On-Going Projects

On going research at Helsinki University

  • The role of aquaporins in plant water relations: hydraulic architecture and the control of water loss (Master’s project: David Israel, co-supervised with Kurt Fagerstedt)
  • Acclimation of stomatal responses to light: environmental cues, strategies and mechanisms (with Pedro Aphalo and Fang Wang)
  • Integrative Biodiversity Science (INBIOS) (Plant Biology Division)
  • The interactive effects on light-shade and drought-water on photosynthetic capacity and stomatal conductance in Nothofagus and Fagus sp. (with Alexandra Chatelet and Saara Hartikainen)
  • Persistent memory of drought and shade affecting phenology of tree seedlings (with Orianne L’Oiseau and Antti Takolander)

On going research collaborations

  • Nitrogen Cycling in sub-alpine ecosystems under land-use change (with Jean Christophe Clement and Nicolas Legay UJF-Grenoble)
  • Provenance performance of Fagus sylvatica at its range edge (with Ismael Aranda, INIA Madrid, following Cost Action E52)
  • UV-B radiation a specific regulator of  plant growth and food quality in a changing climate (Cost Action FA0906 UV4growth)
  • Matching action and emission spectra from LED lamps tailored to plant function (with Stiina Kotiranta and Valoya)