Our overarching goal is to strengthen our position as a leading research institution within our competence areas and to make significant contributions within our scientific disciplines as well as to society. Specific future research directions include the further development and deeper understanding of:
- i) silvicultural systems and forest management operations,
- ii) integration of ecosystem ecology, forest history and human impacts
- iii) biogeochemical processes involving nutrients and contaminants in forest ecosystems
Thus, future work will focus on exploring the interface between ecosystem functioning and human impacts-focused interests, as well as the links and feedback among traits, processes and global change phenomena in boreal and tropical forest, mire and subarctic tundra ecosystems.