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Tuesday 18th September
AGFOREE annual meeting
Location: 09:00-12:30, Lab-building (Koetilantie 5), lecture room 228; 14:00-17:00, Forest Sciences building (Latokartanonkaari 7), lecture room B7

Generating impact across disciplinary boundaries in AGFOREE - Science, Sustainability, Society
Keynote speakers: Dalia D'Amato (HELSUS), Hanna Tuomisto (HELSUS) & Anni Halmemies-Beauchet-Filleau (UH)

The AGFOREE annual meeting is a great opportunity to present your work, get important feedback and new ideas, to hear what other AGFOREE members are working on and to get to know each other better!

Program (also available in PDF format):

09:00 Opening words, Aila Vanhatalo (Director of AGFOREE)
09:05 Keynote lectures, session chairs Maria Brockhaus & Fred Stoddard
Dalia D'Amato (HELSUS): Pushing through the boundaries - of science and self
Hanna Tuomisto (HELSUS): Challenges of using life cycle assessment for estimating environmental impacts of agriculture and food production
Anni Halmemies-Beauchet-Filleau (UH): Potential of alternative and novel feeds to secure food production from ruminants and reduce their environmental footprint
10:35 Coffee break
11:00 Oral presentations by AGFOREE doctoral candidates, session chair Mawa Karambiri
Md Rezaul Karim: Understanding the dynamics of carbon cycling in downy birch stands:
Does different age of downy birch stands growing on a well-drained peatland affect the ecosystem carbon budget in Finland?

Samuli Junttila: Leaf water content as a tree health indicator - Experiences from greenhouse and field
Teemu Paljakka: Physiological traits in the whole tree level sap transport in conifers
Zilan Wen: A small secreted protein from Heterobasidion parviporum induces cell death in Nicotiana benthamiana and elicits immune response in Norway spruce
12:30 Lunch at Viikin Kartano, Väentupa-building
14:00 Oral presentations by AGFOREE doctoral candidates, session chair Teemu Paljakka
Mina Kiani: Impacts of Lake Sediment Reuse on Plant Growth and Soil Properties in the Field
Jaana Sorvali: Farmers' values and climate smart behavior
Jaakko Mäkelä: The Pasrea research project, startup scale take on agricultural research
Subin Kalu: Biochar and nitrogen cycling
15:20 Short break
15:40 Poster and video presentations
Kaisa Rissanen: Pfynwald irrigation experiment: how does drought affect resin dynamics and tree monoterpene emissions?
Kari Koppelmäki: Integrating biogas production into nutrient recycling
Mina Kiani: Internal Phosphorus Loading Before and After Excavation of a Shallow Lake
Kati Knuutila: Looking beyond the surface - Improved sustainability of grass production by understanding the growth and activity of roots
Hanna Huuki: Effect of post-natal rumen modulation on rumen microbial colonization and functional development
Mawa Karambiri: Coding and analyzing qualitative data: Using Atlas.ti to understand forest conservation (and conversion) in Burkina Faso
Jaakko Pietarinen: Pseudo-BLUP methodology for maternally affected traits
Vappu Ylinen: Digestibility and nitrogen utilization in blue fox fed low protein diets
17:00 Dinner at Viikin Kartano, main building