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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
 
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
 
Origin matters! Drought susceptibility of commercial Douglas Fir provenances
Can also be done as internship (24-27ects) Douglas fir is a relevant timber species in European forestry. It grows well and produces valuable timber. The challenge for foresters is to choose those Douglas fir provenances for pl ...
Supervisor: dr. UGW (Ute) Sass-Klaassen
Centre for Genetic Resources, the Netherlands: Dr. P (Paul) Copini

Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Tough oaks for future forest: selection suitable oak provenances for Dutch forestry
Can also be done as internship (24-27 ects) Pedunculate oak is a relevant timber species in European forestry. The challenge for foresters is to choose those oak provenances for planting, which will perform well also in a chang ...
Supervisor: dr. UGW (Ute) Sass-Klaassen
Centre for Genetic Resources, the Netherlands (CGN): Dr. P (Paul) Copini

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
 
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 genetic base of plant functional traits
The potential of plant functional traits to adapt genetically to changes in environmental conditions strongly depends on genetic factors such as heritability, number of loci affecting the trait and number of alleles per locus, as  ...
Supervisor: FEM group: Prof. Dr. K. (Koen) Kramer and Prof. Dr. L. (Lourens) Poorter
Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Drought resistance of chestnut growing in Dutch forests
Also possible as MSc internship Chestnut (Castanea sativa) is discussed as interesting species if it comes to making Dutch forest more resilient to climate change. By applying tree-ring research it becomes possible to check the ...
Supervisor: dr.ir. P (Paul) Copini dr. UGW (Ute) Sass-Klaassen
Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Forensic tracing of tropical timber
Also suitable as BSc thesis topic Up to 50% of the tropical timber traded at the European market is of illegal origin. Developing rapid and reliable methods for independently verifying claims of origin of tropical timber will h ...
Supervisor: FEM group: Prof Dr Pieter A. Zuidema
Other organisation: Dr Arjen GA de Groot, Animal ecology, Alterrra

Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Historic wood use in Costa Rica and its contribution to climate change mitigation
Internship or thesis Tropical forests play a major role in the global carbon cycle. The prevention of deforestation and sustainable management of these forests is therefore included in climate mitigation measures, such as outli ...
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. P.A. (Pieter) Zuidema; Prof. Dr. Ir. G.M.J. (Frits) Mohren; MSc. Federico E. Alice Guier
Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
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