Kristel van Zuijlen
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.