Project properties

Title Monitoring forest revitalization plots in Netherlands
Group Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
Project type internship
Credits 24-27
Supervisor(s) Host organisation WenR: Inge Verbeek & Bas Lerink
FEM group: Gert-Jan Nabuurs
Examiner(s) Prof Gert-Jan Nabuurs
Contact info inge.verbeek@wur.nl
Bas.lerink@wur.nl
Begin date 2021/09/01
End date 2022/01/01
Description Wageningen Environmental research (one of the WUR research institutes, located in Lumen building) is looking for two students to join for an internship. You will join the forest climate pilots project to monitor climate pilots that were started during the last two years. The projects are diverse and range from revitalizing existing forests to new plantations in agroforestry and food forests.
See https://www.vbne.nl/klimaatslimbosennatuurbeheer/projecten (dutch only) for more examples.
Tasks will include fieldwork to assess success of planting activities on many sites in the Netherlands and baseline measurements. There are also possibilities to expand and work on different subjects within the group, based on your interests and our offers. Preferable to start as soon as possible, as September to November is ideal for the type of fieldwork we have in mind. At least one of the two should have a drivers license.
Direct supervisors will be Inge Verbeek and Bas Lerink (cc). Please contact them if you are interested.

Climate change / ecosystem services / Europe/ 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