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Environmental Change Research Unit - ECRU


Contact information:

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

Phone: +358-9-1911
(main switch board)
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Jan Weckström


Professor - group leader

Lake Kilpisjärvi NW Finland, Photo: Ari Weckström

KORHOLA, Atte - Leader of the group

Ph.D., Professor in Arctic Global Change

I am a professor of environmental change at the University of Helsinki and a member of the Environment Panel of the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC). My major research topic includes climate change and its ecological and societal impacts, with particular reference to longer-term environmental changes and northern regions. I am actively involved in the public debate on climate change and its policy options. I am also a docent in hydrobiology and a specialist in aquatic sciences, palaeolimnology, palaeoecology, and microfossil analysis, with particular expertise in cladocera analysis. I have acted as an investigator in an international committee at the Finnish Ministry of Trade and Industry with the aim to assess "The Role of Peat in Finnish Greenhouse Gas Balances". I am also author of the "Arctic Research Strategy of Finland" for the Finnish Ministry of Trade and Industry. Coordinator of IGBP PAGES sub-programme ‘Arctic2k’ and sub-coordinator of ‘PAGES PEP III: High-Latitude, High Altitude regions in Europe’. Academic Visitor at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, and University College London/ECRC, UK. Editorial Board member of Journal of Paleolimnology. I have more than 100 publications in international, peer-reviewed scientific journals on various aspects of environmental change. I have been leading, together with professor Markku Kulmala, a multidisciplinary science workshop on climate change.



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 57 840; +358-40-5360357 (mobile phone)
Fax: +358-9-191 57823

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