Thule Research Seminar and Workshop 2013 Understanding Change in the North; Programme

Wednesday 25 September

 

8:15

Departure by bus in the front of the Thule Institute, the University of Oulu (address Paavo Havaksentie 3, Oulu)

Arrival in the Oulanka Research Station, Kuusamo at 12

12:00

Lunch

Opening of the seminar

13:00

Welcoming address by Director Riku Paavola, Oulanka Research Station

Science Session: Climate Change Dynamics, Impacts and Adaptation 

13.20

Research Prof. Kari Strand: Introduction to theme: Climate change dynamics, impacts and adaptation

Student presentations
(each 15 min + 5 min for discussant’s comments and discussion) 

13:40

Climate change and boreal rivers: predicting present-day patterns and future changes in natural flow regime and its effects on river communities
Kaisa Mustonen (discussant Lauri Rantala)

 

14:00

Vegetation responses to restoration in pine-dominated boreal forests
Anne-Maarit Hekkala (discussant Riku Eskelinen)

 

14:20

Combining population genetics and population ecology in management of endangered species
Hilde Hens (discussant Henni Ylänne)

 

14:40

Eurasian arctic ice sheets in transitions - consequences for climate, sea-level and oceans
Ekaterina Kaparulina (discussant Terhi Järvinen)

 

15:00

Coffee break

 

15.30

Keynote lecture

Modelling and assessing impacts of global change processes on ecosystem services
Prof., Division Manager Martin Forsius, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)

 

16:00

Geographical variation of ecosystem services, biodiversity and geodiversity in Finland: GIS-based approach
Terhi Järvinen (discussant Miisa Pietilä)

16:20

Stable isotope study during snowmelt period in peatland drainage areas: effect of soil frost
Riku Eskelinen (discussant Ekaterina Kaparulina)

16:40

Combined effect of reindeer grazing and global warming on subarctic carbon stocks
Henni Ylänne (discussant Anniina Holma-Suutari)

17:00

Dinner

18.00

Evening program with sauna etc

Thursday 26 September

8:00

Breakfast

Science Session: Sustainable Resources Management   

9:00

Docent Eva Pongráz: Introduction to theme: Natural resources and their sustainable use

9:20

Possibilities of future bioeconomics: novel engineered biomaterials and biochemicals
Prof. Jouko Niinimäki

Student presentations
(each 15 min + 5 min for discussant’s comments and discussion)

9:40

Structuring the Smart Energy Network - Shaping a sustainable future
Jean-Nicolas Louis (discussant Miikka Visanko)

10:00

Electronic waste: potential secondary source of critical metals
Jenni Ylä-Mella (discussant Jean-Nicolas Louis)

10:20

Student poster session

Short presentations and feedback discussions

Coffee

 

Factors contributing to the urban plant species richness
Jenni Moilanen (discussant Kaisa Mustonen)

Total oxidation of dichloromethane over platinum based catalysts
Zouhair El Assal (discussant Jenni Ylä-Mella)

Chemical modification of cellulose to produce nanofibrils for new membrane structures
Miikka Visanko (discussant Zouhair El Assal)

11.00

Lunch

Science Session: Human Health and Community Wellbeing

12:00

Prof. Arja Rautio: Introduction to theme: Human and community wellbeing

Student presentations
(each 15 min + 5 min for discussant’s comments and discussion)

12:20

Differentation of self, family patterns and the intergenerational transmission of violence
Anu Kangas (discussant Anna Reetta Rönkä)

12:40

PCDD/FS, PCBS and PBDES in Finnish moose (Alces alces) liver
Anniina Holma-Suutari (discussant Hilde Hens)

13:00

Adolescent´s experiences of loneliness in Northern Finland
Anna Reetta Rönkä (discussant Anastasia Emelyanova)

13.20

Break to prepare for  outdoor activities

13:30

Guided tour of the Oulanka Visitor Center’s Nature Exhibition and hiking to the Kiutaköngäs waterfall

15.00

Coffee

Doctoral Studies Workshop

15:20

Objectives of Thule Doctoral Programme (ThuleDP)
Research Prof. Arja Rautio

15:30

Introduction to workshop, Coordinator, Dr. Riitta Kamula

 

Round table discussions with short introductions

How to improve your research plan; introduction by Docent Eva Pongráz

Efficient scientific writing process - from ideas to acceptance; introduction by Research Prof. Kari Strand

How to publish internationally; introduction by Research Prof. Arja Rautio

Administrative practices and doctoral training (UniOGS/ ThuleDP); introduction by Dr. Riitta Kamula

Discussion on expectations and wishes

17:00

Dinner

18.00

Evening program with sauna etc

Friday 27 September

8:00

Breakfast

Science Session: Dialogue and conflict resolution

9:00

Docent Timo Pauli Karjalainen: Introduction to theme: Dialogue and conflict resolution

Student presentations
(each 15 min + 5 min for discussant’s comments and discussion) 

9:20

Developing place-based visitor monitoring in Oulanka National Park
Miisa Pietilä (discussant Jenni Moilanen)

9:40

Science "speaking truth to power" in Rokua groundwater conflict
Lauri Rantala (discussant Anne-Maarit Hekkala)

10:00

Circumpolar dimension of population aging: cross-regional analysis towards optimal policy adjustments
Anastasia Emelyanova (discussant Anu Kangas)

10.20

Coffee

Summary Session

10:40

Concluding remarks of seminar and workshop

General discussion

Future plans

Lunch and departure

11:00

Lunch and packing

12:00

Departure for Oulu

16:00

Arrival in Oulu

 

Last updated: 12.12.2013