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    00790 Helsinki

    Finland

1988 …2019
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Publications 1988 2019

2019

Biocultural diversity: a novel concept to assess human-nature interrelations, nature conservation and stewardship in cities

Elands, B. H. M., Vierikko, K., Andersson, E., Fischer, L. K., Gonçalves, P., Haase, D., Kowarik, I., Luz, A. C., Niemelä, J., Santos-Reis, M. & Wiersum, K. F., 2019, In : Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. 40, p. 29-34 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

Managing science-policy interfaces for impact: Interactions within the environmental governance meshwork

Sarkki, S., Balian, E., Heink, U., Keune, H., Nesshöver, C., Niemelä, J., Tinch, R., Van Den Hove, S., Watt, A., Waylen, K. A. & Young, J. C., 23 May 2019, In : Environmental Science & Policy.

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Responses of boreal ground beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae) to different logging regimes ten years post harvest

Koivula, M. J., Venn, S., Hakola, P. & Niemelä, J., 15 Mar 2019, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 436, p. 27-38 12 p., https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2018.12.047.

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2018

Environmental justice for the governance of aquatic environments

Paloniemi, R., Niemelä, J., Soininen, N., Laatikainen, T., Vierikko, K., Rekola, A., Viinikka, A., Yli-Pelkonen, V., Assmuth, T., Kopperoinen, L., Peltonen, L., Kuokkanen, T. & Kyttä, M., 8 Jan 2018, In : Local Environment. 23, 3, p. 366-377 12 p.

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Institutional challenges in putting ecosystem service knowledge in practice

Saarikoski, H., Primmer, E., Saarela, S-R., Antunes, P., Aszalos, R., Baro, F., Berry, P., Garcia Blanko, G., Gomez-Baggethun, E., Carvalho, L., Dick, J., Dunford, R., Hanzu, M., Harrison, P. A., Izakovicova, Z., Kertesz, M., Kopperoinen, L., Kohler, B., Langemeyer, J., Lapola, D. & 16 othersLiquete, C., Luque, S., Mederly, P., Niemelä, J., Palomo, I., Martinez Pastur, G., Luis Peri, P., Preda, E., Priess, J. A., Santos, R., Schleyer, C., Turkelboom, F., Vadineanu, A., Verheyden, W., Vikstrom, S. & Young, J., Feb 2018, In : Ecosystem Services. 29, p. 579-598 20 p.

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Integrating methods for ecosystem service assessment: Experiences from real world situations

Dunford, R., Harrison, P., Smith, A., Dick, J., Barton, D. N., Martín-López, B., Kelemen, E., Jacobs, S., Saarikoski, H., Turkelboom, F., Verheyden, W., Hauck, J., Antunes, P., Aszalos, R., Badea, O., Baro, F., Berry, P., Carvalho, L., Conte, G., Czucz, B. & 28 othersGarcia Blanco, G., Howard, D., Giuca, R., Gomez-Baggethun, E., Grizetti, B., Izakovicova, Z., Kopperoinen, L., Langemeyer, J., Luque, S., Lapola, D. M., Martinez Pastur, G. J., Mukhopadhyay, R., Roy, S. B., Niemelä, J. K., Norton, L., Ochieng, J., Odee, D., Palomo, I., Pinho, P., Priess, J., Rusch, G., Saarela, S-R., Santos, R., Tjalling van der Wal, J., Vadineanu, A., Vari, A., Woods, H. & Yli-Pelkonen, V. J., 21 Feb 2018, In : Ecosystem Services. 29, p. 499-514 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Science-policy interfaces for biodiversity: dynamic learning environments for successful impact

Tinch, R., Balian, E., Carrs, D., Ezzine de Blas, D., Adrianan Geamana, N., Heink, U., Keune, H., Nesshöver, C., Niemelä, J. K., Sarkki, S. K., Thibon, M., Timaeus, J., Vadineanu, A., van den Hove, S., Watt, A., Waylen, K. A., Wittmer, H. & Young, J. C., Jun 2018, In : Biodiversity and Conservation. 27, 7, p. 1679–1702

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Stakeholders' perspectives on the operationalisation of the ecosystem service concept: Results from 27 case studies

Dick, J., Turkelboom, F., Woods, H., Iniesta-Arandia, I., Primmer, E., Saarela, S-R., Bezak, P., Mederly, P., Leone, M., Verheyden, W., Kelemen, E., Hauck, J., Andrews, C., Antunes, P., Aszalos, R., Baro, F., Barton, D. N., Berry, P., Bugter, R., Carvalho, L. & 74 othersCzucz, B., Dunford, R., Garcia Blanco, G., Geamana, N., Giuca, R., Grizetti, B., Izakovicova, Z., Kertesz, M., Kopperoinen, L., Langemeyer, J., Montenegro Lapola, D., Liquete, C., Luque, S., Martinez Pastur, G., Martín-López, B., Mukhopadhyay, R., Niemelä, J. K., Odee, D., Luis Peri, P., Pinho, P., Buerger Patricio-Roberto, G., Preda, E., Priess, J., Röckmann, C., Santos, R., Silaghi, D., Smith, R., Vadineanu, A., Tjalling van der Wal, J., Arany, I., Badea, O., Bela, G., Boros, E., Bucur, M., Blumentrath, S., Calvache, M., Carmen, E., Clemente, P., Fernandes, J., Ferraz, D., Fongar, C., Garcia-Llorante, M., Gomez-Baggethun, E., Gundersen, V., Haavardsholm, O., Kaloczkai, A., Khalalwe, T., Kiss, G., Köhler, B., Lazanyi, O., Lellei-Kovacs, E., Lichungu, R., Lindhjem, H., Magare, C., Mustajoki, J., Ndege, C., Nowell, M., Nuss Girona, S., Ochieng, J., Anders, O., Palomo, I., Pataki, G., Reinvang, R., Rusch, G. M., Saarikoski, H., Smith, A., Soy Massoni, E., Stange, E., Vågnes Traaholt, N., Vari, A., Verweij, P., Vikström, S., Yli-Pelkonen, V. J. & Zulian, G., 21 Feb 2018, In : Ecosystem Services. 29, p. 552-565 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

The role of renewable energy policies for carbon neutrality in Helsinki Metropolitan area

Dahal, K., Juhola, S. & Niemelä, J., 2018, In : Sustainable Cities and Society . 40, p. 222-232

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

2017

Cities’ Greenhouse Gas Accounting Methods: A Study of Helsinki, Stockholm, and Copenhagen

Dahal, K. P. & Niemelä, J. K., 3 Apr 2017, In : Climate . 5, 2, 14 p.

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Design for ground beetle abundance and diversity sampling within the National Ecological Observatory Network

Hoekman, D., LeVan, K. E., Ball, G. E., Browne, R. A., Davidson, R. L., Erwin, T. L., Knisley, C. B., LaBonte, J. R., Lundgren, J., Maddison, D. R., Moore, W., Niemelä, J., Ober, K. A., Pearson, D. L., Spence, J. R., Will, K. & Work, T., Apr 2017, In : Ecosphere. 8, 4, 17 p., 01744.

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Green surge: BCD: Linkages between people and nature - Database, typology and indicators

Vierikko, K. H., Elands, B., Goncalves, P., Luz, A. C., Andersson, E., Haase, D., Fischer, L., Kowarik, I. & Niemelä, J. K., 12 May 2017, Helsinki: University of Helsinki. 40 p.

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Identifying, Quantifying and Qualifying Biocultural Diversity: Assessment of Biocultural Diversity

Vierikko, K. H., Andersson, E., Branquinho, C., Elands, B., Fischer, L. K., Goncalves, P., Grilo, F., Haase, D., Ioja, C., Kowarik, I., Lindgren, J. M., Mendes, R., Niemelä, J. K., Pieniniemi, M., Principe, A., Puttonen, M., Santos-Reis, M., Teixeira, D., Vieira, J. & Yli-Pelkonen, V. J., Sep 2017, Green surge. 63 p. (Technical Report; vol. September 2017)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

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Impacts of residential infilling on private gardens in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area

Ojala, E. A. K., Niemelä, J. K. & Yli-Pelkonen, V. J., 1 Jan 2017, Green Landscapes in the European City, 1750-2010. Clark, P., Niemi, M. & Nolin, C. (eds.). London and New York: Routledge, p. 71-86 16 p. (Routledge studies in modern European history).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Integrated assessment and valuation of ecosystem services - Guidelines and experiences

Barton, D. N., Harrison, P., Dunford, R., Gomez-Baggethun, E., Jacobs, S., Kelemen, E., Martín-López, B., Antunes, P., Aszalos, R., Badea, O., Baro, F., Berry, P., Carvalho, L., Czucz, B., Demeyer, R., Dick, J., Garcia Blanco, G., Garcia-Llorente, M., Giuca, R., Grizzetti, B. & 41 othersHauck, J., Hendriks, K., Howard, D., Izakovicova, Z., Karlsen, M., Keune, H., Kopperoinen, L., Langemeyer, J., Liquete, C., Luque, S., Lapola, D. M., Madsen, A. L., Norton, L., Martinez Pastur, G., Mukhopadhyay, R., Murherjee, R., Niemelä, J. K., Ochieng, J., Odee, D., Palomo, I., Pinho, P., Priess, J., Rusch, G. M., Saarikoski, H., Saarela, S-R., Santos, R., Smith, A., Smith, R., Tenerelli, P., Termansen, M., Tuomasjukka, D., Turkelboom, F., van Eupen, M., Tjalling van der Wal, J., Vadineanu, A., Vari, A., Verheyden, W., Verweij, P., Woods, H., Yli-Pelkonen, V. J. & Zulian, G., Dec 2017, European Commission. 294 p.

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Kaupungit kestävän kehityksen moottoreina

Translated title of the contribution: Cities as engines of sustainable developmentNiemelä, J. K., 21 Mar 2017, Tulevaisuuden kunta. Nyholm, I., Haveri, A., Majoinen, K. & Pekola-Sjäblom, M. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomen kuntaliitto, p. 206-220 14 p. (Acta / Suomen kuntaliitto; vol. 264).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Re-audit of the University of Turku 2017

Niemelä, J. K., Bladh, A., Galevski, M., Sarvaranta, L., Moitus, S. & Saarilammi, M-L., 19 Jun 2017, Re-audit of the University of Turku 2017. Helsinki: Kansallinen koulutuksen arviointikeskus (KARVI), Vol. 16. 49 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

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The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES): getting involved

Schmeller, D. S., Niemela, J. & Bridgewater, P., Sep 2017, In : Biodiversity and Conservation. 26, 10, p. 2271-2275 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

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The role of solar energy for carbon neutrality in Helsinki Metropolitan area

Dahal, K. P., Niemelä, J. K. & Juhola, S. K., 13 Dec 2017, In : Cogent Environmental Science. 3, 1

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2016

Advancing Urban Ecology toward a Science of Cities

McPhearson, T., Pickett, S. T. A., Grimm, N. B., Niemelä, J., Alberti, M., Elmqvist, T., Weber, C., Haase, D., Breuste, J. & Qureshi, S., Mar 2016, In : BioScience. 66, 3, p. 198-212 15 p.

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Are national biodiversity strategies and action plans appropriate for building responsibilities for mainstreaming biodiversity across policy sectors? The case of Finland

Sarkki, S., Niemelä, J., Tinch, R., Jäppinen, J-P., Nummelin, M., Toivonen, H. & Von Weissenberg, M., 2016, In : Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 59, 8, p. 1377-1396 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Bottom-up thinking—Identifying socio-cultural values of ecosystem services in local blue–green infrastructure planning in Helsinki, Finland

Vierikko, K. H. & Niemelä, J. K., Jan 2016, In : Land Use Policy. 50, p. 537-547 10 p.

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Considering the ways biocultural diversity helps enforce the urban green infrastructure in times of urban transformation

Vierikko, K. H., Birgit, E., Niemelä, J. K., Andersson, E., Buijs, A., Fischer, L., Haase, D., Kabisch, N., Kowarik, I., Luz, A. C., Olafsson Stahl, A., Száraz, L., Van der Jagt, A. & Konijnendijk Van-den Bosch, C., 2016, In : Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 22, p. 7-12 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Hållbar stadsutveckling föds genom samarbete

Translated title of the contribution: Sustainable urban development is created through collaborationNiemelä, J. K., 25 Jan 2016, In : Hufvudstadsbladet.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Initiatives towards Carbon Neutrality in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area

Dahal, K. P. & Niemelä, J. K., 18 Jul 2016, In : Climate . 4, 3, 16 p., 36.

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Luontopaneeli biodiversiteetin turvaksi

Translated title of the contribution: Nature panel to support biodiversity conservationNiemelä, J. K., Jun 2016, Ympäristö. 3 ed. Helsinki: Ympäristöministeriö ja Suomen ympäristökeskus, p. 9 1 p. (Ympäristö; no. 3).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterGeneral public

The use of knowledge in evidence-informed voluntary conservation of Finnish forests

Salomaa, A., Paloniemi, R., Hujala, T., Rantala, S., Arponen, A. & Niemela, J., Dec 2016, In : Forest Policy and Economics. 73, p. 90-98 9 p.

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Toistuvuuden taika: refleksiivinen tiedontuotanto tutkijan ja tiede-politiikkakytkösten näkökulmista

Sarkki, S. K. & Niemelä, J. K., 2016, Umpikujasta oivallukseen, refleksiivisyys empiirisessä tutkimuksessa. Aaltonen, S. & Högbacka, R. (eds.). Tampere: Tampere University Press, p. 246-268 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

2015

Adding 'Iterativity' to the credibility, relevance, legitimacy: A novel scheme to highlight dynamic aspects of science-policy interfaces

Sarkki, S., Tinch, R., Niemelä, J., Heink, U., Waylen, K., Timaeus, J., Young, J., Watt, A., Nesshöver, C. & van den Hove, S., Dec 2015, In : Environmental Science & Policy. 54, p. 505-512 8 p.

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Biocultural diversity (BCD) - concept and assessment: Published Project Report on BCD concept and explorative survey of BCD in 20 European cities

Vierikko, K. H., Elands, B., Száraz, L. & Niemelä, J. K., 31 Aug 2015, 59 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

Biocultural diversity in cities - from the static concept towards the dynamic relationship between culture and nature

Vierikko, K. H., Elands, B., Buizer, M., Buijs, A. & Niemelä, J. K., 8 May 2015, Unknown host publication.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientific

Hållbar stadsutveckling baseras på forskningsresultat

Translated title of the contribution: Sustainable urbean developmet is based on research resultsNiemelä, J. K., Ahlava, A. & Rinkineva, M-L., 30 Dec 2015, In : Hufvudstadsbladet.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Soil fauna through the landscape window: factors shaping surface-and soil-dwelling communities across spatial scales in cork-oak mosaics

da Silva, P. M., Berg, M. P., da Silva, A. A., Dias, S., Leito, P. J., Chamberlain, D., Niemelä, J., Serrano, A. R. M. & Sousa, J. P., Oct 2015, In : Landscape Ecology. 30, 8, p. 1511-1526 16 p.

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Towards diverse and sustainable governance – Assessment of biocultural diversity (BCD) in European cities: Scientific Brief for GSDR 2015

Vierikko, K. H., Buizer, M., Elands, B., Buijs, A., Konijnendijk Van-den Bosch, C. & Niemelä, J. K., 15 Feb 2015, Global Sustainable Development Report 2015. United Nations, 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterGeneral public

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2014

Balancing credibility, relevance and legitimacy: A critical assessment of trade-offs in science-policy interfaces

Sarkki, S., Niemela, J., Tinch, R., van den Hove, S., Watt, A. & Young, J., Apr 2014, In : Science and Public Policy. 41, 2, p. 194-206 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Conceptual framework for Biocultural Diversity Milestone 20: Internal Project Report on the conceptual BCD framework

Vierikko, K., Niemelä, J., Elands, B. & Buizer, M., 7 Nov 2014, 21 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

Ecology of urban green spaces: the way forward in answering majorresearch questions

Niemelä, J., 2014, In : Landscape and Urban Planning. 125, Special issue, p. 298-303

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Helsingin kestävä viherrakenne: Miten turvata kestävä viherrakenne ja kaupunkiluonnon monimuotoisuus tiivistyvässä kaupunkirakenteessa - kaupunkiekologinen tutkimusraportti

Vierikko, K., Salminen, J., Niemelä, J., Jalkanen, J. & Tamminen, N., 2014, 1. ed. Helsinki: Helsingin kaupunkisuunnitteluvirasto. 130 p. ( Helsingin kaupunkisuunnitteluviraston yleissuunnitteluosaston selvityksiä; vol. 2014, no. 27)

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How can residents’ experiences inform planning of urban green infrastructure? Case Finland

Faehnle, M., Bäcklund, P., Tyrväinen, L., Niemelä, J. & Yli-Pelkonen, V., 2014, In : Landscape and Urban Planning. 130, p. 171-183 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

The concept of ecosystem services in adaptive urban planning and design: a framework for supporting innovation

Ahern, J., Cilliers, S. & Niemelä, J., 2014, In : Landscape and Urban Planning. 125, Special issue, p. 254-259

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Using expert knowledge in combining green infrastructure and ecosystem services in land use planning: an insight into a new place-based methodology

Kopperoinen, L., Itkonen, P. & Niemelä, J., Oct 2014, In : Landscape Ecology. 29, 8, p. 1361-1375 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

2013

Tiedonjulkistamisen monet ulottuvuudet

Niemelä, J., 2013, Suomalaisia puheita. Löytönen, M. & Eskola, A. (eds.). Porvoo: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, p. 91-96 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterGeneral public

Urban dry meadows provide valuable habitat for granivorous and xerophylic carabid beetles

Venn, S., Kotze, D. J., Lassila, T. & Niemelä, J., 2013, In : Journal of Insect Conservation. 17, 4, p. 747-764 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

2012

Evaluation of the Bologna Process Implementation in Finland: Part 1 Evaluation of the Degree reform, Part 2 The Implementation of the Bologna Reforms in Finland from an International Perspective

Niemelä, J., Ahola, S., Blomqvist, C., Juusola, H., Karjalainen, M., Liljander, J-P., Mielityinen, I., Oikarinen, K., Teichler, U., Moitus, S. (ed.) & Mattila, J. (ed.), 2012, Helsinki: Korkeakoulujen arviointineuvosto. 209 p. (Publications of the Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council; no. 6:2012)

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Kestävät kaupunkiseudut: taustamateriaalia ekosysteemipalveluita ja viherrakennetta koskeville kriteereille ja mittareille

Söderman, T., Yli-Pelkonen, V., Kopperoinen, L., Saarela, S-R., Väre, S., Shemeikka, P., Oinonen, K. & Niemelä, J., 2012, Helsinki: Suomen ympäristökeskus. 52 p. (Suomen ympäristökeskuksen raportteja; vol. 2012, no. 27/2012)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

Vaasan yliopiston laadunvarmistusjärjestelmän auditointi

Translated title of the contribution: Audit of the quality assurance system of the University of VaasaNiemelä, J., Kivistö, J., Lindblad, P., Räisänen, A., Wahlgren, A., Holm, K. & Saarilammi, M-L., 2012, Helsinki: Korkeakoulujen arviointineuvosto. 89 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

2011

Business strategies and the transition to low carbon cities

Whiteman, G., de Vos, D. R., Chapin III, F. S., Yli-Pelkonen, V., Niemelä, J. & Forbes, B. C., 2011, In : Business Strategy and the Environment. 20, 4, p. 251-265 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Effects of urbanization on the ecology and evolution of arthropods

Kotze, D. J., Venn, S., Niemelä, J. & Spence, J., 2011, Urban Ecology. Patterns, Processes, and Applications. Niemelä, J. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 1-374 8 p.

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Ekologiset kriteerit ja mittarit

Söderman, T., Yli-Pelkonen, V., Kopperoinen, L., Saarela, S-R., Väre, S., Shemeikka, P., Oinonen, K., Eerola, K., Valli, R., Wahlgren, I., Parviainen, S. & Niemelä, J., Oct 2011, Kestävät kaupunkiseudut: Kriteereitä ja mittareita suunnittelun työvälineiksi. Söderman, T. & Saarela, S-R. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomen ympäristökeskus, p. 39-95 56 p. (Suomen ympäristö; no. 25/2011).

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