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Name P Copini

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DescriptionDLO Onderzoeker
OrganizationWageningen Environmental Research
Organization UnitVegetation, Forest and Landscape Ecology
Phone+31 317 486 355
Secretarial phone+31 317 485 954
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Visiting addressDroevendaalsesteeg 3
Postal addressPostbus 47
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Forest Genetic Resources

Within the cluster Forest Genetic Resources of the Centre for Genetic Resources, the Netherlands, I am involved in the conservation and the promotion of sustainable use of genetic diversity of native species of both trees and shrubs.

Markers inside wood

Trees are long-living organisms that record ecologically relevant information in their wood that can be accessed by dendrochronology, the study of tree rings. During my PhD project I investigated the precision of tree rings as archives of insect outbreaks, drift-sand dynamics and spring flooding.

On the origin of large oak clusters in the Netherlands

During my master thesis and later as a research assistant, I used genetics and tree-rings studies to infer the origin of oak clusters in the Netherlands. As part of this project, I investigated the relation between forest management systems such as coppice on tree morphology and tree-ring patterns.



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Ash dieback

Ash dieback caused by the invasive fungal pathogen Hymenoscyphus fraxineus frequently has devastating consequences for the survival of Fraxinus excelsior especially in forests. A few percent of the Ash trees seems to be tolerant for the fungus. In our projects we aim to identify ash trees tolerant of ash dieback.

STReESS – Studying Tree Responses to extreme Events: a SynthesiS

In this EU COSt Action with34 participating countries we work on response of European tree species to extreme climate conditions. Experts from dendrochronology, wood anatomy, ecophysiology and forest ecology and management regulary meet and develop new research ideas.


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