Project properties

Title Restoration of mined areas in the Brazilian Amazon
Group Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
Project type thesis
Credits 36
Supervisor(s) Catarina Jakovac
Examiner(s) prof. F.(Frans) Bongers
Contact info
Begin date 2019/03/21
End date
Description Within a conservation area in the southern Brazilian Amazon there has been large tin mining activity in the past. Nowadays the areas impacted by mining are been restored and monitored annually for vegetation development and soil improvement. We have now 10 years of monitoring restoration areas with different ages and soil and landscape conditions. This project can embrace MSc thesis studies related to community dynamics, population dynamics and plant functional traits.
It is possible to develop a thesis based on the database and not going to the field. For doing field work the student must speak Portuguese (Spanish may also be possible) and be able to travel and collect data by his/her own.

There is an opportunity to go to the field in September/October 2019, to work on topics related to:
- Exotic vs native species population dynamics
- Determinants of population dynamics in forest restoration
- Regeneration dynamics over 10 years of forest restoration
- Other related topics also possible
MSc thesis should start around july

[Biodiversity and functional diversity/ Plant-animal interactions/ Population and forest dynamics/ Forest restoration and succession /America's/ tropical zone
Used skills
Requirements FEM-30306 Forest Ecology and Forest Management; REG-31806 Ecological Methods I; FEM-30806 Resource Dynamics and Sustainable Utilization