Project properties

Title Primary succession on sandy soils
Group Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
Project type thesis
Credits -39
Supervisor(s) Fem group: Frits Mohren
Brno (CZ): Karel Prach
Examiner(s) Prof. Dr. Ir. G.M.J. (Frits) Mohren
Contact info
Begin date 2017/06/01
End date
Description Context: Long-term research on primary succession on sandy soils on the northern Veluwe (J. Fanta, K. Prach, K. Ujházy)
Topic: Primary succession and vegetation development on previously moving sands on the Veluwe area
Tasks: re-sampling of permant plots previously established by Karel Prach (in 1988) and re-measured by Karol Ujházy (in 2003) near Hulsthorst and Leuvenum, in a chronosequence of primary succession on sandy soils; interpretation of data together with the Czech colleagues who did the original work. Possibly application of succession models for data interpretation and extrapolation.

Important: Interest in vegetation science and the role of biogeochemistry in primary succession

Start: summer 2017 and summer 2018

Population and forest dynamics/Modelling /The Netherlands/ Europe/Temperate zone

Used skills
Requirements FEM-30306 Forest Ecology and Forest Management; REG-31806 Ecological Methods I