Such effects may change vegetation succession and biodiversity.
Conversely, the resulting changes in the vegetation can have important consequences for ecosystem processes such as biomass production, carbon sequestration and emission, evapotranspiration, erosion, absorption and reflection of solar radiation.
As a whole, the series will provide a valuable resource both for newcomers to the research fields described, and for other scientists seeking detailed background information on special questions.
Finally, it provides an accredited documentation of the valuable contributions made by today’s younger generation of scientists.
SACRED ARCHITECTURE AND NATURE: (RE)AWAKENING THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE PAST Masters of Architecture (Prof) Thesis, 2010 University of Auckland Abstract “I live on Earth at present, and I don’t know what I am. As this knowledge reveals itself, cultures begin to make their findings in the form of architecture.
I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process – an integral function of the universe.”1 - Buckminster Fuller Throughout time, man has sought to understand and explain the essence of the universe and the purpose of life, trying to unlock its mysteries.Nominated and endorsed by two recognized specialists, each published volume has been selected for its scientific excellence and the high impact of its contents for the pertinent field of research.For greater accessibility to non-specialists, the published versions include an extended introduction, as well as a foreword by the student’s supervisor explaining the special relevance of the work for the field.You can also do a thesis project at a research institute or a different university in the Netherlands or abroad, on the condition that the project and the supervision are of sufficient scientific quality (Ph D supervisor).When you want to formulate your own project, please contact the contact person of a particular theme.Research: We focus on the effects of climate change and N deposition on carbon sequestration and emission (Elmar Veenendaal), vegetation development and biodiversity.We particularly study the effects of changes in plant species composition on processes such as nutrient cycling, litter production, decomposition and mineralization.A hard copy can be obtained at the secretary’s office after registration for a thesis.The Guidelines also give an overview of prerequisite and recommended courses for a thesis NCP.Start in time with looking for a thesis project and contacting people: preferably 3 to 9 months before the start of your project. Some projects may require following an additional course.Information on procedures around theses and internships and instructions for doing a thesis project are presented in the ‘Guidelines for preparing an MSc-thesis’.