Northern LTSER Platform - Finland

Basic Information
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Site Name
Northern LTSER Platform
Short name
Northern LTSER platform
Country
Finland
Site Manager
Site Description
Northern LTSER-platform constitutes a unique environmental transect from northern boreal forest landscapes to arctic tundra. The LTSER platform operates as a sensitive instrument to assess drivers, pressures and state of environment at multiple spatial scales both on nature and human systems and their interaction. The platform consists of two LTSER-areas (Kuusamo and Enontekiö) and additional LTER-sites (Universities' research stations Kilpisjärvi, Kevo, Oulanka and Värriö) and supportive facilities by research units of Finnish Forest Research Institute.
Last modified
2020-03-02 03:03:52
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
existing
Year Established
2006
Purpose
The main aim of the Northern LTSER-platform is to pool research activities and monitoring data of northernmost research stations of Finland under four long-term research themes related to socio-ecological changes in Northern nature and communities. The connective factors of the research in consortium level are on the one hand northerness both in national and international level and on the other hand information management and data-sharing in the changing settings of scientific collaboration and infrastructures. The main study objectives involved in the Northern LTSER-platform are: i) to study population dynamics and productivity of populations living in northern and peripheral conditions; ii) to assess the effects of global change on northern ecosystems, iii) to study importance of the environment and environmental changes to livelihoods and people's welfare, and iv) to study the complexity and support the practice of information management within long-term socio-ecological research collaboration.
Geographic
Size
2450000.00ha
Elevation (average)
180.00msl
Elevation (min)
0.00msl
Elevation (max)
1100.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
FinLTSER (LTER_EU_FI_008)This site is a verified "FinLTSER" member.
INTERACTThe affiliation of this site with "INTERACT" is not verified.
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