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Pioneer Mimosa and their life history in the dry tropics
Also possible as Internship. Old-growth tropical dry forests are continuously decreasing in area because of land use change. Slash-and-burn agriculture is a common practice used in the tropics to open areas for agriculture. The ...
Supervisor: Ursula Revilla, Frans Bongers, Marielos Peña-Claros
Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
The role of Neotropical primates on tropical forests
Plant animal interactions in Tropical forests. Understanding the effect that primates have on forest development and possible cascading effects. For this project we are interested in determining the effect that primates have on ...
Supervisor: FEM group: Prof.Dr.Ir L (Lourens) Poorter; JI (Juan) Ramirez Chiriboga
Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Seed rain during secondary succession in tropical wet forest in Mexico
Secondary forests, regrowing after agricultural fields are abandoned, need input of seeds to develop. The seed rain (number and type of seeds) partly determine the possible growth trajectories of these forests. In this project, y ...
Supervisor: FEM group: Frans Bongers
Other organisation: prof. Miguel Martínez-Ramos – CIECO Mexico

Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Do animals shape tree community assembly and functional composition of a Bolivian tropical rainforest?
Animals are an important component of tropical rain forests; through seed dispersal and predation, and the trampling and browsing of seedlings they can have a large filtering effect on what tree species are regeneration where. It  ...
Supervisor: Dr. Ir. Lourens Poorter
Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
The distribution of genetic diversity of main tree species over Europe
Genetic diversity (GD) is the base of adaptation to environmental changes such as climate change. To use and conserve GD, Gene Conservation Units (GCUs) are installed throughout Europe (see: www.eufgis.org; www.euforgen.org). The  ...
Supervisor: FEM group: Koen Kramer, Frits Mohren
Other organisation: prof. Dr. Kärkkäinen Katri (Luke) katri.karkkainen@luke.fi; Dr. Vakkari Pekka (Luke) <pekka.vakkari@luke.fi>

Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Stem cell development compared across species: from cambium to xylem and phloem cells
Xylem and phloem cell development in plant stems has been described in qualitative sense, but comparative and quantitative analyses that are required for understanding differences in stem development and functioning across plant s ...
Supervisor: FEM group: Frank Sterck, Ute Sass-Klaassen
Other organisation: Professor Fritz Schweingruber, Roman Zweifel (WSL, Switzerland)

Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Growth responses to thinning in douglas fir
Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) is one of the most productive tree species in European forests. Douglas fir stands are maintained by thinning until a point where regeneration is started and the old trees removed. Conventional  ...
Supervisor: FEM group: dr.ir. J (Jan) den Ouden
Other organisation: ing. René Olthof, Kroondomeinen het Loo

Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Assessing provisioning ecosystem services of new forests in the Atlantic Forest region of Brazil
Also possible as Internship Large-scale restoration in the Atlantic Forest region of Brazil needs novel upscaling from thousands to millions of hectares. The NewFor project is part of a large collaboration between Dutch and Bra ...
Supervisor: Rens Brouwer; Prof. Dr. Marielos Peña-claros, Prof. Dr. Frans Bongers
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
 
Finding your niche within a tropical forest; the role of traits for species distribution and abundance
Across broad spatial scales (e.g. continents), we see large variation in species composition, abundance and diversity due to differences in climate and soil type. However, at finer spatial scales (e.g. within one valley) this vari ...
Supervisor: FEM group: dr. MT (Masha) van der Sande
Other organisation: dr. Bryan Valencia (IKIAM, Ecuador)

Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
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