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Expert NameMs. Eija Juurola
TitleResearch Coordinator
DivisionDivision of Atmospheric Sciences, Department of Physics
Telephone00 358 504154833
Work ExperienceThe Scientific work of E. Juurola is focused on the acclimation of different tree and mire species to varying environmental conditions; climate change, drought, annual cycle etc. The topics have included also modelling of photosynthesis and studies on tree carbohydrate balance. She has 15 years of experience in eco-physiological measurement techniques and experimentation both in field and in laboratory. Her teaching experience includes courses in University of Helsinki, and in Khartoum University, Sudan, as well as supervising Finnish and international students at MSc. and PhD level. Recently she has also led projects on outreach and education ( Her current post is at the Transient Head Office of ICOS Research Infrastructure (Integrated Carbon Observation System). Thematic areas: climate change, environmental monitoring; Geographic area(s) of field of experience: Northern Europe, some experience in Sudan- teaching, Ethiopia- visits, plans for projects, Russia – visiting researcher
QualificationsPhD in Forest Ecology, University of Helsinki, 2005 MSc in Forest Biology, University of Helsinki, 1994
Number of Publications15
Other Activities1. Secretary of the Finnish Society of Forest Science 2006-2009 2. Member of the Transitional ICOS Head Office, 2012- 3. Visiting researcher in Karpov Institute of Physical Chemistry, Moscow, Russia1999
Publications1. Hölttä T., Juurola E., Lindfors L., Porcar-Castell A. 2012. Cavitation induced by a surfactant leads to a transient release of water stress and subsequent “run away” embolism in Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) seedlings. Journal of Experimental Botany, 63, 1057-1067. 2. Juurola, E. 2003. Biochemical acclimation patterns of Betula pendula Roth. and Pinus sylvestris L. seedlings to elevated carbon dioxide concentrations. Tree Physiology, 23, 85-95. 3. Juurola, E., Aalto, T., Thum, T., Vesala, T. and Hari, P. 2005. Temperature dependence of leaf-level CO2 fixation – revising biochemical coefficients through analysis of leaf three dimensional structure. New Phytologist 166, 205-215. 4 Porcar-Castell, A., Juurola, E., Berninger, F., Ensminger, I., Hari, P., Nikinmaa, E. 2008. Seasonal acclimation of photosystem II in Pinus sylvestris. II. Studying the effect of light environment through the rate constants of sustained heat dissipation and photochemistry. Tree Physiology, 28, 1483–1491. 5. Laine A., Juurola E., Hajek T., Tuittila E-S. 2011. Sphagnum growth and ecophysiology during mire succession. Oecologia 167, 1115-1125
DisciplineEnvironmental Sciences
Last updated10/03/2014 11:06:00

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