Team leader Anna Lintunen

Adjunct professor (dosentti) in Tree Ecophysiology

I study tree structure and function, and especially the water transport processes within the tree and the challenges these processes face in different environments. My special interest is on freezing behavior of wood and tree winter physiology.

ORCID: 0000-0002-1077-0784

More information in research database TUHAT

Post-doc Lauri Lindfors

Studies how changes in winter time and early spring temperatures and snow cover affect tree physiology.

Funding from the University 3 years research grant.

I study the effect of freezing and drought stress on trees. I am especially interested in studying tree diameter changes (in micrometer-scale) as a response to these stresses. In a current project, I study how changes in winter time and early spring temperatures and snow cover affect tree physiology.

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PhD student Gonzalo de Quesada

I Study how tree physiology and tree-soil interactions change under different forest management treatments. In particular, I am interested in the effects of thinning on forest water and carbon balance.

Currently, I am collecting tree gas exchange, water potential, and soil moisture data, in addition to conducting a litter decomposition and root turnover experiment in two recently thinned forest stands with different soil conditions. 

PhD supervisors Anna Lintunen, Yann Salmon and Jussi Heinonsalo.

PhD student Magdalena Held

I want to know, how trees can acclimate to drought and to gain new insight into tree hydraulic architecture. Therefore, I study xylem traits, especially pits, as well as phloem traits in trees grown on sites with different water availability. Also, I aim to understand better how structure and function are coupled and will combine hydraulic and anatomical measurements.

PhD supervisors Anna Lintunen and Tuula Jyske (Natural Resources Institute Finland, Luke)

PhD student Diana Jerome

I am interested in how climate change affects the ecology and physiology of vulnerable ecosystems. I study shrub growth, phenology and ecophysiology across the ecotone from the boreal forest to the tundra. You can visit my personal web page here:

PhD supervisors Isla H. Myers-Smith (University of Edinburgh) and Anna Lintunen