750653S, Workshop on carbon sinks in arctic and boreal soils –impacts of global warming and landuse changes, 2 ECTS cr
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Workshop on carbon sinks in arctic and boreal soils –impacts of global warming and landuse changes
Workshop on carbon s
2 ECTS cr
Field of Biology
Form of study
1 - 5, pass, fail
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2 ECTS cr
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A workshop for expert presentations and discussions on belowground carbon sinks in arctic and boreal soils as well as impacts of global warming and landuse changes on them. Belowground carbon sinks of boreal forests are currently ignored in the political discussion of sustainable forestry and the annual amount of harvested timber volume. Moreover, participation of soil microbial communities in forming the soil carbon sinks are generally underestimated. The topic is crucial in terms of global climate change, and the aim is to bring together top scientists in this field to interact and deepen the understanding of the topic, especially among the PhD students in plant and soil ecology, microbial ecology, geography and related fields. The course will also benefit the students by providing them knowledge of up-to-date methodology on estimating plant and microbial carbon sinks belowground. Meeting the researchers in the fields of plant ecology, forest ecology, microbial ecology and geoinformatics from different universities will benefit the PhD students in their studies, and by active networking with senior and younger participants also during their future careers.
Doctoral degree studies.
Time of the workshop 9.-10.12. 2019
Mode of delivery
Learning activities and teaching methods
The course will consist of a pre-course learning package (articles published by senior researchers participating the workshop), lectures and presentations by the visitors, and short talks and posters by the students as well as group discussions. Students are required to participate all presentations and write short essays on 5 topics using the article package and talks.
Maximum number of PhD students in biology, geography and in related fields in the workshop is 30.
Assessment methods and criteria
Students are required to participate all presentations and write short essays on 5 topics using the article package and talks.
Accepted / Fail
Doc. Annamari Markkola, Dept. of Ecology and Genetics, University of Oulu.
Registration to the course before 3rd December 2019 on Weboodi (University of Oulu PhD students) or by Email to Annamari Markkola annamari.markkola(at)oulu.fi.
Working life cooperation
Meeting the researchers from different universities will benefit the PhD students in their studies, and by active networking with senior and younger participants also during their future careers.
Visiting teachers and researchers: Workshop presentations will be given by docent Sari Stark (Univ Lapland, C fluxes in arctic and boreal soils); Dr. Henni Ylänne (Univ. of Lund, impacts of warming on C stores in arctic soils), docent Jussi Heinonsalo (Univ Helsinki, C fluxes in boreal forest soils; Carbon Action project in agricultural soils), prof. Timo Kumpula (Univ of Eastern Finland, land-use changes in the arctic): Dr. Aino Korrensalo (UEF) and Doc. Anna Laine-Petäjäkangas (C fluxes in peatlands; Dr. Maria Väisänen (C storage in permafrost). In addition, PhD students may present their own topics in short talks or in posters.
As part of the seminar Prof. Heljä-Sisko Helmisaari (Univ Helsinki, biomass and C storage in boreal forest tree roots) will give a talk in Biology Thursday seminar on Thu 28.11. at 12.15 – 13.
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