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Professor Marc Bierkens

Professor of Hydrology, Utrecht University

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Marc Bierkens holds the chair in Earth Surface Hydrology at the Department of Physical Geography at Utrecht University and was acting chairman of the Department of Physical Geography between March 2010 and May 2015. He received his MSc in Hydrology from Wageningen University (1990), a PhD in Physical Geography from Utrecht University (1994) and became professor of Hydrology at Utrecht University in 2002. He is also partly employed by Deltares In between 1994 and 2002 he worked as a senior scientist and team leader at Alterra Research Institute in Wageningen. Marc Bierkens’ fields of expertise are groundwater hydrology, stochastic hydrology, hydrological regionalisation, upscaling theory and geostatistics. Recently initiated work comprises integrated modelling of soil-water-vegetation dynamics, data-assimilation methods for operational water management and global scale hydrological modelling in relation to climate change and water availability.

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