My project aims to quantify the disturbance caused by forest harvesting on physical, biological, and biogeochemical properties and processes of drained boreal peatlands’ soils. We try to quantify the recovery of biogeochemistry after the disturbance. The project consists of two parts:
Soil physical properties as they are the main driving factor of biotic and biogeochemical changes
Biological and biogeochemical properties and processes
We hope that a deeper understanding of the ecological impact of harvesting operations and the ability of soil to recover from disturbance will support responsible decision-making in the sustainable use of peatland forests.
Luonnontieteiden ja metsätieteiden tiedekunta, Metsätieteiden osasto