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Peter Stoltenborg Groenendyk


Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Biologia (IB)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Currently, Peter is Assistant Professor at the State University of Campinas, UNICAMP, and in charge of the wood biology laboratory. Previously, Peter did a post doc in the ForSEAdiscovery project, a multi-disciplinary project to assess the origin of wood used in XVI and XVII-century Iberian shipbuilding, using a combination of methods: tree-rings, quantitative wood anatomy, biomarkers and isotope analyses. Peter finished his doctorate at the Forest Ecology and Management Group from the Wageningen University. In his PhD project he assessed whether growth rates of tropical trees changed because of climate change (over the last ~150 years). Understanding these changes is important as tropical forests process huge amounts of carbon and may be sequestering carbon. Growth rates were measured from tree-ring analysis of 15 different species (~1500 trees) from three sites: Bolivia, Cameroon and Thailand.He did a master in Environmental Biology at the Utrecht University. During his master he did two theses, one in dry forests in Mexico and one in frankincense producing forests in Ethiopia. The latter resulted in a publication. He also has worked in the Brazilian state Acre, studying the use of the Brazil nut and its regeneration in forests disturbed by fire.His main focus points are: dendrochronology, tropical forests, climate change, regeneration bottleneck, non-timber forest products, frankincense, and matrix modelling. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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