Merel Jansen

Merel Jansen

Scientist (Geoökologie & Physische Geographie)
Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoc Mobility fellowship

+49 (0)176 238 55 626

Room P003
Pestalozzistr. 3, 76829 Landau, GERMANY

Research Focus
  • Deforestation related drought
  • Land-use change
  • Agroforestry and Non-timber forest products
  • Tropical forests
  • Ecological modelling
  • Population dynamics
Curriculum Vitae
  • Since 2002 Postdoctoral researcher, Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoc Mobility Fellowship: Geoecology and Physical Geography, iES Landau, University of Koblenz-Landau
  • 2016-2019 Postdoctoral researcher, Ecosystem Management, ETH Zurich / Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Peru. Project: SUSTAIN
  • 1012-2016 PhD candidate, personal PE&RC-NWO grant, Wageningen University, Center for Crop Systems Analysis / Forest Ecology and Forest Management. Thesis title: “Super-performance in a palm population”
  • 2009-2011 M.Sc. Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Graduated Cum Laude. Major thesis: “Strong persistent growth differences govern individual performance and population dynamics in a tropical forest understorey palm”. Minor thesis: “Experimental personality research in Okapis (Okapia johnstoni): An assessment of the possibilities and challenges”
  • 2005-2008 B.Sc. Physics and Astronomy, Utrecht University. Thesis: “Phase transitions in the early universe”

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