The journal publishes original, previously unpublished (for details see Copyright Statement) research reports, reviews and commentaries on various aspects of the boreal and Arctic environments (i.e., northern polar, subpolar and hemiboreal conditions, biomes or ecosystems) and its natural resources (for main subjects, see below). Please note that animal ecology is outside the scope of the journal).
Submission of research reports shall describe high quality previously unpublished research. Reviews shall summarize existing knowledge on selected topics. Commentaries shall be short and informal (approx. 1000 words), and are reserved for the presentation of novel or controversial hypotheses and/or the reinterpretation of material published in this journal or elsewhere.
It is expected that the authors make the data underlying published articles available on request. Any impediments to data sharing should be brought to the attention of the editors at the time of submission.
IMPORTANT: Papers appearing in regular issues of Boreal Environment Research are published free of charge. The page charge for papers appearing in Special (theme) Issues, to be paid by institutions proposing such issues, is 60 euros per page.
Atmosphere and climate
Atmospheric radiation, radiative effects of aerosols, remote sensing of aerosols
Prof. Veli-Matti Kerminen
Prof. Antti Arola
Fisheries and aquaculture
Fish population dynamics, fisheries management, fish stock assessment, predator–prey interactions
Dr. Örjan Östman
Aquatic ecology, biodiversity, marine ecology, human impacts on aquatic ecosystems, experimental ecology
Dr. Johanna Mattila
Biogeochemical cycles and below-ground processes
Prof. Jukka Pumpanen
Photosynthesis, tree ecophysiology, canopy processes, physiological remote sensing
Dr. Albert Porcar-Castell
Wetlands, incl. peatland and tundra ecosystem ecology and C and N cycling, stable isotopes, greenhouse gases and permafrost
Dr. Christina Biasi
Ocean and sea physics, numerical modelling, studies of circulation, major inflows, upwelling
Dr. Kai Myrberg
Water resources management, catchment processes, water quality, water protection methods, restoration of water systems, sedimentation engineering, stream hydraulics, modelling
Dr. Hannu Marttila
Geology incl. Quaternary geology, palaeoecology, vegetation history, palaeoeclimatology
Dr. Niina Kuosmanen