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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
 
Some trees grow faster than others: why?
Within populations of trees, there are substantial differences in the growth rates of equal-sized trees. Such growth differences between individuals can persist for several decades, and cause trees to strongly differ in age when t ...
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. P.A. (Pieter) Zuidema
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
 
Tropical wood density unraveled: effects of species, climate and tree size
Tropical forests store vast amounts of carbon and thus play an crucial role in the global carbon cycle. Changes in the carbon sequestration of tropical forests will thus have strong consequences for future climate: tropical forest ...
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. P.A. (Pieter) Zuidema; Dr. U. (Ute) Sass-Klaassen;
Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Uncovering the anatomy of twisting pioneers
Also possible as Internship. In the tropical dry forest regions, secondary forests are becoming the frequent type of vegetation because of the loss of old-growth forest. The secondary forests reach their climax through differen ...
Supervisor: Ursula Revilla, Frans Bongers, Marielos Peña-Claros, plus local supervisor
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
 
Planting strategies for reforestation of dryland areas
Topic ia also suitable for more students, or as an Internship Reforestation of dryland areas is a major challenge the coming decade. If natural regeneration is not an option or too slow, planting may be necessary. Key questions ...
Supervisor: FEM group: Prof.dr. Koen Kramer, Prof.dr.ir. Frits Mohren
Land Life Company: Harrie Lovenstein

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
 
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