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The effect of forest degradation on the pollination, production and survival of Amazon nut trees
Thesis or internship Start date is open, but some limitations apply to the start date depending on the subtopics described below. Amazon nuts, commonly known as Brazil nuts, are an important product that is generally harvested ...
Supervisor: M. Jansen (external, ETH Zurich)
Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Securing the future of the Amazon (or Brazil) nut by large-scale enrichment planting
Internship or thesis Amazon nuts are an important product that is generally harvested from natural tree populations in many parts of the Bolivian, Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon rain forest. It provides income to many people in  ...
Supervisor: M. Jansen (external, ETH Zurich)
Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Fire and drought resistance of Jamaicaĺs forests; a long-term perspective
Climate change and human disturbances over the last millennia have shaped tropical forests into how we see them today. A better understanding of how tropical forests responded to these pressures in the past may help us understand  ...
Supervisor: FEM group: dr. MT (Masha) van der Sande
Other organisation: S. Yoshi Maezumi (University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica)

Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Sustainable fruit harvesting from a giant Amazonian palm: Mauritia flexuosa in Ecuador
Mauritia flexuosa attains 35 m in height and thrives in flooded forests in the northern and western parts of the Amazon basin. This palm is considered a hyper dominant species and cover an extent area between 50-100.000 km2, M. fl ...
Supervisor: Prof. Maria Cristina Penuela Mora, Universidad Regional Amaz´┐Żnica ikiam
Prof. Dr. P.A. (Pieter) Zuidema, FEM, WUR

Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Resilience of old-growth tropical dry forests: assessment and drivers
Also possible as MSc internship Severe droughts associated to El Ni˝o Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events are known to have a devastating effect on tropical forest ecosystems in the Americas. High biodiversity is thought to prod ...
Supervisor: FEM group: R (Rodrigo) Mu´┐Żoz Aviles, FJJM (Frans) Bongers
Other organisation: JA (Jorge) Meave

Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
How did the megafaunal collapse in South America affect tree species composition?
Also possible as Internship At the end of the Pleistocene, around 12,000 y ago, many large animal species went extinct in South America. Although the causes of this big extinction event remain debated, it likely had great cons ...
Supervisor: FEM group: dr. MT (Masha) van der Sande
Other organisation: dr. Marco Raczka (University of Reading, UK)

Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Land-use dynamics and ecosystem services in an agro-forest frontier in Mexico
This Msc thesis is part of the FOREFRONT program which focuses on agro-forest frontier areas. Agro-forest frontiers are the particularly dynamic borders between forested and agricultural land. The program aims is to link the lands ...
Supervisor: FEM group: Madelon Lohbeck
FSE group: Lucas Carvalho Gomes
Advisor GRS group: Mathieu Decuyper

Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Agroforestry thesis or internship projects
Also internships available. Possible topics include: Food forests in the Netherlands Tropical agroforestry in Latin America (Brazil, Mexico) Agroforestry for restoring degraded agricultural landscapes in Africa & the middl ...
Supervisor: Frans Bongers, Madelon Lohbeck or Pieter Zuidema
Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Understanding fire resilience of Chiquitano dry forests in Bolivia
Also possible as MSc Internship Over the last years, the fires in the Amazon have reached global headlines. Although most media attention has focused on Brazil, the rate of deforestation and fire-affected areas have increased  ...
Supervisor: FEM group: dr. MT (Masha) van der Sande
Other organisation: Geovana Carre´┐Żo (Museo de Historia Natural Noel Kempff Mercado, Bolivia)

Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Reproductive strategies of tropical tree species
MSc thesis / MSc internship / BSc thesis / BSc internship Tropical forests harbor a tremendous diversity of trees, which are able to coexist because of differences in their life history strategies. Tree species are engaged in a ...
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Lourens Poorter
Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
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