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SYKE - Finnish Environment Institute (Finland)DCE - Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, Aarhus University (Denmark)EC JRC IES - European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability (Italy)IRSTEA - National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (France)CEH - Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (United Kingdom)Alterra Wageningen UR (The Netherlands)UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (Germany)CIENS - Oslo Centre for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Social Researchpeer

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Improving predictions of the effects of climate change on ecosystems
08 September 2016, Biodiversity and Land Use, UFZ
Climate change will alter our ecosystems. Using ecological models, researchers are attempting to predict what kind of changes we can expect to see. Up to now, however, these predictions have not been accurate enough. An international team including ...
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An extraordinarily extensive review of the Gulf of Finland’s status by three countries
07 September 2016, Marine, SYKE
The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has published an assessment of the Gulf of Finland, compiling the research results of over a hundred Finnish, Russian and Estonian researchers. The over 300-page publication includes recent information on ...
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How natural monocultures evolve in the rainforest
07 September 2016, Biodiversity and Land Use, UFZ
Tropical rainforests are richer in species than any other area on earth. In spite of this diversity, there are large areas in which one species of tree dominates. Scientists have now developed a computer model to explain this phenomenon, which is ...
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Major Baltic inflows have improved the condition of the Baltic Proper
07 September 2016, Marine, SYKE
The effects of the major Baltic inflows that have arrived in 2014, 2015 and 2016 can be seen in the improved oxygen situation of the basins to the east and south of Gotland. The anoxic area of the seabed in the Baltic Sea has become considerably ...
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Big Data Integration, Exploration and Analytics in Environmental Sciences - Open PEER scientific seminar
02 September 2016, Environmental Technologies, Irstea
With the kind support of the scientific department of the French Embassy, the Institute Francais in Munich and the BFHZ (Bayerisch-Französisches Hochschulzentrum). ...
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Low levels of environmental toxins in Lapland, climate change and new chemicals the main risks
25 August 2016, Natural Hazards and Environmental Risks, SYKE
The Finnish Lapland is renowned for its purity, even if environmental toxins are present at low concentrations in the air, water and living organisms. The main concern in the Arctic region is the long-range transport of substances and increased ...
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Reduced ecosystem functions in oil palm plantations
15 August 2016, Biodiversity and Land Use, UFZ
Large areas of tropical lowland forests have been replaced by oil palm plantations, with major impact on environment and people. An interdisciplinary team of scientists from the University of Göttingen, the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental ...
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Forest carbon sinks must be included in bioeconomy sustainability assessments
21 July 2016, Climate Change, SYKE
Forest carbon sinks reduce the atmosphere’s carbon dioxide content. The utilisation of wood and forests inevitably affects carbon sinks, which is an issue that must be considered when seeking cost-effective means for mitigating climate change. ...
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Gecko clearance sale - The European pet trade is jeopardising the survival of rare reptile species
12 July 2016, Biodiversity and Land Use, UFZ
A gecko for your terrarium? Or a tortoise? Or would you rather have a snake? Reptiles are exceedingly popular as pets, trade is booming. Between 2004 and 2014, official imports to the EU came to just under 21 million live specimens, more than six ...
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Joint procurement of solar power plants to cover 34 municipalities – Tampere Hall to receive its own solar panels
04 July 2016, Environmental Technologies, SYKE
34 municipalities intend to take part in the joint procurement of solar power plants organised by the Finnish Environment Institute and KL-Kuntahankinnat Oy. Of the largest cities, Helsinki, Tampere, Oulu and Seinäjoki, among others, have committed ...
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