The effect of land use change on pollen/spore rain in tropical lowland of Sumatra, Indonesia

Project Outline

For my Master thesis I will be working with collected pollen traps in 2013 from the core plots in Indonesia (Jambi). I will carry on palynological analysis of 42 traps. Vegetation data (B06) and climate data (Z02) will be integrated with the palynological results in order to quantify pollen yearly production of the vegetation taxa in the different transformation systems. The aim of the research is to study the pollen rain productions in different landscape transformation systems. In order to increase our reference collection for the pollen (needed for correct identification of the pollen trap pollen), I will be in Jambi in June 2015 to collect flowers from the core plots during the dry season. I plan to process the specimen in Jambi.