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Long-Term Ecosystem Research in Europe

10 Hyytiälä, SMEAR II (FI)

Hyytiala

eLTER TA site

  • Dominant ecosystem: Boreal forest/taiga
  • Access: 25 km from Orivesi and 210 km from Helsinki. Access all year round by regular car; restrictions for some areas
  • DEIMS site code: LTER_EU_FI_007

The area is a boreal mixed-coniferous forest with small lakes and wetlands, including several protected mire ecosystems. The core site consists of a 55-yr old Scots pine forest stand, two open oligotrophic fen sites and a humic lake with mostly forested catchment. Scientific focus: Research focuses on ecosystem properties, biogeochemical cycles, ecosystem-atmosphere interaction, and how this is linked to vegetation types and structures, either in different ecosystems or resulting from vegetation management and land use. The main aim is continuous, comprehensive measurements of fluxes, storages and concentrations (biogeochemical cycles and vegetation–soil–atmosphere interactions) in the land ecosystem–atmosphere continuum.

Contact

University of Helsinki (UHEL)
Mail icon from Elegant Themes Jaana Bäck, jaana.back@helsinki.fi