Metla Project 3517

Phenology and crop forecasts of forest plants in changing climate

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Duration: 2009-2015   Keywords: Climate warming, forest ecosystem, tree seed crops, wild berry and mushroom yields
Research project group: Distinct projects 1 - Structure and function of forest ecosystems


The importance of climate change research has increased lately, because the mean air temperatures have been reported to rise. The global warming distracts the seasonal rhythm of forest plants and it may decrease the amount and quality of berry and seed crops. Phenology is a field of science investigating the timing of seasonal changes in plant growth and consequently long phenological observation series are needed to estimate the impact of changing climate on forest plants. Results of this project will improve the definition of the changes of the timing of phenological events and berry and seed crops. Also the correlation between these changes and climate change will be researched. The results of plant specific differences will revise the reported observations on variation between individual trees and geographical regions.

Project leader: Kubin, Eero
The Finnish Forest Research Institute > Luke, Oulu Unit, PO Box 413, FI-90014 Oulun yliopisto, FINLAND
Phone: +358 29 532 3710

Other researchers: Hokkanen, Tatu, VA (2011-15), Hotanen, Juha-Pekka, JO (2013,2015), Häkkinen, Risto (2011), Manninen, Outi (2011-12), Poikolainen, Jarmo, OU (2011-15), Salo, Kauko, JO (2011-15), Savonen, Eira-Maija, PA (2011,2013), Tillman-Sutela, Eila (2011-13)

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Updated 07.11.2015