|Title||Planting strategies for reforestation of dryland areas|
|Group||Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group|
|Supervisor(s)||FEM group: Prof.dr. Koen Kramer, Prof.dr.ir. Frits Mohren
Land Life Company: Harrie Lovenstein
|Examiner(s)||Prof. Dr. Ir. Frits Mohren|
|Contact firstname.lastname@example.org (www.wur.nl/en/Persons/Koen-prof.dr.-K-Koen-Kramer.htm)
|Description||Topic ia also suitable for more students, or as an Internship
Reforestation of dryland areas is a major challenge the coming decade. If natural regeneration is not an option or too slow, planting may be necessary. Key questions are then:
• Under what conditions (both abiotic and biotic) is planting the best option?
• Which are then the best planting strategies, taking into account:
o Selection of tree species and provenances
o (functional) diversity in species and provenances
o Planting densities
o Spatial distribution of planted saplings, irt slope, access to water, orientation.
o Protection of newly planted trees
• How to monitor growth, vitality, success rate?
• How should newly established plantations in dry areas be managed?
[Forest restoration and succession /Modelling/Europe/ America's/ Africa /Asia/Tropical zone]
|Used skills||Literature search, data analyses, measurements in the field, interviews, collaboration|
|Requirements||FEM-30306 Forest Ecology and Forest Management; REG-31806 Ecological Methods I;|