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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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
The effect of forest degradation on the pollination, production and survival of Amazon nut trees
Thesis or internship Start date is open, but some limitations apply to the start date depending on the subtopics described below. Amazon nuts, commonly known as Brazil nuts, are an important product that is generally harvested ...
Supervisor: M. Jansen (external, ETH Zurich)
Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Securing the future of the Amazon (or Brazil) nut by large-scale enrichment planting
Internship or thesis Amazon nuts are an important product that is generally harvested from natural tree populations in many parts of the Bolivian, Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon rain forest. It provides income to many people in  ...
Supervisor: M. Jansen (external, ETH Zurich)
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
 
Fire and drought resistance of Jamaicas forests; a long-term perspective
Climate change and human disturbances over the last millennia have shaped tropical forests into how we see them today. A better understanding of how tropical forests responded to these pressures in the past may help us understand  ...
Supervisor: FEM group: dr. MT (Masha) van der Sande
Other organisation: S. Yoshi Maezumi (University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica)

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 Amaz�nica ikiam
Prof. Dr. P.A. (Pieter) Zuidema, FEM, WUR

Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
Litter fall during secondary succession in tropical wet forest
MSc thesis During secondary succession after land abandonment in the wet tropics the vegetation recovers rapidly. With biomass building up, the productivity and the biomass cycling also increases. Generally with more standing b ...
Supervisor: FEM group: Frans Bongers
Department: Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
 
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