About Us

Who we are

We are an international team of field ecologists and tropical forest loversbased in the Netherlands, Mexico, Australia and Ghana. Find out more below. 

Wageningen university

Lourens Poorter

Full Professor

Frans Bongers

Full Professor

Masha van der Sande

Assistant Professor

Iris Hordijk


International Collaborators

Miguel Martínez-Ramos

Full Professor, Instituto de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas y Sustentabilidad (IIES), National Autonomous University of Mexico

Jorge A. Meave

Senior Full Professor, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Susan Laurance

Professor, James Cook University, Australia

Lucy Amissah

Senior Research Scientist in CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana

phd candidates

Jazz Kok

Wageningen University, the Netherlands

Tomonari Matsuo

Wageningen University,
the Netherlands

Rodrigo Muñoz

Wageningen University, the Netherlands

Visiting researchers

Nathália Safar

PhD candidate at the Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil

Catarina Jakovac