Awards, Invitations & Presentations

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Awards

  •  Best poster prize at the final open Science meeting, Holivar 2006 “Natural Climate Variability and Global Warming, Theme 4: Rapid hydrological change”. University College London, London, UK (06/2006); (link)
  •  Price for the 2nd best poster at the ESF-Holivar training course. “Quantitative climate reconstruction and data-model comparisons”. Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium (07/2004).

 

Invitations

  •  Invited participant of the Canadian Job Affair - Ambassy of Canada, Brussels, Belgium, November 2009.
  •  Invited speaker at the Dubai Natural History Group, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 2008.
  •  Invited speaker at the Office of Information Affairs For the Deputy Prime Minister, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, June 2007. (English link) (Arabic link)
  •  Invited speaker at the 14th International Karstological School “Classical Karst” EU Marie Curie sponsored scholarship, Postojna, Slovenia, June-July 2006. (link)
  •  Invited speaker at the Yemen Society for the Protection of Wildlife, sponsored by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), Sana’a, Yemen, January 2006.
  •  Invited key-note speaker at the Journées de Spéléologie Scientifique. Ferme du Dry Hamptay - Han-sur-Lesse, Belgique, November 2005. (link)
  •  Invited Chairman at Session 19: Speleogenesis and evolution of Karst Aquifers including Geology, Hydrology and Geomorphology VII at the 14th International Congress of Speleology, Abstract book pag. 30, Kalamos, Greece, August 2005.
  •  DE GEEST P.,VERHEYDEN S., CHENG H., EDWARDS L. and KEPPENS E., 2005. Can High-Resolution Speleothem Records from Soqotra Island (Yemen), learn us something about Indian Ocean Monsoon Variability? Invited speaker at the International Symposium: Cave Climate and Paleoclimate – Best Record of Global Change – II, Kalamos, Greece, August 2005.
  •  Invited speaker at the Ministry of Water & Environment, in collaboration with the Socotra Conservation Fund (SCF), Sana’a, Yemen, May 2005. (link)
  •  DE GEEST P., 2004. The Soqotran Underground Water potential: facts & visions. Invited speaker at the Past and Present: Developing Infrastructure & Current Social Issues for Soqotra meeting. University of London, London, England, September 2004. (link)
  •  DE GEEST P. and the members of the Soqotra Karst Project, 2003. The Underground Mysteries of Soqotra Revealed. Invited speaker at the Joined meeting of the British-Yemeni Society, the Society for Arabian Studies and the Centre for Near and Middle Eastern Studies. School for Oriental & African Studies, University of London, London, England, 2003. (link)
  •  Invited speaker at the Ministry of Tourism & Environment, in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), Sana’a, Yemen, January 2003.

 

Presentations

  • DE GEEST P. 2014. Karst Management and Cultural Heritage of Soqotra Island. Oral presentation at the FoS Symposium and XIII AGM Biodiversity and Culture of Soqotra: a multidisciplinary outlook on the island's past, present and future. Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, September 2014. (link)

  • DE GEEST P. 2013. Karst Management of Geopark Socotra. Oral presentation at the FoS Annual Meeting, Faculty of Horticulture Mendel University, Lednice, Czech Republic, September 2013.

  • VAN RAMPELBERGH M., VERHEYDEN S., DE GEEST P., KEPPENS E., CLAEYS P., 2011 INDIAN OCEAN MONSOON DYNAMICS RECORDED IN A SPELEOTHEM FROM SOCOTRA, YEMEN. THE KARST RECORD 6 BIRMINGHAM, JUNE 2011.

  • DE GEEST P.,VERHEYDEN S., CHENG H., EDWARDS L. and KEPPENS E., 2007. Indian Ocean Monsoon Variability recorded in Holocene High-Resolution Speleothem Records From Soqotra Island (Yemen). Oral presentation at the EGU General Assembly Abstract n°SSP16/CL45-1MO4O-001, Vienna, Austria, April 2007.
  • DE GEEST P., VERHEYDEN S., CHENG H., EDWARDS L. and KEPPENS E., 2006. Holocene High-Resolution Speleothem Records From Soqotra Island (Yemen), Registering Monsoon Climate Variability. Oral presentation at the AGU Fall Meeting Abstract n°PP53A-06, San Francisco, USA, 15 December 2006.
  • DE GEEST P., 2006. The discovery and protection of one of the most important ancient metropolitan cave sites of the Middle-East: Hoq Cave on Soqotra Island, Yemen. Oral presentation at the 14th International Karstological School “Classical Karst”, Postojna, Slovenia, June-July 2006.
  • DE GEEST P., KEPPENS E., VERHEYDEN S., CHENG H. and EDWARDS L., 2006. High-resolution Holocene speleothem records from Soqotra Island, Yemen as a tool for Indian Ocean climate reconstruction. Oral presentation at the Karst Record 4: Climate Change  Symposium, Baile Herculane, Romania, May 2006.
  • DE GEEST P.,VERHEYDEN S., CHENG H., EDWARDS L. and KEPPENS E., 2006. High-Resolution Speleothem Records from Soqotra Island, Yemen as a tool for Indian Ocean Climate Reconstruction. Oral presentation at the 2nd Middle-East Speleological Symposium, Abstract book pag.69, Beirut, Lebanon, April 2006.
  • DE GEEST P. and the Soqotra Karst Project Team, 2006. The Discovery and Protection of the most Ancient Metropolitan Cave site of the Middle East: Hoq Cave on Soqotra Island, Yemen. Oral presentation at the 2nd Middle-East Speleological Symposium, Abstract book pag.33, Beirut, Lebanon, April 2006.
  • DE GEEST P.,VERHEYDEN S., CHENG H., EDWARDS L. and KEPPENS E., 2005. High-Resolution Speleothem Records From Soqotra Island, Yemen: Providing Clues to the Indian Ocean Monsoon System? Oral presentation at the 14th International Congress of Speleology, Abstract book 0-93 pag. 105-106, Kalamos, Greece, August 2005.
  • DE GEEST P. and the members of the Soqotra Karst Project, 2005. Revealing the Caves of Soqotra Island (Yemen), the Soqotra Karst Project (2000-2005). Oral presentation at the 14th International Congress of Speleology, Abstract book W2 pag. 78, Kalamos, Greece, August 2005.
  • DE GEEST P.,VERHEYDEN S., CHENG H., EDWARDS L. and KEPPENS E., 2005. High-Resolution Speleothem Records From Soqotra Island, Yemen: An Approach To Reconstruct Indian Ocean Monsoon Variability? Poster presentation at the EGU  General Assembly 2005 Abstract n°SSP9-1WE2P-0350, Vienna, Austria, April 2005.
  • DE GEEST P., KEPPENS E., VERHEYDEN S., CHENG H. and EDWARDS L., 2004. High-Resolution, Speleothem Records of the Indian Ocean Monsoon Variability During the Last 6 ka From Soqotra Island, Yemen. Poster presentation at the AGU Fall Meeting Abstract n°PP43A-0611, San Francisco, USA, December 2004.
  • DE GEEST P., VERHEYDEN S., KEPPENS E., 2004. Holocene paleoclimate reconstruction with the use of stable isotopes from speleothems from Soqotra Island (Yemen). Oral presentation at the Quaternary Research Association Third International Postgraduate Symposium. Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium, September 2004, pp.30-31.
  • DE GEEST P., VERHEYDEN S., KEPPENS E. and the members of the Soqotra Karst Project, 2002. Explorative karstological research on the island Soqotra (Yemen). Poster presentation at the Cave Climate and Paleoclimate- Best Record of the Global Change symposium. Stara Zagora, Bulgarian, September 2002.
  • DE GEEST P. and the members of the Soqotra Karst Project, 2003. Multidisciplinary Karstological research on Soqotra Island (Yemen). Oral presentation at the Journées 2004 de Spéléologie Scientifique. Ferme du Dry Hamptay - Han-sur-Lesse, Belgique, November 2003.
  • DE GEEST P., VERHEYDEN S., KEPPENS E. and the members of the Soqotra Karst Project, 2003. Explorative karstological research on Soqotra island (Yemen). Poster presentation in the Proceedings of the Climate Changes: The Karst Record III conference. Montpellier, France, 2003, pp.62.