Course in Radiative Transfer Modelling to better understand solar irradiance data

Titta Kotilainen has also been instrumental in setting up the possibility for DPPS students at the University of Helsinki students to participate in a course on libRadtran: a library of radiative transfer models that allows users to access irradiance data for application in their research.
This course, run in cooperation this the FMI, was given by Arve Kylling (NILU) the actual developer of libRadtran and took place on 25th-26th October 2016 in Exactum building of the Kumpula Campus, Helsinki.
The course is open to DPPS students at the University of Helsinki and partly sponsored by CanSEE and the DPPS.

Here is the schedule here.

….And Craig Brelsford has published a review of the working and guidelines for how to get started with LibRadTran in the UV4plants Bulletin.

Wild bees along a gradient of urbanization

Congratulations to Paula Salonen on completing her Master’s Degree in Plant Biology and the University of Helsinki: Wild bees along a gradient of urbanization: a study of the effects of environmental variables on bees with a comparison of two capture methods.  Supervised by Matthew Robson and Stephen Venn

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Forthcoming Book Chapters

Keep an eye out for three Chapters in Brian Jordan’s forthcoming book “UV-B Radiation and Plant Life: Molecular Biology to Ecology (CABI publishers) co-authored by CanSEE group members.

  • UV-B induced morphological changes; an enigma
    by Marcel A.K. Jansen, T. Matthew Robson, Karel Klem and Otmar Urban.
  • Plant responses to fluctuating UV environments
    by Paul W. Barnes, T. Matthew Robson, Mark A. Tobler, Isabelle N. Bottger and Stephan D. Flint.
  • Quantifying UV Radiation
    by Pedro J. Aphalo and Titta K Kotilainen

Learning Advanced Practical Ecophysiology in Portugal

David Israel and Craig Brelsford will follow the example of Saara Hartikainen two years ago, and participate in a BES Plant Environmental Physiology Group advanced practical course in techniques for plant ecophysiology near Lisbon in Portugal (12th-16th September).

After his internship with Charlie Warren in Sydney last winter, David will be looking to compare notes with some of the leading researchers in IRGA techniques for measuring the conductance of carbon dioxide and water from leaves.