Master student projects
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Stem anatomical characters of grass populations
Investigating stem anatomical characters amongst 17 populations of the grass Dactylis glomerata L. across Europe.
Everwet and dry monsoon in Malesia?
Do everwet and dry monsoon distribution patters in Malesia really exist?
Baileyan trends in asterids
Are major evolutionary shifts in wood anatomy triggered by paleoclimatic events? A thorough study of the Baileyan trends in asterids
Resource allocation in fig wasps
Fig trees belong to a large and ecologically diverse genus of at least 750 species occurring globally in tropical forests.
Urban evolution: heat islands and snail shell color
The students will test the hypothesis that shell color adapts to raised urban temperatures.
Molecular dating of insular woody lineages
A molecular dating approach of insular woody Canary Island lineages to assess a potential link between wood development and drought stress.
Gradiënts in species occurrences
Gradiënts in species occurrences along the green-blue recreative network between the surrounding counties of Leiden and the Singelpark as indication of ...
Mysterious Bodies of the Plant Kingdom
Mysterious Bodies of the Plant Kingdom: an illustrated Dutch medicinal plant handbook from 1800.
Monitoring environmental quality
Monitoring environmental quality by analyzing environmental DNA samples
Investigating woody transitions in Brassicaceae
Investigating massive convergent evolutionary shifts towards secondary woodiness within Brassicaceae: a molecular phylogenetic approach
Relationships macroinvertebrates and their environment
Investigation of the relationships between environmental variables and freshwater macroinvertebrates
Genetic diversity of tropical bryophytes
Genetic diversity of tropical bryophytes along altitudinal gradients in Southeast Asia
Meta-analyses of genetic diversity patterns
Meta-analyses of genetic diversity patterns in Dutch bryophytes and vascular plants
The influence of plant evolution on their interactions
The roots of more than 70% of all plant species contain multi-species communities of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), all members of the ...
Mycorrhizal communities of banana plants
Banana accommodates the fourth most important global food commodity.
Evolution of orchid mycorrhiza
The Orchidaceae, with ~25 000 species the largest family of plants, have mycorrhizae with unique features.
Enhancing the biodiversity in Leiden BioScience Park
What are the most effective corridors in, to and from the LSBP?