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Comparing the ecology across European tree species
Project description: Foresters modify the structure and light environment of forests to manage the future development of the forest. Natural regeneration and competition between different species are important in current forest ma ...
Supervisor: Dr. Ir. F.J. (Frank) Sterck
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
 
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
 
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
 
How do woody species differ in hydraulic architecture?
Hydraulic architecture refers to form characteristics of plants that characterize the water relationships. The Huber value, named after a German researcher active in the 20/30-ties of the 20th century, is the ratio between the sap ...
Supervisor: Frank Sterck
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
dr. UGW (Ute) Sass-Klaassen

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
 
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
 
The wonderful architecture of leaf veins and their role for plant hydraulics
Leaf veins provide not only structure to the leaves, but they are also the irrigation channels through which all water transport occurs. Plant species show an amazing variety in leaf vein architecture, which is not only esthetical ...
Supervisor: FEM group: Lourens Poorter & Frank Sterck
Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Why is the tree species composition in the Amazon changing? A functional trait approach
Permanent sample plots in the Amazon show that there is a directional change in tree species composition. The question is who are the winners (increasing in abundance), who are the loosers (decreasing in abundance), and why? Is it ...
Supervisor: FEM group: Lourens Poorter
Other organisation: Dr Flavia Costa, INPA, Manaus, Brazil

Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
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