In my PhD project I aim at synthesising the role of plant traits on the resilient supply of multiple ecosystem services, and to understand potential trade-offs among them across Mediterranean-type ecosystems. Facilitating this, I went to Spain for three months working together with Prof. Dr. Fernando Maestre who is also supervising my PhD project.
Funded by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
I accompanied Jordi Cortina, Elysa Silva, Mchich Derak, and Lahcen Taiqui to a restoration mission to North Morocco. We spent some days there, talked to different stakeholders and did a participatory planting event to restore an area that is particular threatened to erode. We aimed at planting up to 500 Tetraclinis trees together with students, local farmers and more. Learning more about how to integrate science with social aspects was an interesting experience for me.
My experiences while staying at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
My experiences while staying at Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel
The role of plant traits in determining trade-offs among ecosystem services across Mediterranean-type ecosystems: integrating empirical and modelling work
Presenting my work at the conference of the European Ecological Society for Ecological Restoration
Assessing the linkage between plant traits and the provision of ecosystem services under the impact of environmental change to improve restoration in Mediterranean-type ecosystems.