Former Master Thesis and Works

3rd Edition

Kawtar Boussal 2016. Timber traceability impact on forest governance in tropical countries. The study case of Honduras. Master Thesis, University of Padua. Padua, Italy
Advisors: Dr. Laura Secco.

Nathalia Formenton Cardoso 2016. Social Innovation in Forestry: A preliminary analytical framework. Master Thesis, University of Padua. Padua, Italy
Advisors: Dr. Dr. Laura Secco.

Akbar Hossain Kanan 2016. Characterization and Conservation of Wetlands with Global Change Dynamics: A Case Study on Ratargul Swamp Forest, Bangladesh. Master Thesis, University of Lisbon. Lisbon, Portugal
Advisors: Dr. Maria Teresa Ferreira and Dr. Maria do Rosário

Asaf Karavani 2016. The role of soil moisture in predicting edible wild mushroom productivity. Master Thesis, University of Lleida. Lleida, Spain.
Advisors: Dr. Miquel de Cáceres and Dr. Sérgio de Miguel

Bishwajit Roy2016. Developing a business model for the certification of small and medium forest holders at international level. Master Thesis, University of Padova. Padova, Italy.
Advisors: Prof. Davide Petenella

Gonçalo Filipe Mateus Marques 2016. Post-fire vegetation recovery and deadwood dynamics in a scots pine forest. A multi-spacial scale analysis Master Thesis, University of Padova. Padova, Italy
Advisors: Dr. Emanuele Lingua

Tesfay Gidey Bezabeh 2016. Predicting productivity of coffe arabica under agroforestry and monoculture systems under different climatic scenarios in Ethiopia. Master Thesis, University of Lisbon. Lisbon, Portugal
Advisors. Dr. João Palma and Dr. Tânia Oliveira

Eduardo Collado Coloma Modelling Height distribution of young cork oak plantations in Portugal. Master Thesis, University of Lisbon. Lisbon, Portugal
Advisors: Prof. Margarida Tomé and Dr. Joana Paulo

2nd Edition

Bem Brahim Wafa. 2015. Analysis and modeling of shallow landslides on the Lierza basin triggered by an extreme rainfall event on 2 August 2014: the impact of land use on shallow landsliding. Master Thesis, Padova University. Padova, Italy.
Advisors: Prof. Marco Borga

Ghenima Ghemouri. 2015. Socio Economic valuation of NTFP in Algeria: A case study on medicinal plants in the National Park of Djordjuna. Master Thesis, Padova University. Padova, Italy.
Advisors: Prof. Davide Pettenella, Dr. Rachid Meddour and Dr. Sabrina Tomasini

Houda Ben Salah. 2015. Forest stands characteristics of the Salamandra atra aurorae Trevisan habitat: a study at the Bosco del Dosso (Asiago, Italy). Master Thesis, Padova University. Padova, Italy.
Advisors: Dr. Tommaso Sitizia and Dr. Thomas Campagnaro

Juan Mena Costa. 2016. Forest Dynamics in Mediterranean Forest using Landsat imagery and lidar. Master Thesis, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey.

Aloui, Amal. 2016. Assessment of Local Knowledge of cactus pear and the value chain of cactus oil in the governorates of Kairouan and Kasserine, Tunisia. Master Thesis, Padova University. Padova, Italy.
Advisors: Prof. Davide Pettenella and Dr. Youssef Ammari

Acevedo Muñoz, Luis. 2015. A novel approach to prevent wildfires and promote nature conservation in Mediterranean Ecosystems: the case study of Reserva Natural da Serra da Malcata. Master Thesis, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa. Lisbon, Portugal.
Advisors: Prof. José Miguel Cardoso Pereira, Ing. Tiago Oliveira and Dr. Miguel Bugalho

Reis, Cátia Sofia Vieira. 2016. Addressing wildfire risk in forest management with a wildfire resistance indicator. Master Thesis, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa. Lisbon, Portugal.
Advisors: Prof. José Calvão Borges

Martín Ariza, Ana. 2015. Trends in wildfire risk at time-scale: optimizing fuel treatments configurations in eucalyptus plantation in Portugal. Master Thesis, Padova University. Padova, Italy.
Advisors: Dr. Francesco Pirotti, Tiago Martins de Oliveira and Dr. Brigite Botequim

Her Thesis appear in EFIMED News in 30.9.2015

URI: http://www.efimed.efi.int/portal/news/?bid=2140

Abdelaziz Ben Abdallah. 2015. Resilience of forest public authorities to forest policy reforms in Tunisia. Master Thesis, University of Padova. Padova, Italy.
Supervisors: Dr. Laura Secco (University of Padova) and Dr. Irina Kouplevatskaya Butoud (FAO- ROMA)

Chen, Dongmei. 2015. Mapping Fire Regimes in China Using MODIS Data. Master Thesis, University of Padova. Padova, Italy.
Advisors: Dr. Francesco Pirotti and Prof. José M.C. Pereira.

Rupa, Mehzabin. 2015. Association between ambrosia fungi and wood-boring beetles in Italy. Master Thesis, University of Padova. Padova, Italy.
Supervisors: Prof. Andrea Battisti and Prof. Davide Rassati.

Fardusi, Most Jannatul. 2015. A systematic review on the intra-specific association between water-use efficiency and productivity in forest tree species. Master Thesis,University of Lleida, Lleida, Spain.
Advisors: Dr. Luis Serrano

Her thesis gave origin to a scienfic paper:

Most Jannatul Fardusi, Juan Pedro Ferrio, Carles Comas, Jordi Voltas, Víctor Resco de Dios, Luis Serrano. 2016. Intra-specific association between carbon isotope composition and productivity in woody plants: a meta-analysis. Plant Science.

Muddasir, Muhammad. 2015 Efficacy of Biochar in Reducing Cu and Zn Toxicity in Manure Sludge Using Biological Indicators. Master Thesis, University of Tuscia. Viterbo, Italy.
Advisors: Prof. Paolo De Angelis, Prof. Maria Cristina Moscatelli and Dr. Andrea Colantoni

Olena Zaiets. 2015. Soil organic Pools in Mediterranean Forests: A micromorphological approach. Master Thesis, University of Lleida, Lleida, Spain.
Advisors: Dr. Rosa M. Poch Claret

This master thesis gave origin to a publication: Zaits O & Poch RM. Micromorphology of organic matter and humus in Mediterranean mountain soils. Geoderma 272 (2016) 83–92.

Nforneh Paul Ambe. 2015. Arsenic availability and microbial functional diversity as influenced by different plant covers in calcareous soils of central Italy. Master Thesis, University of Tusica. Viterbo, Italy.
Advisors: Prof. M. C. Moscatelli, Dr Silvia Rita Stazi and Dr. Rosita Marabottini.

Tessema Engidaw Mereed. 2015. Forests for the future: A Meta-analysis on genetic variation in wood production under elevated CO2. Master Thesis, University of Lleida, Lleida, Spain.
Advisors: Dr.Víctor Resco de Dios

His thesis gave origin to a paper:

Resco de Dios V, Mereed TE, Ferrio JP, Tissue DT & Voltas J 2016. Intraspecific variation in juvenile tree growth under elevated CO2 alone and with O3: a meta-analysis.2016. Tree Physiology

It was also presented in a conference:

Resco de Dios V, Mereed TE, Ferrio, JP, Tissue, DT & Voltas J. 2016. Intraspecific variation in tree growth under elevated CO2 alone and O3: a meta-analysis. Interfaces Against Pollution 2016. Lleida, 4-7 September 2016. Poster

Zineb Choury. 2015. Dendroecology of Pinus halepensis in the green barrier of Algeria: Quarantining the Sahara desert. Master Thesis, University of Lleida, Lleida, Spain.
Advisors: Dr. Jordi Voltas Velasco

Susana Durães. 2015. Pathogenicity tests of Phytophthora alni and Phytophthora plurivora in Fraxinus excelsior and Alnus glutinosa seedlings. Master Thesis, University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain.
http://uvadoc.uva.es/handle/10324/14711
Advisors: Dr. Julio Javier Diez Casero and Dr. Jorge Martín-García.

Ishida Yu. 2015. Sustainable Use of Wood for Energy Comparison of Energy Support Schemes for Domestic Use of Wood between Germany, Italy, Japan, and UK. Master Thesis, University of Padova, Padova, Spain.
Advisors: Prof. Davide Mateo Pettenella and Co-Supervisor Dr. Mauro Masiero.

1st Edition

Çolak, Deniz. 2014. Analysis of the performance of the 3-PG model for Scots pine in Turkey. Master Thesis, ISA/UL. Lisbon, Portugal.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.5/7411

Olmo, Beatriz. 2014. Analysis of the performance of the 3-PG model for Scots pine in Turkey. Master Thesis, ISA/UL. Lisbon, Portugal.
Advisors: Dr. Alexandra F. Marques and Dr. Miguel Sottomayor

García, Berta Briñas. 2014. Mapping and identification of hotspot areas for biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in cork oak woodlands of southern Portugal. Master Thesis, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal.
Advisors: Dr. Miguel N. do S. M. Bugalho and Ms. Filipe E. Parreiras Silva Dias

Pra, Alex. 2015. Woody biomass for energy market: towards a new estimation of the consumption and production levels in Italy and a comparative analysis between Italy and Spain. Master Thesis, Padova University. Padova, Italy.
Advisor: Dr. Davide Matteo Pettenella

Ruiz Guillamón, Araceli. 2014. Drought response assessment of 3 cork oak provenances. Master Thesis, ISA/UL, 80 p. Lisbon, Portugal.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.5/7398

Shahin, Hala. 2014. Monitoring two REINFFORCE network arboreta adaptation to climate change and abiotic factors. Master Thesis, ISA/UL,39 p. Lisbon, Portugal.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.5/7424

Dalla Vecchia, Ilaria 2014. Attività illegali e non sostenibili nel settore forestale in Italia: i casi studio delle regioni Lombardia, Lazio e Calabria. Master Thesis, Padova University. Padova, Italy.
Advisor: Dr. Laura Secco

Pandey, Sudip 2014. Relationship between climate and wood-anatomy parameters on Pinus sylvestris L. from Northern Finland. Master Thesis, Padova University. Padova, Italy.
Advisor: Dr. Marco Carrer

Awan Hafiz, Umair Masood 2014. Market Development of Pine Products in European Union: Decline or Diversification? Master Thesis, Padova University. Padova, Italy.
Advisor: Dr. Davide Matteo Pettenella

Liubachyna, Anna. 2014. Cross-sectoral policy effects on forests and environment: preliminary analysis. Master Thesis, Padova University. Padova, Italy.
Advisor: Dr. Laura Secco

Mokhtar, Amal. 2014. Implementation of the Strategic Framework of Mediterranean Forests in the National Forest Programs of the Maghreb countries: a regional comparative analysis. Master Thesis, Padova University. Padova, Italy.
Advisor: Dr. Laura Secco

Salman Md Habibur, Rahman. 2014. Regulation and ecological importance of extended diapause in forest insects, with specific reference to the Pine Processionary Moth Thaumetopoea pityocampa. Master Thesis, Padova University. Padova, Italy.
Advisor: Dr. Andrea Battisti

Kacarska, Iva. 2014. Labeling and certification of forest products in Mediterranean mountain areas: case-studies in Italy and Montenegro. Master Thesis, Padova University. Padova, Italy.
Advisor: Dr. Laura Secco

Martinez de la Cruz, Diego Antonio. 2014.Assessing public and private sector involvement in the use and conservation of agrobiodiversity: A Bolivian case study. Master Thesis, Padova University. Padova, Italy.
Advisor: Dr. Paola Gatto

Abdullah, Mohib. 2014.Ex situ conservation strategies of walnut and poplar genotypes by means of in vitro slow growth and cryopreservation methods. Master Thesis, Tuscia University. Viterbo, Italy.
Advisors: Dr. Elena Kuzminsky and Dr. Emilia Caboni

Sacha Khoury 2014. Measuring Telomere Length in Plant and Tree Species. Master Thesis, Tuscia University. Viterbo, Italy.
Advisors: Dr. Antoine Harfouche and Dr. Paolo Latini

Zelalem Mengiste Taye. 2014. Conditional Yield Models for Edible mushrooms in Pinus pinaster stands of Soria province, Castilla and León region, Central Spain.
Advisors: Prof. José-Antonio Bonet and Dr. Sergio de Miguel

Rana Adamo. 2014. Detection of Fungal DNA in Forest Soils: Optimization of Molecular Techniques for High-throughput Sequencing.
Advisors: Prof. José-Antonio Bonet and Dr. Christine Fischer

Serajis Salekin. 2014. Natural diversification of black pine forests in the pre-Pyrenean mountains (NE Spain): the role of stand structure and canopy attributes.
Supervisors: Dr. Lluis Coll and Dr. Santiago Martín

Susana Patricia da Silva. 2014. State of the Mediterranean Forest genetic resources in a climate change context.
Advisors: Dr. Bruno Fady and Dr. Luis Serrano

Nouha Ghobber. 2014. Assessing soil structure and porosity under different soil management strategies through micromorphology.
Advisors: Dr. Rosa M Poch Claret and Dr. Àngela D. Bosch Serra

Miranda, Victor. 2015> Determination of Tree Mortality Rate in Public Urban Areas at Early Stages After Planting.
Advisor: Dr. Felipe Bravo .

Jiezhi Xu. 2015. Travel Cost and Contingent Methods for Economic Valuation of Urban Forests: Parque da Cidade do Porto Case Study.
Advisor: Dr. Miguel Sottomayor

Borges, J. G., L. Diaz-Balteiro, M. E. McDill and L. C. E. Rodriguez (Eds) 2014 The management of industrial forest plantations. Theoretical foundations and applications. Springer, Managing Forest Ecosystems Vol. 33, 543 p.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-8899-1
(MEDfOR student in the acknowledgments)

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