Objective: to obtain a better understanding of sudden ecosystem shifts that may lead to major losses in biodiversity and ecosystem services, and to define measures that can be used to prevent such shifts.

Coordinating institution: ALTERRA, The Netherlands

Funding agency: EU (Grant agreement no: 283068)

Role: graduate student responsible for organization, preparation, and instrumentation of new pilot plots, including field sample assimilation and laboratory analyses

Presentations

Regensburg T.H.*, Martins M. A. S., González-Pelayo Ó., Keesstra S., Keizer J.J. The role of vegetation patches and antecedent soil moisture conditions in runoff and erosion connectivity in a 4-times burnt pine stand. Connectivity in hydrology and sediment dynamics: concepts, models, experiments and societal implications. EGU General Assembly. 11-17 April, 2015, Vienna, Austria. Oral presentation by Regensburg T.H.

Regensburg T.H.*, González-Pelayo O., Martins M., Hosseini M., Keesstra S., Keizer J.J., 2015. Vegetation and inter-patches as sources and sinks in post-fire runoff and sediment connectivity. COST ES1306 CONNECTEUR WG2 workshop (1-3/12/2015; Aveiro, Portugal). Oral presentation by Regensburg T.H.

Regensburg T.H., González-Pelayo O., Martins M., Keesstra S., Keizer J.J., 2015. The role of vegetation patches and soil moisture on runoff and erosion connectivity in a 4-times burnt pine stand. Wageningen Soil Conference 2015 (23-27/08/2015, Wageningen, The Netherlands) (poster)

Keizer J.J., Gonzalez-Pelayo O., Santos L., Machado A., Martins M., Prats P., Hosseini K., Regensburg T.H., Geissen V., Keesstra S., Ritsema C., Kieskamp A., 2014, Effects of single vs. repeated wildfire on runoff and soil (fertility) losses, and their mitigation. 1st ClimMani COST action workshop, “Integrating climate change experiments, data syntheses and modelling” (12-14/11/2014, Aveiro, Portugal) (poster)

Prats S.A., Martins M.A.S., Verheijen F., Silva F., Regensburg T.H., Malvar M.C., Faria S., Keizer J.J.. Assessing the effectiveness of PRODER-funded measures to reduce soil erosion in the Caramulo wildfire. Conferência internacional FUEGORED 2016, (23-26/11/2016, Aveiro, Portugal) (poster)