Ex-Situ Conservation of Finnish Native Plant Species
We will study the quantity and quality of ecosystem services that could be provided by green roofs. We will focus on the regulating and cultural services at the first phase of our project, while provisioning services would be studied later.
CO-ADAPT research program explores whether species should be moved along with changing climate and if so, what would be the feasible way of doing it.
- Assisted migration (in Finnish)
Deficiently known and threatened forest species (PUTTE)
The research programme of deficiently known and threatened forest species 2009–2016 (PUTTE) aims to fill in the knowledge gaps that have come increasingly apparent in the assessments of threatened species during the last few decades in Finland. Luomus has four projects in this programme.
- Is garden dormouse still living in Finland? (Ilpo Hanski)
- Deficiently known crustose lichens on decaying wood and 300 crustose lichens (identification guide) (Leena Myllys ja Soili Stenroos)
- Identification book of terrestrial molluscs in Finland (Anne Koivunen ja Aino Juslén)
- Cuckoo wasps (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae) of Finland: fauna, population trends and conservation (Juho Paukkunen ja Pekka Vilkamaa)
- Putte research programme (in Finnish)
Magmatism in the Africa-Antarctica Rift Zone – MARZ
MARZ project studies the origins and evolution of the largest lava eruptions on Earth. Our research concentrates especially on African and Antarctic continental flood basalt formations that erupted during the initial stages of the break up of the Gondwana supercontinent in Jurassic times ~180 million years ago, during the golden age of the dinosaurs.
The ancient volcanoes of Finland
Doctoral student Elina Lehtonen is doing doctoral thesis about the age and evolution of the oldest volcanoes of Finland in the Suomussalmi, Kuhmo, Tipasjärvi, and Ilomantsi areas. This study aims to shed light to the questions about how old the oldest volcanoes are, and how they are deformed after they were formed. Research is done in co-operation with the Geological Survey of Finland, and it is partially funded by K. H. Renlund foundation.
Levänluhta water burial-site
The Laboratory of Chronology takes part in a multidisciplinary research effort, coordinated by archaeologists form the University of Helsinki, and funded by the Eemil Aaltonen foundation, where the mysteries of the Levänluhta water burial site are investigated using archaeological and natural scientific methods.