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Environmental Change Research Unit (ECRU)
Department of Environmental Sciences
P.O. Box 65 (Viikinkaari 1)
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki

Phone: +358-9-1911
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Jan Weckström


M.Sc. Hui Zhang - PhD-student

Kilpisjärvi region NW-Finland, Photo: Jan Weckström

I have graduated from the Chinese Academy of Sciences with a Master’s degree in Ecology, focusing on Quaternary pollen and climate changes. During my Master’s degree studies, I did most of my work with wetland in China.

I was very interested in the wetland dynamics forced by either the climate change or human activities. Then I get to know such kind of ecosystem is very sensitive to the climate change, as global climate change is becoming an urgent issue, so I would like to get much more information about it. So I come to Finlad to start my PhD studies at ECRU.

I will reconstruct long-term high latitude peatland and carbon dynamics, using testate amoebae and plant macrofossil and the tentative title of my PhD thesis is "Long-term high latitude peatland and carbon dynamics".



Department of Environmental Sciences
Division of Environmental Change and Policy / ECRU
P.O. Box 65 (Viikinkaari 1) 
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki
Phone: +358-9-191 57 835
Fax: +358-9-191 57 788