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Current projects

Multiple lines of evidence in assessing ecotoxicological and human health risks of mine effluents and public perception - MINEVIEW

Contact person: Prof. Jussi Kukkonen
Funded by: Academy of Finland
Active 2014-2018

Aquatic effects and risk assessment of acid multi-metal leachates from metal mining and acid sulphate soils - cost-effective assessments as prerequisitis for fast protection means

Contact person: Senior researcher Dr. Anna Karjalainen
Funded by: Maj and Tor Nessling Foundation
Active: 2013-

Spatial linkages between geo-, hydro- and biodiversity in large boreal lakes

PhD project funded by: University of Jyväskylä, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Duration: 2016-2019
Related to: EU Life-IP, FRESHABIT 2016-2022
Project partners: Metsähallitus, Ministry of Environment, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE), Geological Survey of Finland (GTK), Forest Centre, several ELY-centres (Centres of Economic Development, Transport and the Environment), several cities/towns, several organizations and foundations, and a couple of universities (details in Finnish from the FRESHABIT link above)
Supervisors: Anssi Lensu, PhD; Heikki Hämäläinen, PhD
PhD student: Kristiina Nyholm, MSc

Recent projects (only some examples)

Land use planning and route optimization using ecological impact assessment and remote sensing based GIS data

Contact person: University lecturer Anssi Lensu, PhD
Funded by: Maj and Tor Nessling Foundation
Active: 2010-2014

The Effectiveness of Environmental Impact Assessment (EFEIA)

Contact person: Prof. Markku Kuitunen
Funded by: Academy of Finland
Active: 2005-2008


Publications of the current year 2016 are listed at the bottom of this page.

Publications of the year: 2015, 2014201320122011201020092008


Ngumba, E., Kosunen, P., Gachanja, A., & Tuhkanen, T. (2016). A multiresidue analytical method for trace level determination of antibiotics and antiretroviral drugs in wastewater and surface water using SPE-LC-MS/MS and matrix-matched standards. Analytical Methods, 8 (37), 6720-6729. doi:10.1039/C6AY01695B Open access

Salmelin, J., Karjalainen, A., Hämäläinen, H., Leppänen, M. T., Kiviranta, H., Kukkonen, J., & Vuori, K. M. (2016). Biological responses of midge (Chironomus riparius) and lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis) larvae in ecotoxicity assessment of PCDD/F-, PCB- and Hg-contaminated river sediments. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 23 (18), 18379-18393. doi:10.1007/s11356-016-7014-5 Open access

Simpanen, S., Dahl, M., Gerlach, M., Mikkonen, A., Malk, V., Mikola, J., & Romantschuk, M. (2016). Biostimulation proved to be the most efficient method in the comparison of in situ soil remediation treatments after a simulated oil spill accident. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 23 (24), 25024-25038. doi:10.1007/s11356-016-7606-0

Perkola, N., Vaalgamaa, S., Jernberg, J., & Vähätalo, A. (2016). Degradation of artificial sweeteners via direct and indirect photochemical reactions. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 23 (13), 13288-13297. doi:10.1007/s11356-016-6489-4

Nybom, I., Abel, S., Waissi, G., Väänänen, K., Mäenpää, K., Leppänen, M. T., . . . , & Akkanen, J. (2016). Effects of Activated Carbon on PCB Bioaccumulation and Biological Responses of Chironomus riparius in Full Life Cycle Test. Environmental Science and Technology, 50 (10), 5252-5260. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b00991

Alakoski, E., Jämsén, M., Agar, D., Tampio, E., & Wihersaari, M. (2016). From wood pellets to wood chips, risks of degradation and emissions from the storage of woody biomass : A short review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 54, 376-383. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2015.10.021

Szabo, H. M., Lepistö, R., & Tuhkanen, T. (2016). HPLC-SEC: a new approach to characterise complex wastewater effluents. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, 96 (3), 257-270. doi:10.1080/03067319.2016.1150463

Meller, K., Vähätalo, A., Hokkanen, T., Rintala, J., Piha, M., & Lehikoinen, A. (2016). Interannual variation and long-term trends in proportions of resident individuals in partially migratory birds. Journal of Animal Ecology, 85 (2), 570-580. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12486

Taipale, S., Vuorio, K., Strandberg, U., Kahilainen, K. K., Järvinen, M., Hiltunen, M., . . . , & Kankaala, P. (2016). Lake eutrophication and brownification downgrade availability and transfer of essential fatty acids for human consumption. Environment International, 96 (November), 156-166. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2016.08.018 Open access

Taipale, S. J., Vuorio, K., Brett, M. T., Peltomaa, E., & Hiltunen, M. (2016). Lake zooplankton δ13C values are strongly correlated with the δ13C values of distinct phytoplankton taxa. Ecosphere, 7 (8), e01392. doi:10.1002/ecs2.1392 Open access

Rissanen, A., Ojala, A., Dernjatin, M., Jaakkola, J., & Tiirola, M. (2016). Methylophaga and Hyphomicrobium can be used as target genera in monitoring saline water methanol-utilizing denitrification. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, 43 (12), 1647-1657. doi:10.1007/s10295-016-1839-2 Open access

Riedel, T., Zark, M., Vähätalo, A., Niggemann, J., Spencer, R. G. M., Hernes, P. J., & Dittmar, T. (2016). Molecular Signatures of Biogeochemical Transformations in Dissolved Organic Matter from Ten World Rivers. Frontiers in Earth Science, 4, 85. doi:10.3389/feart.2016.00085 Open access

Salmela, J., Suuronen, A., & Kaunisto, K. M. (2016). New and poorly known Holarctic species of Boletina Staeger, 1840 (Diptera, Mycetophilidae). Biodiversity Data Journal, 4, e7218. doi:10.3897/BDJ.4.e7218 Open access

Ngumba, E., Gachanja, A., & Tuhkanen, T. (2016). Occurrence of selected antibiotics and antiretroviral drugs in Nairobi River Basin, Kenya. Science of the Total Environment, 539, 206-213. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.08.139

Deng, J., Qin, B., Sarvela, J., Salmaso, N., Zhu, G., Ventelä, A.-M., . . . Vuorio, K. (2016). Phytoplankton assemblages respond differently to climate warming and eutrophication : A case study from Pyhäjärvi and Taihu. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 42 (2), 386-396. doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2015.12.008

Laasasenaho, K., Lensu, A., & Rintala, J. (2016). Planning land use for biogas energy crop production: The potential of cutaway peat production lands. Biomass and Bioenergy, 85 (February), 355-362. doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2015.12.030 Open access

Tuikka, A. I., Leppänen, M. T., Akkanen, J., Sormunen, A. J., Leonards, P. E. G., van Hattum, B., . . . Kukkonen, J. (2016). Predicting the bioaccumulation of polyaromatic hydrocarbons and polychlorinated biphenyls in benthic animals in sediments. Science of The Total Environment, 563-564 (September), 396-404. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.04.110

Vehniäinen, E.-R., Bremer, K., Scott, J. A., Junttila, S., Laiho, A., Gyenesei, A., . . . , & Oikari, A. (2016). Retene causes multifunctional transcriptomic changes in the heart of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) embryos. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology, 41, 95-102. doi:10.1016/j.etap.2015.11.015 Open access

Taipale, S. J., Hiltunen, M., Vuorio, K., & Peltomaa, E. (2016). Suitability of Phytosterols Alongside Fatty Acids as Chemotaxonomic Biomarkers for Phytoplankton. Frontiers in Plant Science, 7, 212. doi:10.3389/fpls.2016.00212 Open access

Heikkinen, J., Tiirola, M., Mustonen, S. M., Eskelinen, P., Navia-Paldanius, D., & von Wright, A. (2016). Suppression of Saprolegnia infections in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) eggs using protective bacteria and ultraviolet irradiation of the hatchery water. Aquaculture Research, 47 (3), 925-939. doi:10.1111/are.12551

Xiao, Y., Hoikkala, L., Kasurinen, V., Tiirola, M., Kortelainen, P., & Vähätalo, A. (2016). The effect of iron on the biodegradation of natural dissolved organic matter. Journal of Geophysical Research G: Biogeosciences, 121 (10), 2544-2561. doi:10.1002/2016JG003394 Open access

Jaatinen, S. T., Palmroth, M. R. T., Rintala, J. A., & Tuhkanen, T. (2016). The effect of urine storage on antiviral and antibiotic compounds in the liquid phase of source-separated urine. Environmental Technology, 37 (17), 2189-2198. doi:10.1080/09593330.2016.1144799

Räsänen, A., Kuitunen, M., Hjort, J., Vaso, A., Kuitunen, T., & Lensu, A. (2016). The role of landscape, topography, and geodiversity in explaining vascular plant species richness in a fragmented landscape. Boreal Environment Research, 21 (1-2), 53-70. Retrieved from Open access

Rajala, J., Mäenpää, K., Vehniäinen, E.-R., Väisänen, A., Scott-Fordsmand, J. J., Akkanen, J., & Kukkonen, J. (2016). Toxicity Testing of Silver Nanoparticles in Artificial and Natural Sediments Using the Benthic Organism Lumbriculus variegatus. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 71 (3), 405-414. doi:10.1007/s00244-016-0294-4 Open access

Szabo, H. M., & Tuhkanen, T. (2016). UV/VIS spectroscopy as a method to characterize well water quality. [UV/VIS-spektroskopi som metod att karakterisera brunnsvattenkvalité]. Vatten, 72 (3), 169-175. Retrieved from Open access

Sahoo, T. P., & Oikari, A. (2016). Use of Early Life-Stages of Zebrafish to Assess Toxicity of Sediments Contaminated by Organotin Compounds. Soil and Sediment Contamination, 25 (2), 117-132. doi:10.1080/15320383.2016.1111293

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