Theses to the topic "urban trees"
The Chairs for Strategic Landscape Planning and Management and Forest Growth and Yield Science of the Technical University of Munich cooperate on different research projects about the growth and ecosystem services of urban trees to help local authorities in the development of their urban tree inventory.
We are offering currently the following topics for theses (Bachelor and Master) working on urban tree research:
- Growth and water relations of urban trees grown in different types of pots
Importance of urban trees in relations to the microclimatic regulations, storm water management or carbon storage is well known. However, with immense pressure on alternative land uses and high heterogeneity, trees planted on different types of pots are getting more popular. The study will attempt to understand the growth and eco-physiological responses of two contrasting tree species planted on different types of pots and in the ground under four different treatments at Dürnast project site.
- Comparative analyses of stress tolerance of different urban tree species under different growth conditions:
Importance of urban trees in relations to the microclimatic regulations, storm water management or carbon storage is well known. However, there is a particular knowledge-gap in relation to species selection on highly heterogeneous urban environment. The study will attempt to understand the tree physiology of two contrasting species planted in streets and part settings. This project will be part of a DFG funded project, which has already TREE Lab set ups in Munich at different settings for a detail data collection on a continuous basis.
- Evapotranspiration cooling effect and physiological responses from trees grown in various urban squares:
Ecosystem service provisions from different urban greenspaces are well documented. In this context, street trees and trees grown in different urban squares consist a significant portion of urban green infrastructure. However, there is a knowledge-gap regarding the quantification of ecosystem services and tree physiological responses grown in those stressful conditions. The study will attempt to understand evapotranspiration cooling and tree physiology of urban trees grown in various urban squares by collecting field data on leaf stomatal conductivity, chlorophyll analysis, leaf water potential and soil water content on sampled days during the growth period of 2021.
For more information please contact Dr. Mohammad Rahman (email@example.com), Prof. Dr. Thomas Rötzer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Astrid Reischl (email@example.com).
For further offers please have a look at the individual projects or chairs:
- Colorful Ribbons for our Cities
- Accompanying Research "Climate-friendly Construction - Model Project"
- Multifunctional infiltration throughts in urban areas
- Climate Biomonitoring with Lichens in Bavaria
Chairs and Institutes:
Technical University of Munich:
- Institute of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Design and Building
- Chair of Strategic Landscape Planning and Management
- Chair for Terrestrial Ecology
- Chair of Forest Growth and Yield Science
- Chair of Landscape Architecture and Public Space
- Chair of Restoration Ecology
- Assistant Professorship of Green Technologies in Landscape Architecture
- Chair of Architectural Informatics
- Chair of Urban Water Systems Engineering
University of Applied Science Weihenstephan-Triesdorf