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Bird wetlands in need of restoration, maintenance and protection

The construction and restoration of wetlands can improve the living conditions of bird populations. According to a recent study, grazing is the single most important maintenance method for wetlands, due to its diversifying impact. This type of maintenance benefits waders in particular, as well as other birds living in wetlands. Photo: Markku Mikkola-Roos. Read more

Paula Kivimaa, Florian Kern and the Award. Photo: Ralitsa Hiteva

SYKE researcher wins best paper award

Dr Paula Kivimaa, a senior researcher at the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), was awarded the best paper prize at the 5th International Conference on Sustainability Transitions. She and her co-author received the award during the conference which was held in Utrecht, Netherlands... More


Sirpa Lehtinen
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/SYKEResearchers 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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blue green algae"Systems ecological perspectives to sustainability” International Conference 24-30 September

The first Systems ecological perspectives to sustainability conference will be held in Helsinki, Finland 24-30 September 2014. The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists and other thinkers interested in systems ecology and sustainability. Satellite image ESA. Read more