ERC AdG PeatlandN2O presentation

Tartu University Museum, White Hall

Thursday, 7th December

13:00 – 17:00


13:00 – 13:15

Welcome address

Prof. Toomas Asser, Rector of the University of Tartu, Estonia


13:15 – 13:35

N2O Budgets in Peatlands – from Process to Ecosystem (PeatlandN2O) ERC Advanced Grant (2023-2027): Objectives, Structure, Methods

Prof. Ülo Mander, University of Tartu, Estonia, Department of Geography, PI of PeatlandN2O


13:35 – 14:00

Nitrous oxide and methane studies in forest ecosystems in Finland

*Prof. Mari Pihlatie, University of Helsinki, Department of Forest Sciences, Finland


14:00 – 14:25

Greenhouse gas studies in peatlands of the Peruvian Amazon

Prof. Lizardo Manuel Fachín Malaverri, Research Institute of Peruvian Amazon & Prof. Rodil Tello Espinoza, National University of Peruvian Amazon, Iquitos, Peru


14:25 – 14:40

Previous expeditions and field campaigns in global peatlands: Greenhouse gases and microbiome studies

Assoc.Prof. Jaan Pärn, University of Tartu, Department of Geography, Estonia


14:40 – 14:55

The role of plants and mycorrhiza on N2O fluxes in peatlands

Prof. Maarja Öpik, University of Tartu, Department of Botany, Estonia


14:55 – 15:10

Greenhouse gas measurements in global peatlands – from soil and tree stems to eddy covariance

Assoc.Prof. Kaido Soosaar, Assoc.Prof. Kuno Kasak, Doctoral researcher Reti Ranniku, University of Tartu, Department of Geography, Estonia


15:10 – 15:30

Coffee break


15:30 – 15:55

Greenhouse gas studies in peatlands of Sarawak, Borneo, Malayisia

*Prof. Lulie Melling, Sarawak Tropical Peat Research Institute, Kuching, Malaysia


15:55 – 16:15

Laughing gas – not a laughing matter for the environment

Prof. Klaus Butterbach-Bahl, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany; Aarhus University, Denmark


16:15 – 16:30

Integrated 15N isotope and N2O-related microbiome studies in peatlands

Assof.Prof. Mikk Espenberg, Dr. Mohit Masta, Doctoral researcher Fahad Ali Kazmi, Doctoral researcher Laura Kuusemets, University of Tartu, Department of Geography, Estonia


16:30 – 17:00

Discussion, beverages


* Potential video-presentation (TEAMS)