ALFAwetlands blog

  • ALFAwetlands conference day 1: Excursion to the Hungarian side of the lake

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    ALFAwetlands conference day 1: Excursion to the Hungarian side of the lake

    The ALFAwetlands conference was kicked off with a day outside, featuring an excursion to the Hungarian side of the Neusiedler lake and ALFAwetlands Austrian-Hungarian Living Laboratory. First, all the partners were welcomed by the National Park Neusiedler See Seewinkel, represented by Arno Cimadom, who shared many interesting facts about the natural dynamics and biodiversity of…

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  • Meet ALFAwetlands Lead Partner: Natural Resources Institute Finland

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    Meet ALFAwetlands Lead Partner: Natural Resources Institute Finland

    The Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is a research organisation operating under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland. LUKE’s task is to promote competitive business based on the sustainable use of renewable natural resources, as well as wellbeing and the vitality of the countryside. ALFAwetlands Luke team The ALFAwetlands team at Luke is…

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  • ALFAwetlands Midterm Conference

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    ALFAwetlands Midterm Conference

    ALFAwetlands Midterm Conference coming soon! It will take place between 21-24.05.2024 at Lake Neusiedl – Seewinkel National Park Visitor Center, Illmitz, Austria. The Conference aim is to review the progress of ALFAwetlands implementation, present and exchange current results and discuss further plans; interact with local stakeholders and broader public, raise awareness about the importance of…

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  • Modeling Peatland Management Practices in Finland

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    Modeling Peatland Management Practices in Finland

    Wetlands are important for climate as long term carbon storages. The wetland vegetation removes carbon dioxide from atmosphere and the carbon is accumulated in the soil as peat. However, they are also sources of methane, an important greenhouse gas. Lowering the soil water table enhances peat decomposition and induces large carbon dioxide emissions and loss…

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  • Meet ALFAwetlands partner: Finnish Meteorological Institute

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    Meet ALFAwetlands partner: Finnish Meteorological Institute

    We are continuing introducing ALFAwetlands partners. One of them is Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI). Tuula Alto, FMI team leader, has prepared this post, we are sharing with you. Please also read: Young researchers’ introduction – Ville Tuominen About FMI FMI is a research and service organization under the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Finland.…

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  • Peatlands in Finland: characteristics and restoration methods

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    Peatlands in Finland: characteristics and restoration methods

    Article image: Undrained spruce swamp growing dense tree stand and bilberry on the top of one meter peat in Southern Finland. Photo credit: Hannu Nousiainen. Finland is a country of not only forests but also peatlands. In fact, Finland has approximately 9 million hectares of peatlands, covering about almost a third of the total land area. Peatlands play an…

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  • Meet ALFAwetlands on SERE Conference 

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    Meet ALFAwetlands on SERE Conference 

    Meet ALFAwetlands and  its sister projects  on SERE Conference on 26-30 August in Estonia! SERE-2024 is an international conference organized by the European Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration (SERE), taking place in Europe every two years. During the last week of August 2024, everyone working on the science, practice, and policy of ecological…

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  • Living Lab Open Day in Austria

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    Living Lab Open Day in Austria

    On 24th May ALFAwetlands Austrian-Hungarian Living Lab Open Day will be conducted. It will take place in Illmitz, Austria, at the Lake Neusiedl. There visitors can learn about ALFAwetlands project, its Living Labs, restoration activities, about the Lake Neusiedl and research done. Living Lab Open Day will be conducted from 14:00 till 23:00 at 2…

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  • Young researchers’ introduction – Ville Tuominen

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    Young researchers’ introduction – Ville Tuominen

    ALFAwetlands encourages input of young researches to the project. We have already introduced Leo Raivonen from Luke. Now it´s time for Ville Tuominen from FMI. I’m Ville Tuominen, a young scientist working at the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI). My background is in Systems and Operations research at Aalto University in Finland, and I ended up…

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