to study, manage and conserve wetland ecosystems
Boreal forests, along with their numerous wetlands, cover a vast area in the Northern Hemisphere. Therefore they are the most important waterfowl production areas in Europe, for example, although their duck densities are not high.
Many aspects of boreal wetlands remain poorly studied. Particularly, the ecology of boreal seasonal and semi-permanent forest ponds is insufficiently understood, although we know such habitats are extremely important to many organisms, e.g. water birds, frogs and dytiscid beetles.
We focus on species interactions in wetlands, and on the effect of ecosystem engineers on ecosystem structure and function.
Wetland Ecology Group – Kosteikkoekologian ryhmä