UFZ Brazil rainforests 556px. Photo: Mateus de Dantas de Paula

PEER Newsletter: Due to landscape fragmentation, Brazil's rainforests are releasing more carbon dioxide than previously thought

Because of the deforestation of tropical rainforests in Brazil, significantly more carbon has been lost than was previously assumed. This is the result of the scientists of the German Environmental Research Centre UFZ. Information on the research can be found in the newest release of PEER newletter. PEER is the network of European environmental research institutes. SYKE is one of the members of the PEER network. Read more


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Researcher Sirpa Lehtinen knows her algae 2014-07-01
Researcher Sirpa Lehtinen is the person in charge of algae monitoring in the Baltic Sea at the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE). “My tasks also include research, algal sample analysis and communications regarding algae,” Lehtinen details. During the summer, the results of her work can be seen in weekly algal bloom reports.
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Image: Anna Repo/SYKE Sustainability of forest bioenergy in Europe

Researchers from SYKE have been involved in the study concerning forest residue's share of EU's climate emission reductions. The study, published in Global Change Biology Bioenergy journal, shows that there is a gap between the emission reductions and the EU requirements. Read more

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