Devonian Tropical Plant Assemblages from Arctic Svalbard
Dr C Berry
7 January 2019
Project Background. The Devonian period (419-359 million years ago) is the critical time in Earth history when land plants evolved from being ankle high simple branched naked twigs to being leafy trees growing in complex forest ecosystems (Stein et al.
Improving Agroforestry in Latin America with the Versatile Tree Genus Inga
Dr K Dexter
10 January 2019
See. https://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/e4-dtp/project/pdf/98. Summary. The student will contribute to a funded project using experimental and observational approaches to determine the best Inga species for agroforestry, while developing their own projects on specific species of Inga.
Fundamental requirements for branching in plants
Dr J Harrison
Applications accepted all year round
Branching is a key determinant of crop yields because it affects the positioning of organs around stems, and hence light interception and productivity.