UV Radiation and Timberline Plants

Contact: Dr Minna Turunen                           Start of the project: 1998
Research group: Global change                   End of the project: 2000


• Dr Marja-Liisa Sutinen, Dr Yrjö Norokorpi,  MSc. Kirsti Derome, Finnish Forest Research Institute, Rovaniemi Research Unit, Finland
• Dr Esko Kyrö, MSc. Kaisa Masson, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Sodankylä, Finland
• Dr Werner Heller, Dr Heinrich Sandermann,  Suzanne Stich, GSF-Forschungszentrum für Umwelt und Gesundheit GmbH, Institut für Biochemische Pflanzenpathologie, Germany
• Dr Naresh Magan, Institute of Bioscience and Technology, Cranfield University, UK
• Dr Jan-Erik Hällgren, Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden
• Dr Marek Krywult, Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow, Poland

Selected publications

TURUNEN, M., Latola,  K. 2005. UV-B radiation and acclimation in timberline plants. Environmental Pollution 137, 390-403. Download full text  [229 kb pdf].

TURUNEN, M., Sutinen, M.-L., Derome, K., Norokorpi, Y., Lakkala, K. 2002. Effects  of  solar UV radiation on birch and pine seedlings in  the subarctic.  Polar Record 38 (206):233-240.

Krywult M., TURUNEN M., Sutinen M.-L., Derome K.,  Norokorpi Y. 2002. Nitrate reductase activity in some subarctic species and UV influence in  Betula pendula  Roth.  foliage. Sci. Tot. Environ. 284 (1-3):149-155.

TURUNEN, M., Sutinen, M.-L., Norokorpi, Y., Derome, K., Masson, K., Kyrö, E. 2001. UV-säteily ja metsäpuiden taimet.  Metsäntutkimuslaitoksen tiedonantoja 820:31-42.

TURUNEN M.,  Heller, W., Stich, S., Sandermann, H.. & Sutinen, M.-L. 1999.  Effects of  UV exclusion on phenolic compounds  of young  Scots pine seedlings in the subarctic. Environ. Pollut. 106(2):225-234.

Conference presentations

TURUNEN, M., Sutinen, M.-L., Lakkala, K., Heller, W., Stich, S., Sandermann, H. 2003. Response of subarctic tree sedlings to solar UV radiation. In: Olech, M.A. (ed.) The Functioning of Polar Ecosystems as Vewed against Global Environmental Changes. Pp. 125-128. Proceedings of the  XXIX International Polar Symposium, Cracow, Poland, 19-21 September, 2003.

TURUNEN, M.,  Sutinen, M.-L., Derome, K., Norokorpi, Y.,  Lakkala, K.  2002. Response of Subarctic Tree seedlings to Solar UV radiation. P-C06, 4 pages.    The 2nd AMAP International Symposium on Environmental Pollution of the Arctic: Extended abstracts. Rovaniemi, Finland. October 1-4, 2002. AMAP Report 2002:2.

More information

Dr Minna Turunen 
Arctic Centre, University of Lapland