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Title Biodiversity in dutch forest reserves
Group Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
Project type thesis
Credits 36
Supervisor(s) 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

The Netherlands has 60 strict forest reserves since 1980s.These are showing more and more natural dynamics now. A comparative analysis of the reserves with surrounding comparable but normally managed forest is part of this thesis.
Field work is part of the thesis. Also good ecological knowledge is required.

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The Netherlands has 60 strict forest reserves since 1980s.These are showing more and more natural dynamics now. A comparative analysis of the reserves with surrounding comparable but normally managed forest is part of this thesis.
Field work is part of the thesis. Also good ecological knowledge is required.


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Topic(s): Climate change effects /Biodiversity and functional diversity/ Ecosystem services /
Region(s): The Netherlands/
Climate(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