BIOGEOMON 2009, the 6th International Symposium on Ecosystem Behaviour, to be held in Helsinki, Finland, 29 June – 3 July 2009. 

Among other interesting topics, the symposium will include a specific session on the Biogeochemistry of Peatlands. The session will cover all aspects of peatland biogeochemistry. Keynote presentations will be given by Pertti Martikainen (University of Kuopio, Finland) on nitrogen turnover processes in northern peatlands, and Leon Lamers Radboud University Nijmegen) on biochemical aspects of peatland restoration.

After the symposium, a two day field trip for peatland enthusiasts will be organized to visit the intensive research sites Lakkasuo and Siikaneva mires in south-central Finland.

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