Who we are

dsc_0262bProf. Jukka Pumpanen

Expertise: Climate change; greenhouse gas fluxes; fire ecology; boreal and arctic ecosystems.

Current position: Professor, Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences,
University of Eastern Finland

PhD, University of Helsinki, Department of Forest Sciences, 2004

 

Research interests:

Processes related to the decomposition of soil organic matter (mechanisms of the decomposition of soil organic matter and the role of living rhizosphere in decomposition). The effects of disturbances (e.g. wild fires, forest harvesting and herbivory) on soil carbon and nitrogen pools and fluxes. The effects of black carbon and biochar on soil organic matter decomposition and nutrient availability in boreal forest soils.

E-mail: jukka.pumpanen@uef.fi


PhD Kajar Köster

Expertise: disturbance ecology; greenhouse gas fluxes.

Current position: Academy Research Fellow (2016-2021), Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki and Principal Investigator in Viikki Plant Science Center (ViPS), University of Helsinki

PhD, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Forestry 2009
MSc, Estonian Agricultural University/ Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 2005

 

Research interests: 

Carbon dynamics in forest soils, with special interest in disturbed (fire, wind, reindeer grazing, etc.) areas

E-mail: kajar.koster@helsinki.fi


PhD. Frank Berninger

Expertise:

Current position: 

Research interests: The interactions of forests and the environment. The long term dynamics of soil organic matter after forest fires and the energy exchange of norther ecosystems.

E-mail: frank.berninger@helsinki.fi

 

 

 

 

 


PhD Marjo Palviainen

Current position: Researcher, Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki

 

Docent, University of Helsinki, Forest Soil Science (2012)

PhD, University of Eastern Finland (Joensuu), Forestry (2005)

MSc, University of Eastern Finland (Joensuu), Biology (2001)

Research interests: 

Carbon and nutrient pools and fluxes in forest ecosystems, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry of forest catchments

E-mail: marjo.palviainen@helsinki.fi

 


 

PhD Egle Köster

Current position: Post-doctoral researcher

Research interests: 

E-mail: egle.koster@helsinki.fi

 

 


M.Sc. Heidi Aaltonen

Current position: PhD student

Research interests: 

E-mail: heidi.m.aaltonen@helsinki.fi

 

 

 

 

 


M.Sc. Xuan Zhou

Current position: PhD student

Research interests: 

E-mail: xuan.zhou@helsinki.fi

 

 


M.Sc. Huizhong Zhang-Turpeinen

Current position: PhD student

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M.Sc. Christine Ribeiro Moreira de Assumpção

Current position: PhD student

Research interests: 

E-mail: christine.ribeiro@helsinki.fi