Date: 16 September 2010.
Objective: Working session
to write a paper on Estuarine Biogeomorphology
On 17 & 18 June 2010 a Biogeomorphology workshop
was held at Deltares, organised by Bas Borsje and Bregje van Wesenbeeck. Participants were Peter
Herman, Mindert de Vries, Han Winterwerp, Martin Baptist, Tjeerd Bouma, Tom
Ysebaert, Luca van Duren & Bram van Prooijen.
A discussion was held on
several topics: friction drag close to the bed, biota-biota interaction
and sediment stability, microbiology and sediment stability, long-term and
large scale sediment budgets and interactions with human forcing,
saltmarsh growth and cliff erosion & ecosystem shifts. Two challenges
- parameterisation of
biological processes into deterministic models for sediment transport and
- links to large
spatio-temporal scales in biogeomorphological processes.