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Carl Johan Westman

  • Finland

1982 …2012
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Description of research and teaching

Carl Johan Westman, born in 1945, was professor in forest soil science years 1986 through 2009 and head of department of forest ecology University of Helsinki years 2005 through 2009.
His main research interests were soil productivity and forest site classification, carbon and nitrogen in forest ecosystems, and soil weathering. He was responsible for forest soil science teaching build up in the department including lecturing several courses and the supervision of bachelor, masters and Ph.D. students.
The topic of his doctoral degree in forestry in year 1981 was "Fertility of surface peat in relation to the site type and potential stand growth".

 

Tiedon soihtua olen vienyt,
perkele,
läpi ryteköiden, louhikoiden,
mäkiä ylös ja alas,
lapio toisessa kädessä.
lukemattomista maakuopista
on valo heijastunut.
Horisontit kirkastuneet
avoimissa mielissä.
Miltä maasälpä tuoksuu.
Saves muovautu nauhaksi
kuopasta ja sukupolvesta toiseen.
Nyt ne on täytetty.
Ruusuilla.
Murtoveden tuoksulla.
Perkele.
On toisten vuoro.

Fields of Science

  • 4112 Forestry
  • Forest soil science

Publications 1982 2012

Biomass in a Norway spruce-Scots pine forest: a comparison of estimation methods

Liu, C. & Westman, C. J., 2009, In : Boreal Environment Research. 14, 5, p. 875-888 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Variation in Mass-Loss Rate of Foliar Litter in Relation to Climate and Litter Quality in Eurasian Forests: Differences among Functional Groups of Litter

Kang, H., Berg, B., Liu, C. & Westman, C. J., 2009, In : Silva Fennica. 43, 4, p. 549-575 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Nitrogen pools and C:N ratios in well-drained Nordic forest soils related to climate and soil texture

Callesen, I., Raulund-Rasmussen, K., Westman, C. J. & Tau-Strand, L., 2007, In : Boreal Environment Research. 12, 6, p. 681-692 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Leaf litter nitrogen concentration as related to climatic factors in Eurasian forests

Liu, C., Berg, B., Kutsch, W., Westman, C. J., Ilvesniemi, H., Shen, X., Shen, G. & Chen, X., 2006, In : Global Ecology and Biogeography. 15, 5, p. 438-444 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review