Staff directory

Olivier Dewitte

Earth Sciences
Natural hazards
  • Depicker, A.,  Govers, G.,  Jacobs, L.,  Vanmaercke, M.,  Uwihirwe, J.,  Campforts, B.,  Kubwimana, D.,  Maki Mateso, J.-C.,  Mugaruka Bibentyo, T.,  Nahimana, L.,  Smets, B. & Dewitte, O. 2024. ‘Mobilization rates of landslides in a changing tropical environment: 60-year record over a large region of the East African Rift’. Geomorphology 454: 109156. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2024.109156. URL:  I.F. 3.9.
  • Mugaruka Bibentyo, T.Dille, A.,  Depicker, A.,  Smets, B.,  Vanmaercke, M.,  Nzolang, C.,  Dewaele, S. & Dewitte, O. 2024. ‘Landslides, bedrock incision and human-induced environmental changes in an extremely rapidly formed tropical river gorge’. Geomorphology 449: 109046. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2023.109046. URL:  I.F. 3.9.
  • Maki Mateso, J.-C.,  Bielders, C.,  Monsieurs, E.,  Depicker, A.,  Smets, B.,  Tambala, T.,  Bagalwa Mateso, L. & Dewitte, O. 2023. ‘Characteristics and causes of natural and human-induced landslides in a tropical mountainous region: the rift flank west of Lake Kivu (Democratic Republic of the Congo)’. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 23(2):  643-666. DOI: 10.5194/nhess-23-643-2023. URL:  I.F. 4.6.
  • Lutete Landu, E.,  Ilombe Mawe, G.,  Makanzu Imwangana, F.,  Bielders, C.,  Dewitte, O.,  Poesen, J.,  Hubert, A. & Vanmaercke, M. 2023. ‘Effectiveness of measures aiming to stabilize urban gullies in tropical cities: Results from field surveys across D.R. Congo’. International Soil and Water Conservation Research 11: 14-29. DOI: URL:  I.F. 6.4.
  • Belayneh, L.,  Dewitte, O.,  Gulie, G.,  Poesen, J.,  O'Hara, D.,  Kassaye, A.,  Endale, T. & Kervyn, M. 2022. ‘Landslides and gullies interact as sources of lake sediments in a rifting context: insights from a highly degraded mountain environment’. Geosciences 12: 274. DOI: .  I.F. 2.7.
  • Sekajugo, J.,  Kagoro-Rugunda, G.,  Mutyebere, R.,  Kabaseke, C.,  Namara, E.,  Dewitte, O.,  Kervyn, M. & Jacobs, L. 2022. ‘Can citizen scientists provide a reliable geo-hydrological hazard inventory? An analysis of biases, sensitivity and precision for the Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda’. Environmental Research Letters 17: 045011. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ac5bb5. URL:  I.F. 6.947.
  • Nakulopa, F.,  Vanderkelen, I.,  Van de Walle, J.,  van Lipzig, N.P.M,  Tabari, H.,  Jacobs, L.,  Tweheyo, C.,  Dewitte, O. & Thiery, W. 2022. ‘Evaluation of High-Resolution Precipitation Products over the Rwenzori Mountains (Uganda)’. Journal of Hydrometeorology 23: 747–768. DOI: . URL:$002fhydr$002f23$002f5$002fJHM-D-21-0106.1.xml?t:ac=journals%24002fhydr%24002f23%24002f5%24002fJHM-D-21-0106.1.xml  I.F. 4.871.
  • Dille, A.Dewitte, O.,  Handwerger, A.L.,  d’Oreye, N.,  Derauw, D.,  Ganza Bamulezi, G.,  Ilombe Mawe, G.,  Michellier, C.Moeyersons, J.Monsieurs, E.Mugaruka Bibentyo, T.,  Samsonov, S.,  Smets, B.,  Kervyn, M. & Kervyn, F. 2022. ‘Acceleration of a large deep-seated tropical landslide due to urbanization feedbacks’. Nature Geoscience 15: 1048–1055. DOI: URL:  I.F. 18.3.
  • Dewitte, O.,  Depicker, A.,  Moeyersons, J. & Dille, A. 2022. ‘Mass Movements in Tropical Climates’. In: Shroder, J.J.F.  (ed), Treatise on Geomorphology. Vol. 5. Elsevier, Academic Press, pp. 338–349. (PR) ISBN: 9780128182345. DOI:
  • Deijns, A. A.Dewitte, O.,  Thiery, W.,  d'Oreye, N.,  Malet, J.-P. & Krevyn, F. 2022. ‘Timing landslide and flash flood events from SAR satellite: a new method illustrated in African cloud-covered tropical environments’. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. DOI: URL:  I.F. 4.6.