Ecosystem services in urban greenspaces across biomes: the influence of plant functional types and soil biota on soil-derived ecosystem processes

  • Setälä, Heikki (Project manager)
  • Hui, Nan (Principal Investigator)
  • Jumpponen, Ari (Principal Investigator)
  • Kotze, Johan (Principal Investigator)
  • Pouyat, Richard (Principal Investigator)
  • Romantschuk, Martin (Principal Investigator)
  • Szlavectz, Katalin (Principal Investigator)
  • Yesilonis, Ian (Principal Investigator)
  • Zheng, Bangxiao (Principal Investigator)
  • Keränen, Pekka Antero (Participant)
  • Lu, Changyi (Participant)

Project: Research Council of Finland: Academy Project

Project Details

Description (abstract)

In this project, funded by the Academy of Finland, we explore plant-soil feedbacks in urban parks and their influence on soil-derived ecosystem services in Lahti (Finland), Singapore and Baltimore (USA). Furthermore, we study the potential impact of biological and functional homegenisation of soil biota in urbanised settings vs. natural habitats.
Effective start/end date01/09/201831/12/2022


  • Suomen Akatemia Projektilaskutus: €469,115.00

Fields of Science

  • 1172 Environmental sciences