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Some trees grow faster than others: why?
Within populations of trees, there are substantial differences in the growth rates of equal-sized trees. Such growth differences between individuals can persist for several decades, and cause trees to strongly differ in age when t ...
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. P.A. (Pieter) Zuidema
Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Tropical wood density unraveled: effects of species, climate and tree size
Tropical forests store vast amounts of carbon and thus play an crucial role in the global carbon cycle. Changes in the carbon sequestration of tropical forests will thus have strong consequences for future climate: tropical forest ...
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. P.A. (Pieter) Zuidema; Dr. U. (Ute) Sass-Klaassen;
Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Understanding environmental effects on delta 13C and growth of tropical trees
Stable isotopes are variations of the same element in the number of neutrons in the core. They are chemically the same but differ in mass and therefore some biological processes discriminate against one of them. Carbon isotopes in ...
Supervisor: Dr. Pieter A. Zuidema


Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Planting strategies for reforestation of dryland areas
Topic ia also suitable for more students, or as an Internship Reforestation of dryland areas is a major challenge the coming decade. If natural regeneration is not an option or too slow, planting may be necessary. Key questions ...
Supervisor: FEM group: Prof.dr. Koen Kramer, Prof.dr.ir. Frits Mohren
Land Life Company: Harrie Lovenstein

Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Understanding how pruning affects flowering and fruiting intensity and pattern in cocoa trees ( Theobroma cacao L. ).
Cacao is the most important export crop in west African countries such as Ivory Coast and Ghana and an essential source of income for millions of small older farmers. Realized yield however falls way below the potential value calc ...
Supervisor: A (Ambra) Tosto MSc
Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Leaf harvesting and resin tapping of African mahogany trees: how sustainable is it?
Internship or MSC thesis Local people harvest wild plants for their living in heterogeneous, fragmented landscapes in the Tropics. In Western Africa, the collection of products from the African mahogany tree (Khaya senegalensis ...
Supervisor: FEM group: Dr. Pieter (P.A.) Zuidema, Dr. Ute (U.) Sass-Klaassen
Other organisation: Dr. Orou G. Gaoue (University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA)

Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Forensic tracing of tropical timber
Also suitable as BSc thesis topic Up to 50% of the tropical timber traded at the European market is of illegal origin. Developing rapid and reliable methods for independently verifying claims of origin of tropical timber will h ...
Supervisor: FEM group: Prof Dr Pieter A. Zuidema
Other organisation: Dr Arjen GA de Groot, Animal ecology, Alterrra

Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Restoration of degraded lands in East Africa
Thesi or internship Restoration of degraded lands in East Africa. What is the role of trees and their functional traits? In collaboration with the World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi Kenya (http://www.worldagroforestry.org/). Yo ...
Supervisor: FEM group: Madelon Lohbeck
World Agroforestry Centre: Leigh Winowiecki

Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Sacred Forests in Guinee Bissau: regeneration, restoration, fire
In many countries in Africa and Asia, some forest areas are preserved by local communities based on religious and spiritual beliefs and myths, following religious rules that determine their use, these forests are considered Sacred ...
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Frans Bongers
Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Frankincense distribution and sustainable use in Somaliland
Also possible as internship The famous Frankincense resin is collected from wild trees of the genus Boswellia. Different species grow in India, Oman, Ethiopia, Yemen, Sudan and Somalia, among other countries. The two species g ...
Supervisor: Prof.Dr. F.J.J.M (Frans) Bongers
Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
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