My main area of research is located at the crossing point between sociology and environmental sciences. After having obtained a MSc degree in surface hydrology, where my main focus lied on modeling, I developed a strong interest for the philosophical and sociological aspects underlying the construction of numerical models in environmental sciences.
My current research aims at accounting for the factors influencing the choice made by modelers during the construction of their models. I hereby follow an ethnographic approach based on interviews. While the research started in hydrology, my initial field of study, it rapidly evolved to encompass a wide range of disciplines in natural sciences, such as astrophysics, ecology or climatology.

I was trained at the University of Lausanne (BSc in Geosciences and environment), at Utrecht University (MSc in Hydrology) and additionally hold a MAS in Secondary and Higher education, which enables me to work part time as a science and geography teacher.

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All publications
  2014 - Scholarly publications
Vannametee, E., Babel, L. V., Hendriks, M. R., Schuur, J., de Jong, S. M., Bierkens, M. F P & Karssenberg, D. (15.09.2014). Semi-automated mapping of landforms using multiple point geostatistics. Geomorphology, 221, (pp. 298-319) (22 p.).
  2013 - Scholarly publications
Babel, L.V. & Karssenberg, D.J. (2013). Hydrological models are mediating models. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Discussion (10), (pp. 10535-10563) (29 p.).
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L.V. Babel MSc Contact details
Willem C. van Unnikgebouw

Heidelberglaan 2
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The Netherlands

Phone number (direct) +31 30 253 2755
Phone number (department) +31 30 253 2749
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Postbus 80.115
3508 TC    UTRECHT
The Netherlands
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