Karen Tuytens (2012 – present)
Karen is developing hydrological models to reconstruct and predict inundation patterns in temporary pond systems. She is currently expanding earlier developed models for rock pool systems to more complex aquatic systems. Her main study system consists of temporary clay pans in the subtropics in the Malilangwe Conservancy in Zimbabwe. For this we collaborate with Tamuka Nhiwatiwa (University of Zimbabwe) and Bruce Clegg (Malilangwe). Promotership is shared with Luc Brendonck, KU Leuven.