Jyrki Jauhiainen


Description of research and teaching

Jyrki Jauhiainen was born on 1960's in Kiuruvesi, Finland. In 1985, after his Matriculation, he started studies on biology and chemistry in the University of Joensuu. During his studies, he started his work on boreal peatlands in year 1988 as a research assistant. The peatland related issues became his major interest and his affiliation as a research scientist includs University of Joensuu (FI), University of Lund (SE) and University of Helsinki (FI) in several international projects on peatlands in context of human impact on the soil-atmosphere carbon exchange. Jauhiainen was experienced in the effects of nitrogen and carbon dioxide on peat mosses and peatlands in boreal and temperate areas.

The work field expanded from boreal and temperate areas 1998, as he specialized in carbon cycle studies and the research methodology development on tropical peatlands. He has been leading Finnish researcher in the former EU-funded EUTROP and STRAPEAT projects, and project coordinator in EU-funded RESTORPEAT,  CARBOPEAT and AoF-funded KEYTROP, TROPEASS and (current) RETROPEAT projects. Other reaserch projects include for example APRIL-company funded SBMSP focusing carbon cycle on plantation peat soils, and expertise provided in capacity building project STEM. He has participated in two international working groups working on practical restoration in order to reduce carbon emissions from degraded tropical peatlands.

Dr. Jauhiainen's primary work activities in SE Asia (several locations in Indonesia), Malaysia and Vietnam are connected to C-fluxes in natural forests and reclaimed, degraded peatlands, as well experimental studies on ecosystem dynamics prior/after hydrological restoration of overdrained peat areas. He is also involved in developing methods and applications for tropical peat carbon cycle research. He is an expert on soil peat carbon related aspects of land management sustainability, nutrient cycling, biochemical and structural aspects of tropical peat. He has published several scientific articles on controls of carbon and nitrogen dynamics in tropical peatlands.

Further information on activities and research topic available at http://blogs.helsinki.fi/jyjauhia/

Further information on the affiliationDocent in Wetland ecology, Kosteikkoekologian dosentti

Highlighted publications

  1. Heterotrophic respiration in drained tropical peat is greatly affected by temperature-a passive ecosystem cooling experiment

    Jauhiainen, J., Kerojoki, O., Silvennoinen, H., Limin, S. & Vasander, H. 2014 In : Environmental research letters. 9, 10, 18 p., 105013

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  2. Carbon Dioxide emissions from an Acacia plantation on peatland in Sumatra, Indonesia

    Jauhiainen, J., Hooijer, A. & Page, S. E. 2012 In : Biogeosciences. 9, p. 617-630 14 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  3. Carbon dioxide and methane fluxes in drained tropical peat before and after hydrological restoration

    Jauhiainen, J., Limin, S., Silvennoinen, H. & Vasander, H. 2008 In : Ecology. 89, 12, p. 3503-3514 12 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  4. Carbon fluxes from a tropical peat swamp forest floor

    Jauhiainen, J., Takahashi, H., Heikkinen, J. E. P., Martikainen, P. J. & Vasander, H. 2005 In : Global Change Biology. 11, 11, p. 1788-1797 10 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  5. Nitrous oxide fluxes from tropical peat with different disturbance history and management: Nitrous oxide fluxes from tropical peat

    Jauhiainen, J., Silvennoinen, H., Hämäläinen, R., Kusin, K., Limin, S., Raison, R. J. & Vasander, H. 2011 In : Biogeosciences Discussions. 8, p. 5423-5450

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  6. Subsidence and carbon loss in drained tropical peatlands

    Hooijer, A., Page, S., Jauhiainen, J., Lee, W. A., Lu, X. X., Idris, A. & Anshari, G. 2012 In : Biogeosciences. 9, 3, p. 1053-1071 19 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

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Latest activities

  1. 15th International Peat Congress

    Jauhiainen, J. (Speaker: Presenter)
    15 Aug 201619 Aug 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  2. EGU general assembly 2016

    Jauhiainen, J. (Speaker: Presenter)
    18 Apr 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Talks

  3. 5th World Conference on Ecological Restoration

    Jauhiainen, J. (Speaker: Presenter)
    24 Aug 201527 Aug 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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