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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
 
Restoration of mined areas in the Brazilian Amazon
Within a conservation area in the southern Brazilian Amazon there has been large tin mining activity in the past. Nowadays the areas impacted by mining are been restored and monitored annually for vegetation development and soil i ...
Supervisor: Catarina Jakovac
Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
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 (Asociación Civil Armonía)

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 (Asociación Civil Armonía)

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 (Asociación Civil Armonía)

Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
The role of wild ungulates on Dutch temperate forests
Plant animal interactions in Dutch temperate forests. Understanding the effect that wild animals have on forest development and possible cascading effects. For this project we are interested in determining the dose-response cur ...
Supervisor: FEM group: Prof.Dr.Ir L (Lourens) Poorter; Dr.Ir. J (Jan) den Ouden; JI (Juan) Ramirez Chiriboga
REG group: Dr. Ir. PA (Patrick) Jansen

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 Amazónica ikiam
Prof. Dr. P.A. (Pieter) Zuidema, FEM, WUR

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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