Dissertation: Overwintering strategies of a boreal small mammal in a changing climate
Fri 30.1. 14:00 - 17:00, Konnevesi Research Station, Konnevesi
The global climate change is predicted to alter the winter conditions in northern areas. This affects for example small mammals that are strongly dependent on the protection provided by the snow cover against severe weather conditions and predation.
Tue 3.2. 09:00 - 12:15, The House of Estates, Helsinki
The Arctic has been warming two times faster than the global average. These changes will have consequences throughout the world. The seminar is expected to shed light on how to mitigate Arctic changes and help to understand the role of the upcoming climate agreement in this context. The seminar is held in English.
Permeable pavements for Nordic conditions developed
Permeable pavements have been developed to reduce the problems caused by storm and runoff water in urban areas. Climate change further increases the need for permeable pavements due to higher volumes of rainfall overall.
Global warming reduces wheat production markedly if no adaptation takes place
Future global wheat harvest is likely to be reduced by six per cent per each degree Celsius of local temperature increase if no adaptation takes place. Worldwide this would correspond to 42 million tons of yield reduction, which equals a quarter of current global wheat trade.
Research - 15.1.2015 - Natural Resources Institute Finland
2014 was Finland's second warmest year on record
According to preliminary calculations, the average temperature for the whole country was around 0.15 °C lower than for 1938, the warmest year recorded. The list of the five warmest years also includes 1989, 2011 and 2000.