1.1.2015 - 31.12.2019
Professor Timo Vesala (University of Helsinki) explores biosphere feedback to climate, which has turned out to be crucial for understanding global climate change. Vesala’s research project has three main objectives: 1) to quantify the importance of the mechanisms determining the gas exchange between the studied system and the air; 2) to quantify how important the more detailed description of transport phenomena and phase transitions is for righter process description; and 3) to provide new field observation data and tested process models combining transport phenomena, phase transitions and metabolic processes to be further utilised in earth system models.
The impact of Timo Vesala’s research is based on his multidisciplinary approach, which combines plant biology, hydrology and biogeochemical cycles. He skilfully builds connections between environmental physics and biology, both in experimental research settings and in terms of modelling.