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Naam R Rotbarth MSc
RoepnaamRonny
Emailronny.rotbarth@wur.nl

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OmschrijvingPromovendus
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OrganisatieeenheidAquatische Ecologie en Waterkwaliteitsbeheer
OmschrijvingPromovendus
OrganisatieDepartement Omgevingswetenschappen
OrganisatieeenheidAquatische Ecologie en Waterkwaliteitsbeheer
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Biografie

2013 - 2017 BSc Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling, Scotland

2017 - 2019 MSc Forest and Nature Conservation (Ecology), Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

since 2019 PhD Candidate

Young researcher interested in resilience research of ecosystems, in particular forests, to inform conservation efforts and to help mitigate adverse impacts of climate change on natural processes and society. I am studying to what extent boreal forests can recover from disturbances, such as droughts, fires, and insect outbreaks. By collecting data on the ecological history of boreal forests and their associated characteristics, I aim to determine how resilient forests are likely to be in the face of more extreme future disturbances.
I am particularly interested in the use of both fieldwork (e.g. tree ring data) and remote sensing products from satellites or drones.


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Title of PhD project

What does not kill you, makes you stronger. Adaptive Resilience of Boreal Forests against Disturbances

Boreal regions have warmed twice as much as the global average. As a result, disturbances (e.g. insect outbreaks, droughts, and wildfires) have caused large-scale tree mortality and shifts in forest composition. We apply a combination of field observations and satellite data to assess the ability of boreal forests to recover from such disturbances.

By collecting data on the ecological history of boreal forests and their associated characteristics, we aim to determine their adaptive resilience and forecast how resilient forests are likely to be in the face of more extreme future disturbances.

This project comprises an international collaboration of researchers from WUR (Milena Holmgren, Marten Scheffer, Egbert van Nes and Ron Rotbarth), the Norwegian Institute of Nature Research (Jane Jepsen), and the University of Tromsø (Ole Vindstad).

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