Ecosystem processes (INAR Forest Sciences)

  • Latokartanonkaari 7 (PO Box 27)

    00014 University of Helsinki

    Finland

Organization profile

Organisation Profile

Forest ecosystems and climate change. In simple terms, we study how boreal forest ecosystems work, from the scale of tree parts and soil particles to the scale of landscape. We seek to understand how the environment affects the functioning of a single plant or whole forest, and how, inversely, the plants and forests can influence the world around them. These questions are important when trying to understand and predict the impacts of warming climate on the environment and evaluating the importance of forested areas in mitigating climate change.

Fields of Science

  • 4112 Forestry
  • 114 Physical sciences

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Projects

Publications

Age effect on tree structure and biomass allocation in Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) and Norway spruce (Picea abies [L.] Karst.)

Hu, M., Lehtonen, A., Minunno, F. & Mäkelä, A., 11 Sep 2020, In : Annals of Forest Science. 77, 3

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Amine and guanidine emissions from a boreal forest floor

Hemmilä, M. S., Makkonen, U., Virkkula, A. O., Panagiotopoulou, G., Aalto, J., Kulmala, M., Petäjä, T., Hakola, H. & Hellén, H., 14 Jan 2020, In : Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions. acp-2019-1157.

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Assessing Environmental Control of Sap Flux of Three Tree Species Plantations in Degraded Hilly Lands in South China

Wang, Q., Lintunen, A., Zhao, P., Shen, W., Salmon, Y., Chen, X., Ouyang, L., Zhu, L., Ni, G., Sun, D., Rao, X. & Holtta, T., Feb 2020, In : Forests. 11, 2, 15 p., 206.

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Biochar amendment increases tree growth in nutrient-poor, young Scots pine stands in Finland

Palviainen, M., Aaltonen, H., Laurén, A., Köster, K., Berninger, F., Ojala, A. & Pumpanen, J., 15 Oct 2020, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 474, 8 p., 118362.

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Biochar as adsorbent in purification of clear‑cut forest runoff water: adsorption rate and adsorption capacity

Saarela, T., Kakaei Lafdani, E., Laurén, A., Pumpanen, J. & Palviainen, M., 2020, In : Biochar. 2, p. 227-237 11 p.

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Activities

Teaching on course Advanced analysis of atmosphere-surface interactions and feedbacks

Anna Lintunen (Participant)

2 Mar 202013 Mar 2020

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - Other

EIT Climate-KIC Journey

Anna Lintunen (Attendee)

14 Jul 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Plant and Soil (Journal)

Mari Mäki (Reviewer)

27 Aug 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Course Assistant, Advanced Analysis of Atmosphere-Surface Interactions and Feedbacks (ATMDP-003)

Mari Mäki (Teacher)

2 Mar 202012 Mar 2020

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - External teaching and subject coordination

Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (Journal)

Anne Ojala (Reviewer)

10 Sep 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Prizes

Academy of Finland Awards for Social Impact

Pihlatie, Mari (Recipient), 2018

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IEAS Academician, European Center

Bäck, Jaana (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prizes and awards

Open Science Award

Bäck, Jaana (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prizes and awards

Press / Media

Veden kierto -podcast sarja

Mari Pihlatie

04/05/2020

1 Media contribution

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Haastattelu

Marjo Palviainen

27/02/2020

1 Media contribution

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Trees and doodlebugs emit methane – the question is, how?

Mari Pihlatie

07/01/2020

1 Media contribution

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Yle News interview

Mari Pihlatie

04/10/2019

1 Media contribution

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