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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 (Asociaci�n Civil Armon�a)

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 (Asociaci�n Civil Armon�a)

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
 
Linking landscape configuration to landscape functions in South Mexico
Thesis or internship Linking landscape configuration to landscape functions in South Mexico. What is the role of forests? This project is part of the large interdisciplinary FOREFRONT research programme 'linking actor strategi ...
Supervisor: FEM group: Madelon Lohbeck
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
 
What is the biomass of tropical rainforest trees?
Tropical forests store a quarter of all terrestrial biomass and play therefore an important role in the global carbon cycle. Much of the biomass in stored in giant emergent trees. Yet, estimations of carbon storage remain highly u ...
Supervisor: FEM group: , Lourens Poorter,
Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Dynamics of forest islands in a Bolivian savanna, and regeneration of the Motcu palm, a key resource for an endemic maca
150 years of extensive cattle ranching, grassland burning by farmers and deforestation have altered the state of the endangered Beni savanna ecoregion. Barba Azul Nature Reserve (11.000 ha) is the only reserve protecting this thre ...
Supervisor: FEM group: Lourens Poorter
Other organisation: Tjalle Boorsma (Asociaci�n Civil Armon�a)

Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Hydraulic functional composition along succession in a Neotropical wet forest
Also available as internship. Droughts are thought to increase in frequency and intensity in the future. Yet, it is not well understood how tropical forests will respond to such environmental change. A particular emphasis has to  ...
Supervisor: FEM group: R (Rodrigo) Mu�oz Aviles, L (Lourens) Poorter
Other organisation: Miguel Mart�nez-Ramos (IIES � UNAM, Mexico)

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

Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
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