BVOC's, VOC emissions, biosphere-atmosphere interactions
My main research topic is how biosphere influences the chemical composition of the atmosphere, in particular the biosynthesis and emissions of biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOC's) from both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. These processes significantly influence the atmospheric aerosol formation in the boreal forested areas, and are thus contributing to climate change.
Forest production ecology, forest growth, wood quality, process-based growth modeling
My research field is production ecology, and my special interests are in understanding how trees capture resources and how they allocate them to form a spectrum of structures that appear so well adapted to the prevailing environment. I lead the Forest Modelling Research Group which develops theories and models of tree function, structure, and growth, and applies these to questions relevant to forest management under changing environmental conditions and alternative management objectives.
Bisosphere-atmosphere interactions, micrometeorology, carbon and water cycles on forest, wetland, lake and urban environments, deposition