Contact Dr Kim Vercruysse
Areas of expertise
- Sustainable Land Systems
- Water Science and Engineering
Dr Kim Vercruysse is an interdisciplinary researcher specialising in the physical and societal interactions related to water and river management. A focal aspect of her research is improving systems' understanding by combining insights from different disciplines such as fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, engineering and social sciences. She is currently a research fellow at Cranfield University, working on understanding social-environmental interactions and trade-offs in the land-river interface through an ecosystem services approach.
Prior to (re-)joining Cranfield University, she was a research fellow at University of Leeds on an EPSRC-funded project on Urban Flood Resilience, where she investigated how interoperability and connectivity between infrastructure systems can help facilitate integrated and system-oriented flood management. Kim obtained her PhD in fluvial geomorphology at Cranfield University (2014-2017), worked at UNESCO’s Water Sciences Department (2014), and got both a masters’ degree in Physical Geography (KULeuven, Belgium) (2010-2012) and International Development (UGent, Belgium) (2012-2013).
Kim is a research fellow on a NERC Towards a Sustainable Earth project, entitled 'Social, economic and environmental trade-offs in managing the land-river-interface', investigating how land and river management can be harnessed to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.
Articles In Journals
- Vercruysse K, Grabowski RC, Hess T & Lexartza-Artza I (2020) Linking temporal scales of suspended sediment transport in rivers: towards improving transferability of prediction, Journal of Soils and Sediments, Available online 29 May 2020. Dataset/s: 10.17862/cranfield.rd.5903923
- Dawson DA, Vercruysse K & Wright N (2020) A spatial framework to explore needs and opportunities for interoperable urban flood management, Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 378 (2168) Article No. 20190205.
- Vercruysse K & Grabowski RC (2019) Temporal variation in suspended sediment transport: linking sediment sources and hydro-meteorological drivers, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 44 (13) 2587-2599. Dataset/s: 10.17862/cranfield.rd.5903923
- Vercruysse K, Dawson DA, Glenis V, Bertsch R, Wright N & Kilsby C (2019) Developing spatial prioritization criteria for integrated urban flood management based on a source-to-impact flood analysis, Journal of Hydrology, 578 (November) Article No. 124038.
- Vercruysse K, Dawson D & Wright N (2019) Interoperability: A conceptual framework to bridge the gap between multifunctional and multisystem urban flood management, Journal of Flood Risk Management, Early online.
- Fenner R, O’Donnell E, Ahilan S, Dawson D, Kapetas L, Krivtsov V, Ncube S & Vercruysse K (2019) Achieving urban flood resilience in an uncertain future, Water (Switzerland), 11 (5) Article No. 1082.
- Vercruysse K & Grabowski RC (2018) Using source-specific models to test the impact of sediment source classification on sediment fingerprinting, Hydrological Processes, 32 (22) 3402-3415. Dataset/s: 10.17862/cranfield.rd.5903923
- Molina A, Vercruysse K, Govers G, Tenorio G, Vanacker V, Campforts B, Álvarez L & Zhiminaicela S (2018) Tracking spatial variation in river load from Andean highlands to inter-Andean valleys, Geomorphology, 308 (May) 175-189.
- Vercruysse K, Grabowski RC & Rickson RJ (2017) Suspended sediment transport dynamics in rivers: multi-scale drivers of temporal variation, Earth-Science Reviews, 166 (March) 38-52.