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.
Northern forests help curb climate change, but only if we preserve their diversity
Prof. Jaana Bäck writes about the role of northern forest when facing the climate change.
A new drone-based panoramic photography technique to estimate plant area index
Ecosystem Processes' researchers use under canopy drone-based panoramic photography to estimate plant area index. The new method was extensively...
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