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Anatomical traits regulate cavitation resistance in conifer tree species
Conifers (co-)dominate in many forests in different climates across the temperate zone, with some species better adapted to cold or dry habitats than others. Their wood anatomical traits (i.e., extremely narrow tracheid size and  ...
Supervisor: Yanjun Song, Frank Sterck, Ute Sass-Klaassen
Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Dieback of the Amazon rainforest giants? Can tree hydraulics provide a clue?
Amazon tropical rainforests are increasingly impacted by el-Nino droughts. During those severe drought events, it is especially the large canopy trees that are dying. It is thought that the water relationships (i.e. hydraulics) of ...
Supervisor: FEM group: Lourens Poorter
Other organisation: Dr Flavia Costa, INPA, Manaus, Brazil

Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Effects of extreme drought on tree species � selecting species and provenances under climate change
Also possible as MSc internship (24 credtis)/ BSc thesis (mainly literature study) The extreme 2018 drought was one of the most severe and long-lasting summer droughts ever recorded. Several tree species showed high mortality  ...
Supervisor: dr.ir. P (Paul) Copini


Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Can we link drought effects on tropical tree growth with tree mortality?
Droughts will reduce the capacity of tropical forests to sequester CO2 and store in in wood in the long run. This will have implications for the role of tropical forests in the global carbon cycle. Tree-ring analyses have revealed ...
Supervisor: prof.dr. PA (Pieter) Zuidema
dr. M (Mathieu) Decuyper

Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Tree community assembly along topographic gradients in the Amazon. Linking species traits with forest plots and species distribution
Tropical rainforests in the Amazon are characterized by a steep topography. Crests , slopes and valley bottoms differ markedly in water availability, nutrient availability, and species composition. The questions is what traits all ...
Supervisor: FEM group: Lourens Poorter
Other organisation: Dr Flavia Costa, INPA, Manaus, Brazil

Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Restoration of mined areas in the Brazilian Amazon
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 i ...
Supervisor: Catarina Jakovac
Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Forest dynamics in oak- beech forest
The Netherlands contain a significant proportion of Atlantic beech forest ecosystems. On the Veluwe, a number of old forest complexes contain well-developed forest ecosystems of this type in late-successional communities. The comm ...
Supervisor: FEM group: dr.ir. J (Jan) den Ouden
Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
How old is this tropical forest tree? (And how to estimate that?)
There’s a lot of discussion about the (maximum) ages of trees in tropical forests. Some scientists consider that thousand-year old trees are rather common, while others believe this is unlikely. Apart from this fundamental questio ...
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. P.A. (Pieter) Zuidema
Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
What are the effects of grazing and burning on the vegetation and an endemic macaw in a Bolivian savanna?
The Blue-throated Macaw (Ara glaucogularis) is an endemic and endangered bird species. It inhabits palm forest islands that are scattered over the savanna in Beni, Bolivia. The savannas of Beni are inundated each year, and these p ...
Supervisor: FEM group: Lourens Poorter
Other organisation: Tjalle Boorsma (Asociación Civil Armonía)

Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Nesting sites for the endemic and endangered Blue-throated Macaw
The Blue-throated Macaw (Ara glaucogularis) is an endemic and critically endangered parrot species inhabiting palm forest islands, located on elevated soils surrounded by natural grassland in the threatened Beni savanna ecoregion, ...
Supervisor: Lourens Poorter
Other organisation: Tjalle Boorsma (Asociación Civil Armonía)

Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
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