I am a versatile plant ecologist with a love for fieldwork and mathematical methods. My current interest is on the long term effects of disturbances on forests and the interactions of plants, roots and inland waters as well as on large scale variations ecological processes (using big data). In addition, I have an interest in biochar as a tool to improve the environment.
Luonnontieteiden ja metsätieteiden tiedekunta, Ympäristö- ja biotieteiden laitos
050 596 8481
My mission is to make students think about ecology and to acquire the skills to solve problems. I am presently mainly teaching in three courses. I like to talk less in courses than on the coffee table so I attempt to develop active and problem-based approaches in teaching.
The course ”Philosophy and History of Biology” investigates how knowledge is acquired. We try to understand what is scientific knowledge. We discuss what is the difference between scientific knowledge and pseudoscience. Philosophical, moral and religious consequences of the theory of evolution are addressed.
Summer School in Plant Ecology (Nothern Ecosystems and Climate Change) addresses responses of Northern Ecosystems to climate change. I address the scaling of environmental impacts from the leaf to the landscape using different remote sensing and other tools.
My other teaching is in Finnish.
Tutkimusryhmät - UEF
Jin, Jin; Wang, Luoqi; Müller, Karin; Wu, Jiasen; Wang, Hailong; Zhao, Keli; Berninger, Frank; Fu, Weijun. 2021. A 10-year monitoring of soil properties dynamics and soil fertility evaluation in Chinese hickory plantation regions of southeastern China Scientific reports 11: 23531. 2021
Köster, Kajar; Aaltonen, Heidi; Berninger, Frank; Heinonsalo, Jussi; Köster, Egle; Ribeiro-Kumara, Caius; Sun, Hui; Tedersoo, Leho; Zhou, Xuan; Pumpanen, Jukka. 2021. Impacts of wildfire on soil microbiome in Boreal environments Current opinion in environmental science & health 22: 100258. 2021
Palviainen, Marjo; Peltomaa, Elina; Laurén, Ari; Kinnunen, Niko; Ojala, Anne; Berninger, Frank; Zhu, Xudan; Pumpanen, Jukka. 2021. Water quality and the biodegradability of dissolved organic carbon in drained boreal peatland under different forest harvesting intensities Science of the total environment 2022; 806 Part 4: 150919. 2021
Qu, Zhao-Lei; Santalahti, Minna; Köster, Kajar; Berninger, Frank; Pumpanen, Jukka; Heinonsalo, Jussi; Sun, Hui. 2021. Soil Fungal Community Structure in Boreal Pine Forests: From Southern to Subarctic Areas of Finland Frontiers in microbiology 12: 653896. 2021
Zhang, Yuanbin; Jyske, Tuula; Pumpanen, Jukka; Hölttä, Teemu; Gao, Qiao; Berninger, Frank; Duan, Baoli. 2021. Adaptation of Abies fargesii var. faxoniana (Rehder et E.H. Wilson) Tang S Liu seedlings to high altitude in a subalpine forest in southwestern China with special reference to phloem and xylem traits Annals of forest science 78 4: 85. 2021
Zhang-Turpeinen, Huizhong; Kivimäenpää, Minna; Berninger, Frank; Köster, Kajar; Zhao, Peng; Zhou, Xuan; Pumpanen, Jukka. 2021. Age-related response of forest floor biogenic volatile organic compound fluxes to boreal forest succession after wildfires Agricultural and forest meteorology 308-309: 108584. 2021
Zhao, Bailu; Zhuang, Qianlai; Shurpali, Narasinha; Köster, Kajar; Berninger, Frank; Pumpanen, Jukka. 2021. North American boreal forests are a large carbon source due to wildfires from 1986 to 2016 Scientific reports 11 1: 7723. 2021
Zhu, Xudan; Chen, Liang; Pumpanen, Jukka; Keinänen, Markku; Laudon, Hjalmar; Ojala, Anne; Palviainen, Marjo; Kiirikki, Mikko; Neitola, Kimmo; Berninger, Frank. 2021. Assessment of a portable UV-Vis spectrophotometer's performance in remote areas: Stream water DOC, Fe content and spectral data Data in brief 35: 106747. 2021
Zobitz, John; Aaltonen, Heidi; Zhou, Xuan; Berninger, Frank; Pumpanen, Jukka; Koster, Kajar. 2021. Comparing an exponential respiration model to alternative models for soil respiration components in a Canadian wildfire chronosequence (FireResp v1.0) Geoscientific model development 14 10: 6605-6622. 2021
Zhu, Xudan; Zhu, Tingting; Pumpanen, Jukka; Palviainen, Marjo; Zhou, Xuan; Kulmala, Liisa; Bruckman, Viktor J; Köster, Egle; Köster, Kajar; Aaltonen, Heidi; Makita, Naoki; Wang, Yixiang; Berninger, Frank. 2020. Short-term effects of biochar on soil CO2 efflux in boreal Scots pine forests Annals of forest science 77 2: 59. 2020