Jérémy Robinet

PhD student
KU Leuven

What led you to Earth and Space science?

Since high school, thanks to very interesting geography teachers

How long have you been a member of AGU and why did you join?

first time, in order to submit an abstract for the AGU fall meeting 2017

What are you working on now?

On the impact of land use change (LUC) on water content and fluxes, from the plot to the catchment scale. Indeed, hydrology plays a major role in controlling sediment and biogeochemical fluxes but the potential impact of LUC has been relatively understudied, especially in (sub-) tropical environments. As a result, consequences of LUC on hydrological and biogeochemical pathways and fluxes are still difficult to predict. Furthermore, there is a lack of critical information on how such changes may feed back to soil processes. The two major research questions of my current work are therefore: 1) How water fluxes are affected by soil and landscape structures/changes on the short term ?, and 2) How do water fluxes may affect soil and landscape properties on the long term ? My research focuses on two small catchments with contrasting land use (agriculture vs. natural forest) were selected in a subtropical region in the south of Brazil.