Our group is part of the Ecosystem Processes group at the Department of Forest Sciences of the University of Helsinki lead by Prof. Jaana Bäck. We are also part of the Viikki Plant Science Centre and the National Centre of Excellence in Atmospheric Science – From Molecular and Biological Processes to the Global Climate lead by Prof. Markku Kulmala.

We have tight collaboration with the following scientists within Finland:

Hannu Fritze, Natural Resources Institute Finland; microbiology of CH4 exchange  Raisa Mäkipää, Natural Resources Institute Finland, Finland; CH4 from trees to national greenhouse gas inventories. Marja Tiirola, Dept. of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Jyväskylä; molecular biology and isotopes. Markku Oinonen, Finnish Museum of Natural History – LUOMUS; radiocarbon CH4 isotopes. Teemu Hölttä, Dept. of Forest Sciences, UH, Finland; process modelling. Annikki Mäkelä, Dept. of Forest Sciences, UH, Finland; process modelling. Samuli Launiainen, Natural Resources Institute Finland, Finland; ecosystem process modelling (APES).

and internationally with:

Lukas Siebicke, Dept. of Bioclimatology, University of Göttingen, Germany; micrometeorology, ecosystem CH4 fluxes (Hainich). Katerina Machacova, CzechGlobe, Global Change Research Institute CAS, Czech Republic; tree GHG exchange. Vincent Gauci, Open University, UK; CH4 exchange of trees. Frank Keppler, Institute of Earth Sciences, Heidelberg University, Germany; aerobic CH4 production. Janne Rinne, Dept. of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science (INES), Lund University, Sweden; stable isotopes in CH4 and volatiles (lab, field). Leif Klemedtsson, Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden; contact to SITES in Sweden.