Finland, Joensuu

Effects of Climate Change on Vegetation in Northern Ecosystems

when 12 August 2019 - 23 August 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 500

The course contains three different themes:
(1) Nature of climate change: Climate change prediction, Assession of climate change
data from databases, problems of climate prediction models.
(2) Climate Change effects on northern Ecosystems (phenology, effects of temperature
increases, effects of drought, effects on carbon balance) (lectures+ 1 exercise)
(3) Measuring the impact of drought on ecosystem processes (3 parallel groups) (i) Effects
of the 2010 and 2018 drought on ecosystem processes using tree rings and remote
sensing( ii) effects of drought on trees (spectral responses, photosynthesis etc.) (iii) effects
on soil processes (soil respiration) (Group work)
(4) Societal implications of climate change in forestry and agriculture (lectures)

Course leader


Target group

Master, Doctoral

Course aim

The aim of the summer school is: (1) to obtain a good overview of the possible effects of
climate change on Northern Ecosystems. (2) To acquire experimental & data analysis
methods to analyse the effects of climate change. Analysis of the impacts of climate
change will focus on drought effects. (3) Improve presentation, writing, group working and
statistical analysis skills of participants.

Credits info

5 EC

Fee info

EUR 500: Course fee. There is a discount of 20 % for the UEF partner university students.
EUR 200: Course fee for exchange students starting in autumn 2019.


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