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  • PL 27 (Latokartanonkaari 7)

    00014

    Finland

  • Viikinkaari 1, Biokeskus 3

    00790 Helsinki

    Finland

20052023
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Research interests

I’m an aquatic scientist specialized in algal ecology and applications. My ecological studies focus on the importance of algae in carbon cycling and food webs, i.e. their nutritional strategies (especially mixotrophy), biochemical composition (fatty and amino acids) and genetics regulating their features and functions. My applied algal studies seeks sustainable solutions for global challenges in human nutrition and in animal feeding. At the moment I’m leading a Business Finland –funded TUTLi-project “Levätehdas” that aims to commercialize algal cultivation in Finland.

Fields of Science

  • 1172 Environmental sciences

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

Publications 2005 2019

Comparison of Diatoms and Dinoflagellates from Different Habitats as Sources of PUFAs

Peltomaa, E., Hällfors, H. & Taipale, S. J., Apr 2019, In : Marine Drugs. 17, 4, 17 p., 233.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Ecosystem responses to increased organic carbon concentration: comparing results based on longterm monitoring and whole-lake experimentation

Kankaala, P., Arvola, L., Hiltunen, M., Huotari, J., Jones, R. I., Hannu, N., Ojala, A., Olin, M., Peltomaa, E., Peura, S., Rask, M., Tulonen, T. & Vesala, S., 2 Oct 2019, In : Inland waters. 9, 4, 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Eutrophication and browning influence Daphnia nutritional ecology

Taipale, S., Aalto, S. L., Galloway, A. W. E., Kuoppamäki, K., Nzobeuh, P. & Peltomaa, E., 2019, In : Inland waters. 9, 3, p. 374-394

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Eutrophication reduces the nutritional value of phytoplankton in boreal lakes

Taipale, S. J., Vuorio, K., Aalto, S. L., Peltomaa, E. & Tiirola, M., Dec 2019, In : Environmental Research. 179, 13 p., 108836.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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First draft genome assembly of Coleochaete orbicularis

Sablok, G., He, X., Miranto, M., Peltomaa, E., Sleith, R., Karol, K., Delwiche, C., Bell, N., Paulin, L., Poczai, P. & Hyvönen, J., 29 Sep 2019.

Research output: Conference materialsPoster

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Projects 2011 2023

Cascading carbon flow in managed forested catchments (CASCAS)

Pumpanen, J., Ojala, A., Palviainen, M., Peltomaa, E., Laurén, A., Berninger, F., Tuittila, E., Biasi, C., Laudon, H., Maher Hasselquist, E., Ostonen, I. & Nieminen, M.

01/09/201931/08/2023

Project: Research project

Reducing the effects of forest management to inland waters (REFORMWATER)

Pumpanen, J., Ojala, A., Palviainen, M., Laurén, A., Peltomaa, E., Berninger, F., Saarela, T., Tuittila, E., Koster, K., Laudon, H., Maher Hasselquist, E., Ostonen, I., Renou-Wilson, F. & Nieminen, M.

01/04/201903/03/2022

Project: Research project

Freshwater Research (FRESH)

Aarnos, H., Brek-Laitinen, G., Estlander, S., Holmroos, H., Horppila, J., Huotari, J., Härkönen, L., Kahilainen, K., Kaitaranta, J., Korhonen, J., Kuivikko, M., Lappalainen, J., Lehtonen, H., Liljendahl, A., López Bellido, J., Malinen, T., Müller, S., Niemistö, J., Nurminen, L., Soininen, J., Ojala, A., Olin, M., Pekcan-Hekim, Z., Peltomaa, E., Uusikivi, J. A. J., Virtanen, L. K., Vähätalo, A. & Xiao, Y.

28/02/2011 → …

Project: Research Evaluation 2011

Levätehdas (Algae Factory)

Tossavainen, M., Peltomaa, E., Piironen, V., Lampi, A. & Edelmann, M.

01/04/201830/09/2019

Project: Research project

Prizes

Outstanding Abstract Award

Elina Peltomaa (Recipient), Jun 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2015 2017

  • 5 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 1 Supervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)
  • 1 Academic visit to other institution

FEMS 7th Congress of European Microbiologists

Elina Peltomaa (Attendee)
2017 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Poster: Sequencing Genomes of Blasia and Coleochaete to Discover Keys to Embryophyte Success. XIX International Botanical Congress in 2017, Shenzhen, China

Xiaolan He (Attendee), Charles Delwiche (Attendee), Mari Johanna Miranto (Attendee), Elina Talvikki Peltomaa (Attendee), Jaakko Tapani Hyvönen (Attendee)
23 Jul 201729 Jul 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

ASM microbe 2017

Elina Peltomaa (Attendee)
2017 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Daphnia magna feeding selectivity under high and poor quality food conditions

Elina Peltomaa (Supervisor)
1 Apr 201731 Jul 2017

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

EMBO | EMBL Symposium: A New Age of Discovery for Aquatic Microeukaryotes

Elina Peltomaa (Attendee), Matthew Johnson (Attendee)
26 Jan 201629 Jan 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars