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Education (Link)

If you are a master student and are interested in one of the following topics, please contact me by email. You are also encouraged to come to me with ideas, questions, suggestions, proposals (...) that you want to approach in your thesis!

 

Current proposed topics for new master thesis supervision:

A) Cork quality evolution analysis at the tee level (topic taken!)

Using an existing set of cork samples, collect at the tree level in consecutive tree harvesting occasions, the student will be able to assess the evolution of the cork quality, classified by industrial patterns (thickness, porosity, defects). The methodologies to use are: image analysis to data collection and statistical analysis for data analysis (SAS or R). This work is recommended for students who want to increase their knowledge in cork oak silviculture (subericultura), cork properties and cork industry. The thesis may be written in Portuguese or English.

The place to work: ISA (Azevedo Gomes).
Possibility to be included in fieldwork teams from the Forchange research line (costs are covered).

What do we look for:

  • responsibility and organization
  • writing squeals
  • Ability to develop teamwork
  • enthusiasm for the subject

B) Growth and yield of juvenile cork oak tree plantations: measurement and analysis of trends for prediction under distinct climate change and management scenarios  

Existing plots installed in young cork oak plantations since 2007, of known age, will be re-measured in order to allow the determination and analysis of tree growth (http://hdl.handle.net/10400.5/7066) in relation to site characteristics (management, soil and climate). Simulations of growth and yield for a 20 years planning horizon will also be made using the SUBER model considering distinct management scenarios, namely number of trees per hectare evolution. This subject will allow the student to increase its knowledge on cork oak tree growth, cork oak stands management, SUBER model and sIMfLOR platform (www.isa.ulisboa.pt/cef/forchange/fctools), and basic descriptive statistics methods.The thesis may be written in Portuguese or English.

The place to work: ISA (Azevedo Gomes).
Fieldwork teams from the Forchange research line (costs are covered).

What do we look for:

  • responsibility and organization
  • writing squeals
  • Ability to develop teamwork
  • enthusiasm for the subject

Interested? Send me an email: joanaap@isa.ulisboa.pt

 

Ongoing and completed thesis supervision (MSc and Ph.D.)

Firmino, P. Ongoing. Influence of edaphic, topographic and competition variables on cork quality and thickness and cork oak spatial distribution’. Ph.D. thesis. Instituto Superior de Agronomia.

Pereira, B. Ongoing. Cork quality evolution analysis at the tree level. MSc thesis. Instituto Superior de Agronomia.

Faias, S. P. 2020. Using neighborhood vegetation information on cork oak growth and yield modelling. PhD thesis. Instituto Superior de Agronomia.

Canha, H. 2019. Avaliação de diferenças de crescimento entre clones de diferentes espécies de eucalipto no distrito de Gurué, província de Zambézia (Moçambique). MSc thesis. Instituto Superior de Agronomia.

Aubard, V. 2018. MSc thesis: ‘Monitoring cork oak woodlands through remote sensing with Google Earth Engine‘, financed by the ERASMUS+ Learning agreement for traineeships motilities between program countries. MSc thesis.

Ruiz, M. F. 2017. Validation of the method used by the SUBER model for the estimation of extracted cork dry weight with more than 9 years of growth. MSc thesis. Instituto Superior de Agronomia.

Collado, E. 2016. Modeling height distribution on young cork oak plantations in Portugal. Master thesis. Instituto Superior de Agronomia.

Braga F. 2015. Modelação do crescimento em altura de povoamentos jovens de sobreiro. [Modeling tree height growth of young cork oak trees]. Master thesis. Instituto Superior de Agronomia, University of Lisbon and Universidade de Évora.

Castel-Branco, D. A. A. S. 2014. Analise de mortalidade em plantações jovens de Sobreiro (Quercus suber L.) e sua relação com a qualidade da estação. [Analysis of mortality rates in young cork oak plantations (Quercus suber L.) and relation to site quality]. Master thesis. Instituto Superior de Agronomia.

Sousa, D. D. O. 2012. Implementação de Modelos de Produção em PGF: Aplicação de um caso de estudo no Conselho de Coruche. [Implementation of growth and yield model in forest management plans development: an application study in the Coruche council.] Master thesis. Instituto Superior de Agronomia.

Campos, M. M. 2003. Instalação de um ensaio para estudo do efeito da condução do sub-bosque no calibre e qualidade da cortiça. [Installation of an experimental trial for the study of the effect of understory management on cork calibre and quality]. Master thesis. Instituto Superior de Agronomia, BISA: K10-838; RB-5644

Melo, N. M. R. 2003. Determinação das componentes de biomassa por amostragem destrutiva em eucaliptais plantados a diferentes compassos [Determination of biomass componentes by destructive sampling in eucalyptus plantations with diferente spacings]. MSc thesis. Instituto Superior de Agronomia. BISA: K10-821, RB-5549