Carbon Cycling in Boreal Peatlands and Climate Change II workshop, Finland

International Workshop: Carbon Cycling in Boreal Peatlands and Climate Change II – Hyytiälä revisited
Dates: 25th - 29th September 2017
Location: Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station, Finland

The first international workshop on carbon cycling in boreal peatlands and climate change was organized at the Hyytiälä Forestry Station in 1992. At that time the symposium had two aims to present the latest knowledge on the role of carbon cycling in relation to predicted climate change, and to stimulate collaborations and exchanges between Finnish scientists and international experts.

During the quarter of century since the first symposium research on peatlands has widely expanded and our understanding developed. Now it is time to organize the second workshop on carbon cycling in boreal peatlands and climate change at the same place. This is also our way to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Republic of Finland.

Goals of the workshop:

1. Present the latest results about carbon cycle in boreal peatlands in relation to climate change to evaluate the current state of the art
2. Compile existing data to address peatland biogeochemistry response to climate change, e.g.
a. Greenhouse gas dynamics, DOC leaching
b. Soil carbon storage
c. Vegetation and biomass, litter production and decomposition
d. Microbes and soil fauna
3. Identify major gaps in the current knowledge and promote collaborative research addressing those


The program will include key note presentations, oral presentations, and poster sessions.

Field excursions will be organized to Hyytiälä ICOS/SMEAR II station and Siikaneva mire ICOS site and experimental sites in Lakkasuo mire.

Hyytiälä workshops are famous for their social programs as well and peatlanders are generally multitalented.

The participation fee will be around 350-450 euros depending on the sponsors.

Please note that Hyytiälä field station can take maximum 100 participants.

The final registration deadline was in April 2017.

For any questions contact MSc Aino Korrensalo, School of Forest Sciences, University of Eastern Finland -
and cc: Harri Vasander or Timo Vesala