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    00014

    Finland

  • Viikinkaari 1, Biocentre 3

    00790 Helsinki

    Finland

19962019
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Publications 1996 2019

2019

A comprehensive evaluation of predictive performance of 33 species distribution models at species and community levels

Norberg, A., Abrego Antia, N., Blanchet, F. G., Adler, F. R., Anderson, B. J., Anttila, J., Araújo, M. B., Dallas, T. A., Dunson, D., Elith, J., Foster, S., Fox, R., Franklin, J., Godsoe, W., Guisan, A., O'Hara, B., Hill, N. A., Holt, R. D., Hui, F. K. C., Husby, M. & 15 others, Kålås, J. A., Lehikoinen, A., Luoto, M., Mod, H. K., Newell, G., Renner, I., Roslin, T. V., Soininen, J., Thuiller, W., Vanhatalo, J. P., Warton, D., White, M., Zimmermann, N. E., Gravel, D. & Ovaskainen, O. T., Aug 2019, In : Ecological Monographs. 89, 3, 24 p., 01370.

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Are drivers of microbial diatom distributions context dependent in human impacted and pristine environments?

Pajunen, V., Jyrkänkallio-Mikkola, J., Luoto, M. & Soininen, J., Jul 2019, In : Ecological Applications. 29, 5, p. e01917 12 p., 01917.

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Assessing sampling coverage of species distribution in biodiversity databases

Sporbert, M., Bruelheide, H., Seidler, G., Keil, P., Jandt, U., Austrheim, G., Biurrun, I., Campos, J. A., Čarni, A., Chytrý, M., Csiky, J., De Bie, E., Dengler, J., Golub, V., Grytnes, J-A., Indreica, A., Jansen, F., Jiroušek, M., Lenoir, J., Luoto, M. & 7 others, Marcenò, C., Moeslund, J. E., Pérez-Haase, A., Rūsiņa, S., Vandvik, V., Vassilev, K. & Welk, E., Jul 2019, In : Journal of Vegetation Science. 30, 4, p. 620-632 13 p.

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Circumpolar permafrost maps and geohazard indices for near-future infrastructure risk assessments

Karjalainen, O., Aalto, J., Luoto, M., Westermann, S., Romanovsky, V. E., Nelson, F. E., Etzelmueller, B. & Hjort, J., 12 Mar 2019, In : Scientific data . 6, 16 p., 190037.

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Estimating fractional cover of tundra vegetation at multiple scales using unmanned aerial systems and optical satellite data

Riihimäki, H., Luoto, M. & Heiskanen, J., Apr 2019, In : Remote Sensing of Environment. 224, p. 119-132 14 p.

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Global buffering of temperatures under forest canopies

De Frenne, P., Zellweger, F., Rodriguez-Sanchez, F., Scheffers, B. R., Hylander, K., Luoto, M., Vellend, M., Verheyen, K. & Lenoir, J., May 2019, In : Nature Ecology & Evolution. 3, 5, p. 744-749 6 p.

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Lost at high latitudes: Arctic and endemic plants under threat as climate warms

Niskanen, A. K. J., Niittynen, P., Aalto, J., Väre, H. & Luoto, M., May 2019, In : Diversity and Distributions. 25, 5, p. 809-821 13 p.

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Machine-learning based reconstructions of primary and secondary climate variables from North American and European fossil pollen data

Salonen, J. S., Korpela, M., Williams, J. W. & Luoto, M., 1 Nov 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 13 p., 15805.

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New insights into the environmental factors controlling the ground thermal regime across the Northern Hemisphere: a comparison between permafrost and non-permafrost areas

Karjalainen, O., Luoto, M., Aalto, J. & Hjort, J., 28 Feb 2019, In : Cryosphere. 13, 2, p. 693-707 15 p.

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Snow is an important control of plant community functional composition in oroarctic tundra

Happonen, K., Aalto, J., Kemppinen, J., Niittynen, P., Virkkala, A-M. & Luoto, M., 14 Sep 2019, In : Oecologia. 191, p. 601–608

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Water as a resource, stress and disturbance shaping tundra vegetation

Kemppinen, J., Niittynen, P., Aalto, J., le Roux, P. C. & Luoto, M., 1 Jun 2019, In : Oikos. 128, 6, p. 811-822 12 p.

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2018

Abrupt high-latitude climate events and decoupled seasonal trends during the Eemian

Salonen, J. S., Helmens, K. F., Brendryen, J., Kuosmanen, N., Väliranta, M., Goring, S., Korpela, M., Kylander, M., Philip, A., Plikk, A., Renssen, H. & Luoto, M., 20 Jul 2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 10 p., 2851.

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Biogeophysical controls on soil-atmosphere thermal differences: implications on warming Arctic ecosystems

Aalto, J., Scherrer, D., Lenoir, J., Guisan, A. & Luoto, M., 26 Jun 2018, In : Environmental Research Letters. 13, 7, 11 p., 074003.

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Degrading permafrost puts Arctic infrastructure at risk by mid-century

Hjort, J., Karjalainen, O., Aalto, J. A., Westermann, S., Romanovsky, V., Nelson, F., Etzelmüller, B. & Luoto, M., 12 Dec 2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 9 p., 5147.

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Modelling soil moisture in a high-latitude landscape using LiDAR and soil data

Kemppinen, J., Niittynen, P., Riihimaki, H. & Luoto, M., Apr 2018, In : Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 43, 5, p. 1019-1031 13 p.

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Monthly microclimate models in a managed boreal forest landscape

Greiser, C., Meineri, E., Luoto, M., Ehrlen, J. & Hylander, K., 15 Mar 2018, In : Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 250-251, p. 147-158 12 p.

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Snow cover is a neglected driver of Arctic biodiversity loss

Niittynen, P., Heikkinen, R. K. & Luoto, M., 22 Oct 2018, In : Nature Climate Change. 8, 11, p. 997-1001 7 p.

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Statistical Forecasting of Current and Future Circum-Arctic Ground Temperatures and Active Layer Thickness

Aalto, J., Karjalainen, O., Hjort, J. & Luoto, M., 28 May 2018, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 45, 10, p. 4889-4898 10 p.

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The current state of CO2 flux chamber studies in the Arctic tundra: A review

Virkkala, A-M., Virtanen, T., Lehtonen, A., Rinne, J. & Luoto, M., Apr 2018, In : Progress in Physical Geography. 42, 2, p. 162-184 23 p.

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The importance of snow in species distribution models of arctic vegetation

Niittynen, P. & Luoto, M., Jun 2018, In : Ecopgraphy. 41, 6, p. 1024-1037 14 p.

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Tundra Trait Team: A database of plant traits spanning the tundra biome

Bjorkman, A. D., Myers-Smith, I. H., Happonen, K., Kaarlejärvi, E., Luoto, M., Virkkala, A-M., Eskelinen, A. & Forbes, B. C., Dec 2018, In : Global Ecology and Biogeography. 27, 12, p. 1402-1411 10 p.

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Urban expansion in Zanzibar City, Tanzania: Analyzing quantity, spatial patterns and effects of alternative planning approaches

Kukkonen, M. O., Muhammad, M. J., Käyhkö, N. & Luoto, M., Feb 2018, In : Land Use Policy. 71, p. 554-565 12 p.

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Warm summers and rich biotic communities during N-Hemisphere deglaciation

Helmens, K., Katrantsiotis, C., Salonen, J. S., Shala, S., Bos, J., Engels, S., Kuosmanen, N., Luoto, T. P., Väliranta, M. M., Luoto, M., Ojala, A., Risberg, J. & Weckström, J. B., Aug 2018, In : Global and Planetary Change. 167, p. 61-73 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

2017

Drivers of high-latitude plant diversity hotspots and their congruence

Niskanen, A. K. J., Heikkinen, R. K., Väre, H. U. & Luoto, M., 1 Aug 2017, In : Biological Conservation. 212, Part A, p. 288-299 12 p.

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Holocene fen-bog transitions, current status in Finland and future perspectives

Väliranta, M., Salojärvi, N., Vuorsalo, A., Juutinen, S., Korhola, A., Luoto, M. & Tuittila, E-S., May 2017, In : Holocene. 27, 5, p. 752-764 13 p.

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Improving forecasts of arctic-alpine refugia persistence with landscape-scale variables

Niskanen, A. K. J., Heikkinen, R. K., Mod, H. K., Väre, H. & Luoto, M., Feb 2017, In : Geografiska Annaler. Series A. Physical Geography. 99, 1, p. 2-14 13 p.

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Models of Arctic-alpine refugia highlight importance of climate and local topography

Niskanen, A., Luoto, M., Väre, H. & Heikkinen, R. K., Mar 2017, In : Polar Biology. 40, 3, p. 489-502 14 p.

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Revealing topoclimatic heterogeneity using meteorological station data

Aalto, J., Riihimäki, H., Meineri, E., Hylander, K. & Luoto, M., 2017, In : International Journal of Climatology. 37, 51, p. 544-556 13 p.

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Statistical modelling predicts almost complete loss of major periglacial processes in Northern Europe by 2100

Aalto, J., Harrison, S. & Luoto, M., 11 Sep 2017, In : Nature Communications. 8, 8 p., 515.

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The effect of topography on arctic-alpine aboveground biomass and NDVI patterns

Riihimäki, H., Heiskanen, J. & Luoto, M., Apr 2017, In : International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 56, p. 44-53 10 p.

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The need for large-scale distribution data to estimate regional changes in species richness under future climate change

Titeux, N., Maes, D., Van Daele, T., Onkelinx, T., Heikkinen, R. K., Romo, H., Garcia-Barros, E., Munguira, M. L., Thuiller, W., van Swaay, C. A. M., Schweiger, O., Settele, J., Harpke, A., Wiemers, M., Brotons, L. & Luoto, M., Dec 2017, In : Diversity and Distributions. 23, 12, p. 1393-1407 15 p.

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Unravelling direct and indirect effects of hierarchical factors driving microbial stream communities

Pajunen, V., Luoto, M. & Soininen, J., Oct 2017, In : Journal of Biogeography. 44, 10, p. 2376-2385 10 p.

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2016

Arctic shrubification mediates the impacts of warming climate on changes to tundra vegetation

Mod, H. K. & Luoto, M., Dec 2016, In : Environmental Research Letters. 11, 12, 10 p., 124028.

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Calibrating aquatic microfossil proxies with regression-tree ensembles: Cross-validation with modern chironomid and diatom data

Salonen, J. S., Verster, A. J., Engels, S., Soininen, J., Trachsel, M. & Luoto, M., Jul 2016, In : Holocene. 26, 7, p. 1040-1048 9 p.

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Climate change effects on freshwater fishes, conservation and management

Heino, J., Erkinaro, J., Huusko, A. & Luoto, M., 2016, Conservation of Freshwater Fishes. Closs, G. P., Krkosek, M. & Olden, J. D. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 76-106 31 p. (Conservation Biology Series; no. 20).

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Climate is an important driver for stream diatom distributions

Pajunen, V., Luoto, M. S. & Soininen, J. H., 2016, In : Global Ecology and Biogeography. 25, 2, p. 198-206 9 p.

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Contrasting effects of biotic interactions on richness and distribution of vascular plants, bryophytes and lichens in an arctic-alpine landscape

Mod, H. K., Heikkinen, R. K., le Roux, P. C., Väre, H. & Luoto, M., Apr 2016, In : Polar Biology. 39, 4, p. 649-657 9 p.

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Impact of biotic interactions on biodiversity varies across a landscape

Mod, H. K., Heikkinen, R. K., le Roux, P. C., Wisz, M. S. & Luoto, M., Dec 2016, In : Journal of Biogeography. 43, 12, p. 2412-2423 12 p.

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Influence of patch size and connectivity on beach and dune species in land-uplift coasts

Nylen, T. & Luoto, M., Feb 2016, In : Plant Ecology & Diversity. 9, 1, p. 35-44 10 p.

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Past climate-driven range shifts and population genetic diversity in arctic plants

Pellissier, L., Eidesen, P. B., Ehrich, D., Descombes, P., Schoenswetter, P., Tribsch, A., Westergaard, K. B., Alvarez, N., Guisan, A., Zimmermann, N. E., Normand, S., Vittoz, P., Luoto, M., Damgaard, C., Brochmann, C., Wisz, M. S. & Alsos, I. G., Mar 2016, In : Journal of Biogeography. 43, 3, p. 461-470 10 p.

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Stream diatom assemblages as predictors of climate

Pajunen, V., Luoto, M. S. & Soininen, J. H., 2016, In : Freshwater Biology. 61, 6, p. 876-886 11 p.

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The direct and indirect effects of watershed land use and soil type on stream water metal concentrations

Taka, M., Aalto, J., Virkanen, J. & Luoto, M., Oct 2016, In : Water Resources Research. 52, 10, p. 7711-7725 15 p.

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The mossy north: an inverse latitudinal diversity gradient in European bryophytes

Mateo, R. G., Broennimann, O., Normand, S., Petitpierre, B., Araujo, M. B., Svenning, J-C., Baselga, A., Fernandez-Gonzalez, F., Gomez-Rubio, V., Munoz, J., Suarez, G. M., Luoto, M., Guisan, A. & Vanderpoorten, A., 6 May 2016, In : Scientific Reports. 6, 9 p., 25546.

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The regional species richness and genetic diversity of Arctic vegetation reflect both past glaciations and current climate

Stewart, L., Alsos, I. G., Bay, C., Breen, A. L., Brochmann, C., Boulanger-Lapointe, N., Broennimann, O., Bueltmann, H., Bocher, P. K., Damgaard, C., Daniels, F. J. A., Ehrich, D., Eidesen, P. B., Guisan, A., Jonsdottir, I. S., Lenoir, J., le Roux, P. C., Levesque, E., Luoto, M., Nabe-Nielsen, J. & 11 others, Schoenswetter, P., Tribsch, A., Tveraabak, L. U., Virtanen, R., Walker, D. A., Westergaard, K. B., Yoccoz, N. G., Svenning, J-C., Wisz, M., Schmidt, N. M. & Pellissier, L., Apr 2016, In : Global Ecology and Biogeography. 25, 4, p. 430-442 13 p.

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What we use is not what we know: environmental predictors in plant distribution models

Mod, H. K., Scherrer, D., Luoto, M. & Guisan, A., 2016, In : Journal of Vegetation Science. 27, 6, p. 1308-1322 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

2015

2nd Finnish National Colloquium of Geosciences: 3.-5.3.2015 : Program and Abstracts

Kultti, S. K., Rämö, O. T., Koivisto, E. A-L. & Luoto, M. S., 2015, Helsinki: Department of geosciences and geography. 48 p. (Department of Geosciences and Geography. C; no. 10)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

A stable, genetically determined colour dimorphism in the dung beetle Aphodius depressus: patterns and mechanisms

Kuusijarvi, A., Hardwick, B., Luoto, M. & Roslin, T., Oct 2015, In : Ecological Entomology. 40, 5, p. 575-584 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Biotic interactions boost spatial models of species richness

Mod, H. K., le Roux, P. C., Guisan, A. & Luoto, M., Sep 2015, In : Ecography. 38, 9, p. 913-921 9 p.

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Determinants of sediment properties and organic matter in beach and dune environments based on boosted regression trees

Nylen, T., Hellemaa, P. & Luoto, M., Jul 2015, In : Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 40, 9, p. 1137-1145 9 p.

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