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  • Viikinkaari 1, Biocentre 3

    00790 Helsinki

    Finland

20162020

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Research interests

I am broadly interested in community ecology, especially in linking general theory in community ecology to empirical research. In my PhD project I studied how human-induced environmental changes affect wood-inhabiting fungal diversity and assembly processes at different spatial scales, and how these processes are related to functional traits and interaction networks. During my postdoc at the Centre of Biodiversity Dynamics in the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, I expanded my core research by taking part into the development of statistical methods, in particular joint species distribution models, which enable community ecologists to more efficiently link theory to empirical data. Thanks to gaining expertise in joint species distribution modelling, I established collaborations with empirical researchers working on a broad range of taxonomical groups, such as birds, insects, mammals and plants. In my current postdoctoral project funded by the Academy of Finland, I investigate how interspecific interactions change and determine community structure under environmentally stressful conditions, using root-associated fungi as a model system.

Fields of Science

  • 4111 Agronomy

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

Publications

Computationally efficient joint species distribution modeling of big spatial data

Tikhonov, G., Duan, L., Abrego, N., Newell, G., White, M., Dunson, D. & Ovaskainen, O., Feb 2020, In : Ecology. 101, 2, 8 p., 02929.

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Fragmented tropical forests lose mutualistic plant–animal interactions

Marjakangas, E-L., Abrego, N., Grøtan, V., de Lima, R. A. F., Bello, C., Bovendorp, R. S., Culot, L., Hasui, É., Lima, F., Muylaert, R. L., Niebuhr, B. B., Oliveira, A. A., Pereira, L. A., Prado, P. I., Stevens, R. D., Vancine, M. H., Ribeiro, M. C., Galetti, M. & Ovaskainen, O., Feb 2020, In : Diversity and Distributions. 26, 2, p. 154-168 15 p.

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Habitat fragmentation and species diversity in competitive communities

Rybicki, J., Abrego, N. & Ovaskainen, O., Mar 2020, In : Ecology Letters. 23, 3, p. 506-517 12 p.

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Joint species distribution modelling with the r-package Hmsc

Tikhonov, G., Opedal, O. H., Abrego, N., Lehikoinen, A., de Jonge, M. M. J., Oksanen, J. & Ovaskainen, O., 1 Mar 2020, In : Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 11, 3, p. 442-447 6 p.

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Monitoring Fungal Communities With the Global Spore Sampling Project

Ovaskainen, O., Abrego, N., Somervuo, P. J., Palorinne, I., Hardwick, B. V. P., Pitkänen, J-M., Andrew, N. R., Niklaus, P. A., Schmidt, N. M., Seibold, S., Vogt, J., Zakharov, E. V., Hebert, P. D. N., Roslin, T. & Ivanova, N., 14 Jan 2020, In : Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 7, 511.

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