prof. dr. Hans Middelkoop
H.Middelkoop@uu.nl
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Chair
Physical Geography - Global change geomorphology
Date of appointment 01.05.2009
Inaugural lecture date 20.05.2010
Involved in the following study programme(s)
Scientific expertise

The IJssel River near Gorssel (The Netherlands)

The Allier River (France)

The Volga-Akhtuba floodplain

New book!
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Key publications

van Dinter, M., Cohen, K.M., Hoek, W.Z., Stouthamer, E., Jansma, E. & Middelkoop, H. (04.02.2017). Late Holocene lowland fluvial archives and geoarchaeology - Utrecht's case study of Rhine river abandonment under Roman and Medieval settlement . Quaternary Science Reviews

Nooren, Kees, Hoek, Wim Z., van der Plicht, Hans, Sigl, Michael, van Bergen, Manfred J., Galop, Didier, Torrescano-Valle, Nuria, Islebe, Gerald, Huizinga, Annika, Winkels, Tim & Middelkoop, Hans (2017). Explosive eruption of El Chichon volcano (Mexico) disrupted 6th century Maya civilization and contributed to global cooling. Geology, 45 (2), (pp. 175-178) (4 p.).

Erkens, Gilles, van der Meulen, Michiel J. & Middelkoop, Hans (2016). Double trouble: subsidence and CO2 respiration due to 1,000 years of Dutch coastal peatlands cultivation. Hydrogeology Journal, 24 (3), (pp. 551-568).

Schuurman, F., Kleinhans, M. G. & Middelkoop, H. (2016). Network response to disturbances in large sand-bed braided rivers. Earth Surface Dynamics, 4 (1), (pp. 25-45).

Peeters, J., Busschers, F. S., Stouthamer, E., Bosch, J. H A, Van den Berg, M. W., Wallinga, J., Versendaal, A. J., Bunnik, F. P M & Middelkoop, H. (01.01.2016). Sedimentary architecture and chronostratigraphy of a late Quaternary incised-valley fill - A case study of the late Middle and Late Pleistocene Rhine system in the Netherlands. Quaternary Science Reviews, 131, (pp. 211-236) (26 p.).

Toonen, W.H.J., Middelkoop, H., Konijnendijk, T.Y.M., Macklin, M.G. & Cohen, K.M. (2016). The influence of hydroclimatic variability on flood frequency in the Lower Rhine. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 41 (9), (pp. 1266-1275).

van Oorschot, Mijke, Kleinhans, Maarten, Geerling, Gertjan & Middelkoop, Hans (2015). Distinct patterns of interaction between vegetation and morphodynamics. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

Haasnoot, M., Schellekens, J., Beersma, J. J., Middelkoop, H. & Kwadijk, J. C J (21.10.2015). Transient scenarios for robust climate change adaptation illustrated for water management in the Netherlands. Environmental Research Letters, 10 (10) (17 p.).

Hobo, Noortje, Makaske, Bart, Wallinga, Jakob & Middelkoop, Hans (01.01.2014). Reconstruction of eroded and deposited sediment volumes of the embanked River Waal, the Netherlands, for the period AD 1631-present. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 39 (10), (pp. 1301-1318) (18 p.).

Tarolli, Paolo, Vanacker, Veerle, Middelkoop, Hans & Brown, Antony G. (01.01.2014). Landscapes in the Anthropocene - State of the art and future directions. Anthropocene, 6, (pp. 1-2) (2 p.).

Haasnoot, M., van Deursen, W. P A, Guillaume, J. H A, Kwakkel, J. H., van Beek, E., van Beek, E. & Middelkoop, Hans (01.01.2014). Fit for purpose? Building and evaluating a fast, integrated model for exploring water policy pathways. Environmental Modelling and Software, 60, (pp. 99-120) (22 p.).

Toonen, W.H.J., Molenaar, M.M., Bunnik, F.P.M. & Middelkoop, H. (2013). Middle Holocene palaeoflood extremes of the Lower Rhine. Hydrology Research, 44 (Issue 2), (pp. 248-263) (16 p.).

Hoffmann, T., Mudd, S. M., van Oost, K., Verstraeten, G., Erkens, G., Lang, A., Middelkoop, H., Boyle, J., Kaplan, J. O., Willenbring, J. & Aalto, R. (01.06.2013). Short Communication: Humans and the missing C-sink: erosion and burial of soil carbon through time. Earth Surface Dynamics Discussions, 1 (1), (pp. 93-112).

Bouwman, A.F., Bierkens, M.F.P., Griffioen, J., Hefting, M.M., Middelburg, J.J., Middelkoop, H. & Slomp, C.P. (2013). Nutrient dynamics, transfer and retention along the aquatic continuum from land to ocean: towards integration of ecological and biogeochemical models. Biogeosciences, 10 (1), (pp. 1-23) (23 p.). Paper first online in Biogeosciences Discussions; niet dubbel opnemen..

Straatsma, M.W., van der Perk, M., Schipper, A.M., de Nooij, R.J.W., Leuven, R.S.E.W., Huthoff, F. & Middelkoop, H. (2013). Uncertainty in hydromorphological and ecological modelling of lowland river floodplains resulting from land cover classification errors. Environmental Modelling and Software, 42, (pp. 17-29) (13 p.).

Haasnoot, M., Middelkoop, H., Offermans, A., van Beek, E. & van Deursen, W.P.A. (2012). Exploring pathways for sustainable water management in River deltas in a changing environment. Climatic Change, 115 (3), (pp. 795-819) (25 p.).

Haasnoot, M. & Middelkoop, H. (01.05.2012). A history of futures: A review of scenario use in water policy studies in the Netherlands. Environmental Science and Policy, 19-20, (pp. 108-120) (13 p.).

van de Wolfshaar, K.E., Middelkoop, H., Addink, E.A., Winter, H.V. & Nagelkerke, L.A.J. (2011). Linking Flow Regime, Floodplain Lake Connectivity and Fish Catch in a Large River-Floodplain System, the Volga–Akhtuba Floodplain (Russian Federation). Ecosystems, 14 (6), (pp. 920-934) (15 p.).

Haasnoot, M., Middelkoop, H., van Beek, E. & van Deursen, W.P.A. (2011). A Method to Develop Sustainable Water Management Strategies for an Uncertain Future. Sustainable Development, 19 (6), (pp. 369-381) (13 p.).

All publications
  2017 - Scholarly publications
Nooren, Kees, Hoek, Wim Z., van der Plicht, Hans, Sigl, Michael, van Bergen, Manfred J., Galop, Didier, Torrescano-Valle, Nuria, Islebe, Gerald, Huizinga, Annika, Winkels, Tim & Middelkoop, Hans (2017). Explosive eruption of El Chichon volcano (Mexico) disrupted 6th century Maya civilization and contributed to global cooling. Geology, 45 (2), (pp. 175-178) (4 p.).
van Dinter, M., Cohen, K.M., Hoek, W.Z., Stouthamer, E., Jansma, E. & Middelkoop, H. (04.02.2017). Late Holocene lowland fluvial archives and geoarchaeology - Utrecht's case study of Rhine river abandonment under Roman and Medieval settlement . Quaternary Science Reviews
Winkels, T.G., Dirkx, W.J., Stouthamer, E., Cohen, K.M. & Middelkoop, H. (02.02.2017). Predicting piping underneath river dikes using 3D subsurface heterogeneity. In A.J.F. Hoitink, T.V. de Ruijsscher, T.J. Geertsema, B. Makaske, J. Wallinga, J.H.J. Candel & J. Poelman (Eds.), NCR days 2017 - Book of Abstracts (pp. 104-105) (2 p.). Wageningen: NCR - Netherlands Centre for River Studies.
  2016 - Scholarly publications
de Bruijn, K. M., Lips, N., Gersonius, B. & Middelkoop, H. (01.03.2016). The storyline approach - a new way to analyse and improve flood event management. Natural Hazards, 81 (1), (pp. 99-121) (23 p.).
Erkens, Gilles, van der Meulen, Michiel J. & Middelkoop, Hans (2016). Double trouble: subsidence and CO2 respiration due to 1,000 years of Dutch coastal peatlands cultivation. Hydrogeology Journal, 24 (3), (pp. 551-568).
Peeters, J., Busschers, F. S., Stouthamer, E., Bosch, J. H A, Van den Berg, M. W., Wallinga, J., Versendaal, A. J., Bunnik, F. P M & Middelkoop, H. (01.01.2016). Sedimentary architecture and chronostratigraphy of a late Quaternary incised-valley fill - A case study of the late Middle and Late Pleistocene Rhine system in the Netherlands. Quaternary Science Reviews, 131, (pp. 211-236) (26 p.).
Schuurman, F., Kleinhans, M. G. & Middelkoop, H. (2016). Network response to disturbances in large sand-bed braided rivers. Earth Surface Dynamics, 4 (1), (pp. 25-45).
Toonen, W.H.J., Middelkoop, H., Konijnendijk, T.Y.M., Macklin, M.G. & Cohen, K.M. (2016). The influence of hydroclimatic variability on flood frequency in the Lower Rhine. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 41 (9), (pp. 1266-1275).
Van Iersel, W. K., Straatsma, M. W., Addink, E. A. & Middelkoop, H. (21.06.2016). Monitoring phenology of floodplain grassland and herbaceous vegetation with UAV imagery. In L. Halounova, F. Sunar & M. Potůčková (Eds.), XXIII ISPRS Congress, Commission VII, 12–19 July 2016, Prague, Czech Republic (pp. 569-571) (3 p.). International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
van Iersel, W.K., Straatsma, M.W., Addink, E.A. & Middelkoop, H. (14.09.2016). River floodplain vegetation classification using multi-temporal high-resolution colour infrared UAV imagery. GEOBIA 2016 : Solutions and Synergies., 14 September 2016 - 16 September 2016, University of Twente Faculty of Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC) (4 p.).
  2016 - Other output
H. Middelkoop (17.05.2016) NKWK National Knowledge Program Water & Climate, Second National Conference
H. Middelkoop (27.10.2016) Ostriches in the delta: valid management assumptions or time for a new research agenda?
  2015 - Scholarly publications
Cunningham, A. C., Wallinga, J., Hobo, N., Versendaal, A. J., Makaske, B. & Middelkoop, H. (16.01.2015). Re-evaluating luminescence burial doses and bleaching of fluvial deposits using Bayesian computational statistics. Earth Surface Dynamics, 3 (1), (pp. 55-65) (11 p.).
Haasnoot, M., Schellekens, J., Beersma, J. J., Middelkoop, H. & Kwadijk, J. C J (21.10.2015). Transient scenarios for robust climate change adaptation illustrated for water management in the Netherlands. Environmental Research Letters, 10 (10) (17 p.).
Hudson, Paul F & Middelkoop, Hans (2015). Integrated Floodplain Management, Environmental Change, and Geomorphology: Problems and Prospects. In Paul F Hudson & Hans Middelkoop (Eds.), Geomorphic Approaches to Integrated Floodplain Management of Lowland Fluvial Systems in North America and Europe (pp. 1-8). Springer.
Hudson, Paul F & Middelkoop, Hans (2015). The Palimpsest of River-Floodplain Management and the Role of Geomorphology. In Paul F Hudson & Hans Middelkoop (Eds.), Geomorphic Approaches to Integrated Floodplain Management of Lowland Fluvial Systems in North America and Europe (pp. 337-350). New York: Springer.
Middelkoop, Hans, Alabyan, Andrei M, Babich, Dmitry B & Ivanov, Vadim V (2015). Post-dam Channel and Floodplain Adjustment along the Lower Volga River, Russia. In Paul F Hudson & Hans Middelkoop (Eds.), Geomorphic Approaches to Integrated Floodplain Management of Lowland Fluvial Systems in North America and Europe New York: Springer.
Toonen, W. H J, Winkels, T. G., Cohen, K. M., Prins, M. A. & Middelkoop, H. (01.07.2015). Lower Rhine historical flood magnitudes of the last 450years reproduced from grain-size measurements of flood deposits using End Member Modelling. Catena, 130, (pp. 69-81) (13 p.).
van Iersel, W.K., Straatsma, M.W., Addink, E.A. & Middelkoop, H. (2015). Monitoring vegetation height of grassland and herbaceous vegetation with remote sensing. Bridging gaps between river science, governance and management.
van Oorschot, Mijke, Kleinhans, Maarten, Geerling, Gertjan & Middelkoop, Hans (2015). Distinct patterns of interaction between vegetation and morphodynamics. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
  2015 - Other output
H. Middelkoop (01.07.2015) Deltas of the Anthropocene? - Lessons from the Rhine
H. Middelkoop (19.08.2015) Global Soil and Sediment Transfers in the Anthropocene (GloSS)
H. Middelkoop (21.04.2015) Workshop: Langstermijn gedrag Grote Rivieren
  2014 - Scholarly publications
Cunningham, A. C., Wallinga, J., Hobo, N., Versendaal, A. J., Makaske, B. & Middelkoop, H. (01.07.2014). Does deposition depth control the OSL bleaching of fluvial sediment?. Earth Surface Dynamics Discussions, 2 (2), (pp. 575-603).
Frings, Roy M., Gehres, Nicole, Promny, Markus, Middelkoop, Hans, Schüttrumpf, Holger & Vollmer, Stefan (01.01.2014). Today's sediment budget of the Rhine River channel, focusing on the Upper Rhine Graben and Rhenish Massif. Geomorphology, 204, (pp. 573-587) (15 p.).
Haasnoot, M., van Deursen, W. P A, Guillaume, J. H A, Kwakkel, J. H., van Beek, E., van Beek, E. & Middelkoop, Hans (01.01.2014). Fit for purpose? Building and evaluating a fast, integrated model for exploring water policy pathways. Environmental Modelling and Software, 60, (pp. 99-120) (22 p.).
Hobo, Noortje, Makaske, Bart, Wallinga, Jakob & Middelkoop, Hans (01.01.2014). Reconstruction of eroded and deposited sediment volumes of the embanked River Waal, the Netherlands, for the period AD 1631-present. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 39 (10), (pp. 1301-1318) (18 p.).
Jansma, Esther, Cohen, Kim, Middelkoop, Hans, van Lanen, Rowin, Stouthamer, Esther, Pierik, Harm Jan, Gouw - Bouman, Marjolein, Hoek, Wim & Groenewoudt, Bert (2014). The Dark Age of the Lowlands in an interdisciplinary light - People, landscape and climate in The Netherlands between AD 300 and 1000. European Journal of Postclassical Archaeologies, (pp. 471-476).
Tarolli, Paolo, Vanacker, Veerle, Middelkoop, Hans & Brown, Antony G. (01.01.2014). Landscapes in the Anthropocene - State of the art and future directions. Anthropocene, 6, (pp. 1-2) (2 p.).
  2014 - Other output
H. Middelkoop (03.02.2014) Open PAGES Focus 4 Workshop Human-Climate-Ecosystem Interactions Towards a more accurate quantification of human-environment interactions in the past
H. Middelkoop (14.05.2014) Storyline scenarios for the Rhine
H. Middelkoop (26.09.2014) Workshop Future Deltas: the quest for unity in complexity - Kick off Focus Area Future Deltas
  2013 - Scholarly publications
Bouwman, A.F., Bierkens, M.F.P., Griffioen, J., Hefting, M.M., Middelburg, J.J., Middelkoop, H. & Slomp, C.P. (2013). Nutrient dynamics, transfer and retention along the aquatic continuum from land to ocean: towards integration of ecological and biogeochemical models. Biogeosciences, 10 (1), (pp. 1-23) (23 p.). Paper first online in Biogeosciences Discussions; niet dubbel opnemen..
Hoffmann, T., Mudd, S. M., van Oost, K., Verstraeten, G., Erkens, G., Lang, A., Middelkoop, H., Boyle, J., Kaplan, J. O., Willenbring, J. & Aalto, R. (01.06.2013). Short Communication: Humans and the missing C-sink: erosion and burial of soil carbon through time. Earth Surface Dynamics Discussions, 1 (1), (pp. 93-112).
Hoffmann, T., Mudd, S. M., van Oost, K., Verstraeten, G., Erkens, G., Lang, A., Middelkoop, H., Boyle, J., Kaplan, J. O., Willenbring, J. & Aalto, R. (01.11.2013). Short Communication: Humans and the missing C-sink: erosion and burial of soil carbon through time. Earth Surface Dynamics, 1 (1), (pp. 45-52).
Middelkoop, Hans, van der Perk, Marcel & Erkens, Gilles (2013). Anthropogenic changes in sediment and nutrient retention in the Rhine delta. In T.S. Bianchi, M.A. Allison & W.-J. Cai (Eds.), Biogeochemical Dynamics at Large River-Coastal Interfaces: Linkages with Global Climate Change (pp. 629) (649 p.). New York: Cambridge UP.
Straatsma, M.W., van der Perk, M., Schipper, A.M., de Nooij, R.J.W., Leuven, R.S.E.W., Huthoff, F. & Middelkoop, H. (2013). Uncertainty in hydromorphological and ecological modelling of lowland river floodplains resulting from land cover classification errors. Environmental Modelling and Software, 42, (pp. 17-29) (13 p.).
Toonen, W.H.J., Molenaar, M.M., Bunnik, F.P.M. & Middelkoop, H. (2013). Middle Holocene palaeoflood extremes of the Lower Rhine. Hydrology Research, 44 (Issue 2), (pp. 248-263) (16 p.).
  2013 - Professional publications
Kleinhans, M.G., Klijn, F., Cohen, K.M. & Middelkoop, H. (2013). Wat wil de rivier zelf eigenlijk?. (50 p.). Utrecht: Deltares.
  2012 - Scholarly publications
Górski, K., van den Bosch, L.V., van de Wolfshaar, K.E., Middelkoop, H., Filippov, O.V., Zolotarev, D.V., Vekhov, D.A., Yakovlev, S.V., Minin, A.E., Nagelkerke, L.A.J., Winter, H.V., de Leeuw, J.J., Buijse, A.D. & Verreth, J.A.J. (2012). Post-Damming Flow Regime Development in a Large Lowland River (Volga, Russian Federation): Implications for Floodplain Inundation and Fisheries. River Research and Applications, 28, (pp. 1121-1134) (14 p.).
Haasnoot, M. & Middelkoop, H. (01.05.2012). A history of futures: A review of scenario use in water policy studies in the Netherlands. Environmental Science and Policy, 19-20, (pp. 108-120) (13 p.).
Haasnoot, M. & Middelkoop, H. (01.05.2012). Erratum to "A history of futures: A review of scenario use in water policy studies in the Netherlands" [Environ. Sci. Policy 19-20 (2012) 108-120]. Environmental Science and Policy, 19-20, (pp. 178-179) (2 p.).
Haasnoot, M., Middelkoop, H., Offermans, A., van Beek, E. & van Deursen, W.P.A. (2012). Exploring pathways for sustainable water management in River deltas in a changing environment. Climatic Change, 115 (3), (pp. 795-819) (25 p.).
  2011 - Scholarly publications
Dürr, H.H., Laruelle, G.G., van Kempen, C.M., Slomp, C.P., Meybeck, M. & Middelkoop, H. (2011). Worldwide typology of nearshore coastal systems: Defining the estuarine filter of river inputs to the oceans. Estuaries and Coasts, 34 (3), (pp. 441-458) (18 p.).
Górski, K., Nagelkerke, L.A.J., Winter, H.V., de Leeuw, J.J., Middelkoop, H. & Buijse, A.D. (11.04.2011). Flood dynamics and fish recruitment in a large-scale temperate floodplain. In H. Habersack, B. Schober & D. Walling (Eds.), Conference Abstract Book (pp. 220-220) (1 p.). Vienna, International Conference on the Status and Future of the World’s Large Rivers.
Haasnoot, M., Middelkoop, H., van Beek, E. & van Deursen, W.P.A. (2011). A Method to Develop Sustainable Water Management Strategies for an Uncertain Future. Sustainable Development, 19 (6), (pp. 369-381) (13 p.).
Hobo, N., Middelkoop, H., Makaske, B. & Kleinhans, M.G. (11.04.2011). Decadal to century‐scale sediment dynamics in the Rhine delta. In H. Habersack, B. Schober & D. Walling (Eds.), Conference Abstract Book (pp. 130-130) (1 p.). Vienna, International Conference on the status and future of the World’s Large Rivers.
Loos, S., Middelkoop, H., van der Perk, M. & van Beek, R. (11.04.2011). Modelling seasonal N and P loads in three contrasting large river basins using global datasets - Mississippi, Mekong and Rhine River. In H. Habersack, B. Schober & D. Walling (Eds.), Conference Abstract Book (pp. 86-86) (1 p.). Vienna, Austria, International Conference on the Status and Future of the World’s Large Rivers.
Middelkoop, H., Erkens, G., Hobo, N. & van der Perk, M. (11.04.2011). The Rhine Delta: unravelling its 8000-yr history of sediment trapping. In H. Habersack, B. Schober & D. Walling (Eds.), Conference Abstract Book (pp. 122-122) (1 p.). Vienna, Austria, International Conference on the Status and Future of the World’s Large Rivers.
Middelkoop, H., van de Wolfshaar, K.E., Addink, E.A., Winter, H.V. & Nagelkerke, L.A.J. (11.04.2011). Inundation patterns and fish production in the Volga-Akhtuba Floodplain (Russia). In H. Habersack, B. Schober, and D. Walling (Eds.), Conference Abstract Book (pp. 253) (1 p.). Vienna, International Conference on the Status and Future of the World’s Large Rivers.
Nagelkerke, L.A.J., Górski, K., van den Bosch, L.V., van de Wolfshaar, K.E., Middelkoop, H., Filippov, O.V., Zolotarev, D.V., Vekhov, D.A., Yakovlev, S.V., Minin, A.E., Winter, H.V., de Leeuw, J.J. & Buijse, A.D. (11.04.2011). Post-damming floodplain inundation and fisheries in the Volga river (Russia). In H. Habersack, B. Schober, and D. Walling (Eds.), Conference Abstract Book (pp. page 230) (1 p.). Vienna, International Conference on the Status and Future of the World’s Large Rivers.
Straatsma, M.W., van der Perk, M., Schipper, A., de Nooij, R., Leuven, R., Huthoff, F. & Middelkoop, H. (27.01.2011). Uncertainty in biogeomorphological assessments of lowland river floodplains resulting from landcover classification errors. In E. Mostert (Eds.), NCR-days 2011; Controlling the Dutch Rivers - Book of Abstracts (pp. 49-50) (2 p.). Delft, NCR Days 2011: Controlling Dutch Rivers.
van de Wolfshaar, K.E., Middelkoop, H., Addink, E.A., Winter, H.V. & Nagelkerke, L.A.J. (2011). Linking Flow Regime, Floodplain Lake Connectivity and Fish Catch in a Large River-Floodplain System, the Volga–Akhtuba Floodplain (Russian Federation). Ecosystems, 14 (6), (pp. 920-934) (15 p.).
  2011 - Professional publications
Cohen, K.M., Middelkoop, H. & Stouthamer, E. (2011). Reactie op consultatie Wet Basisregistratie ondergrond. (10 p.). Utrecht: Dept. Fysische Geografie / Universiteit Utrecht.
Straatsma, M.W., Middelkoop, H. & de Jong, S.M. (2011). Hydrodynamic roughness of floodplain vegetation: Airborne parameterization and field validation. IN: Aspects of coastal research in contribution to LOICZ in the Netherlands and Flanders (2002-2010). LOICZ Research and Studies, pub 38, (pp. 19-25) (7 p.). Hoofdstuk 2.1.
Straatsma, M.W., Schipper, A., van der Perk, M., van den Brink, N.G., Leuven, R.S.E.W. & Middelkoop, H. (2011). Impact of value-driven scenarios on the geomorphology and ecology of lower Rhine floodplains under a changing climate IN: Aspects of coastal research in contribution to LOICZ in the Netherlands and Flanders (2002-2010). LOICZ Research and Studies, pub 38, (pp. 31-41) (11 p.). Hoofdstuk 2.3.
  2011 - Other output
H. Middelkoop (27.10.2011) Dynamic modeling: social and physical interactions to explore future water management
H. Middelkoop (19.09.2011) Introducing Social Modelling in the Water World
H. Middelkoop (27.10.2011) Reconstructing palaeo peak flow regimes for the river Rhine
H. Middelkoop (27.10.2011) Reconstruction of the early 19th century Waal River
  2010 - Scholarly publications
Haasnoot, M., Middelkoop, H., van Beek, E., van Deursen, W.P.A. & Beersma, J. (2010). Exploring pathways for sustainable water management in river deltas in a changing environment. Conference Deltas in Times of Climate Change Rotterdam, Conference Deltas in Times of Climate Change.
Haasnoot, M., Offermans, A., van Lieshout, M., Middelkoop, H., Valkering, P., van der Brugge, R., van Deursen, W.P.A., van Beek, E., Kwadijk, J.C.J. & Beersma, J. (2010). Using water system and society interaction to prepare for an uncertain future. Conference Deltas in Times of Climate Change Rotterdam, Conference Deltas in Times of Climate Change.
Hobo, N., Makaske, B., Middelkoop, H. & Wallinga, J. (04.11.2010). Reconstruction of floodplain sediment dynamics of the embanked river Waal, the Netherlands, for the period 1631 – 1872 AD. In E. Stouthamer (Eds.), Book of Abstracts (pp. 13) (1 p.). Delft: NCR, NCR Days 2010.
Hobo, N., Makaske, B., Wallinga, J. & Middelkoop, H. (2010). Reconstruction of sedimentation rates in embanked floodplains, a comparison of different methods. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 35 (13), (pp. 1499-1515) (17 p.).
Hobo, Noortje, Makaske, Bart, Middelkoop, Hans & Wallinga, Jakob (2010). Reconstruction of floodplain sedimentation rates: a combination of methods to optimize estimates. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 35 (13), (pp. 1499-1515).
Hoffmann, T., Thorndycraft, V.R., Brown, A.G., Coulthard, T., Damnati, B., Kale, V.S. & Middelkoop, H. (2010). Human impact on fluvial regimes and sediment flux during the Holocene: Review and future research agenda. Global and Planetary Change, 72 (3), (pp. 87-98) (12 p.).
Jansen, N., Hartmann, J., Lauerwald, R., Dürr, H.H., Kempe, S., Loos, S. & Middelkoop, H. (2010). Silica mobilization in the conterminous USA. Chemical Geology, 270 (1-4), (pp. 90-109) (20 p.).
Jansen, Nils, Hartmann, Jens, Lauerwald, Ronny, Durr, Hans H., Kempe, Stephan, Loos, Sibren & Middelkoop, Hans (15.02.2010). Dissolved silica mobilization in the conterminous USA. Chemical Geology, 270 (1-4), (pp. 90-109).
Middelkoop, H., van der Perk, M. & Erkens, G. (2010). The Rhine delta—a record of sediment trapping over time scales from millennia to decades. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 10, (pp. 628-639) (12 p.).
Middelkoop, Hans, Erkens, Gilles & van der Perk, Marcel (2010). The Rhine delta-a record of sediment trapping over time scales from millennia to decades. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 10 (4), (pp. 628-639).
Montes Arboleda, A., Crosato, A. & Middelkoop, H. (2010). Reconstructing the early 19th-century Waal River by means of a 2D physics-based numerical model. Hydrological Processes, 24 (25), (pp. 3661-3675) (15 p.).
Wallinga, J., Hobo, N., Cunningham, A.C., Versendaal, A.J., Makaske, B. & Middelkoop, H. (2010). Sedimentation rates on embanked floodplains determined through quartz optical dating. Quaternary Geochronology, 5 (2-3), (pp. 170-175).
  2010 - Other output
H. Middelkoop (22.04.2010) Facies distribution and preservation potential in near-coastal deltaic settings, translating process relationships and deposit characteristics of a Holocene to an Eemian setting in The Netherlands
H. Middelkoop (08.09.2010) Factors influencing OSL signal resetting in fluvial systems; a case study of recent embanked-floodplain deposits
H. Middelkoop (04.11.2010) The Rhine delta: 8000-yr of sediment trapping, but still going strong?
H. Middelkoop (05.09.2010) Where to sample fluvial deposits for optical dating?
H. Middelkoop (15.06.2010) Worldwide typology of estuarine systems: how to define and apply the coastal filter of river inputs to the oce
Middelkoop, H. (20.05.2010). The river connection. (36 p.). Utrecht: Universiteit Utrecht, oratie bij de aanvaarding van het ambt van hoogleraar Fysische Geografie.
  2009 - Scholarly publications
Erkens, G., Cohen, K. M., Gouw, M. J P, Middelkoop, H. & Hoek, W. Z. (2009). Holocene sediment budgets of the Rhine delta (The Netherlands) - A record of changing sediment delivery. Nederlandse, Geografische Studies (388), (pp. 27-36) (10 p.).
Hobo, N., Makaske, B., Middelkoop, H. & Wallinga, J. (17.04.2009). Reconstruction of recent sedimentation rates in the Rhine embanked floodplains, using OSL-dating. In J. Wallinga, J. Storms (Eds.), NCL Symposium Series, Volume 6 (pp. 9-11) (3 p.). Delft, Netherlands Centre for Luminescence Dating.
Hobo, N., Makaske, B., Middelkoop, H. & Wallinga, J. (2009). Reconstruction of recent sedimentation rates in the river Rhine embanked floodplains (the Netherlands); a comparison of three methods, including OSL dating. In Pascucci, V. and Andreucci, S. (Eds.), IAS 2009 Book of Abstracts (pp. 204) (1 p.).
Loos, Sibren, Middelkoop, Hans, van der Perk, Marcel & van Beek, Rens (15.05.2009). Large scale nutrient modelling using globally available datasets: A test for the Rhine basin. Journal of Hydrology, 369 (3-4), (pp. 403-415).
Straatsma, M.W., Schipper, A., van der Perk, M., van den Brink, N.G.M., Middelkoop, H. & Leuven, R.S.E.W. (2009). Impact of river management strategies on the biogeomorphology of the lower Rhine floodplains. Landscape and Urban Planning, 92 (2), (pp. 160-174) (15 p.).
Straatsma, Menno, Schipper, Aafke, van der Perk, Marcel, van den Brink, Claus, Leuven, Rob & Middelkoop, Hans (15.09.2009). Impact of value-driven scenarios on the geomorphology and ecology of lower Rhine floodplains under a changing climate. Landscape and Urban Planning, 92 (2), (pp. 160-174) (15 p.).
van der Meulen, M. J., Wiersma, A. P., Middelkoop, H., van der Perk, M., Bakker, M., Maljers, D., Hobo, N. & Makaske, B. (2009). Sediment management and renewability of floodplain clay for structural ceramics. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 11, (pp. 12572).
van der Meulen, M., Wiersma, A.P., Middelkoop, H., van der Perk, M., Bakker, M., Maljers, D., Hobo, N. & Makaske, B. (2009). Sediment management and the renewability of floodplain clay for structural ceramics. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 9 (6), (pp. 627-639) (13 p.).
  2009 - Professional publications
Middelkoop, H. & Hoogvliet, M. (2009). Verkenning Klimaatonderzoek Provincie Utrecht. Utrecht: DFG-UU / Deltares.
  2009 - Other output
H. Middelkoop (07.07.2009) A Method to Develop Sustainable Water Management Strategies for an Uncertain Future
H. Middelkoop (19.10.2009) Climate scenarios and carbon fluxes in rivers
H. Middelkoop (13.10.2009) Coastal typology and applications
H. Middelkoop (08.02.2009) Global land-ocean linkage: various pathways of water and associated nutrients to coastal zones
H. Middelkoop (06.09.2009) Integrating models in bio-morphological studies of large rivers - A contribution to Topic 8: ‘Interdisciplinary model building’
H. Middelkoop (25.01.2009) Nitrogen and Phosphorus Retention in the Proximal Coastal Zone and its Impact on Oceanic Nutrient Cycling
H. Middelkoop (30.10.2009) The hydrological model
H. Middelkoop (18.05.2009) The hydrological model
  2008 - Scholarly publications
Dankers, Rutger & Middelkoop, Hans (2008). River discharge and freshwater runoff to the Barents Sea under present and future climate conditions. Climatic Change, 87 (1-2), (pp. 131-153).
Doomen, Annette M. C., Wijma, Eisse, Zwolsman, John J. G. & Middelkoop, Hans (15.06.2008). Predicting suspended sediment concentrations in the Meuse River using a supply-based rating curve. Hydrological Processes, 22 (12), (pp. 1846-1856).
Haasnoot, M., Middelkoop, H., van Deursen, W, van Beek, E. & Beersma, J. (20.11.2008). Effect analysis of transient scenarios for successful water management strategies. NCR proceedings Dalfsen, The Netherlands, NCR Days 2008.
Hobo, N., Makaske, B., Middelkoop, H. & Wallinga, J. (20.11.2008). Reconstruction of recent sedimentation rates in embanked floodplains, a comparison of four methods. Proceedings NCR-Days 2008
Hudson, P.F., Middelkoop, H. & Stouthamer, E. (2008). Flood Management Along the Lower Mississippi (USA) and Rhine Rivers (The Netherlands) and the Continuum of Geomorphic Adjustment. Geomorphology, 101 ((1-2)), (pp. 209-236) (28 p.).
Middelkoop, H. (2008). Climate change: hydrological impact studies. In Bierkens MFP, Dolman AJ, Troch PA (Eds.), Hydrology and Climate (pp. 269-295) (27 p.).
Straatsma, M. W., Warmink, J. J. & Middelkoop, H. (10.03.2008). Two novel methods for field measurements of hydrodynamic density of floodplain vegetation using terrestrial laser scanning and digital parallel photography. International Joural of Remote Sensing, 29 (5), (pp. 1595-1617) (23 p.).
  2008 - Professional publications
Offermans, A., Valkering, P., Haasnoot, M., van Beek, E. & Middelkoop, H. (2008). Advies van de Deltacommissie vergt breder perspectief. H2O, 41 (20), (pp. 36-40) (5 p.).
Valkering, P., Offermans, A., van Lieshout, M., Rijkens, N., van der Brugge, R., Haasnoot, M., Middelkoop, H., van Deursen, W, Beersma, J., Buiteveld, H. & Volleberg, K.P. (2008). Inspelen op verandering. Naar een robuuste en flexibele strategie voor waterbeheer. Maastricht: ICIS, Eindrapportage van de pilotstudie.
  2007 - Scholarly publications
Alkema, D. & Middelkoop, H. (2007). The influence of floodplain compartmentalization on flood risk within the Rhine - Meuse delta. In S Begum, MJF Stive, JW Hall (Eds.), Flood risk management in Europe: innovation in policy and practice (pp. 21-42) (22 p.). Berlin: Springer.
Caille, F., Riera, J.L., Rodríguez-Labajos, B., Middelkoop, H. & Rosell-Melé, A. (2007). Participatory scenario development for integrated assessment of nutrient flows in a Catalan River catchment. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 11 (6), (pp. 1843-1855) (13 p.).
Dankers, R. & Middelkoop, H. (2007). In Press: River discharge and freshwater runoff to the Barents Sea under present and future climate conditions. Climatic Change
de Bruijn, L.M., Crone, M.A., van den Bosch, L.V., Filippov, O.V. & Middelkoop, H. (15.11.2007). Numerical and empirical study of annual flood dynamics in the Volga-Akhtuba floodplain. In Van Os A (Eds.), NCR-days 2007, November 15-16, Book of Abstracts (pp. 38) (1 p.). NCR-days 2007.
Doomen, A.M.C., Wijma, E., Zwolsman, J.J.G. & Middelkoop, H. (2007). Predicting suspended sediment concentrations in the Meuse River using a supply-based rating curve. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.6767. Hydrological Processes
Hebinck, K., Middelkoop, H., van Diepen, N. & van der Graaf, E.R. (2007). Radiometric fingerprinting of fluvial sediments inthe Rhine-Meuse delta, the Netherlands – a feasibility test. Geologie en Mijnbouw/Netherlands Journal of Geosciences, 86 (3), (pp. 229-240) (12 p.).
Hobo, N., Hebinck, K., Middelkoop, H. & Makaske, B. (2007). The sedimentary dynamics of embanked floodplains. In A.G. van Os (Eds.), Proceedings NCR-days 2007, a sustainable river system?! (pp. 22-23) (2 p.). NCR publication 32-2007.
Middelkoop, H., Stouthamer, E. & Hoek, W. Z. (2007). Geomorphology and climate - In honour of Professor Dr Eduard A. Koster. Geologie en Mijnbouw/Netherlands Journal of Geosciences, 86 (3), (pp. 161-164).
Middelkoop, H., Stouthamer, E. & Hoek, W.Z. (2007). Geomorhpology and Climate - in honour of Professor Dr Eduard A. Koster. Geologie en Mijnbouw/Netherlands Journal of Geosciences, 86 (3), (pp. 161-164) (4 p.).
Straatsma, M.W. & Middelkoop, H. (2007). Extracting structural characteristics of herbaceous floodplain vegetation under leaf-off conditions using airborne laser scanner data. International Joural of Remote Sensing, 28 (11), (pp. 2447-2467) (21 p.).
Thonon, I., de Jong, K., van der Perk, M. & Middelkoop, H. (2007). Modelling floodplain sedimentation using particle tracking. Hydrological Processes, 21 (11), (pp. 1402-1412) (11 p.).
Thonon, I., Middelkoop, H. & van der Perk, M. (2007). The influence of floodplain morphology and river works on spatial patterns of overbank deposition. Geologie en Mijnbouw/Netherlands Journal of Geosciences, 86 (1), (pp. 63-75) (13 p.).
van den Berg, J.H. & Middelkoop, H. (01.08.2007). Scroll bar and chute bar development in meandering rivers. Two contrasting examples: the lower Volga (Russia) and the Allier (France). Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on River Sedimentation (pp. 282-300) (19 p.). Moscow, Russia, The 10th International Symposium on River Sedimentation.
van den Bosch, L.V., Crone, M., Zolotarev, D.V., Filippov, O.V., Plyakin, A.V. & Middelkoop, H. (05.08.2007). Flooding dynamics of the Volga-Akhtuba floodplain. Proc. Int. Conf. Protection, reproduction and sustainable use of aquatic freshwater biological resources Volgograd: GosNIORCH, GosNIORCH.
  2006 - Scholarly publications
Erkens, G., Cohen, K.M., Gouw, M.J.P., Middelkoop, H. & Hoek, W.Z. (2006). Holocene sediment budgets of the Rhine Delta (The Netherlands): a record of changing sediment delivery. In Rowan, J.S., Duck, R.W., Werritty, A. (Eds.), Sediment Dynamics and the Hydromorphology of Fluvial Systems (pp. 406-415) (10 p.). IAHS.
Erkens, G., Cohen, K.M., Middelkoop, H. & Koster, E.A. (2006). Calculating sedimentation quantities of the Rhine and Meuse in the Dutch delta region for the last 10,000 years. In H.J.T. Weerts, I.L. Ritsema and A.G. van Os (Eds.), Research on River Dynamics from geological to operational time scales, NRC Publication 29 Delft: Netherlands Centre for River Studies, NCR days 2005.
Loos, S. & Middelkoop, H. (2006). Nutrient load estimates in the Rhine River Basin; Exploring appropriate modelling concepts. In A. Makaske, I.L. Ritsema A.G. van Os H.J.T. Weerts, H.P. Wolfert & A.G. van Os (Eds.), Research on river dynamics from geological to operational time scales (pp. 72-73) (2 p.). NCR days 2005.
Straatsma, M.W. & Middelkoop, H. (2006). Airborne laser scanning as a tool for lowland floodplain vegetation monitoring. Hydrobiologia, 565, (pp. 87-103) (17 p.).
Thonon, I., Middelkoop, H. & van der Perk, M. (2006). The impact of ‘Room for the River’, land-use and climate change on deposition of sediment and heavy metals on Dutch floodplains. In H.J.T. Weerts, I.L. Ritsema, and A.G. van Os (Eds.), Research on river dynamics from geological to operational time scales (pp. 34-36) (3 p.). NCR Publication 29, NCR-days 2005.
Thonon, I., Middelkoop, H. & van der Perk, M. (2006). The impact of changes in climate, upstream land use and flood plain topography on overbank deposition. In J.S. Rowan, R.W. Duck, and A. Werritty (Eds.), Sediment dynamics and the hydromorphology of fluvial systems (IHAS publication, 306) Proc. Dundee Symp. (pp. 480-486) (7 p.).
Warmink, J., Straatsma, M.W. & Middelkoop, H. (2006). Field measurements of hydrodynamic density of floodplain vegetation using terrestrial laser scanning and digital parallel photography. In Van Os, A.G (Eds.), NCR-days 2006 Enschede.
Warmink, J., Straatsma, M.W. & Middelkoop, H. (2006). Measuring hydrodynamic vegetation density in a floodplain forest using terrestrial laser scanning. In Koukal, T. & W. Schneider (Eds.), Earsel e-proceedings, 3D Remote sensing in forestry (pp. 55-62) (8 p.). Vienna.
  2005 - Scholarly publications
Alkema, D. & Middelkoop, H. (2005). Flood risk reduction of river polders in the Rhine-Meuse delta by combining modern and historic compartmentalization layouts. Natural Hazards, 36, (pp. 125-145) (21 p.).
Buijse, A.D., Klijn, F., Leuven, R.S.E.W., Middelkoop, H., Schiemer, F., Thorp, J. & Wolfert, H.P. (2005). Rehabilation of large rivers: references, achievements and integration into river management. Archiv fur Hydrobiologie, suppl. 155 (1-4), (pp. 715-738) (24 p.).
Doomen, A., Wijma, E., Zwolsman, G.J. & Middelkoop, H. (03.11.2005). Modelling suspended sediment dynamics in the river Meuse. In A.G. van Os (Eds.), Proceedings in fluvial Research - Abstract Volume Zwijndrecht: Netherlands Centre for River Studies - Delft, NCR days 2005.
Erkens, G., Cohen, K.M., Middelkoop, H. & Koster, E.A. (03.11.2005). Calculating quantities of Rhine and Meuse sediment trapped in the Dutch delta over the last 10,000 years. In A.G. van Os (Eds.), Proceedings in fluvial Research - Abstract Volume (pp. 12) (1 p.). Zwijndrecht: Netherlands Centre for River Studies - Delft, NCR days 2005.
Loos, S. & Middelkoop, H. (03.11.2005). Modelling suspended sediment dynamics in the river Meuse. In A.G. van Os (Eds.), Proceedings in fluvial Research - Abstract Volume Zwijndrecht: Netherlands Centre for River Studies - Delft, NCR days 2005.
Loos, S. & Middelkoop, H. (03.11.2005). Nutrient load estimates in the Rhine River Basin; Exploring appropriate modelling concepts. In A.G. van Os (Eds.), Proceedings of the NCR-days 2005 (pp. 46) (1 p.). Delft: Netherlands Centre for River Studies.
Middelkoop, H. (2005). Floodplain sedimentation - methods, patterns and processes - A review with examples from the lower Rhine, the Netherlands. In M.A. Anderson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences Chicester - UK: Wiley.
Middelkoop, H., Schoor, M.M., Babich, D.B., Alabyan, A.M., Shoubin, M.A., van den Berg, J.H., de Kramer, J & Dijkstra, J. (2005). Bio-morphodynamics of the Lower Volga river - a reference for river rehabilitation in The Netherlands. Archiv fur Hydrobiologie, Suppl.155 (Large Rivers 15, (1-4)), (pp. 89-103) (15 p.).
Middelkoop, H., Schoor, M.M., Wolfert, H.P., Maas, G.J. & Stouthamer, E. (2005). Targets for ecological rehabilitation of the lower Rhine and Meuse based on a historic-geomorphologic reference. Archiv fur Hydrobiologie, Suppl. 155 (1-4), (pp. 63-88) (26 p.).
Thonon, I, Roberti, JR, Middelkoop, H, van der Perk, M & Burrough, PA (2005). In situ measurements of sediment settling characteristics in floodplains using a LISST-ST. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 30 (10), (pp. 1327-1343).
Thonon, I., Middelkoop, H. & van der Perk, M. (03.11.2005). The impact of 'Room for the River', land-use and climate change on deposition of sediment and heavy metals on Dutch floodplains. In A.G. van Os (Eds.), Proceedings in fluvial Research - Abstract Volume (pp. 18) (1 p.). Zwijndrecht: Netherlands Centre for River Studies - Delft, NCR days 2005.
Thonon, I., Roberti, J.R., Middelkoop, H., van der Perk, M. & Burrough, P.A. (2005). In situ measurements of sediment settling characteristics in floodplains using a LISTT-ST. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 30 (10), (pp. 1327-1343) (17 p.).
van Deursen, WPA & Middelkoop, H (2005). Development of perspective-based water management strategies for the Rhine and Meuse basins. Water Science and Technology, 51 (5), (pp. 113-120).
  2005 - Professional publications
Middelkoop, H. (2005). Large European river system responses to global change and human activities - The Volga and Rhine rivers. Final report of the NWO-RFBR project nr. 047.014.010. Utrecht/Moscow/Arnhem: NCR-report 27-2005.
  2004 - Scholarly publications
Alabyan, A.M., Alekseevsky, A.M., Babich, D.B., Middelkoop, H. & van den Berg, J.H. (2004). Modelling of large river system responses to climate change and human activities. Sediment transfer through the fluvial system, Poster Report Booklet (pp. 68-75) (8 p.). Moscow: IAHS Publication.
Middelkoop, H., van Asselt, M.B.A., van 't Klooster, S.A., van Deursen, W.P.A., Kwadijk, J.C.J. & Buiteveld, H. (2004). Perspectives on Flood Management in the Rhine and Meuse Rivers. River Research and Applications, 20, (pp. 327-342) (16 p.).
Straatsma, M.W., Middelkoop, H., Pebesma, E.J. & Wesseling, C. (2004). Mapping of vegetation characteristics using lidar and spectral remote sensing. In Douben, N., A.G. van Os (Eds.), Proceedings NCR-days 2003, NCR 24-2004 (pp. 48-50) (3 p.). Roermond.
Thonon, I., de Jong, K., van der Perk, M. & Middelkoop, H. (02.08.2004). A particle tracking method to simulate sediment transfer over flood plains. In V. Golosov, V. Belyaev & D.E. Walling (Eds.), Sediment Transfer through the fluvial system - prepublished proceedings of the Moscow Symposium (pp. 404-409) (498 p.). Moscow: IAHS.
  2004 - Other output
H. Middelkoop (13.10.2004) Extractie van hoogte en dichtheid van ruigte vegetatie met behulp van laseraltimetrie en de effecten van vluchtplanning
H. Middelkoop (27.05.2004) Recontamination values for the Rhine floodplains in the Netherlands
  2003 - Scholarly publications
Asselman, N.E.M., Middelkoop, H. & van Dijk, P.M. (2003). The impact of climate change on soil erosion, transport and deposition of suspended sediment in the river Rhine. Hydrological Processes, 17, (pp. 3225-3244) (20 p.).
Buijse, A.D., Klijn, F., Leuven, R.S.E.W., Middelkoop, H., Scheffer, M., Schiemer, F., Thorp, J.H. & Wolfert, H. (06.11.2003). Synthesis of the Lowland River Rehabilitation conference. In N. Douben & A.G. van Os (Eds.), NCR days 2003 - Abstracts (pp. 31) (1 p.). Delft: Netherlands Centre for River Studies, NCR days 2003.
Hesselink, A.W., Stelling, G.S., Kwadijk, J.C.J. & Middelkoop, H. (2003). Inundation of a Dutch river polder, sensitivity analysis of a physically based inundation model using historic data. Water Resources Research, 39 (9), (pp. 1234-1234) (1 p.).
Middelkoop, H & Asselman, NEM (2003). Impact of Climate and Land Use Change on River Discharge and the Production, Transport and Deposition of Fine Sediment in the Rhine basin - a summary of recent results. LONG-TERM HILLSLOPE AND FLUVIAL SYSTEM MODELLING (pp. 157-181).
Middelkoop, H. & Asselman, N.E.M. (2003). Impact of Climate and Land Use Change on River Discharge and the Production , Transport and Deposition of Fine Sediment in the Rhine Basin - a summary of recent results. In A. Lang, K. Hennrich & R. Dikau (Eds.), Long Term Hillslope and Fluvial System Modelling - Concepts and Case Studies from the Rhine River Catchment (pp. 157-181) (246 p.). Berlin Heidelberg New York: Springer.
Middelkoop, H., van den Berg, J.H., Babich, D.B., Alabyan, A.M., Shoubin, M.A. & Schoor, M.M. (27.11.2003). Dynamics of the lower Volga river as reference for ecological rehabilitation of the lower Rhine River. Proceedings 3rd Regional scientific - practical conference 'Safety and steady development of the lower Volga Region (pp. 63-72) (10 p.). Volhsky: Volhsky Institute of Humanitas.
Schoor, M., Dijkstra, J., Middelkoop, H., van den Berg, J.H., Balyuk, T., Babich, D.B., Samokhin, M. & Moreydo, S. (2003). Morphological change and vegetation succession on a pointbar of the lower Volga near Volgrograd, Russia. In R.S.E.W. Leuven, A.G. van Os & P.H. Nienhuis (Eds.), Proceedings NCR-days 2002 - Current themes in Dutch river research (pp. 98-101) (4 p.). Delft: Netherlands Centre for River Studies, NCR-publication 20-2003.
Smits, A.J.M. & Middelkoop, H. (2003). Introduction of NCR-research theme Cyclic Floodplain rejuvenation. In R.S.E.W. Leuven, A.G. van Os & P.H. Nienhuis (Eds.), Proceedings NCR-days 2002 - Current themes in Dutch river research (pp. 88-91) (4 p.). Delft: Netherlands Centre for River Studies.
Straatsma, M.W., Middelkoop, H. & de Jong, S.M. (2003). Remote sensing, floodplain vegetation and hydraulics. In R.S.E.W. Leuven, A.G. van Os & P.H. Nienhuis (Eds.), Proceedings NCR-days 2002 - Current themes in Dutch river research (pp. 166-168) (185 p.). Delft: Netherlands Centre for River Studies, NCR days.
Straatsma, M.W., Middelkoop, H., Pebesma, E.J. & Wesseling, C. (06.11.2003). Mapping of vegetation characteristics using lidar and spectral remote sensing. In N. Douben & A.G. van Os (Eds.), NCR days 2003 - Abstracts (pp. 35) (1 p.). Delft: Netherlands Centre for River Studies.
Thonon, I., de Jong, K., van der Perk, M. & Middelkoop, H. (06.11.2003). Modelling sediment dispersion over floodplains using a particle tracking method. In N. Douben & A.G. van Os (Eds.), NCR days 2003 - Dealing with floods within constraints Roermond - Resort Marine Oolderhuske: Netherlands Centre for River Studies.
  2003 - Professional publications
Middelkoop, H., Stouthamer, E., Schoor, M.M., Wolfert, H.P. & Maas, G.J. (2003). Kansrijkdom voor rivierecotopen vanuit historisch-geomorfologisch perspectief. Rijntakken - Maas - Benedenrivieren. (124 p.). Utrecht, Arnhem, Wageningen: NCR.
Middelkoop, H., van der Perk, M. & Thonon, I. (2003). Herverontreiniging van Uiterwaarden langs de Rijntakken met sediment-gebonden zware metalen. (41 p.). Utrecht: ICG/Utrecht.
  2003 - Other output
H. Middelkoop (24.04.2003) Hydrologische modellering: the state-of-the-art
H. Middelkoop (14.11.2003) Integrated water management strategies for the Rhine and Meuse basins in a changing environment
H. Middelkoop (06.11.2003) Mapping of vegetation characteristics using lidar and spectral remote sensing
H. Middelkoop (11.06.2003) Natuurlijke referentie uiterwaarden natuur
  2002 - Scholarly publications
Alabyan, A.M., Alekseevvsky, N.I., Babich, D.B., Shoubin, M.A., van den Berg, J.H. & Middelkoop, H. (29.11.2002). Volga and Rhine: large European river systems responses to global climate changes and locals anthropogenic activities. Materials of the second conference "security and stable development of the Lower Volga region" (pp. 51-54) (4 p.). Volskji: Volgograd State University Press, (in Russian).
Asselman, N.E.M., Middelkoop, H., Ritzen, M.R. & Straatsma, M.W. (2002). Assessment of the hydraulic roughness of river flood plains using laser altimetry. The structure, function and management implications of fluvial sedimentary systems (pp. 381-388) (8 p.). IAHS.
Middelkoop, H. (2002). Application of remote sensing and GIS-based modelling in the analysis of floodplain sedimentation. In R.S.E.W. Leuven, I. Poudevigne & R.M. Teeuw (Eds.), Application of Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing in River Studies (pp. 95-117) (247 p.). Leiden: Backhuys Publishers.
Middelkoop, H. (2002). Reconstructing floodplain sedimentation rates from heavy metal profiles by inverse modelling. Hydrological Processes, 16, (pp. 47-64) (18 p.).
Middelkoop, H. & Kwadijk, J.C.J. (2002). Development of flood management strategies for the Rhine and Meuse basins in the context of integrated river management. In Van Os AG, Hooijer A (Eds.), Umbrella Program IRMA-SPONGE, Background, Scope and Methodology (pp. 18-22) (5 p.). NCR publication.
Middelkoop, H., Kwadijk, J.C.J., van Deursen, W.P.A. & van Asselt, M.B.A. (2002). Scenario analyses in global change assessment for water management in the lower Rhine delta. In M. Beniston (Eds.), Climatic change: implications for the hydrological cycle and for water management. Advances in global change research (pp. 445-463) (19 p.). Dordrecht: Kluwer.
Middelkoop, H., Thonon, I. & van der Perk, M. (2002). Effective discharge for heavy metal deposition on the lower River Rhine flood plains. In F.J. Dyer, M.C. Thoms & J.M. Olley (Eds.), The structure, function and management implications of fluvial sedimentary systems (pp. 151-159) (9 p.). IAHS Publication 276, International symposium held at Alice Springs, Australia, september 2002.
Middelkoop, H., van Asselt, M.B.A., van 't Klooster, S.A., van Deursen, W.P.A. & Kwadijk, J.C.J. (21.04.2002). Integrated water management strategies for the Rhine and Meuse basins in a changing environment. EGS XXVII General Assembly Nice, France: EGS, EGS2002-A-02006 Paper presented at Greening of Industry Network Conference.
van Deursen, W.P.A., Middelkoop, H. & Kwadijk, J.C.J. (2002). Grenzen aan de werking van bovenstroomse berging. H2O, 5, (pp. 17-20) (4 p.).
  2002 - Professional publications
van Deursen, W.P.A. & Middelkoop, H. (2002). Development of flood management strategies for the Rhine and Meuse basins in the context of integrated river management. Executive summary of the IRMA-SPONGE project 3/NL/1/164/99 15 183 01. NCR: NCR-publication 18-2002.
  2002 - Other output
H. Middelkoop (21.07.2002) Terrestrial hydrology and climate change in the European sub-arctic
  2001 - Scholarly publications
Bronstert, A., Menzel, L., Middelkoop, H., de Roo, A.P.J. & van Beek, L.P.H. (2001). River basin research and management: integrated modelling and investigation of land-use impacts on the hydrological cycle. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Part B: Hydrology, Oceans and Atmosphere, 26, (pp. 487-640) (154 p.).
Dankers, R., Christensen, O.B. & Middelkoop, H. (19.08.2001). Climate change impact on snow cover dynamics in the Tana river basin, Northern Fennoscandia. In J. Kajander (Eds.), Proceedings of the Northern Research Basins, 13th International Symposium and Workshop, Saariselka, Finland and Murmansk (pp. 81-90) (10 p.). Helsinki: Finnish Environmental Institute, 13th International symposium and workshop, Saariselka, Finland and Murmansk, Russia.
Dankers, R., Middelkoop, H. & de Jong, S.M. (2001). Observation and modelling of water balance components in Northern Fennoscandia with NOAA-AVHRR and SPOT VEGETATION imagery. In M. Owe, K. Brubaker, J. Ritchie & A. Rango (Eds.), Remote Sensing and Hydrology 2000. Proceedings of a symposium held at Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, April 2000 (pp. 123-125) (3 p.). IAHS, IAHS publications no. 267.
Kwadijk, J.C.J., van Gemert, N., van Asselt, M.B.A., van Deursen, W.P.A., Middelkoop, H., Buiteveld, H. & Haasnoot, M. (2001). Gedachten over maatgevende afvoeren, onzekerheden en wereldbeelden. Stromingen, 7 (2), (pp. 5-17) (13 p.).
Middelkoop, H. & Kwadijk, J.C.J. (2001). Towards integrated assessment of the implications of global change for water management - the Rhine experience. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Part B: Hydrology, Oceans and Atmosphere, 26 (Issues 7-8), (pp. 553-560) (8 p.). doi: 10.1016/S1464-1909(01)00049-1.
Middelkoop, H., Daamen, K., Gellens, D., Grabs, W., Kwadijk, J.C.J., Lang, H., Parmet, B.W.A.H., Schadler, B., Schulla, J. & Wilke, K. (2001). Impact of climate change on hydrological regimes and water resources management in the Rhine basin. Climatic Change, 49 ((1)), (pp. 105-128) (24 p.).
Schoor, M.M., Middelkoop, H., van der Ven, T., de Kramer, J, Shoubin, M. & Babich, D.B. (18.10.2001). Morphodynamics of the Lower Volga River, Southern Russia. In E. Stouthamer & A.G. van Os (Eds.), NCR-Days 2001 from sediment transport, morphology and ecology to river basin management (pp. 10-11) (2 p.). Netherlands Centre for River Studies, ncr publication 07-2001 6th International Audes Conference.
Thonon, I., Middelkoop, H. & van der Perk, M. (18.10.2001). Processes determining sediment-associated heavy metal pollution on the lowland river floodplains of the Dutch Rhine-Meuse delta. In E. Stouthamer & A.G. van Os (Eds.), NCR-Days 2001 from sediment transport, morphology and ecology to river basin management (pp. 26-27) (2 p.). Netherlands Centre for River Studies, ncr publicatie 07-2001.
van Asselt, M.B.A., Middelkoop, H., van 't Klooster, S.A., van Deursen, W.P.A., Haasnoot, M., Kwadijk, J.C.J., Buiteveld, H., Konnen, G.P., Valkering, P. & Rotmans, J. (18.10.2001). Integrated water management strategies for the Rhine and Meuse basins in a changing environment. In E. Stouthamer & A.G. van Os (Eds.), NCR-Days 2002 from sediment transport, morphology and ecology to river basin management (pp. 68-68) (84 p.). NCR - Netherlands Centre for River Studies, ncr publicatie 07-2001.
  2001 - Professional publications
A.G. Os, van & Middelkoop, H. (2001). The Netherlands centre for river studies, a co-operation of the major developers and users of expertise in the area of rivers. Delft: NCR.
Middelkoop, H. (2001). Morfologische karakterisatie van het Nederlandse benedenrivierengebied. Verkenning van parameters. (49 p.). onbekend: ICG (UU GEOG).
Middelkoop, H., Asselman, N.E.M., Buitenveld, H., Haasnoot, M., Kwaad, F.J.P.M., Kwadijk, J.C.J., van Deursen, W.P.A., van Dijk, P.M., Vermulst, J.A.P.H. & Wesseling, C. (2001). The impact of climate change on the river Rhine and the implications for water management in the Netherlands (De invloed van klimaatverandering op de Rijn en de implicaties voor waterbeheer in Nederland). (160 p.). Bilthoven: RIVM.
Schoor, M.M. & Middelkoop, H. (2001). Observations on the relation between vegetation, geomorphology and river dynamics in the Lower Volga Floodplain, Russia. Arnhem: RIZA.
van Asselt, M.B.A., Middelkoop, H., van 't Klooster, S.A., van Deursen, W.P.A., Haasnoot, M., Kwadijk, J.C.J., Buiteveld, H., Konnen, G.P., Rotmans, J., van Gemert, N. & Valkering, P. (2001). Development of flood management strategies for the Rhine and Meuse basins in the context of integrated river management. Maastricht/Utrecht: ICIS/Dept of Physical Geography, project 3/NL/1/164/99 15 183 01.
van Asselt, M.B.A., Middelkoop, H., van 't Klooster, S.A., van Deursen, W.P.A., Haasnoot, M., Kwadijk, J.C.J., Buiteveld, H., Konnen, G.P., Rotmans, J., van Gemert, N. & Valkering, P. (2001). Integrated water management strategies for the Rhine and Meuse basins in a changing environment. Final report of the NRM project 958273. Maastricht: ICIS-Maastricht University/Dept. of Physical Geography.
van Deursen, W.P.A. & Middelkoop, H. (2001). Development of flood management strategies for the Rhine and Meuse basins in the context of integrated river management. Executive summary of the IRMA-SPONGE project. (38 p.). Utrecht University: Carthago Consultancy Rotterdam/Dept. of Physical Geography, IRMA-SPONGE project 3/NL/1/164/99 15 183 01.
  2001 - Other output
H. Middelkoop (22.03.2001) Development of flood management strategies for the Rhine and Meuse basins in the context of integrated river management
H. Middelkoop (25.10.2001) Hydrological impacts of climate change and implications for chemical fluxes in the USA river - Northern Russa
H. Middelkoop (05.05.2001) Impact of climate and land use change on river discharge and the production, transport and deposition of fine sediment in the Rhine baisin - a summary of recent results
H. Middelkoop (21.11.2001) Integrated water management strategies for the Rhine and Meuse basins in a changing environment
  1999 - Scholarly publications
Schoor, MM, Wolfert, HP, Maas, GJ, Middelkoop, H & Lambeek, JJP (1999). Potential for floodplain rehabilitation based on historical maps and present-day processes along the River Rhine, The Netherlands. FLOODPLAINS : INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES (pp. 123-137).
  1998 - Scholarly publications
Kwadijk, J & Middelkoop, H (1998). Climate change and water management in the Rhine basin. PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CLIMATE AND WATER, VOLS 1-3 (pp. 792-804).
Vermulst, JAPH, Haasnoot, M & Middelkoop, H (1998). Effects of climate change and land subsidence on the regional hydrology and water management of the Netherlands. PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CLIMATE AND WATER, VOLS 1-3 (pp. 1435-1448).
  1995 - Scholarly publications
Middelkoop, H (1995). The impact of climate change on the sedimentation rates on the embanked floodplains in the Netherlands. CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH: EVALUATION AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS, A AND B (pp. 931-936).
  1992 - Scholarly publications
JANSSEN, LLF & MIDDELKOOP, H (1992). KNOWLEDGE-BASED CROP CLASSIFICATION OF A LANDSAT THEMATIC MAPPER IMAGE. International Joural of Remote Sensing, 13 (15), (pp. 2827-2837).
  1991 - Scholarly publications
Middelkoop, Hans & JANSSEN, LLF (1991). IMPLEMENTATION OF TEMPORAL RELATIONSHIPS IN KNOWLEDGE BASED CLASSIFICATION OF SATELLITE IMAGES. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 57 (7), (pp. 937-945).
  0 - Other output
H. Middelkoop () A Method to Develop Sustainable Water Management Strategies for an Uncertain Future
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Project:
Piping in practice – Quantifying how subsurface heterogeneity affects piping processes below dikes using combined in 3D subsurface composition and groundwater flow models.
01.10.2016 to 01.12.2020
General project description 

Piping is a process of seepage-induced transport of sand underneath river dikes that could occur when rivers flood and can make dikes fail. Prediction of piping risk at delta scale is difficult because it demands detailed knowledge on composition of the natural substrate below the dike, e.g. grain size distribution, sorting and layering and on the way seepage water flows through this; horizontally, diagonally, via preferential paths. This project aims to identify locations of increased piping-risk below river dikes of the Dutch delta. The methods involve improved mapping of substrate below dikes throughout the delta, measurement of hydraulic characteristics of the subsurface at field test locations, and full-3D hi-res numerical modeling of the piping process. This will result in faster and more cost-efficient identification of piping-risk locations and better-informed calculation of dike stability, needed to maintain safety standards along 100-kms of dike.

Role Researcher Funding
Other grant (government funding): STW
Project members UU
External project members:
  • dr. Marc Hijma - Deltares
  • dr. Vera van Beek - Deltares
Project:
Piping in practice - Quantifying how subsurface heterogeneity affects piping processes below dikes using combined in 3D subsurface composition and groundwater flow models
01.10.2016 to 01.10.2020
General project description 

Piping is a process of seepage-induced transport of sand underneath river dikes that could occur when rivers flood and can make dikes fail. Prediction of piping risk at delta scale is difficult because it demands detailed knowledge on composition of the natural substrate below the dike, e.g. grain size distribution, sorting and layering and on the way seepage water flows through this; horizontally, diagonally, via preferential paths. This project aims to identify locations of increased piping-risk below river dikes of the Dutch delta. The methods involve improved mapping of substrate below dikes throughout the delta, measurement of hydraulic characteristics of the subsurface at field test locations, and full-3D hi-res numerical modeling of the piping process. This will result in faster and more cost-efficient identification of piping-risk locations and better-informed calculation of dike stability, needed to maintain safety standards along 100-kms of dike.

Role Researcher Funding
Other grant (government funding): STW
Project members UU
External project members:
  • Dr. M.P Hijma - Deltares
  • Dr. V.M. van Beek - Deltares
Project:
Floods of the past - Design for the future
16.05.2016 to 01.07.2020
General project description 

Design standards for flood protection in deltas require magnitude estimates of extreme (millennial) floods. The Dutch Delta Programme considers a design discharge of 18,000 m3/s an appropriate upper value the Rhine River at the German-Dutch border. Absence of a sufficiently long observational record of river discharge introduces considerable uncertainty in estimates of magnitude-frequency relations, which can only partly be solved by using statistical methods. Numerous historic flood marks along the German Rhine and sedimentary data of the youngest 2000 years contain valuable information on past extreme floods. In this interdisciplinary project we combine sedimentary and written archives from the delta with state-of-the-art reconstructions and 2D modelling of past events to quantify magnitudes of large historic floods of the lower Rhine (to schematize cases I: 1926, II: 1809 en 1784, III: 1658 en 1651, IV: 1374 en 1342, V: c. 784/5 AD). The resulting method and computations allow evaluating the potential limits to design flood magnitudes and inundation cascades in the current situation in the Netherlands and adjacent Germany.

Role Researcher Funding
NWO grant: Funded through the STW WATER2015 call
Project members UU
External project members:
  • Prof. S. Hulscher - Universiteit Twente
  • Dr. R. Schielen - Universiteit Twente
  • ir. A. Bomers - Universiteit Twente
Project:
The Dark Age of the Lowlands in an interdisciplinary light
01.12.2012 to 01.09.2019
General project description 

This research programme focuses on a period of severe pan-European economic and demographic change: the Late Roman Period (AD 300-500) and Early Middle Ages (AD 500- 1000). Physical-geographical and biogeological data point at marked climatic variability and changing landscapes during this time interval. In geomorphologically sensitive regions such as river deltas and coastal areas these changes must have had a noticeable impact on the location and lay-out of urban centres and rural settlements, land use and subsistence strategies, and connections of population centres to their economical ‘hinterland’. Recent developments in digital infrastructure in the Humanities and Geosciences in the Netherlands for the first time enable us to study these phenomena from an interregional and interdisciplinary perspective.


We study how settlement dynamics, land use, infrastructure, demography and trade between AD 300 and 1000 were related to changes of the landscape and climate, focusing on the Lowlands’ geomorphologically most sensitive regions. This reconstruction takes place within three complementary PhD-projects, in the realms of archaeology, physical geography and biogeology. Project A focuses on occupation patterns and land use in coastal, river and Pleistocene sandy regions, project B on natural geomorphologic landscape dynamics in these regions, and project C on vegetation changes and climate.


Results will be synthesized in an interdisciplinary reconstruction of the interactions between cultural and environmental dynamics in the Lowlands between AD 300 and 1000 in a broader northwest-European context. The study will greatly improve the archaeological understanding of dynamics in the Early Medieval Lowlands and strongly enhance the framework for future research of this key period.

Role Researcher Funding
NWO grant: NWO-Humanities
Project members UU
External project members:
  • Prof. dr. ir. Theo Spek - University of Groningen
  • Dr. Bert Groenewoudt - Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands
  • Drs. Menne Kosian - Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands
Project:
Facies distribution and preservation potential in near-coastal deltaic settings, translating process relationships and deposit characteristics of a Holocene to an Eemian setting
01.11.2010 to 01.12.2017
General project description 

The aim of this project is to characterize deposits, of Holocene (10,000-0 yr BP) and Eemian age (130,000-115,000 yr BP), that were originally formed in near-coastal areas. The main objectives are: (1) sedimentological and architectural characterisation of near-coastal areas, (2) determination of the preservation potential of Eemian deposits relative to Holocene deposits, (3) translation of process relationships and deposit characteristics of a Holocene near-coastal setting to an Eemian near-coastal setting, and 4) determination of sequence stratigraphic and reservoir modelling implications. In this project we use the huge datasets available at UtrechtUniversity and TNO to characterize the architecture of the near-coastal deposits from the modern (Holocene) and last-interglacial (Eemian) high stand coastal barrier-lagoon-deltaic plain system at the mouth of the River Rhine in the southern North SeaBasin. Cores, core descriptions, well logs, and seismic sections are used to characterize the Holocene and Eemian deposits. 


 

Role Researcher Funding
Utrecht University
Project members UU
External project members:
  • dr. Freek Busschers - TNO Geological Survey of the Netherlands
  • dr. Allard Martinius - Statoil
Project:
Delta Evolution / Rhine-Meuse Delta Studies
01.01.2005 to 31.12.2020
General project description 

Delta Evolution is the label we use since 2005, for the Utrecht University research line in Lowland Geomorphology and Quaternary Geology, carried out by the Department of Physical Geography, in cooperation with other institutes. Delta Evolution is also the label put on the strategic research cooperation (since 2008) of the group with departments in Deltares Research Institute and TNO Geological Survey of the Netherlands, that have their offices on the Utrecht science campus too. The Delta Evolution program also connects to the network of alumni of Physical Geographers and Quaternary Geologists active in commercial consultancy companies and governmental agencies in the field of water management, hydrology, civil engineering, nature conservation and archaeology in The Netherlands and to colleagues at other universities - with whom we collaborate in shared projects. Our research and networks extend to deltas internationally - see the pages of the Future Deltas focus area for example. 


The Netherlands and the Rhine-Meuse delta in it are strongholds for our research. Our scientific research treats this delta as the mega-case, to draw smaller cases from - and to compare with other delta systems (other mega-cases) to test and validate what part of our insights are delta-specific and what is generic. The lowlands that the program focuses on include: delta plains, coastal plains, larger river valleys, peat wetlands, lagoon and fenlands and so on. These areas connect to upstream catchments and coastal marine systems downstream. Besides holding sedimentary and geomorphic record of their dynamic formation (lowland genesis, natural and human impacts thereon), the lowlands are also archives that recorded change of the upstream catchment (size of floods and amounts of sediment received), the coastal system (transgression, tides, barrier coasts, storms), the climate system (storms, precipitation, temperature), the biological system (vegetation and fauna, aquatic, riparian, terrestrial), the deeper earth (neoteconics, glaciohydro-isostasy), and archeological history (finds, sites, use of landscape). This feeds interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research. Also, the better the build-up, making-of and age of the lowlands is understood (data integration, synthesis), the better the archives and science based on becomes (duplication, cross-validation, stacking). This is a main reason to carry-over mapping and dating knowledge from individual projects to Delta Evolution's living datasets, that in turn feed into new projects.


Delta Evolution as an umbrella programma, bundles series of PhD/Postdoc projects and contract-research projects and includes long-term dataset management from and between these projects. Goals in Delta Evolution at present are:


1. Perform novel scientific research in Geomorphology and Quaternary Geology of lowland areas,



  • by using and expanding the present datasets (already huge and of high quality) and knowledge (from several disciplines), 

  • by exploring the limits of our process-understanding and innovate the techniques of modelling geomorphology to cover longer timescales (1000-100,000 years), 

  • by pushing the resolution and accuracy of our mapping and dating, and innovate the techniques that combine these (GIS palaeogeography, 3D/4D geomodelling),

  • by striving to time-slice the evolution of deltas and quantify rates of morphological, sedimentary and hydrological change as they were changing over time (thus documenting shifts in controls)

  • by addressing research questions on the delta system at nested spatial, temporal and functional scales (whole delta, individual branches and swamps, fluvial vs. tidal affected reaches, human-impacted, semi-natural, natural parts of the system's suites of environments and processes; transgressive vs high-stand periods).

  • by combining new-collected data from field- and lab work with existing data, statistical analysis and physical numerical modelling.


2.  Synchronize the academic delta research with applied research activities



  • by valorizing new scientific insights early on in national mapping projects and geological/geotechnical/geohydrological advice.

  • by making early use of data-collection opportunities arising from larger infrastructural projects in the Netherlands delta, in academic research.

  • by topping up scientific research with contract-research and vice-versa: have exchange of input data, syncing the interpretation, and reviewing the data output.

  • by releasing high-quality data-sets and update these from time to time: take-in, monitoring and review of applied and academic research results from 3rd parties.

  • by taking up advisory roles, if possible in early stages, in projects that demand geological-geomorphological  information for plannig and decision making.

  • by connecting the Delta Evolution research output to internationally actual themes such as: global change, sustainability, climate change, sea-level change and land subsidence, delta urbanisation, environmental pressure, groundwater demand, hydrocarbon demand, ecological demand, interdisciplinarity science demand. See the pages of the Future Deltas focus area for examples. 


 

Role Researcher Funding
Other
Project members UU
External project members:
  • Deltares
  • TNO Geologische Dienst Nederland

Completed projects

Project:
Peat properties in 3D geological mapping of the Holocene Rhine-Meuse delta 01.02.2013 to 31.01.2017
General project description

The research aims to develop a generic method to characterise, map in space and time, and digitally share the physical properties of Holocene peaty deposits present in the Rhine-Meuse delta in the Netherlands. The research builds on earlier projects carried out in the Delta Evolution umbrella research programme in which UU, TNO and Deltares take part, and the '4D geomodelling' project at TNO Geological Survey of the Netherlands.


The 3D approach to mapping the compacted, varying natural successions of peat in the range of organo-clastic sedimentary environments that the Rhine-Meuse delta and adjacent coastal plain hosts, serves to increase our understanding of lowland landscape evolution in larger deltas during transgression and high stand situations, and human cultivation effects in such areas. This provides fundamental insights regarding the functioning of drowning deltas and resulting deposition. This serves mapping the subsurface of deltas (for water and subsidence management), using subrecent deltas as analogues in reservoir geology (for hydrocarbon exploitation) and using deltas for agriculture and as urban areas. To be able to confidently hindcast age and compaction history at any location in the Dutch delta as a 3D-mapped attributes will offer geo-engineers, delta-geologists and archaeologists important new a-priori assessment opportunities (prospection, site-selection, risk-analysis). Knowledge of human impact on peat properties as accumulated so far answers economic/societally-relevant questions regarding the CO2 budgets, safety against flooding and food security in the present and nearby future.

 
Role Researcher Funding
External funding: TNO Geological Survey of the Netherlands
Project members UU
External project members:
  • dr. Jan Stafleu (TNO - Geologische Dienst van Nederland)
  • dr. Freek S. Busschers (TNO - Geologische Dienst van Nederland)
Project:
Holocene sedimentary flood history of the Lower Rhine 01.03.2009 to 01.05.2016
General project description

Severe floods caused extensive damage and life-loss throughout Europe over the last decades. The magnitude and the short recurrence interval between large events in several river systems, have raised questions about the actual safety standards for flood protection. In The Netherlands it was reason to raise the 1,250-yr design flood for river dikes in the Netherlands (Waterwet, 2009) from 15,000 to ~16,000 m3/s. A major problem in coupling magnitudes of observed floods to a statistical recurrence time interval, is the uncertainty in recurrence that originates from limited number of actually observed-and-measured large floods: a 110-year interval of discharge data can be presumed to poorly represent the distribution of extremes through time. Non-stationarity of the flooding regime further complicates the use of short discharge records for flood frequency analysis, as it is not expected that the distribution and magnitudes of floods is fixed in time. During the Holocene, climate variability and growing human influence have exerted perturbations to the fluvial system, which translates to gradual changes in flood probabilities.


In this research, we unlocked information on historic and prehistoric floods, by harvesting information from sedimentary records from oxbow lake fills of the Lower Rhine, through detailed continuous grainsize analysis on the irregularly lamintated deeper lake-fill facies (laboratory effort at Utrecht University and VU Amsterdam). With this data, we could extend the more commonly used observational records on Rhine floods (Lobith discharge measurements back to 1901, water level measurements back to 1772). We produced (PhD thesis dataset and peer-reviewed papers): quantitative discharge reconstructions back to 1772 (assessment of water level readings); sediment-based peak-discharge magnitude reconstructions back to 1550 (from the Bienener Alt-Rhein oxbow fill), and millenia-long continous sedimentary flood-event occurence and intensity records from a stack of oxbow fills (sampled in the Rhine upper delta/lower valley in the Netherlands/Germany), resolving each 1/25 year flood back to 500 AD and each 1/100 year flood back to 8200 years ago. Besides in Rhine river management (flood safety assesment, design of dikes and river bed), the results find application in archaeology (Postdoc add-on: event-registration in medieval river cities, taphonomy of Roman Limes sites), river process-geomorphology (stability of bifurcations, success and failure of avulsions) and Rhine floodplain geological mapping (event-stratigraphy, palaeomeander preservation 'half life').

The project Floods of the past - Design for tomorrow (Utrecht University and Twente University, funded by NWO-STW Water2015 call), the NWO-ALW Rubicon  personal grant to Dr. Willem Toonen (Oct 2014 - March 2017 at Aberystwyth University, Wales UK), and Sedimentary flood history research for the Lower Meuse valley at VU Amsterdam (Fei Peng MSc on a Chinese national grant, supervision Dr. M. Prins et al.) are follow ups to this project. The results are also used within our 'Dark Ages in an interdisciplinary light' project (Utrecht University).

 
Role Researcher Funding
External funding: PhD candidate 2009-2013: Deltares; Postdoc 2014: Rijksdienst Cultureel Erfgoed; Supervision 2009-2016: Deltares
Project members UU
External project members:
  • Dr. Maarten Prins - Grainsize lab Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Dr. H.J.T. Weerts - RCE Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands
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Additional functions and activities
  • lid KNAW Global Change Commissie
  • lid advies- en toetsingscommissies milieu effectrapportage (MER)
  • lid commissie van toezicht Nederlands Centrum voor Rivierkunde
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