• Finland

  • PL 65 (Viikinkaari 1)

    00014

    Finland

  • Viikinkaari 1, Biocentre 3

    00790 Helsinki

    Finland

20032022

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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

As a paleoecologist, my research interests focus on past climate and ecosystem changes, from species to ecosystems and from seasonal to millennial time-scales. I am particularly interested in the interplay of climate and biological associations at high latitudes. My current research focuses on Arctic sea-ice changes, primary productivity and carbon cycling in high-latitude lakes and seas, as well as Holocene and Late Quaternary climate and vegetation patterns. The methods include the analysis of paleoarchives (microfossils, biomarkers, stable isotopes) combined with numerical analysis and modelling.

Curriculum vitae

Current position: Academy Research Fellow, Ecosystems and Environment Research Programme, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, and Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science, University of Helsinki

(Parental leaves: 11/2012-10/2013 and 4/2016-3/2017)

2016 Postdoctoral Researcher, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland

2012-2015 Postdoctoral Researcher (Academy of Finland), Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki

2010-2012 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Manitoba, Canada

2010 PhD, Geology, University of Helsinki

2007-2010, Visiting Scholar, University of Waterloo, Canada

University Pedagogy (10 ECTS) 2012

Academic Supervision and Supervision Training (5 ECTS) 2018

External positions

Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland

1 Jan 201631 Dec 2016

Univ Manitoba, University of Manitoba

1 Aug 201031 May 2012

Visiting Scholar, University of Waterloo

Jan 2007Dec 2009

Fields of Science

  • 1171 Geosciences
  • Paleoecology
  • Paleoceanography
  • Quaternary Science
  • Paleoclimatology
  • 1172 Environmental sciences
  • Environmental Change
  • Arctic
  • High-latitude lakes and seas
  • Climate impacts

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

Publications

Open Access
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Arctic Cryosphere Change and Coastal Marine Ecosystems working group

Heikkilä, M., Pieńkowski, A. J., Ribeiro, S. & Weckström, K., 2019, In : Past Global Changes Magazine. 27, 2, p. 70

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Open Access

Geoparkit keskiössä

Translated title of the contribution: Geoparks in the focusHeikkilä, M. P., 2018, In : Geologi. 70, p. 79 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialProfessional

Open Access

Linking the Modern Distribution of Biogenic Proxies in High Arctic Greenland Shelf Sediments to Sea Ice, Primary Production, and Arctic-Atlantic Inflow

Limoges, A., Ribeiro, S., Weckström, K., Heikkila, M., Zamelczyk, K., Andersen, T. J., Tallberg, P., Masse, G., Rysgaard, S., Norgaard-Pedersen, N. & Seidenkrantz, M-S., Mar 2018, In : Journal of Geophysical Research : Biogeosciences. 123, 3, p. 760-786 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Pääkirjoitus: Julkaisutoiminta on SGS:n ytimessä

Translated title of the contribution: Editorial: Publishing is in the core of the GSFHeikkilä, M. & Heinonen, J. S., Dec 2018, In : Geologi. 70, 6, p. 147-148 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Open Access
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Projects

Activities

Past Global Changes (PAGES) WG: ACME Arctic Cryosphere Change and Coastal Marine Ecosystems (External organisation)

Maija Heikkilä (Board member), Kaarina Weckström (Board member), Sofia Ribeiro (Board member), Anna J. Pienkowski (Board member)
20192022

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in research network

XX INQUA Congress

Maija Heikkilä (Speaker: Chair)
25 Jul 201931 Jul 2019

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

Arctic Avenue strategic partnership kick-off

Maija Heikkilä (Keynote speaker)
27 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Climate change, palaeoecology, the faith of the Arctic.

Maija Heikkilä (Speaker)
9 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

INQUA Congress 2019

Maija Heikkilä (Poster Presentation)
2019 → …

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