• P.O.Box 65 (Viikinkaari 1)

    00014 University of Helsinki

    Finland

Organization profile

Organisation Profile

 

We investigate the winter ecology and overwintering strategies of plants. Much of the work is focused on the seasonality of plants in a warming winter climate, with special emphasis on the role of snow in northern ecosystems. We have applied a range of methods, such as overwintering experiments under diverse climatic conditions in the field (reciprocal overwintering experiments), snow manipulations, growth chamber experiments, and ecophysiological modelling.

 

 Our recent topics include:

  • photosynthetic activity of plants outside growing season and under snow
  • effects of microclimate on arctic-alpine plants
  • effects of winter climate on annual plants
  • invasive species in a warming winter climate
  • winter dormancy and phenology of plants in a warming climate
  • interactions between canopy, snow and vegetation

Group leader: Dr. Helena Åström

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

Projects 1998 2019

Publications 2001 2018

Open Access

Activities 2001 2019

Interview, RTE (the national broadcaster) in Ireland

Helena Åström (Participant)
18 Feb 2019

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - Other

Maisteritutkielman ohjaus

Helena Åström (Supervisor), Maija Katariina Aksela (Supervisor)
20182019

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

Maisteritutkielman ohjaus

Helena Åström (Supervisor), Maija Katariina Aksela (Supervisor)
20182019

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

Handledning av magisteravhandling

Helena Åström (Supervisor), Timo Pekka Saarinen (Supervisor)
20182019

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

Handledning av magisteravhandling

Helena Åström (Supervisor), Timo Pekka Saarinen (Supervisor)
20172019

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)