Project properties

Title Revitalization of damaged spruce forest in Europe
Group Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
Project type thesis
Credits 36
Supervisor(s) Prof Gert-Jan Nabuurs
Examiner(s) Prof Gert-Jan Nabuurs
Contact info gert-jan.nabuurs@wur.nl
https://www.linkedin.com/in/gert-jan-nabuurs-803b091b/
Begin date 2021/09/01
End date
Description Also possible as Internship/Research practice

Spruce is heavily affected by drought and bark beetle in europe. How to restore these forests is only in its beginning. Various techniques can be studied whereby several aspects can be part of the study.e.g. provenance research, success of trials, soil carbon, biodiversity, etc

Field work may be part of the thesis.

Topic is part of https://www.vbne.nl/klimaatslimbosennatuurbeheer/
(dutch pilots)
And/or the new EU project Resonate (lead at EFI in Bonn)


Keywords to search by:

Topic(s): Climate change effects /Biodiversity and functional diversity/ Ecosystem services / Region(s): EuropeClimate(s): Temperate zone/

Corona proof: Yes
i.e.no field work (abroad) or intensive lab studies required=>suitable to be conducted in Corona time
Used skills
Requirements - WEC-31806 Ecological Methods I, or a comparable alternative course;
- One FEM course (at least), depending on the topic of the thesis: FEM-30306 Forest Ecology and Forest Management, FEM-30806 Resource Dynamics Sustainable Utilization, FEM-32306 Agroforestry, or Models for Ecological Systems FEM-31806