Kristel van Zuijlen

Kristel van Zuijlen

Nationality: Dutch

Partner Institution: Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

Start and end of PhD: 15.05.2016 – 14.05.2019


Supervisors: Johan Asplund & Kari Klanderud (both affiliated with NMBU)

PhD title: Functional traits of primary producers and their effects on decomposition in alpine ecosystems

Link to research group

Description of research project:

My PhD is part of the FuncFinse project, which focuses on functional traits of lichens, bryophytes and vascular plants and their effects on ecosystem processes in alpine tundra. Specifically, I will study functional traits and their impact on decomposition by means of field studies and experiments in Finse, Norway.