Pieter Zuidema – Member
Pieter Zuidema is a prominent Professor at Wageningen Universiteit, specializing in tropical forest ecology. His research centers on the responses of tropical forests to global changes, particularly climate change, forest fragmentation, and exploitation.
Tropical forests have faced significant challenges, including deforestation for agriculture and timber extraction. Additionally, they are now impacted by rising temperatures, nutrient deposition, and increased CO2 levels. Zuidema’s work evaluates how these changes affect tree and forest dynamics, ecosystem services, and conservation efforts.
As a dedicated educator, Pieter Zuidema shares his expertise and contributes to capacity building in the field. His research and teaching play a vital role in advancing our understanding of tropical forests and their conservation, ensuring their preservation for future generations.