Senior scientists

Current

Harri Vasander
Professor in Peatland Forestry
(Department of Forest Sciences)
Peatland classification, production and C dynamics of boreal peatlands, tropical peatlands – their nutrient and C dynamics.Order Sphagnum Mosses – The Stars of European Mires
Contents and sample pages can be found here.
 
Kari Minkkinen
University lecturer
(Department of Forest Sciences)
Ecological impacts of peatland forestry, especially on the carbon balance and greenhouse gas fluxes in drained peatlands. Order Sphagnum Mosses – The Stars of European Mires
Contents and sample pages can be found here.
 
Jyrki Jauhiainen
(Department of Forest Sciences)
Greenhouse gas fluxes, peat carbon dynamics, and restoration of tropical peatlands
 
Paavo Ojanen
University researcher
(Department of Forest Sciences)
Ecology of peatland forests. Current research topic: The effects of peatland forestry, rewetting and paludiculture on climate.

 

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Juhani Päivänen
Professor emeritus in Peatland Forestry
(Department of Forest Sciences)
Hydrology and management of peatland forests
 
Heikki Seppä
Professor in Quaternary Geology
(Department of Geosciences and Geography)
Long-term geological and ecological development of northern peatlands; Quaternary palaeoclimatology
Minna Väliranta
University researcher
(Ecosystems and Environment Research Programme)
Reconstructing past environmental changes from lake and peat sediment archives
Environmental Change Research Unit ECRU
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Sari Juutinen
University researcher
(Ecosystems and Environment Research Programme)
Lake and peatland carbon dynamics and their response to environmental changes
Environmental Change Research Unit ECRU

 

Kim Yrjälä
Group leader, Molecular Environmental Microbiology Group
(Department of Forest Sciences)
Microbes related to climate change and production of greenhouse gases. Peatland-related research
 

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Recent

Raija Laiho
Currently the professor of peatland forestry at the Natural Resources Institute Finland.Peat soils, biogeochemistry. Current focus on decomposition of organic matter, and the effects of land-use, continuous cover forestry and climate change.
Jukka Laine
Professor emeritus of peatland forestry at the Finnish Forest Research Institute.
Eeva-Stiina Tuittila
Currently the professor of forest soil science at the University of Eastern Finland, School of Forest Sciences.