Projects

The projects which focus nutrition in streams: Ecosystem metabolism and nutrient spiralling in macrophyte-rich streams, Nutrient uptake in big rivers across seasons, and Effect of increased nutrient run-off to high Arctic streams following climate change. Visit the projct website

Common reed (Phragmites australis) is usually used for thatching in Central and Northern Europe, but its potential as a bioenergy feedstock is increasingly acknowledged. The project aim is to identify which groups of common reed are most suitable for bioenergy-production. Visit the project website

A species can become invasive when it is transferred to a different (and more beneficial) environment than its native habitat, or when conditions in its native habitat become more favourable.  We study invasive aquatic plants as well as emergent wetland plants to understand which functional traits makes the species invasive. Visit the project website

Conventional drainage-based land use of peatlands causes land subsidence, high greenhouse gas emissions, eutrophication and general soil degradation. This soils can be flooded and wet crop species species such as Phragmites australis (reed) and Typha spp. (cattail) can substitute the traditional crop species. This cultivation process is called paludiculture (Latin palus = marsh, swamp, wetland). Visit the project website

C3 and C4 plants respond differently to changing environmental conditions, resulting in altered performance and ultimately, changed ecosystem services. Our research investigates, how dominating C3 and C4 species shape coastal wetlands, and how their ecosystem services are affected by global change drivers, such as sea level rise and altered soil salinity regimes. Visit the project website

PhragNet is a network of scientists working with the globally distributed genus Phragmites as a model organism to understand the effects of global environmental change on plant species distributions, range expansions and species invasions. Visit the project website

The SIAP project comprises sea ice ecology with a special focus on sea ice algae living at the bottom of the sea ice both in the Arctic and in Antarctic. Visit the project website