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School of Geography

Roel Brienen Dr Roel Brienen

Contact details

School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 (0) 113 34 33381

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Short CV

Present position

  • NERC Fellowship “Climate change and the Amazon: assessing the impact of climate on tree growth using tree ring widths and isotopes

Qualification & education

  • 2008-2011 Research Fellow RAINFOR, School of Geography, university of Leeds
  • 2006 - 2008 Post-doctoral research, Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas (CIEco), Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico With a grant from Dirección General de Asuntos del Personal Académico of the UNAM
  • 2001 - 2005 PhD-research (Cum Laude) Tree rings in the tropics; a study on growth and ages of Bolivian rain forest trees. Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Promotor: Prof. Dr. M.J.A.Werger, Co-promotor: Dr. P.A.Zuidema.
  • 1992 - 1998 MSc in Biology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Master projects on restoration of peat bogs in northwest Germany (7 mo, University of Groningen) and on survival of experimental seed caches of Carapa procera in French-Guyana (8 mo, Wageningen University Research).

Employment history

  • 1998-2000 Applied vegetation research, Buro Bakker, Consultancy for ecology, Assen, The Netherlands. Vegetation mapping and monitoring projects of various Dutch nature reserves, writing reports and data analysis.