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  • PL 27 (Latokartanonkaari 7)

    00014

    Finland

  • Viikinkaari 1, Biokeskus 3

    00790 Helsinki

    Finland

1979 …2021
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Personlig profil

Information om forskning och undervisning

Professor of Peatland Forestry at the Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland since 2006. As mires and peatlands cover 1/3 of the land area of Finland and half of them have been drained for forestry, it is important to have teaching and research on the various aspects of these ecosystems – both in pristine stage and drained. My research area is biogeochemistry, especially carbon and nutrient dynamics in peat soils and ecosystems in relation to environmental changes and management – both in our boreal region and in the humid tropics in Indonesia. I have peat mosses (genus Sphagnum L.) as my special area inside bryophytes.

I have worked for most of my life at the university, starting as research assistant. My short visits outside the university have been in communal environmental administration and in NGOs.

Besides journal articles I also have edited or written over 30 books – most for teaching purposes. For more information see ResearchGate and Google Scholar.

"Mires and peatlands are peculiar habitats but typical for our boreal climate. However, there are mires in all climate zones except the extreme Arctic and Antarctic regions. Mires and peatlands are fascinating ecosystems between water and uplands where organic matter tends to accumulate due to waterlogged and poorly aerated conditions. They have high ecological, economical and social values."

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  • 4112 Skogsvetenskap

Internationellt och inhemskt samarbete Publikationer och projekt inom de senaste fem åren.

Publikationer 1979 2018

Vegetation relations in the border regions of NE Finland and Russian Karelia: A review of Wainio (1878)

Kaila, A. & Vasander, H., 2011, I : Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research. 26, S10, s. 65-71 8 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Comparison of Vegetation and CO2 Dynamics Between a Restored Cut-Away Peatland and a Pristine Fen: Evaluation of the Restoration Success

Soini, P., Riutta, T., Yli-Petays, M. & Vasander, H., 2010, I : Restoration Ecology. 18, s. 894-903 10 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Lehtikuusen alla: matka itäisen Karjalan luontoon ja kulttuuriin

Ojanen, P. (red.), Vanhatalo, A. (red.), Niemelä, P. (red.) & Vasander, H. (red.), 2010, Helsinki: Helsingin yliopiston metsätieteiden laitos. 212 s. (Helsingin yliopiston metsätieteiden laitoksen julkaisuja; nr. 1)

Forskningsoutput: Bok/rapportAntologi eller special utgåvaVetenskapligPeer review

Post-restoration development of organic carbon and nutrient leaching from two ecohydrologically different peatland sites

Koskinen, M., Sallantaus, T. & Vasander, H., 2011, I : Ecological Engineering. 37, 7, s. 1008-1016

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Deforested and drained tropical peatland sites show poorer peat substrate quality and lower microbial biomass and activity than unmanaged swamp forest

Könönen, M., Jauhiainen, J., Straková, P., Heinonsalo, J., Laiho, R., Kusin, K., Limin, S. & Vasander, H., aug 2018, I : Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 123, s. 229-241 13 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Projekter 1999 2021

Peatland Ecology Group in the University of Helsinki (PEATLANDERS)

Badorek, T., Jauhiainen, J., Juottonen, H., Juutinen, S., Kaila, A., Kojola, S., Koskinen, M., Kotiaho, M., Laiho, R., Laine, A., Lampela, M., Larmola, T., Leppälä, M., Maanavilja, L., Minkkinen, K., Mäkiranta, P., Ojanen, P., Pearson, M., Peltoniemi, K., Putkinen, A., Riutta, T. E., Sarkkola, S., Seppä, H., Sipilä, T., Straková , P., Tuittila, E., Ťupek, B., Vasander, H., Väliranta, M., Yli-Petäys, M. & Yrjälä, K.

23/02/2011 → …

Projekt: Forskningsutvärdering 2011

Priser

Best teacher in the Department of Forest Sciences

Harri Vasander (!!Recipient), apr 2015

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Best teacher in the Department of Forest Sciences 2016

Harri Vasander (!!Recipient), 26 apr 2016

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Finnish Society of Forest Science - Cajander medal in bronze

Harri Vasander (!!Recipient), apr 2013

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Honorary Membership of Finnish Peatland Society

Harri Vasander (!!Recipient), nov 2014

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

IPS Annual Award of Excellency

Harri Vasander (!!Recipient), jun 2013

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Aktiviteter 1991 2018

Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki (Extern organisation)

Harri Vasander (Styrelsemedlem)
1 jan 201031 dec 2010

Aktivitet: MedlemskapstyperMedlemskap eller annan roll i inhemskt/internationellt offentligt organ

Euroopan rahkasammalopas kansissa - 15 vuotta verenpunaista, hienruskeata ja kyyneltenvalkeaa

Harri Vasander (Deltagare)
26 nov 2018

Aktivitet: Andra aktivitetstyperTyper av övriga aktiviteter - Övrigt

Matkanjohtaja

Harri Vasander (Deltagare)
24 sep 20181 okt 2018

Aktivitet: Andra aktivitetstyperTyper av övriga aktiviteter - Övrigt