Master student projects
You can now apply for Master student projects! More projects will still be added.
Evolution of neurocranial anatomy in coelacanth fishes
Are there differences between species during the early Triassic and modern coelacanths?
Exploring the diversity of North Sea Foraminifera
The North Sea is one of the most intensely used seas in the world. Its natural resources are exploited for gas drilling ...
Evolutionary patterns in microscopic wood anatomy
Complete the wood anatomical observations in our ongoing Apocynaceae wood project. Give a detailed overview of the variation in the family and ...
Evolutionary shifts in vessel plate morphology.
Interpret the vessel perforation trends in a wider framework, a broad-scale molecular dating approach at the flowering plant level, enabling the use ...
A molecular dating approach for Canary Island lineages
Generate sequences for additional herbaceous lineages and ancestrally woody lineages and their closest continental relatives to assess the niche pre-emption hypothesis. This ...
Respiration, photosynthesis, and δ13C signature in symb
Stable isotope composition of foraminifera tests, and especially δ18O and δ13C, are commonly used as proxies to reconstruct past ocean ...
Everwet and dry monsoon in Malesia?
Do everwet and dry monsoon distribution patters in Malesia really exist?
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.
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 ...
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?
Gradiënts in species occurrences
along the green-blue recreative network between the surrounding counties of Leiden and the Singelpark as indication of their corridor function for biodiversity.
Molecular dating of Canary Island lineages
A molecular dating approach for Canary Island lineages to assess the niche pre-emption hypothesis.
Trends in vessel perforation plate
Are evolutionary shifts in vessel plate morphology triggered by paleoclimatic events?