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Workshop on the Role of Red Wood Ants in Carbon and Nutrient Dynamics of Forest Ecosystems

September 10-11, 2004
Kevo Subarctic Research Station,
Utsjoki, Finland
@Timo Domisch
Photo: Timo Domisch
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Programme

Friday, September 10, 2004
9.00  
Opening of the workshop
prof. Leena Finér and prof. Pekka Niemelä
Chairman prof. Leena Finér
9.15  
Natural history of red wood ants in Europe, a tribute to Rainer Rosengren (1934–2004)
prof. Daniel Cherix
9.45  

Wood ants, forest management, and ecosystem effects
M. Sc. Pekka Punttila

10.15  
The effects of conifer resin on fungi, soil fauna, and nutrient cycling
in potential anthill material
Dr Lisette Lenoir
10.45  
Habitat structure and colonization ability in Formica ants
prof. Lotta Sundström
11.15  
The role of wood ant Formica polyctena in the cycling of phosphorus in spruce plantations
Dr. Jan Frouz
11.45  
Lunch
Chairman prof. Pekka Niemelä
13.00  
Wood ants in North American vs European ecosystems
prof. Martin Jurgensen
13.30  
Red wood ants (Formica rufa group): their contribution to soil C and N pools and CO2 emissions in unmanaged forests
Dr Anita Risch
14.00  
Diversity and social structure of red wood ants populations in the Swiss National Park
M. Sc. Christian Bernasconi
14.30  
Coffee
14.45  
Poster Presentations
15.00  
Wood ant studies at Kevo, field excursion (by car)
prof. Pekka Niemelä
17.30  
Dinner
19.00 -
Sauna
Supper
Introduction to the Kevo research station

 

Saturday, September 11, 2004
Chairman prof. Daniel Cherix
9.00  
Rainer Rosengren in memoriam
prof. Daniel Cherix
9.20  
Effect of wood ants on carbon and nutrient fluxes and forest growth - Overview of the ANT project
prof. Leena Finér
9.50  
Temperature, moisture and wood ants
Dr. Timo Domisch
10.20  
Carbon and nutrient pools associated with wood ant (Formica rufa group) mounds in managed forests of North Karelia
M. Sc. Jouni Kilpeläinen
10.50  
Carbon efflux from wood ant mounds
Dr. Mizue Ohashi
11.30  
Lunch
13.00  
Wood ant studies at Kevo, field excursion (by foot)
prof. Pekka Niemelä
17.00  
Dinner
19.00 -
Sauna
Supper
"Utsjoki village by night"
 
Sunday, September 12, 2004
Departure

 

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