Aihe / Topic

4.    The impacts of turning lawns into meadows

Kuvaus / Description
  Unused lawns could be turned into biodiverse meadow-like habitats by changing their management and possibly modifying the topsoil and sowing meadow species. Different methods of this transformation are expected to have varying impacts on the price of the transformation, the development of the plant community, soil properties, greenhouse gas emissions and the aesthetics of the site. An experiment was set up in autumn 2022 in the lawns of Lammi Biological Station. Four different topsoil treatments are tested with or without the sowing of a hemiparasitic plant that should weaken the lawn vegetation. Each of these eight treatment combinations are repeated on eight different blocks. During the summer of 2023 you could study the impacts of the treatments on greenhouse gas emissions and/or soil properties.
Toivottu aloitusaika / Preferred time of beginning
Mahdollisuus harjoitteluun / Internship Opportunity
  Ei / no
Mahdollisuus palkkion tai palkan maksuun / Possibiity to pay a fee or salary
  Ei / no
Ilmoituksen viimeinen voimassaolo / The topic offer is valid till
Opiskelualat / Field of Studies
  Environmental science and ecology
Organisaatio / Organization
  Urban Ecosystems Research Group/University of Helsinki
Yhteyshenkilö / Contact Person
  Anna Oldén
Sähköposti / Email