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.
Podcast on EASAC report and state and use of Finnish forests
Professor Jaana Bäck explains the main results of EASAC (The European Academies’ Science Advisory Council) report on multifunctionality and...
New paper out: Linking stem growth respiration to the seasonal course of stem growth and GPP of Scots pine
Tommy Chan has published a paper on the relationship between stem growth and stem growth respiration. Using a mechanistic modelling and CO2...
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