Exploring the nature attracts me a lot, especially forest. That is why I am here to do my PHD.
I am interested in how functional traits affect the growth of conifers. My project is about "Explaining conifer tree species distribution from underlying mechanisms". There is a common gargen experiment in Schovenhorst, the Netherlands, whhere conifers have been planted more than 50 years. I study their growth via tree rings to assess how the growth of conifers response to climate and how it is linked with thier original climatic niche. In addition, I also collect funtional triats to evaluate their growth performance in stress-tolerant habitat.