Onderzoeksprojecten en stages

Planten en schimmels

Bij Naturalis zijn er veel mogelijkheden om deel te nemen aan onderzoek. Studenten op zowel bachelor- als masterniveau kunnen ons helpen vragen te beantwoorden door middel van zelfstandige projecten. Je onderzoek kan deel uitmaken van een groter project of op zichzelf staan.

Alle beschikbare onderzoeksprojecten en stages staan hieronder vermeld:


Andres Rivera Quiroz


It's a newt. What kind? That's the problem with cryptic species.

Phylogenomics of species radiations

In species radiations it is often not clear how many species are included, because ‘cryptic species’ are involved. Cryptic species behave as distinct species, but have gone unnoticed due to their morphological similarity. Deciphering the phylogenetic…
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invasive species (amphibians)

MtDNA barcoding invasive species

Background and context As a consequence of increasing globalization, species can reach places that were previously inaccessible. Invasive species are considered to be one of the main threats to global biodiversity. They can threaten native species with…
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Inferring hybrid zone history

Background and context Where the ranges of closely related species meet they may hybridize. The regions where this occurs are called hybrid zones. A balance of selection against hybrids and dispersal of parental species determines the width of the hybrid…
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Pond in Leiden

Enhancing biodiversity in Leiden BioScience Park

What are the most effective corridors in, to and from the LSBP? Background and context The Leiden BioScience Park (LBSP) will be further developed according to a Masterplan LBSP- Gorlaeus, which includes more buildings and the accommodation of some 5000…
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What is a species in the moss genus Campylopus?

Background and context Campylopus is one of the largest moss genera, with about 150 species worldwide. The genus occurs in Western Europe, but has its hotspot of diversity in Central and tropical South America (Neotropics). Identification of Campylopus…
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Microscopic Images

Leaf anatomy of Macaranga

Background and context Macaranga is a large genus of c. 250 species in Africa and Asia, its sister genus Mallotus occurs in the same area, but has less species. Anatomical characters of Mallotus were extremely helpful to separate species and, more…
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tomaat fruit

Positive root pressure and xylem repair

The main aim of this project is to further our understanding of the conditions under which positive root pressures develop in the tomato plant, and to test the hypothesis that the ability to generate positive root pressure enhances drought-resistance…
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Image of species

Revision of Excoecaria

Revision of the Malesian species of Excoecaria (euphorbiaceae) Background and context Probably Excoecaria has 6 species in Malesia, which need revision. One species, E. agallocha, the only one with only alternate leaves, is only growing in the mangrove or…
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