Tree, stand and landscape responses of boreal forests to the changing climate
(Finnish proverb). Forests affect their environment in multiple ways, but their functions also depend on the changes in climate and environment. We study the processes and responses of boreal forest ecosystems on different levels, from the scale of tree parts and soil particles to the scale of landscape. We seek to understand how the environment affects the functioning of a single plant or whole forest, and how, inversely, the forests can influence their surroundings. These questions are important when trying to understand and predict the impacts of warming climate on the environment and evaluating the importance of forested areas in mitigating climate change.
Studying the effects of decreasing snow cover on trees in Hyytiälä
Sometimes setting up a scientific experiment requires construction skills. Alessandro Zanetti and Anna Lintunen have been building a snow...
Lowering forest harvests in Finland would be beneficial for climate
The study of the climate impacts of forest harvest level highlights trade-offs and uncertainties. The recently published study by Kalliokoski et...
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