Impact Factor: 1.2 (2023) and 1.295 (five-year)
ISSN: 1239-6095 / eISSN: 1797-2469
Impact Factor: 1.2 (2023)
ISSN: 1239-6095 / eISSN: 1797-2469
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Boreal Environment Research is a truly open access, multi-disciplinary journal devoted to various aspects of the Boreal and Arctic regions and their ecosystems.

The journal offers rapid publication of high quality, original research. From a methodological point of view, manuscripts dealing with atmospheric or ecosystem monitoring and modelling should focus on boreal environments; and may include polar, Arctic and hemi-boreal regions.

Manuscripts dealing with methodological and theoretical concepts, field or laboratory experiments related to the below-mentioned topics are welcome.

Topics include (click for further information):

This journal is a "Diamond open access" journal. As such, the journal does not charge for manuscript submission or processing fees. All manuscripts are published online and freely accessible.

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  • The influence of dissolved organic matter composition on microbial degradation and carbon dioxide production in pristine subarctic rivers
    Taija Saarela, Xudan Zhu, Helena Jäntti, Mizue Ohashi, Jun'ichiro Ide, Henri Siljanen, Aake Pesonen, Heidi Aaltonen, Anne Ojala, Hiroshi Nishimura, Timo Kekäläinen, Janne Jänis, Frank Berninger & Jukka Pumpanen
    2024: Boreal Env. Res. 29: 131-148. Publication date: 11 June 2024
    Abstract | PDF (open access) | Supplementary Information

    As part of the Special Issue, Quantifying and activating the potential of land-based climate change mitigation

  • Consistent separation of resting stages and vegetative cells of spring bloom dinoflagellates in the Baltic Sea benefits coherent data acquisition
    Tobias Lipsewers
    2024: Boreal Env. Res. 29: 127-129. Publication date: 11 June 2024
    Commentary | PDF (open access)

  • Morphosedimentary evolution of Estonian coastline: role of climatic and hydrodynamic forcing over the past decades
    Hannes Tõnisson, Are Kont, Ülo Suursaar, Jaak Jaagus, Reimo Rivis & Ilya Buynevich
    2024: Boreal Env. Res. 29: 103-125. Publication date: 17 May 2024
    Abstract | PDF (open access) | Supplementary Information

  • Assessing the role of terrestrial ecosystems in Finland’s total CO2 balance through a comparison of top-down and bottom-up estimates
    Kielo Isomäki, Matthew J. McGrath, Leif Backman, Juha Leskinen, Antoine Berchet, Gregoire Broquet, Audrey Fortems-Cheiney, Virpi Junttila, Antti Leppänen, Hannakaisa Lindqvist, Anteneh Mengistu, Annikki Mäkelä, Maarit Raivonen, Laura Thölix & Tuula Aalto
    2024: Boreal Env. Res. 29: 77-102. Publication date: 13 May 2024
    Abstract | PDF (open access) | Supplementary Information

    As part of the Special Issue, Quantifying and activating the potential of land-based climate change mitigation

  • Effect of partial harvesting on exports of dissolved organic carbon and nutrients from drained boreal pine mires
    Mika Nieminen, Leena Stenberg, Kersti Leppä, Annalea Lohila, Kari Minkkinen, Paavo Ojanen, Mika Korkiakoski, Timo Penttilä & Sakari Sarkkola
    2024: Boreal Env. Res. 29: 65-76. Publication date: 27 March 2024
    Abstract | PDF (open access)

  • Genetic population structure of vendace (Coregonus albula) in the Gulf of Finland and in adjacent watercourses
    Antti Lappalainen, Tuomas Leinonen, Dmitry Sendek & Sanna Kuningas
    2024: Boreal Env. Res. 29: 53-64. Publication date: 1 March 2024
    Abstract | PDF (open access)

  • Over 20 years of observations in the boreal forest reveal a decreasing trend of atmospheric new particle formation
    Xinyang Li, Haiyan Li, Lei Yao, Dominik Stolzenburg, Nina Sarnela, Lejish Vettikkat, Robin Wollesen de Jonge, Rima Baalbaki, Helmi Uusitalo, Jenni Kontkanen, Katrianne Lehtipalo, Kaspar R. Daellenbach, Tuija Jokinen, Juho Aalto, Petri Keronen, Siegfried Schobesberger, Tuomo Nieminen, Tuukka Petäjä, Veli-Matti Kerminen, Federico Bianchi, Markku Kulmala & Lubna Dada
    2024: Boreal Env. Res. 29: 35-52. Publication date: 22 January 2024
    Abstract | PDF (open access) | Supplementary Information

  • Processes influencing stormwater purification by roadside biochar-amended sand filter in cold climate conditions
    Maria Dubovik, Lassi Warsta, Ottar Tamm, Laura Wendling, Ville Rinta-Hiiro & Harri Koivusalo
    2024: Boreal Env. Res. 29: 17-34. Publication date: 17 January 2024
    Abstract | PDF (open access) | Supplementary Information

  • Concentration variation of gaseous and particulate pollutants in the Helsinki city centre - observations from a two-year campaign from 2013-2015.
    Teinilä K., Aurela M., Niemi J., Kousa A., Petäjä T., Järvi L., Hillamo R., Kangas L., Saarikoski S. & Timonen H.
    2019: Boreal Env. Res. 24: 115-136.
    Abstract | PDF (open access)

  • Size-dependent diet composition and feeding of Eurasian perch (Perca fluviatilis) and northern pike (Esox lucius) in the Baltic Sea
    Jacobson P., Bergström U. & Eklöf J.
    2019: Boreal Env. Res. 24: 137–153.
    Abstract | PDF (open access)

  • Time-resolved characterization of biotic stress emissions from Scots pines being fed upon by pine weevil by means of PTR-ToF-MS
    Kari E., Faiola C., Isokääntä S., Miettinen P., Yli-Pirilä P., Buchholz A., Kivimäenpää M., Mikkonen S., Holopainen J. & Virtanen A.
    2019: Boreal Env. Res. 24: 24-49
    Abstract | PDF (open access)

  • A descriptive analysis of the linkage between the vertical stratification and current oscillations in the Gulf of Finland
    Suhhova I., Liblik T., Lilover M.-J. & Lips, U.
    2018: Boreal Env. Res. 23: 83-103
    Abstract | PDF (open access)

  • CarbonSink plus - Accounting for multiple climate feedbacks from forests
    Kulmala M., Ezhova E., Kalliokoski T., Noe S., Vesala T., Lohila A., Liski J., Makkonen R., Bäck J., Petäjä T. & Kerminen, V.-M.
    2020: Boreal Env. Res. 25: 145-159
    Abstract | PDF (open access)

  • Formation and growth of fresh atmospheric aerosols: eight years of aerosol size distribution data from SMEAR II, Hyytiälä, Finland.
    Miikka Dal Maso, Markku Kulmala, Ilona Riipinen, Robert Wagner, Tareq Hussein, Pasi P. Aalto, Kari E. J. Lehtinen
    2005: Boreal Env. Res. 10: 323–336.

  • Station for Measuring Ecosystem–Atmosphere Relations (SMEAR II).
    Pertti Hari, Markku Kulmala
    2005: Boreal Env. Res. 10: 315–322.

  • Climate change projections for Finland during the 21st century.
    Kirsti Jylhä, Heikki Tuomenvirta, Kimmo Ruosteenoja
    2004: Boreal Env. Res. 9: 127–152.

  • The physical oceanography of the Gulf of Finland: a review.
    Pekka Alenius, Kai Myrberg, Alexei Nekrasov
    1998. Boreal Env. Res. 3(2): 97–125.

  • Annual and size dependent variation of growth rates and ion concentrations in boreal forest.
    Anne Hirsikko, Lauri Laakso, Urmas Hörrak, Pasi P. Aalto, Veli-Matti Kerminen, Markku Kulmala
    2005: Boreal Env. Res. 10: 357–369.
  • Quantifying and activating the potential of land-based climate change mitigation
    2024: Boreal Env. Res. 29. Publication date: 05 January 2024 (ongoing)

  • This special issue presents research results on land-based climate change mitigation from the Finnish research flagship "Atmosphere and Climate Competence Center" (ACCC). The general aim of the interdisciplinary research flagship is to provide beyond state-of-the-art scientific knowledge on two of the most urgent global grand challenges, climate change and deteriorating air quality, and to co-create knowledge-based solutions to these challenges together with stakeholders. The work is divided into three research programs and this special issue is dedicated to Research Program 1 that is working towards improved estimates and verification of climate impacts of different natural ecosystems and built environments. The studied climate impacts include greenhouse gas balances, albedo effects, aerosol-cloud-climate effects and water cycle effects. It is also studied how climate feedbacks to ecosystems by measuring the ecosystem responses to climate changes and extreme weather events. This work promotes science-based development of carbon farming practices in agriculture and management practices to increase carbon sinks in forests as well as verifies carbon sequestration. The ultimate goal is to simultaneously optimize the value of carbon storage, biodiversity, and yield.