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BA & MA Topics for Student Thesis - Themen für Studentische Abschlussarbeiten

Sonntag, 21. Juni 2015

Grazing Research module
Topic
Content
Applied methods
Desired skills
BA/MA
Shaping grasslands
by different 
management 
strategies

- Critical analysis 
of historic and 
contemporary 
grazing
management.
- Generation of a database on different strategies.
Literature review, Database creation
Excel; Basic Statistics; Interest for Applied Ecology and/or Environmental Sciences; (Spanish &) English
BA
What is next for grassland management? The process of innovating strategies
- Description of innovation process for productive activities in grassland ecosystems.
- Identification of new strategies for management for multi-functional landscapes.
Literature review, Semi-structured interviews on local stakeholders
Excel, Interest for Applied Ecology and/or Environmental Sciences; Spanish & English; 1 month fieldwork availability
 MA

 

 

Biodiversity Research Module
Topic
Content
Applied methods
Desired skills
BA/MA
Tree plantations revisited - the landscape ecology perspective.
- Analysis of key landscape structures.
- Identification of landscape variables tested in plantations.
Literature review, Database generation
Interest for Landscape Ecology; English
BA
Biodiversity conservation in tree plantation?
- Identification of plantation managements that include biodiversity preservation.
- Description of geographical patterns of its application.
Literature review, Database generation
Interest for Ecology/ Environmental Sciences; English (advanced)
BA
Biodiversity indicators for Multifunctional Productive Landscapes?
- Analysis of the most commonly used biodiversity indicators.
- Suggest a set for the multifunctional productive landscape approach.
Literature review, Database generation
Statistics; Interest for Ecology/ Environmental Sciences; English (advanced)
MA

 

 

Native Forest module
Topic
Content
Applied methods
Desired skills
BA/MA
Designing multi-aged mixed plantations to enhance ecosystem services.
- Analise the multi-aged mixed forest management systems approach.
- Assess the benefits and design for grassland afforestation.
Literature review, Data base management
English (advanced);Interest for landscape ecology, forest ecology and silviculture
BA
Using native species in novel environments.
- Analysis of the ecological and environmental impacts of planting fast growing exotic species.
- Assess the potential of using Uruguayan native species for afforestation.
Semi-structured interviews with Uruguay stakeholders, evaluation of species distribution
Spanish (advanced); Statistics (preferible R); Interest for botany, forestry and to work with local people.
MA

 Contact: Paola Pozo Inofuentes ()

 

Modeling module
Topic
Content
Applied methods
Desired skills
BA/MA
Evolutionary algorithms for landscape planning.
- Analyse the use of evolutionary algorithms for landscape planning.
- Review the state of the art for future planning tools.
Literature review, Database generation, Meta-analysis
English; Excel; Interest for multicriteria optimization and Landscape ecology.
BA
Hydrological impacts of grassland afforestation.
- Review of hydrological impacts of grassland afforestation.
Literature review, Database generation, Meta-analysis
English; Excel; Interest for ecosystem processes and landscape ecology
BA
Historical changes of Uruguayan grasslands cover with Landsat images.
- Estimate the effect of historical land use change.
- Calculate spatial metrics of grassland afforestation.
- Analyze the historical trajectory of land cover change.
Atmospheric correction of Landsat images;Supervised classification; Trajectory analysis of land cover change
English; Spanish; GIS; Interest for supervised classification and landscape ecology.
MA

Contact: Leonardo R. Ramírez ()

 

 

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