Dr. Masha van der Sande

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Dr. Masha van der Sande

Postdoctoral Researcher "Spatial Interaction Ecology"

Department of Community Ecology
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ/

German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig
Deutscher Platz 5e, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany


Phone: 0341-97 33117
E-mail: masha.vandersande@idiv.de

Masha van der Sande

Curriculum Vitae

2016 - present Postdoctoral researcher at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research Centre (UFZ) and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Germany
2012 - 2016 PhD candidate at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. PhD thesis title: “Biodiversity and the functioning of tropical forests”
2011 - 2012 Research Master in Ecology, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
2010 - 2012 MSc Biology, Cum laude (distinction), Wageningen University, the Netherlands
2012 MSc thesis in collaboration with the forestry research institution in Bolivia, on traits that determine the growth of large canopy trees
2011 MSc thesis in collaboration with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama, on comparing the drought-tolerance and other (hydraulic) traits of liana and tree species
2007 - 2010 BSc Biology, Cum laude (distinction), University Utrecht, the Netherlands

Publications

Peer-reviewed publications:


van der Sande, M.T., Arets, E.J.M.M., Peña-Claros, M., Luciana de Avila, A., Roopsind, A., Mazzei, L., Ascarrunz, N., Finegan, B., Alarcón, A., Cáceres-Siani, Y., Licona, J.C., Ruschel, A., Toledo, M. & Poorter, L. (2016) Old-growth Neotropical forests are shifting in species and trait composition. Ecological Monographs, 86, 228–243. Link

Poorter, L., van der Sande, M.T., Thompson, J., Arets, E.J.M.M., Alarcón, A., Álvarez-Sánchez, J., Ascarrunz, N., Balvanera, P., Barajas-Guzmán, G., Boit, A., Bongers, F., Carvalho, F.A., Casanoves, F., Cornejo-Tenorio, G., Costa, F.R.C., de Castilho, C. V., Duivenvoorden, J.F., Dutrieux, L.P., Enquist, B.J., Fernández-Méndez, F., Finegan, B., Gormley, L.H.L., Healey, J.R., Hoosbeek, M.R., Ibarra-Manríquez, G., Junquira, A.B., Levis, C., Licona, J.C., Lisboa, L.S., Magnusson, W.E., Martínez-Ramos, M., Martínez-Yrizar, A., Martorano, G., Makell, L.C., Mazzei, L., Meave, J.A., Mora, F., Muñoz, R., Nytch, C., Pansonato, M.P., Parr, T.W., Paz, H., Simoes Penello, M., Pérez-García, E.A., Rentería, L.Y., Rodríguez-Velazquez, J., Rozendaal, D.M.A., Ruschel, A.R., Sakschewski, B., Salgado Negret, B., Schietti, J., Sinclair, F.L., Souza, P.F., Souza, F.C., Stropp, J., ter Steege, H., Swenson, N.G., Thonicke, K., Toledo, M., Uriarte, M., van der Hout, P., Walker, P., Zamora, N. & Peña-Claros, M. (2015) Diversity enhances carbon storage in tropical forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 24, 1314–1328. Link

Prado-Junior, J.A., Schiavini, I., Vale, V.S., Arantes, C.S., van der Sande, M.T., Lohbeck, M. & Poorter, L. (2016) Conservative species drive biomass productivity in tropical dry forests. Journal of Ecology, 104, 817–827. Link

van der Sande, M.T., Zuidema, P.A. & Sterck, F. (2015) Explaining biomass growth of tropical canopy trees: the importance of sapwood. Oecologia, 117, 1145–1155. Link

van der Sande, M.T., Poorter, L., Schnitzer, S.A. & Markesteijn, L. (2013) Are lianas more drought-tolerant than trees? A test for the role of hydraulic architecture and other stem and leaf traits. Oecologia, 172, 961–72. Link

Immers, A.K., van der Sande, M.T., van der Zande, R.M., Geurts, J.J.M., Donk, E. & Bakker, E.S. (2013) Iron addition as a shallow lake restoration measure: impacts on charophyte growth. Hydrobiologia, 710, 241–251. Link

Reports:


Verboom, J., Kruijt, B., Perez Soba, M., Baveco, H., van Eupen, M., Pena Claros, M., Staal, A., van der Sande, M.T., Parr, T., Jones, L., Masante, D., Purse, B., Huntingford, C., Blyth, E., Cisowska, I., Thonicke, K., Sakschewski, B. & Boit, A. (2015) Tipping points in Neotropical forests: exploring causes, risks, consequences and prevention of large scale forest dieback. ROBIN project report (http://www.robinproject.info/). Link

Peña-Claros, M., Poorter, L., van der Sande, M.T., Arets, E., Ascarrunz, N., Boit, A., Hoosbeek, M., Sakschewski, B., Thonicke, K., Toledo, M. (2014) Quantifying the spatial relationship between biodiversity and climate change mitigation at different scales (site and regional), along environmental gradients (precipitation and soil fertility) in undisturbed forests and across land use intensities. ROBIN project report (http://www.robinproject.info/).