The expertise of the researchers working in the H2O-programme
Effects of forest management on hydrology and water quality
|Photo: Metla/Erkki Oksanen.
Senior Researcher Hannu Hökkä
- The effects of and need for ditch network maintenance, growth and yield of peatland forests.
Researcher Mika Nieminen
- Restoration of peatlands. Impacts of clear-cutting of peatland forests on element fluxe.
Researcher Tiina Nieminen
- Acid sulfate soils and water protection.
Researcher Sirpa Piirainen
- Ground water, loads on water bodies. Impacts of forest management on ground water clear-cuttings and nutrient fluxe.
Researcher Liisa Ukonmaanaho
- Hydro- and biogeochemical consequences after whole-tree harvesting on drained peatland forests.
Researcher Martti Vuollekoski
- The effects of and need for ditch network maintenance, monitoring of element loads to water courses.
Hydrology in boreal forests and changing climate factors
Researcher Samuli Launiainen
- Forest hydrology, water footprint.
Researcher Mikko Peltoniemi
- Hydrology in boreal forests and changing climate factors, modeling impacts of climate change on forests.
Researcher Tapani Repo
- Fysiological responses of trees to flooding, freezing and drought.
Researcher Ari Lauren
-Development of hydro-geochemical modes.
Researcher Jori Uusitalo
- Development of tools for the planning of timber harvesting on sensitive sites.
Transfer of knowledge and expertise to customers
Programme director, professor Leena Finér
- Nutrient pools and fluxes, monitoring element loads to water course.
Professor Raija Laiho
- Peatland forestry, cycling of organic matter and nutrients in peatland ecosystems, effects of water level drawdown in peatland ecosystems, monitoring element loads to water course.