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Plant biology

Research group
23.11.2022 - 31.01.2025
Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Forestry and Technology

The research group studies function of plants in response to environmental and climate change by using ecophysiologial, molecular biological methods and metabolomics, and utilizes novel spectral imaging techniques for biological research.

The research group studies adaptation and acclimation mechanisms of northern plants to climate warming, changes in water conditions (soil drought and wetness, changes in air humidity), and increasing greenhouse gases (ozone and carbon dioxide). The research is based on realistic field trials and chamber experiments, providing platforms for ecophysiological measurements as well as samples for diverse chemical and molecular biological analyses. The special expertise of the group includes, molecular biology, genomics, hyperspectral imaging and metabolomics.

Our new projects focus on restoration of wetland ecosystems (REWET), innovative use of Sphagnum mosses (KAMUT) and  development of biodiversity education across Europe (eNaBIS/EU Horizon).