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Professor of Geography, Ghent University

Jan Nyssen works since 2007 at the Department of Geography, and in 2014 he became full professor. He teaches courses on Geomorphology, Hydrology, Physical Environment and Development, Microclimatology, and Regional Geomorphology at the Geography and Physical Land Resources programmes. His research (mainly in Ethiopia) aims to contribute to the identification and quantification of changes in the coupled system "humans-environment" - with focus on slope processes, hydrogeomorphology, land degradation and resilience.


  • –present
    Professor, Ghent University