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  • Niemenkatu 73

    00014 Lahti

    Finland

  • PL 65 (Viikinkaari 1)

    00014

    Finland

20142020
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

My primary research interest is in the impact of climate change on sensitive high-latitude and high-altitude lake environments, and associated consequences for aquatic ecosystem functioning and global biogeochemical cycles. I am further interested in the complex interactions and combined effects of diverse human pressures on aquatic ecosystems along with their implications for water management. In my work I employ paleolimnological techniques in combination with limnological and experimental approaches. The temporal focus of my work is on the postglacial period and the Anthropocene and I work with diverse paleobiological, geochemical, and bio-optical tools. I finished my PhD in geology at the University of Helsinki in 2017, investigating spatial and temporal carbon variability and ecological change in subarctic lakes. My current research in the Academy of Finland funded project ‘Sedimentary perspectives on UV radiation and organic carbon fluctuations in mountains lakes’ aims to unravel connections between underwater UV and optical environment, aquatic carbon cycling, and climate variability.

Fields of Science

  • 1171 Geosciences
  • Paleolimnology

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

Publications 2014 2020

Late-Holocene variability in chironomid functional assemblages and carbon utilization in a tundra lake food web

Kivilä, E. H., Luoto, T. P., Rantala, M. V. & Nevalainen, L., 22 Jan 2020, In : Hydrobiologia. 847(3), p. 895-911 17 p.

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A hidden species becoming visible: biogeography and ecology of Rhynchotalona latens (Cladocera, Anomopoda, Chydoridae)

Nevalainen, L., Kivila, E. H., Luoto, T. P., Rantala, M. V. & Van Damme, K., Jul 2019, In : Hydrobiologia. 837, 1, p. 47-59 13 p.

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Biogeochemical cycling and ecological thresholds in a High Arctic lake (Svalbard)

Luoto, T. P., Rantala, M. V., Kivila, E. H., Nevalainen, L. & Ojala, A. E. K., Apr 2019, In : Aquatic Sciences. 81, 2, 16 p., 34.

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Cladoceran (Crustacea) niches, sex and sun bathing – A long-term record of tundra lake (Lapland) functioning and paleo-optics

Nevalainen, L., Kivilä, E. H., Rantala, M. V. & Luoto, T. P., Oct 2019, In : Water. 11, 10, 13 p., 2008.

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Environmental controls on benthic food web functions and carbon resource use in subarctic lakes

Kivilä, E. H., Luoto, T. P., Rantala, M. V., Kiljunen, M., Rautio, M. & Nevalainen, L., Apr 2019, In : Freshwater Biology. 64, 4, p. 643-658 16 p.

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Projects 2014 2017

Long-term carbon dynamics in climate sensitive lakes

Rantala, M.

01/01/201431/12/2017

Project: Research project

Activities 2013 2018

  • 7 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 3 Oral presentation
  • 1 Types for other activities - Other
  • 1 Academic visit to other institution

Fresh from Campus: Arktinen ahtaalla

Marttiina Rantala (Speaker)
18 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Turun Eläin- ja Kasvitieteellisen Seuran kokous

Marttiina Rantala (Speaker)
12 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Hiidenvesi-ilta

Marttiina Rantala (Speaker)
1 Mar 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Aquatic Sciences Spring Seminar 2016

Marttiina Rantala (Speaker: Presenter)
19 Apr 201620 Apr 2016

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

SIL 2016

Marttiina Rantala (Speaker: Presenter)
31 Jul 20165 Aug 2016

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