1982 …2023
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I am a professor of environmental change at the University of Helsinki, member of HELSUS, as well as Vice-Dean of Societal Interaction of the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences. My major research topics include climate change and its ecological and societal impacts, with particular reference to longer-term climatic and environmental changes, carbon cycling, black carbon, peatland dynamics and Arctic regions. I have more than 120 publications in international peer-reviewed journals on these topics (WoS H index = 39). I belong to the Editorial Boards of Journal of Paleolimnology and Quaternary International. I have succefully supervised or co-supervised 12 PhD students and I have been external examiner for 12 PhDs, internationally. I’m a Board member of the Environment Programme of the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC), President of the Paleoclimate Commission of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA), and Steering Committee member of international C-PEAT programme and HELSUS. My former activities included e.g. Memberships of the Boards of the Nordic Committee on Bioethics (NcBio) and the Research Council for Biosciences and Environment of the Academy of Finland, and I have acted as the coordinator of international IGBP PAGES Arctic2k Programme. I’m Fellow of the Finnish Business and Policy Forum (EVA) and have acted as consultant and adviser for several companies/enterprises in climate matters. I am actively involved in the public debate on climate change and its policy options. My hobbies include reading, listening music, cooking, running, travelling, and pilgrimage walks. I love existentialistic French and Russian literature as well as books on devotion.

Fields of Science

  • 117 Geography, Environmental sciences
  • Environmental Change
  • climate change

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 1982 2019

Biogeography and ecology of freshwater chrysophyte cysts in Finland

Korkonen, S., Weckström, J. & Korhola, A., 2 Nov 2019, In : Hydrobiologia.

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Interactions between the atmosphere, cryosphere, and ecosystems at northern high latitudes

Boy, M., Thomson, E. S., Acosta Navarro, J-C., Arnalds, O., Batchvarova, E., Bäck, J., Berninger, F., Bilde, M., Brasseur, Z., Dagsson-Waldhauserova, P., Castarède, D., Dalirian, M., de Leeuw, G., Dragosics, M., Duplissy, E-M., Duplissy, J., Ekman, A. M. L., Fang, K., Gallet, J-C., Glasius, M. & 43 others, Gryning, S-E., Grythe, H., Hansson, H-C., Hansson, M., Isaksson, E., Iversen, T., Jonsdottir, I., Kasurinen, V., Kirkevåg, A., Korhola, A., Krejci, R., Kristjansson, J. E., Lappalainen, H. K., Lauri, A., Leppäranta, M., Lihavainen, H., Makkonen, R., Massling, A., Meinander, O., Nilsson, E. D., Olafsson, H., Pettersson, J. B. C., Prisle, N. L., Riipinen, I., Roldin, P., Ruppel, M., Salter, M., Sand, M., Seland, Ø., Seppä, H., Skov, H., Soares, J., Stohl, A., Ström, J., Svensson, J., Swietlicki, E., Tabakova, K., Thorsteinsson, T., Virkkula, A., Weyhenmeyer, G. A., Wu, Y., Zieger, P. & Kulmala, M., 14 Feb 2019, In : Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 19, 3, p. 2015-2061 47 p.

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Serious mismatches continue between science and policy in forest bioenergy

Norton, M., Baldi, A., Buda, V., Carli, B., Cudlin, P., Jones, M. B., Korhola, A., Michalski, R., Novo, F., Oszlányi, J., Santos, F. D., Schink, B., Shepherd, J., Vet, L., Walloe, L. & Wijkman, A., 1 Nov 2019, In : Global change biology. Bioenergy. 11, 11, p. 1256-1263 8 p.

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Widespread drying of European peatlands in recent centuries

Swindles, G. T., Morris, P. J., Mullan, D. J., Payne, R. J., Roland, T. P., Amesbury, M. J., Lamentowicz, M., Turner, T. E., Gallego-Sala, A., Sim, T., Barr, I. D., Blaauw, M., Blundell, A., Chambers, F. M., Charman, D. J., Feurdean, A., Galloway, J. M., Galka, M., Green, S. M., Kajukalo, K. & 18 others, Karofeld, E., Korhola, A., Lamentowicz, L., Langdon, P., Marcisz, K., Mauquoy, D., Mazei, Y. A., McKeown, M. M., Mitchell, E. A. D., Novenko, E., Plunkett, G., Roe, H. M., Schoning, K., Sillasoo, U., Tsyganov, A. N., van der Linden, M., Valiranta, M. & Warner, B., Nov 2019, In : Nature Geoscience. 12, 11, p. 922-+ 9 p.

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Arctic hydroclimate variability during the last 2000 years: current understanding and research challenges

Linderholm, H. W., Nicolle, M., Francus, P., Gajewski, K., Helama, S., Korhola, A., Solomina, O., Yu, Z., Zhang, P., D'Andrea, W. J., Debret, M., Divine, D. V., Gunnarson, B. E., Loader, N. J., Massei, N., Seftigen, K., Thomas, E. K., Werner, J., Andersson, S., Berntsson, A. & 4 others, Luoto, T. P., Nevalainen, L., Saarni, S. & Valiranta, M., 10 Apr 2018, In : Climate of the Past. 14, 4, p. 473-514 42 p.

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Projects 1995 2023

Activities 2008 2018

Spatial and temporal patterns in black carbon deposition studied from Eurasian glaciers and lakes

Atte Korhola (Speaker)
21 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

How to communicate climate change research to the public (and the decision makers)?

Atte Korhola (Speaker)
3 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Climate feedbacks in the Arctic landscape: where is carbon stored and where released

Atte Korhola (Speaker)
20 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Talvivaaran/Terrafamen kaivoksen ekologiset vaikutukset vesistöihin

Atte Korhola (Speaker)
12 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Press / Media

Haastattelu: Tiede pelastaa meidät - ehkä

Atte Korhola

27/09/2018

1 Media contribution

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Ennätyskuuma kesä herättelijänä muutokseen

Atte Korhola

15/08/2018

1 Media contribution

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Haastattelu: Sukellus kellariin

Atte Korhola

19/07/2018

1 Media contribution

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Haastattelu

Atte Korhola

15/06/2017

1 Media contribution

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Aamuhartaus

Atte Korhola

24/03/2016

1 Media contribution

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