Silke has obtained a BSc degree in Civil Engineering (2014) and a MSc degree in Hydraulic Engineering (2016) at Delft University of Technology. During her MSc thesis she studied coastal protection in the Mekong Delta in collaboration with the University of Danang, Vietnam. Since December 2016, Silke has been employed as a PhD researcher at Delft University of Technology.
Silke is one of the three PhDs in the BioManCO project, which aims at unravelling key mechanisms responsible for the dynamics of (eroding) mangrove-mud coasts, and develop guidelines and tools to restore and protect such coastlines.
Silke focuses on the dynamics of cheniers, which are bodies of sand found on muddy coasts, and have been observed to provide shelter, in which mangrove vegetation can recover and stabilise the coastline. She combines field measurements (in Indonesia) with numerical modelling to understand the underlying mechanisms of chenier dynamics
Project aim: Unravelling key mechanisms responsible for the dynamics of (eroding) mangrove-mud coasts, and develop guidelines and tools to restore and protect such coastlines.
Project researchers: Alejandra Gijón Mancheño (PhD researcher, TU Delft), Celine van Bijsterveldt (PhD researcher, NIOZ and University of Utrecht) and Silke Tas (PhD researcher, TU Delft).
Project website (under construction)
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