MSc students

Our MSc students:

Alessandro Zanetti

Climate change, tree ecophysiology 

My research focuses on how the changing climate affects wintertime physiology of trees. Particularly I am currently studying the effect of freezing and thawing on trees and the future  concenquences of global warming in the northern forests.

Hannah Horten

Methane cycling in a Northern Boreal Watershed

My thesis topic is studying methane cycling in a Northern Boreal Watershed. As part of this project, I am conducting chemical and microbial analysis. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas and understanding its cycles in an important part of calculating global budgets and the impact it has on climate change.

Master’s thesis research with Environmental Soil Science Unit, University of Helsinki, Methane and Nitrous Oxide Cycles in Forests  group

Environmental Change and Global Sustainability master’s student, Faculty of Biological and Environmental studies


Iiro Miettinen

Remote sensing of photosynthesis 

My MSc thesis will focus on remote sensing optical signals of two species of saplings in response to drought or heat stress.  My research is based on a project that explores the potential relationship between BVOC emissions and optical signals and the factors controlling it.

Vicent Ribas Costa

Using a mass-produced drone to retrieve canopy traits

I am a Spanish exchange student who performed his MSc Thesis at the Ecosystem Processes Research Group. My thesis topic focused on how to use a mass-produced drone to retrieve canopy traits using spherical photography. My plans include a remote sensing focused research stay at North Carolina State University in early 2022.