Wine & Science seminar series

This seminar series gives researchers in our group as well as visiting scientists a chance to present their work, with plenty of time for discussion. Welcome!

Autumn 2018 seminar programme

September 7 


Dr Daijun Liu

Climate change impacts on the global terrestrial ecosystem

My research interests are focused on ecophysiological responses (e.g. carbon assimilation and water-use efficiency), functional traits, species niches, population demographics (e.g. growth, mortality and recruitment), biodiversity loss, community structure and composition shifts as well as ecosystem multifunctionality (e.g. grassland, shrubland and forest ecosystems) to global environmental changes (e.g. warming, drought and climatic extremes). 

October 26


Linda Kooijmans,  Wageningen University (visiting researcher)

Understanding photosynthesis with carbonyl sulfide and fluorescence



Kristiina Karhu  

December 14


Kira Ryhti, Alan Fung, Sini Salko, Liisa Kulmala

The effect of drought on the 13/12 signature in the respired CO2 by Scots pine roots and soil

If you are interested in giving a presentation, don't hesitate to contact Albert Porcar-Castell or Jon Atherton and book your slot!

Time and location

Every 3rd Friday (dates can vary!), starting on the hour

Room 332 , Forest Sciences Building, 3rd floor, Viikki

Potential speakers 

The Wine & Science seminars provide a valuable channel of constructive criticism from a wide and multidisciplinary audience on your work. Anyone from a PhD student to a Professor can give a presentation. Wine Seminars are a great way to present ongoing work and discuss preliminary results so that the seminar has a chance to feedback on your work. Finalized studies can also be presented. The audience is usually composed of MSc and PhD students, postdocs and senior staff with diverse backgrounds, so it is good to prepare a few introductory slides.


Topics cover the measurement, characterization and modelling of physical and physiological ecosystem processes and their interactions with the environment and climate (very broad indeed!). If you doubt whether your subject fits in, don't hesitate to contact Albert Porcar-Castell or Jon Atherton.

For the audience

Wine & Science seminars are a great chance to learn new things, interact with other research topics, and come up with new ideas, synergies and even collaborators! The series is also a great place for visiting scholars to give a talk.