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Environmental Change Research Unit - ECRU


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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
(main switch board)
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Jan Weckström


M.Sc. Tiina Ronkainen - PhD-student

I am a PhD student working in ECRU Palaeopeatland research group in a project funded by the Academy of Finland. I graduated in 2010 from the Department of Forest Sciences, peatland ecology and -forestry as my main subject. In my master thesis I compared biomasses and carbon dioxide fluxes of different vegetation habitats on polygonal mire and mineral soils at the European side of Russian tundra.

The main aim of my PhD work is to test and develop geochemical biomarker method to be applied in fen environments. In addition to geochemistry I will use macrofossils and testate amoebae to study Holocene peatland dynamics. In my work I will link knowledge of modern peat ecology, palaeoecology and chemical analysis.






Department of Environmental Sciences
Division of Environmental Change and Policy / ECRU
P.O. Box 65 (Viikinkaari 1)
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki
Phone: +358-9-09-19157915