The station provides an excellent base for smaller research activities and the station owned areas makes it easy to set up different experiments. Below you can find a summary of the station resources, detailed information at the stations own www-page.
Muddusjärvi Research Station belongs to the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Helsinki and is situated in northern Finland in the village Kaamanen, 25 km from the city of Inari. The station operates with ca. 13 hectares of field and ca. 700 ha of forest and administrates also a 1000 ha lake area. The original purpose was to conduct research to support Lappish agriculture and other subarctic research for the Faculty. Since 1996, the usage of the station has been more or less project based and concentrated to the summer time. There is one permanent employer accompanied by the necessary summer help.
The Inari lowlands are among the best farming areas in the northern Lapland. Fields are situated near the water systems and therefore better sheltered from the frost. The soil is mineral soil ranging from fine sand / moraine to fine silt. The fields are low with organic material and the forests are flat dry coniferous forests. Reindeer are a regular sight.
- The station administrates ca. 700 ha of forest and also a 1000 ha lake area.
- There are about 13 hectares of field in active use.
- One permanent employer accompanied by the necessary summer help.
- Accommodation possibilities for visiting researchers.
- The station has got machinery to support farming and forestry activities.
There are some research projects conducted at the moment at MUDDUS related to the climate change.