I need a research proposal for my PhD , the research title would be "Field study on the salinisation of the Sundarban (Mangrove Forest) and the effects on the key species tree Heritiera fomes".
You will establish several sites and monitor there the vigour, regeneration and soil parameters, especially salinity, oxygen in the substrate. The university of ulm will provide the equipment, will take samples and analyse them in Ulm. In the evaluation you will also consider the importance of the species for the ecosystem. You can also include the questionnaire methodology i have suggested but not to school classes but to foresters, rangers of the national park, local fisherman to elucidate the historical development of the Sunderbon and its key species H. fomes.
I'll provide one research proposal which is based on Sundarban (Mangrove forest) developed by me. You may rewrite that proposal. Thanks.