|Title||The whole tree story - tree functional traits as keys to assess drought resistance|
|Group||Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group|
|Supervisor(s)||dr. UGW (Ute) Sass-Klaassen
dr. Elisabeth Robert (CREAF, Spain)
|Examiner(s)||Prof. Dr. Ir. G.M.J. (Frits) Mohren|
|Description||The project can also be carried out as a MSc thesis. The project is a collaboration between CREAF, the Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications, located in Barcelona (Spain) and the Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group (FEM) of Wageningen University (WUR).
Responsibles: Ute Sass-Klaassen, Elisabeth Robert & Jordi Mart�nez Vilalta
CONTEXT - Studying adaptation to drought in six dominant trees species growing under varying site conditions in Catalonia.
TOOL - Integration of branch, stem and tree functional traits.
THESIS/INTERNSHIP WORK - Analyses of tree-ring patterns and wood-anatomical structure of beech, oak and pine species at stem level and integration with branch and tree characteristics (multi-trait analyses).
REQUIREMENTS - Motivation to work in an international research team and affinity with forests, dendrochronology and wood anatomy.
Where: Partly at CREAF in Cerdanyola del Vall�s near Barcelona, Spain, partly at the DendoLab of FEM at Wageningen University.
More information: the FUN2FUN and PHLOEMAP projects
Climate change effects/ Sustainable forest management/Tree ring analyses and wood anatomy /Spain; The Netherlands/ temperate zone
|Used skills||Field visits, data acquisition and analyses (time-series analyses, mixed models)|
|Requirements||FEM-30306 Forest Ecology and Forest Management; REG-31806 Ecological Methods I|