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Independent experts nominated by country party

Eija Juurola

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Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Other Disciplines
Environmental Sciences
UN languages spoken



Geographical Focus
Job function
Research Coordinator
Division of Atmospheric Sciences, Department of Physics
Telephone number
00 358 504154833
Work experience
The 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)._x000D_
Thematic areas: climate change, environmental monitoring; _x000D_
Geographic area(s) of field of experience: Northern Europe, _x000D_
some experience in Sudan- teaching, Ethiopia- visits, plans for projects, Russia – visiting researcher
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
PhD in Forest Ecology, University of Helsinki, 2005 _x000D_
MSc in Forest Biology, University of Helsinki, 1994
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. 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._x000D_
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. _x000D_
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. _x000D_
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. _x000D_
5. Laine A., Juurola E., Hajek T., Tuittila E-S. 2011. Sphagnum growth and ecophysiology during mire succession. Oecologia 167, 1115-1125
Other activities
1. Secretary of the Finnish Society of Forest Science 2006-2009 _x000D_
2. Member of the Transitional ICOS Head Office, 2012-_x000D_
3. Visiting researcher in Karpov Institute of Physical Chemistry, Moscow, Russia1999
Organisation name
University of Helsinki
Organisation street address
PO Box 48_x000D_
Department of Physics, FI-00014
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