Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

Recent MSc projects

Recent MSc Biological Sciences projects

 

2016-2017 Research projects

  • Stef Freriks, Anaerobic biodegradation of biodiesel under denitrification, sulphate reduction and methanogenic conditions (Advisor: John Parsons)
  • Isabela Poombo Geertsma, The effect of past human disturbances on modern vegetation patterns in Amazonian forests (Advisor: Crystal McMichael)
  • Nora Helal, The occurrence of monodominance in the Amazon (Advisor: Joost Duivenvoorden)
  • Seringe Huisman, Human history of an unexplored region of Amazonia (Advisor: Crystal McMichael)
  • Jippe Kreuning, Exploratory palynological research of a late Holocene site in Jordania (Advisor: Carina Hoorn)
  • Amber Woutersen, Are the origins of Nitraria, a Tibetan highland genus, along the shores of the Parathetys Sea? A comparative  study of modern and fossil Nitraria specimens (Advisor: Carina Hoorn)

 

2016-2017 Literature reviews

  • Daniela Cueva, Sustainability and clean-energy of hydropower in the Amazon basin: An objectionable eco-apology (Advisor: Joost Duivenvoorden)
  • Rosanne Michielsen, Analyzing Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in gull feathers to identify foraging locations (Advisor: John Parsons)
  • Shan Li Nio, Assessing ecotoxicological risks of six illicit drugs in European surface waters (Advisor: John Parsons)
  • Dirk Verkleij, Finding a balance between competition and facilitation in coffee agroforestry systems (Advisor: Joost Duivenvoorden)
  • Natalie Wagner, Recent evidence of global warming’s ecological impact and the role of (mis-)reporting in shaping public opinion of climate (Advisor: Joost Duivenvoorden)

 

Recent MSc Earth Sciences projects

 

2016-2017 Research projects

  • Pieter van Dijk, Photodegradation of cooling tower water additives under simulated solar irradiation  (Advisor: John Parsons)
  • Marleen van Dusseldorp, Can we use stable isotopes of C and N as a common metric for ecosystem change in manipulation experiments (Advisor: Albert Tietema)
  • Wim Laurens Gravemaker, Quantification of SIC stocks in semi-arid areas (Advisor: Erik Cammeraat)
  • Arthur Luikink, Palaeoecology and stratigraphy of Bergvennen, Twente, the Netherlands (Advisor: William Gosling)
  • Rúna Magnússon, Influence of hydrogeology of morainic ridges on surface water chemical quality in the Río Buín catchment, Peru (Advisor: Erik Cammeraat)
  • Klaudia Michelska, Development of a modelling framework for a quick estimation of flood damage (Advisor: Erik Cammeraat)
  • Serge Mooyman, Phytolith-vegetation relationships along an elevational gradient in the Ecuadorian Andes (Advisor: Crystal McMichael)
  • Laura Pecho-Riano, Riparian vegetation recovery in different irrigation systems in the south of Spain (Advisor: Erik Cammeraat)
  • Anjelika Romeo Hall, Assessing the Potential for Phosphorus Recovery via Municipal WWTP in The Netherlands (Advisor: John Parsons)
  • Jan Timmerman, Comparing soil losses in heterogeneous vegetated semi-arid hillslopes by remote sensing of topography and vegetation patterns (Advisor: Erik Cammeraat)
  • Lorenzo Turk, Vegetation-fire dynamics in Lake Kumpak, Ecuador: a reconstruction of human history (Advisor: Crystal McMichael)
  • Daphne Snel, The effect of tree species and tree age on carbon storage in the soil (Advisor: Albert Tietema)
  • Fieke Vlaar, Soil water repellency along a lime-rich and lime-poor chronosequence in the Amsterdam water supply dunes (Advisor: Erik Cammeraat)
  • Dirk Verkleij, Effects of pondings and brush dams on soil quality and plant recruitment (Advisor: Erik Cammeraat)
  • Kornelia Wartega, Determination of the added value of high resolution satellite soil moisture data in the WOFUST crop model (Advisor: Erik Cammeraat)

 

2016-2017 Literature reviews

  • Joost Dalmijn, Global change; how do rising [CO2] and N deposition affect the C storage of temperate and boreal forests? A review (Advisor: Albert Tietema)
  • Fieke Vlaar, Carbon dynamics in Amazonian forests (Advisor: Crystal McMichael)
     

Recent MSc Chemistry projects

 

2016-2017 Research projects

  • Lucie Nicolas, Analysis of pharmaceutical and personal care products in wastewater and sludge with LCMS/MS method (Advisors: Baptiste Poursat & John Parsons)

 

2016-2017 Literature reviews

  • Mélanie Robert, Comparison of multi-residue methods for the analysis of pesticides and their transformation products in fruits and vegetables (Advisors: Pim de Voogt & John Parsons)

Published by  IBED

1 August 2017