The scope of my PhD-thesis is to group native tree species based on their similarities across a set of functional traits. For these “functional suites” I will explore the trade-offs between economic values, biodiversity and ecosystem services (i.e., carbon sequestration, resistance to herbivory and resilience to climate change) to help identify appropriate native tree species that can be used to assist in the transition to a more sustainable bio-based economy. Finally, I will validate my model by testing if it applies to a wider range of native species, among ages of trees and possibly also non-native species.
2018 - Master's degree in conservation biology, Department of Biology at Lund University, Sweden.
2016 - Bachelor's degree in biology, Department of Biology at Lund University, Sweden.
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